Bill Murray Defends Miley Cyrus, Bruce Willis in Comic-Con Debut

Bill Murray Comic Con
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SAN DIEGO — Bill Murray made his first-ever Comic-Con appearance on Thursday, charming the throngs of geeks who camped out for the opening day of the confab.

Dressed as his “Rock the Kasbah” character Richie Lantz, Murray spoke coolly, but passionately about everything from Barry Levinson’s new movie, which opens this October, to some of his famous co-stars.

“Is Bruce Willis really a jacka–?” one fan asked. Murray, who first worked with Willis on Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom,” defended the actor in his absence.

“He’s a movie star,” Murray said, saying that he and Willis shared a trailer while filming “Rock the Kasbah” in the harsh conditions of Morocco, where temperatures reached up to 116 degrees.

“When you’re a movie star you sometimes have to take matters into your own hands,” he said. “In the name of entertainment and just respecting the crew … there are people who try to take advantage of a group situation and dominate (“producers slime”) and a movie star can step in and say ‘That ain’t gonna happen boss.'”

Murray also spoke about Sofia Coppola’s star-studded Christmas special on Netflix, featuring everyone from George Clooney to Miley Cyrus.

“Miley Cyrus is really f—ing good!” he exclaimed.

Although Thursday marked Murray’s debut at the pop-culture convention, he said he felt right at home among the fanboys, partly thanks to their passion and excitement. “Some of the best parties I’ve ever been to are with nerds,” he said.

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  1. Mr Movie Fan says:

    The best part about Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, and all these movies is that it doesn’t matter what your political views are. Comic Con looks like a lot of fun. America is pretty good.

  2. Ima Funnier says:

    I just stopped being a Bill Murray fan like most of the liberal dumb ass in hollyweird.

  3. Dropd says:

    Bruce Willis is actually really nice. He is a devoted father and a classy guy.

  4. Chuck Kopsho says:

    I know Bruce Willis is a conservative, but Bill needs to look back at his rather intemperate remarks about folks in the Republican party. We’re trying to go back to our traditional way of life in this country. We’re losing our cultural identity.

    • DorothyParkerlite says:

      “Traditional way of life?” does that include no plumbing? Bad teeth? Death at 40? “Traditional” is just a pretty word people hide behind when they don’t want to admit to themselves that what they believe in is ugly, hateful and elitist. For once, would someone have the balls to say what they mean out loud so they can hear how ridiculous they sound?

    • sammyglick says:

      Huh? Calm down and stop listening to idiotic AM Right-Wing radio and Fox News. America is still the same nation as it was when it was first created over two centuries ago.

  5. Jedi77 says:

    He looks perfect!
    Rock on Bill!

  6. Leon says:

    Bill Murry Kasbah looks awful. Your fading. Should have done GB 3 instead old man.

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