Bill Murray Says He Applied To Work at P.F. Chang’s — Here’s How the Restaurant Responded

Don’t be shocked if Bill Murray starts making regular appearances at P.F. Chang’s inside Atlanta’s airport.

The 69-year-old actor and comedian, known for his parts — check out nine of his greatest roles here — in Lost In Translation (2003), Ghostbusters (1984), and Caddyshack (1980) among others, recently revealed he applied for a job at the restaurant chain. Keep reading to learn what Murray had to say about why he applied for the gig and how P.F. Chang’s responded to the news. 

It’s unusual that Murray sought out a job when he’s known in Hollywood for being the guy who doesn’t necessarily pursue acting roles. Robert Downey Jr. revealed he wanted the actor to have a role in Iron Man but it didn’t happen because the Avengers: Endgame star couldn’t reach Murray through his 1-800 number, a line he set up after getting too many calls at home. Murray famously doesn’t have an agent and checks his messages sporadically. 

Why Bill Murray wants to work at P.F. Chang’s

A guest on the podcast, Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith, Murray discussed why he applied for a job at the restaurant in the airport no less. 

Bill Murray in Berlin, Germany, in 2017.
Bill Murray in 2017 | Stefan Hoederath/Getty Images

“I did fill out an application at PF Chang’s at the Atlanta airport, cause I think that’s one of the great places,” he told host Amy Schumer. 

“To do what? Just any job?” she asked. 

To which Murray replied, “It looks like the best time.”

So, the movie star whose face often appears on bumper stickers put in an application at P.F. Chang’s because it looked like fun. We’re guessing the Illinois native strolled by the restaurant 

P.F. Chang’s offered him a job 

Since the podcast episode aired, undoubtedly P.F. Chang’s has heard the buzz about Murray applying to work there. On the Asian chain’s official Twitter account, they gave the actor good news about the application he filled out. 

“Bill, you’re hired! When can you start?” the restaurant tweeted, according to USA Today. 

Tana Davila gave a statement to the news outlet about Murray’s application. Davila said they had yet to locate his paperwork but “decided to offer him the job anyway,” adding “We have seen his work and think he would make a promising wok chef.” 

We can say right now the Atlanta airport location of P.F. Chang’s would certainly see an uptick in guests if Murray started working there. Heck, they’ve probably already noticed an increase in customers since the podcast episode came out.

But Murray’s not one to follow a schedule. He showed up to Schumer’s home on Martha’s Vineyard to record the episode a day early with an hour’s notice. Not sure that’d fly at P.F. Chang’s but we know we’ll be walking by the restaurant if we’re ever at the airport in Atlanta to make sure we’re not missing out on a glimpse of Murray. 

Listen to Murray and Schumer’s entire conversation below:

Murray made headlines earlier this year when he did what he does best — make people laugh — at the Cannes Film Festival. At a photocall, the father of six boys made his The Dead Don’t Die co-star Selena Gomez laugh after whispering in her ear. Everyone wanted to know what he said and Gomez didn’t disappoint when she went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and revealed what he said in her ear

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