If you haven’t had a chance to read Scott Raab’s interview with Bill Murray in the June 2012 issue of Esquire, I highly recommend it.
On inaccessibility and desire:
SCOTT RAAB: Your name came up once in an interview with Robert Downey Jr. and a hush descended upon him.
BILL MURRAY: Well, people get pretty quiet when they hear his name, too.
SR: Downey told me: “We wanted Bill to consider a role in Iron Man, but nobody could find him.” Show people are awestruck by your inaccessibility.
BM: I’m not trying to be coy. It’s just practical for me. When the phone started ringing too many times, I had to take it back to what I can handle. I take my chances on a job or a person as opposed to a situation. I don’t like to have a situation placed over my head.