In recent years, Bill Murray has created quite a sideline for himself in odd one-off appearances. Yes, he still makes movies. (He was just at the Golden Globes ceremony with a nomination for playing FDR in "Hyde Park on Hudson.")
But it could be argued that his real fame lately has come from doing things like jumping into a kickball game amongst friends in New York City, jumping behind the bar to serve drinks in Austin, Texas, or crashing a house party in Brooklyn and doing the dishes.
He also agreed to be filmed walking in slow motion down a hallway with a student filmmaker and his buddies in lieu of an autograph last May. And because of that, two USC film school grad students are hoping to snag Murray for a starring role in their thesis film.
Director Christopher Guerrero and his producer, William Goldstein, are planning to shoot their short film, "You Had Me At Goodbye" in May in Santa Cruz and they think Murray would be perfect for the role of the chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, who tasks a lowly I.T. specialist with erasing incriminating images from his laptop.