Bill Murray has starred in over 60 films. From Caddyshack and Ghostbusters, to Lost in Translation and Groundhog Day, Murray has been nominated for over 50 major acting awards including 5 Golden Globes, and 1 Oscar. His career has defied categorization, and his ability to make us laugh and cry, sometimes simultaneously, has placed him in the category of iconic actors in his generation.
Here’s something interesting though: Bill Murray doesn’t have an agent. Bill Murray has never had an agent. Want Bill to be in your movie? Call his 800 number. He’ll get back to you in he’s interested.
Now, agents are not bad. Agents can be great. I have an agent. I love my agent!
The point is, there is no “one size fits all” formula for becoming an actor.
Or becoming anything else for that matter.