Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Clooney Tuesday - Let's Talk About Bill Murray

From Entertainment Weekly: "Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), and Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom) are all in talks to star in The Monuments Men, for which Clooney will serve as star, co-writer, and director. (Cate Blanchett and The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin entered negotiations to join the film earlier this month.)
Based on the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, the story follows a troop of American and British art experts who step behind enemy lines to recover the artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Clooney adapted the script with regular collaborator Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck, The Ides of March)."

Let's hope it's not anything like Ocean's 12. Man, that movie sucks. I blame Julia Roberts. In fact, I think we could start a national movement in which we constantly use this phrase.

Hurricane Sandy? I blame Julia Roberts.
Economic woes? I blame Julia Roberts.
Just stubbed your toe on the coffee table? I blame Julia Roberts.

Back to The Monuments Men, that cast sounds really promising. Bill Murray makes almost everything* better. So today, instead of talking about George, let's talk about Bill Murray.

If you're on the Internet ever, you've probably seen some stories about Bill Murray and how, if you meet one celebrity in your life, he's the one you want to meet.

For example, this guy met Bill Murray and, instead of taking a simple photo with the guy, Bill agreed to appear in a "movie trailer" with him and his friends:
Kelly Lynch, star of the greatest movie ever made about a famous bouncer, gave an interview recently in which she said that Road House has a special meaning for Bill and his siblings, Saturday Night Live alumnus Brian Doyle Murray and Mad Men star Joel Murray:

"Every time Road House is on and he or one of his idiot brothers are watching TV — and they’re always watching TV — one of them calls my husband and says [In a reasonable approximation of Carl Spackler], “Kelly’s having sex with Patrick Swayze right now. They’re doing it. He’s throwing her against the rocks.” [Away from the receiver.] What? Oh, my God. Mitch was just walking out the door to the set, and he said that Bill once called him from Russia."

Next time you spot Road House on TNT, know that somewhere in the world a Murray brother is making a phone call.

The Internet is full of such stories about the adventures of Bill Murray. There's the time he read poetry to construction workers at a library in New York:

Or the time he did karaoke with strangers. Or the time he showed up at someone's party and did their dishes. There are entire Web sites dedicated to these "No one is ever going to believe you" stories.

According to the team here at Vodka Cranberry Clooney, a movie starring both George Clooney and Bill Murray would be the bee's knees. I'd bet money on it.

*No one can make Garfield better. I blame Julia Roberts.


  1. I blame horse mouth Julie Roberts for completely ruining my like for the book Eat, Pray, Love.

    1. Have you read this? It's a hilarious takedown of Eat Pray Love. http://videogum.com/268222/the-hunt-for-the-worst-movie-of-all-time-eat-pray-love/franchises/the-hunt-for-the-worst-movie-of-all-time/


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