It was Bill Murray’s Bob Harris in Lost in Translation who makes the Park Hyatt Tokyo’s New York Bar so special. But whether it’s Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters, Phil in Groundhog Day, or Carl Spackler in Caddyshack, Murray has played a number of roles on screen but none of them are the job he really wanted.
In 2013 Atlanta got the first P.F. Chang’s in an airport, upstairs on the A concourse. That P.F. Chang’s has set a new milestone. It’s where Bill Murray wanted to work.
Appearing on Amy Shumer’s pdcast he talked about “his desire to work at the [P.F. Chang’s] dining chain.” It’s the “one job he’d like to do outside of acting” and he shared that he “fill[ed] out an application at P.F. Chang’s at the Atlanta airport, because I think that’s one of the great places.”
Schumer asks him, “To do what? Just any job?” And Murray replied that “it looks like the best time.”
When P.F. Chang’s found out, they offered him the job! But how did HR pass over him the first time?
— P.F. Chang's (@PFChangs) October 29, 2019
Bill Murray showing up to work at P.F. Chang’s is actually plausible, if only for a shift. He’s known to crash bachelor parties and eat french fries off the plates of strangers. It turns out as well there are a lot of Bill Murray stories at airports and travelers always come away impressed. Here he is flying Southwest: