Even if you’re not a fan of comedy, you can just as easily be a huge fan of Bill Murray for being an amazing dude. Murray has been in the spotlight for over four decades – it all started with a three-season run on Saturday Night Live from 1977-1980, and to this day, he hasn’t slowed down. For most, being a public figure for that long would probably deplete your patience for adoring fans, But Bill Murray genuinely seems to love making his fans happy.
Murray sightings are not uncommon, and almost always leave people with hilarious stories. Multiple times, this young-at-heart goofball has been caught stealing fries from fans, at one point screaming “No one will ever believe you” across Times Square. He’s crashed weddings, bachelorette parties, strangers’ birthday festivities, and even applied for a job at P.F. Chang’s simply because he deems it “one of the great places.” One artist named Eddy Torigoe Pellot struck a chord with Bill Murray fans everywhere by finding a fittingly absurd way to honor the lovable goofball – Eddy created works of art by photoshopping Murray’s face into classic paintings.
Though this talented artist didn’t originally set out to create such a perfect series of photos, the internet’s response makes it clear that this is the content people didn’t know they needed. Eddy told The Dad, “It was simply by accident that I made the composites using Bill. I stumbled upon an image of him on Reddit that looked so much like the famous Washington portrait that I couldn’t resist putting them together. And of course, it’s Bill Murray, the man has made the world a better place just by being in it.”
The one that started it all
Eddy didn’t stop after his Washington photo came to fruition – instead, he took classic painting after classic painting and added the beloved actor’s face to each one. One might even say that looking at these pictures one after another gives the viewer somewhat of a “Groundhog Day” vibe. The collection is eclectic, recreating portraits of Frida Kahlo to Grant Wood’s American Gothic. But somehow, every single one works.
Eddy quickly realized just how loved Murray was, with encouragement pouring in from unexpected places. “I was definitely surprised by the response, but what surprised me the most is how many fans Mr. Murray has around the world,” Eddy explained. “It was incredibly overwhelming to receive so many positive comments about him and it’s also humbling to see how far his celebrity reaches. He really is a beloved public figure.”
Though Eddy says he’s done with the Bill Murray collection, fans have requested similar series with other celebrities so there may be more in the future. Until then, enjoy the full Murray Collection on Eddy’s website, and some of our favorites below.
What a lovely family.
I would trust this man with my life.
Whatcha thinkin’ about?
Honestly, this would have worked on me.