Bill Murray on a Tuesday

Scott Raab for Esquire has one of the best jobs a writer could ever hope to obtain: Interviewing some of the biggest celebrities out there.

Rabb most recent foray into celebrity interviews is that of Bill Murray, a cinematic hero to lovers of the genre.

I don’t want to get into why Murray is so great but at his age he has learned to relax and only take the roles he truly wants.

An excerpt:

If you keep saying yes, they’ll stop asking you, too. That’s a much more likely event. I think we’re all sort of imprisoned by — or at least bound to — the choices we make, and I think everyone in the acting business wants to make the right choices. You want to say no at the right time and you want to say yes more sparingly. I came out of the old Second City in Chicago. Chicago actors are more hard-nosed. They’re tough on themselves and their fellow actors. They’re self-demanding. Saying no was very important. Integrity is probably too grand a word, but if you’re not the voice of Mr. Kool-Aid, then you’re still free. You’re not roped in.

Recently Murray has finished filming “Hyde Park on Hudson” where it appears he takes a serious role as FDR in a story based on true events.

I know it’s early but this could be an Oscar worthy performance.

Here’s the interview 

Here’s the newest trailer for “Hyde Park on the Hudson”