ByJess O'Kane, writer at
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Jess O'Kane

Hollywood has a reputation for turning ordinary guys into divas, from Christian Bale's famous meltdown to Tobey Maguire's well-documented gambling habits.

It's a breath of fresh air, then, when you come into contact with a celeb who maintains a policy of not giving a single shit.

Bill Murray may be the king of laissez faire fame: it's a well known fact that he has no agent - only an answering machine that he barely listens to, leading directors to go to extreme lengths to contact him.

We've collected five of many, many stories about Mr Murray's escapades that show just how un-Hollywood the guy is.

5) The time he pissed in a river in front of adoring crowds

Bill Murray was once wandering down a main street in Toronto, minding his own business. A curious crowd soon gathered, following him.

The press showed up, and the crowd swelled to thousands, all wondering what the living legend could be doing there. But he just kept walking.

He finally arrived at the Humber River, where, in a "swift and momentous gesture", he pulled down his pants and started pissing in the river.

When he was finished he turned to the nearest camera, gave his trademark smile and said “No one will ever believe you”.


(Source: Bill Murray Story)

4) The time he filmed a slow-mo walk with a fan

Why give autographs when you can make someone's life by giving them the eternal gift of walking in slow-mo down a corridor a la Wes Anderson?

That's exactly what he did for one guy and his best friends, and here's the amazing proof:

3) The time he was a bartender for a night...with the Wu Tang

Because obviously Bill is best mates with RZA and GZA, he bought them to a bar called Shangri-La in Austin, Texas during the annual SXSW festival.

Not content to have his drinks poured for him, Murray jumped behind the bar and started serving customers, much to everyone's delight.

And according to the bar's owner, he was giving everyone tequila regardless of what they ordered:

2) The time he gleefully belly-flopped on some wet tarp in front of thousands of football fans

Murray is a co-owner of the Charleston RiverDogs, and his official job title is "Director of Fun".

During a rain delay at a game in Riley Park in 2012, Murray demonstrated just how seriously he takes his job by jumping on the wet tarp covering the pitch and sliding around.

The sight of a man in his 60s flopping around like a seal is just...magical:

1) The time he decided to crash all the parties in America

Back in 2012, Murray announced that he would be doing a party crashing tour across several cities, because why not?

The rules were simple: people who wanted Murray to stay had to display a banner with the words "BILL MURRAY CAN CRASH HERE" on it. Alcohol and karaoke had to be provided.

He’s hoping that if he shows up to your party with a bottle of wine or vegetable tray, you will be able to make the proper accommodations for him.

And so they did; Murray attended dozens of parties in a 40-day drinking stint. After the tour came to an end, Murray reflected:

It’s been an amazing 40 days of partying. I’ve met a lot of great people, drank mass amounts of alcohol, and sung a lot of karaoke. I can’t wait to do this again next year.

What a guy.

(Source: Super Official News)


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