Cameos in films by major and unexpected celebrities is usually pretty fun, especially when they’re unexpected. They’re also pretty crazy if you didn’t notice them in the moment, as likely happened to you if you watched the return of Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To on opening day.
According to Entertainment Weekly, early on in the film there’s an appearance by the immortal Bill Murray, just after Lloyd returns home to his and Harry’s apartment. Since Lloyd was too busy pulling off the gag of a lifetime (as you most likely saw in the film’s trailer), he needed someone else to pay Lloyd’s half of the rent, which is where Harry’s new roommate comes in. Take a look at the scene below.
The “astronaut,” or Icepick, is played by Murray. Recently, co-director Peter Farrelly spoke to Vulture about the inclusion of Murray in the blink-and-you-miss-it scene, and was pretty giddy about how they were able to pull it off. He said,
Since you never see Icepick, we were thinking, ‘Hey, we should get someone who’s iconic to do it. And who’s more iconic than Bill Murray?’ And Bill’s a very good friend. Any time you have Bill Murray on the set, everybody on the crew is happy. So, we wanted to bring Bill in just so we could hang around him. Like everyone else in the world, I’m nuts about that guy.
That’s definitely a fun little bit of info to have on the film, and should certainly be a surprise to anyone who missed Murray’s face through that tiny window on his helmet. In our review of Dumb and Dumber To, Scot Weinberg felt that the film largely lives up to the promise it makes, and that the charm of Carrey and Daniels elevate the film out of being an awful sequel.
Dumb and Dumber To, with a cameo by Bill Murray, is in theaters now.
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