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Best Thanks-for-Nothing Moment

Bill Murray, Golden Globe Awards 2004
Image credit: Bill Murray: Chris Haston/NBC

Bill Murray had a memorable Golden Globes moment

Bill Murray Unlike other winners, ''Lost in Translation'''s Bill Murray did not credit a supportive Hollywood retinue. ''I fired my agents a couple of months ago,'' he began. ''My physical trainer killed himself. I would thank the people at Universal and Focus Features, except there's so many people trying to take credit for this I wouldn't know where to begin.'' Murray tweaked the conventional wisdom that awards voters give short shrift to comic actors (as they did when he went unrewarded for ''Rushmore''). The ironic comic urged voters not to overlook the dramatic actors because ''without them, where would our war, our misery, and our psychological dramas come from?''

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Originally posted Jan 23, 2004
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