Being nominated for five Golden Globes and having won one of them, alongside 72 nominations on various award-giving bodies with 51 wins, there is no doubt that actor Bill Murray, really is a great actor.
He gained his first exposure on Saturday Night Live in 1977 and have currently made 73 episode from 1977-2016. He also became the first guest on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman on February 1, 1982.
The fact that he is a great actor has nobody doubting, but what some people don’t know is that he did not get all the roles he has by the usual way of having managers and having connections.
Reportedly, he didn’t have an agent or manager, he only has a personal telephone number with voicemail that he rarely even checks.
According to The Big Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg,
“In 2000, he fired his agents — reportedly for calling him on the phone too often — and replaced them with an automated 800 number. Filmmakers who wish to pitch projects to Murray must leave a message on his voice mailbox, which he rarely checks. When he is interested in a script, Murray demands that it be faxed to him care of his local office supply store.”
There are times that he just won’t pick up the phone, resulting in him missing out on roles originally planned for him.
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