Legendary funny man Bill Murray has admitted to GQ magazine that he signed up to play the titular lead in Garfield not for the money, nor the critical acclaim (probably just as well in the latter case) but because he thought he was working from a script by a Coen brother.

It's an easy mistake to make, you see Academy Award winner Joel Coen's name on a script and you automatically think of one half of cinema's greatest director siblings. Garfield, of course, was co-written by Joel Cohen (with an 'h') whose family-movie screenwriting credits include Toy Story, Cheaper by the Dozen and Daddy Day Camp. The closest he's come to Oscar glory was a nomination shared with three others for his work on Pixar's debut feature.
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