Funnyman regrets lending his voice to animated film "" to work with his idol, comedy writer Joel Coen - because he realized too late the part was written by a different Joel Cohen. The actor admits he jumped at the chance to play the fat cat in the 2004 live-action film, loosely based on the Jim Davis comic strip "Garfield" - when he thought one half of the Oscar-winning Coen brothers filmmaking duo was attached to the script.
But he didn't realize until it was too late that another writer with a similar name had actually worked on the screenplay - and it wasn't funny. Murray tells America's GQ magazine, "I thought it would be kind of fun, because doing a voice is challenging, and I'd never done that. Plus, I looked at the script, and it said, 'So-and-so and Joel Cohen.' And I thought: 'Christ, well, I love those Coens!' They're funny. So I sorta read a few pages of it and thought, 'Yeah, I'd like to do that'."