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Today, Wednesday, September 21, 2022, is Bill Murray’s 72nd birthday. The actor has starred in some popular movies over the years, including the Ghostbusters series, Lost in Translation, and Scrooged. But he wasn’t always likeable behind the camera.

In 2009, Murray was accused of hitting director McG.

Murray worked with McG on the 2000 comedy action movie Charlie’s Angels. The Groundhog star played Bosley, the titular secret agent handler played by Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu.

McGee claimed that he and Murray were at each other’s throats while filming the movie. And in an interview in 2009, he opened up about a quarrel that occurred during filming.

“I don’t think there was a movie I made where there wasn’t some kind of physical fighting,” he recalls to The Guardian. “I mean, I was hit in the head by a first-class star. A square in the head. After an inch and my nose was obliterated.”

Then he confirmed, “It was Bill Murray. You know, it’s a passion industry.”

Murray later denied the allegations.

Murray said of the allegations, “This is a bull**t! This is a complete c**p! I don’t know why he made up this story. He has a very active imagination.” He even said that McGee “deserves to die” for referring to such a violent act. (via people)

McGee wasn’t the only person in Charlie’s Angels group that Murray had problems with.

Lucy Liu said the actor used language on the film’s site that was “unacceptable and unacceptable”. She explained in 2021, “I’ve stood up for myself, and I don’t regret it. Because no matter how low the totem pole you may be or wherever you come from, there’s no need to compromise or insult others. I will not and shouldn’t step down.”

She added, “I’m not going to sit there and get attacked… I don’t want to be that person who won’t speak for myself and stand by the only thing I have, which is my dignity and self-respect.”

READ MORE: Billy Murray left bitter with husband Chevy Chase involved in the fight

Murray was also attacked by one of his group mates: Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog.

While working with rodents, Murray was “attacked and bitten” by him no less than three times.

It got so bad that he had to get an “emergency shot” to prevent rabies.

Murray was also the victim of a snowball attack during the infamous Battle of the Snows. Ramis asked the children to “hit Murray as hard as you can.”

After launching Groundhog Day, Murray “cut ties” with Ramis for just over 20 years. They were eventually compensated before the director’s death.

When his colleague, Andy McDowell, was questioned about a sequel to the film, she said, “Bill Murray would never do that, so you can forget about it. I know him. He wouldn’t.”

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