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Richard Dreyfuss claims Bill Murray was a ‘drunken bully’ on the set of What About Bob? 

Richard Dreyfuss claims Bill Murray was a ‘drunken bully’ who threw an ashtray at him on the set of What About Bob?

Richard Dreyfuss claimed that he suffered verbal and attempted physical abuse at the hands of Bill Murray.

The 71-year-old actor accused the 68-year-old former star of Saturday Night Live of being a ‘drunken bully’ while on set of their 1991 film  What About Bob?  

In a video with Yahoo, released Wednesday, The American Graffiti star discussed his acclaimed career but his experience with Murray stood out as the most worrisome. 

Bad time: In a video with Yahoo , released Wednesday, Richard Dreyfuss discussed his acclaimed career but his experience with Murray stood out as the most worrisome

The New York native expressed that he avoided the experience for years after. 

‘I didn’t talk about it for year,’ he said. ‘Bill just got drunk at dinner. He was an Irish drunken bully.’

Richard explained how after the SNL alum returned from dinner he asked him to read part of the script he found especially funny. 

Bad Bill: 'I didn't talk about it for year,' he said. 'Bill just got drunk at dinner. He was an Irish drunken bully'

Bad Bill: ‘I didn’t talk about it for year,’ he said. ‘Bill just got drunk at dinner. He was an Irish drunken bully’

‘He put his face next to me, nose to nose. He screamed, at the top of his lungs “everyone hates you. you are tolerated.”‘ 

After the verbal attack Murray tried to make it physical.

‘There was no time to react because he leaned back and took a modern, glass blown ashtray and threw it at my face [from just a few feet away],’ he said. ‘It weighed about three quarters of a pound and he missed me. He tried to hit me, I got up and left.’ 

Verbal and physical:'He put his face next to me, nose to nose. He screamed, at the top of his lungs "everyone hates you. you are tolerated."' After the verbal attack Murray tried to make it physical

Verbal and physical:’He put his face next to me, nose to nose. He screamed, at the top of his lungs “everyone hates you. you are tolerated.”‘ After the verbal attack Murray tried to make it physical

What About Bob? followed psychiatrist Leo Marvin, played by Dreyfuss, after taking on new patient, Bob, played by Murray, who is suffocated by his own neediness and phobias. 

Also in the video Dreyfuss discussed how he didn’t understand the ‘appeal’ of the movie that brought him to fame, American Graffiti.

But did express gratitude to director George Lucas for sharing a tenth of his stake in the movie with the actors, which he said had made him more money than any other project.  

Flying ashtray:'There was no time to react because he leaned back and took a modern, glass blown ashtray and threw it at my face [from just a few feet away],' he said. 'It weighed about three quarters of a pound and he missed me. He tried to hit me, I got up and left'

Flying ashtray:’There was no time to react because he leaned back and took a modern, glass blown ashtray and threw it at my face [from just a few feet away],’ he said. ‘It weighed about three quarters of a pound and he missed me. He tried to hit me, I got up and left’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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