Bill Murray isn't a diva. He's a comic genius and simply knows what he wants. If he doesn't like a script he won't finish reading it. If he has an inkling that Ghostbusters 3 is going to ruin the originals, he won't finish or even begin to read the script. If for example, the production of Garfield is going south, he'll step in to make it even better despite a flaky director and the fact that he has to spend endless hours trying to drag the script from out of a corner like a game of chess. If he doesn't feel like leaving his house, he'll have an entire film production move to a location an hour away from his house. This guy can sell you scotch and make you fall in love with a relationship that will never be. He can wake up every day to the same annoying bullshit and make it even better the next time he wakes up to the same annoying bullshit. He can wake up every day to the same annoying bullshit and make it even better the next time he wakes up to the same annoying bullshit. He can wake up every day to the same annoying bullshit and make it even better the next time he wakes up to the same annoying bullshit.
Bill Murray answers some but not all questions in his Reddit AMA such as what he whispered into Scarlett Johansson's ear at the end of Lost in Translation and whether or not he sole somebody's French fry and said, "No one will believe you." He even commented on his favorite SNL cast and about his favorite place to golf.
I'm not sure what I'd do if I ever met him. I do know what Trey Parker and Matt Stone would do.
One of the most surprising things I learned about during his AMA was about Broken Flowers being his top performance and his thinking that he should simply stop acting at that point in his career. Let me tell you, I'm very glad that he hasn't stopped. I'm still waiting for Ghostbusters 3 to fly out of Hollywood like a poltergeist and I don't care if it's good or bad. I want to see Wes Anderson mold Bill Murray into whatever it is he does when he writes and directs his magical, figurine-toybox-sandbox-however-you'd-call-em' movies. Mostly, I just want to see him do what he does best and I still don't really know what that is but when he does it I'll be watching.