Bill Murray investigated for ‘inappropriate behavior’ on set of Being Mortal

The actor was being investigated for “inappropriate behavior” on the set of his new film – as traces of his previous complaints were revealed.

Filming of Bill Murray’s upcoming film Being Mortal has been suspended after a complaint was reportedly filed against the 71-year-old actor, alleging “inappropriate behavior.”

The complaint was filed last week and production was suspended on Monday, according to Deadlines. However, on Thursday, the film was suspended indefinitely amid an investigation into the star’s behavior.

“After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time,” Searchlight Pictures wrote in a letter issued to cast and crew. “We are truly grateful to all of you for everything you have put into this project.”

The main shoot started last month on Become a mortal, written by controversial comedian Aziz Ansari, who also directed and co-starred in the film with Seth Rogen. Ansari and Rogen are reportedly not part of the investigation.

The New York Post reached out for comments from representatives for Murray, Ansari and Rogen.

Murray is one of America’s most beloved actors, but the star has a history of making enemies on the set of his films.

Back in 2000, Murray famously clashed with Lucy Liu while filming Charlie’s Angel, Liu claimed Murray made “unforgivable and unacceptable” comments to him on set.

Charlie’s Angel co-star Drew Barrymore also addressed the incident last year, saying: “What really happened was Bill just – you know, comedians can be a little dark sometimes – and he just came in in a bad mood.”

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Meanwhile, Charlie’s Angel Director McG also claimed that Murray gored him on the set of the action film.

“Box on the head,” McG said to Guardian in May 2009. “An inch later and my nose will be blown off.”

Murray vehemently denied the claims.

“That’s bullshit! That’s really bullshit! he replied in an interview with London Time in October 2009. “I don’t know why he made up that story. He has a very active imagination.”

Murray was eventually replaced in the film’s sequel, Charlie’s Angels Full Throttlewith comedian Bernie Mac.

Elsewhere, Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss described Murrary as a “drunk bully” who threw an ashtray in his face when they worked together on the 1991 film. What About Bob?.

“He put his face next to mine, nose-to-nose, and he screamed with all his might, ‘Everyone hates you! You are tolerated!’” Dreyfuss recalled the incident at Yahoo! interview in June 2019.

“There was no time to react because he leaned back and he grabbed a modern glass ashtray.” “He threw it in my face from— [only a couple feet away]. And it weighs about three-quarters of a pound. And he misses me. He tried to hit me. I got up and left.”

Meanwhile, the film’s producer, Laura Ziskin, said Los Angeles Times in 2003 that Murray made threatening comments to her.

Producer Ziskin once said a dispute between them resulted in Murray throwing him in the lake, though he called it “playful.”

“Bill threatened to throw me across the parking lot and then break my sunglasses and throw them across the parking lot,” the producer told the publication.

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Back in 1978, Murray got into a physical altercation with comedian Chevy Chase on set Live Saturday Night.

According to the book Live from New York: The Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, it started with two trade insults. Murray told Chase to have sex with Jacqueline Carlin, Chase’s wife at the time, while Chase childishly replied that Murray’s face looked “like something Neil Armstrong got.”

It quickly escalated to physical dust which cast members Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner witnessed.

Newman described the fight as “deeply sad and painful and horrific” during his June 2021 appearance on Watch What Happened Live with Andy Cohen.

Murray is also said to have had a physical altercation with his old friend Harold Ramis on the set of 1993 repeating day. Ramis allegedly grabbed Murray by the collar and threw him against the wall during a heated creative dispute.

Ramis’ daughter Violet Ramis Stiel reveals in her 2018 book, Ghostbuster Daughter: Living with My Dad, Harold Ramis, that Murray would not speak to his old friend for more than 20 years. He said his father was “trying not to be offended,” but he was “heartbroken, confused and not surprised by the rejection.”

Just before Ramis died in February 2014, Murray managed to reconcile with the actor.

Meanwhile, Murray left screen legend Anjelica Huston “hurt” when he failed to invite her to the dinner part of the shoot Aquatic Life with Steve Zissou.

“My first week there [filming in Italy]we were all in this small hotel, and he invited the whole cast to go and have dinner, except for me,” said Huston Vulture in May 2019.

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“I’m really hurt,” he continued. “And then I think we met again in Florence, because the film was shot all over Italy, and we did a scene at Gore Vidal’s house in Ravello, and [Murray] said, ‘Hey, how are you? I miss you.’ I said, “You are full of dirt. You don’t miss me.’ He looked confused for a moment.”

However, Murray and Huston later made up, with Lost in translation the actor appeared at the funeral of Huston’s husband, Robert Graham, in 2008.

“He couldn’t have been better that day,” said Huston. “He appeared. A lot of people don’t do it.”

This story originally appeared in the New York Post and is reproduced with permission

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