p0uritup (p0uritup) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Richard Dreyfuss on coping with an abusive Bill Murray on 'What About Bob?'


In an interview for the latest episode of Role Recall, Richard Dreyfuss recounted stories from his long and prosperous career.

On coping with an abusive Murray on What About Bob?: "I didn't talk about it for years. … Bill just got drunk at dinner. He was an Irish drunken bully, is what he was. … 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."

Tags: actor / actress, old hollywood

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