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Written by Ivan Radford   
Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:36

Bill Murray has done an interview. That may not seem like news to you, but it definitely is. This is the man who's only done four interviews in the last ten years. If you want to talk to him or do business, you don't contact his agent: you leave a message on an 0800 answering machine. And then he gets back to you if he can be bothered. Ladies and Gentlemen, Bill Murray returned that phone call. To GQ Magazine.

He and Dan Fierman, they chit the chat about all kinds of things, from Kung Fu Hustle, which he loves ("There should have been a day of mourning for American comedy the day that movie came out") to Dan Ackroyd - is he the nicest guy on the planet? "Danny is... Canadian."

As for Garfield? Well, he did that because he got confused by the name on the script: "I kept saying, 'Who the hell cut this thing? Who did this? What the fuck was Coen thinking?' And then they explained it to me: it wasn't written by that Joel Coen."

But most important for Murray's geekier fans, there's also a bit on Ghostbusters 3:

"There was a story — and I gotta be careful here, I don't want to hurt someone's feelings. When I hurt someone's feelings, I really want to hurt them. Harold Ramis said, Oh, I've got these guys, they write on The Office, and they're really funny. They're going to write the next Ghostbusters. And they had just written this movie that he had directed... Well, I never went to see Year One, but people who did, including other Ghostbusters, said it was one of the worst things they had ever seen in their lives. So that dream just vaporized."

If you want to read the whole of this rare and wonderful interview, head over to GQ for four pages of Bill Murray goodness. But I'm going to stop quote stealing now - as the man himself said at a press conference for Fantastic Mr Fox last year, if you haven't played a badger, we can't have this conversation.