Tripping The Bill Murray Matrix

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“One of the things I like about acting is that, in a funny way, I come back to myself.”
–Bill Murray

The career of actor/comedian Bill Murray is a great example of how the actor resonates with the role, the role resonates with the actor…and the actor’s roles resonate amongst themselves in a brilliant synchronous dance.

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Who Was The Better Hunter S. Thompson: Johnny Depp Or Bill Murray?

It’s late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday, and a question popped into my head: who portrayed him better on film, Johnny Depp or Bill Murray?

Depp, of course, starred as Thompson in Terry Gilliam’s surreal 1998 adaptation of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. Murray headlined the less well-known but still really good HST flick Where The Buffalo Roam in 1980.

I feel that to determine who did the Thompson role best really comes down to an assessment of how the acting styles of Depp and Murray differ.

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