Bill Murray

Bill Murray auditioned for the role of Sulley in Monsters, Inc., but the director, Pete Docter, said that when they decided to offer it to Murray, they were unable track down the elusive actor because he had replaced his team of agents with a toll free 1-800 number. They took that to mean “no”.

“I’m not very disciplined anymore. This was a way you could not answer any phone, and whenever you felt like engaging, you could check to see who had bothered to call and what the message was. It just freed up my life a whole lot.”

He concluded: “It’s not like at 11 o’clock it’s time to check the messages,” he said. “Sometimes I go days or weeks. Sorry, I’m busy living.”