8:29am PT by Ashley Lee
Bill Murray on George Clooney's Venice Wedding: "People Were Very Emotional"
What did Bill Murray think of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's Venice wedding?
After jokingly describing the scene as "everyone's just in T-shirts — you know, real casual," the actor reflected to Matt Lauer, "These two, it's kind of just miraculous that they found each other, because they're so ideal for each other. People were very emotional about the fact that these two found someone. That really was the great part of the party."
"She's a real beautiful girl — a real huge heart, a great humanitarian, and funny too. She's the funniest celebrity since Danny Thomas," he added. "It's liberating, really is liberating to see them alive and in love."
Murray was on Today on Tuesday morning to promote St. Vincent, in which he plays a mysteriously altruistic curmudgeon who befriends a young boy (Jaeden Lieberher) and his mother (Melissa McCarthy).
"Everyone knows a curmudgeon, or was raised by a curmudgeon or had a neighbor that was a curmudgeon — I'm kind of all of those," said Murray of the role in the Ted Melfi dramedy, which reminded him of his grandfather. "Getting lost for me is actually something different. It's like coming back. When I get lost, I go inside and find myself again."
After casually noting he's wary of stage moms, he noted that he'd still love to do a Shakespeare comedy at some point in the future. "I know that sounds funny, but I think they’re real funny, and I never seen them done as funny as I think they are," he said.
Murray also noted that one of his favorite films of his career was 2005's Broken Flowers: "I thought I could quit after that one."
Watch the clips below.