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Co-Star Says Bill Murray Was a ‘Drunken Bully’

Jun 27, 2019  •  Post A Comment

An Oscar-winning actor who co-starred with former Not Ready for Prime Time Player Bill Murray in the 1991 feature film “What About Bob?” says Murray was a “drunken bully” on the set of the comedy.

Richard Dreyfuss offered his comments on the “Saturday Night Live” alum in a new interview with Yahoo.

“I didn’t talk about it for years,” Dreyfuss said. “Bill just got drunk at dinner. He was an Irish drunken bully, is what he was.”

Dreyfuss added: “He came back from dinner [one night] and I said, ‘Read this [script tweak], I think it’s really funny.’ And he put his face next to me, nose-to-nose. And he screamed at the top of his lungs, ‘Everyone hates you! You are tolerated!’ There was no time to react, because he leaned back and he took a modern glass-blown ashtray. He threw it at my face from [only a couple feet away]. And it weighed about three quarters of a pound. And he missed me. He tried to hit me. I got up and left.”

Dreyfuss won an Oscar for “The Goodbye Girl” in 1978 and was also nominated in 1996 for “Mr. Holland’s Opus.” In the Yahoo piece he also opens up about Oliver Stone, Harrison Ford and others. Click on the link above to Yahoo to read the full article.


  1. Dreyfuss is irritating.

  2. Jealous that Murray made that movie one of the funniest ever?

  3. Why is it necessary to use an old negative stereotype about the Irish to make his point? I thought we were past this type of slur.

  4. Everybody from Chicago already knows this about Bill.
    Very old news.

  5. Dreyfuss plays the victim card. Why didn’t he stand up for himself. Sounds like Me Too for men now. Too many people blaming bullies for their own shortcomings.

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