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Famous actor Bill Murray is known for his many roles and many different characters he portrayed in his life as an actor. Some of his famous work included the role as Tommy Crickshaw in ‘Cradle Will Rock’ (1999), Steve Zissou in ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’ (2004), Larry Darrell in ‘The Razor’s Edge’ (1984), Frank Quinn in ‘Get Low’ (2010), Bunny Breckenridge in ‘Ed Wood’ (1994), Don Johnston in ‘Broken Flowers’ (2005), Peter Venkman in ‘Ghostbusters’ (1984), and not to forget his role as himself in both Zombieland and Space Jam. 

Murray also portrayed the historical figure Franklin Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson in 2012. 

Seeing that Murray has played a lot of roles in his film career, it comes as no surprise that he could be a shoo-in for any number of historical figures. 

But it might be hard to picture your desired actor in the role of a historical figure such as Vincent van Gogh for example. However Redditor Eddy Torigoe has created a series that reimagines famous artworks with Murray’s face in place. There is no doubt that the beloved celebrity is a convincing stand in for the characters from Rembrandt to Frida Kahlo. 

To put it more straight forward, Murray’s face just fits perfectly with various of characters and times. 

Torigoe first shared his series of artworks on Reddit after being encouraged by what he saw being shared on the site. “The inspiration for the series was accidental really. Someone had posted a photo of Bill Murray on Reddit and I thought that the angle of the face and his facial expression greatly resembled George Washington’s portrait to an uncanny degree.” 

After seeing how great Murray matched up with Washington, he began to look even further into other historical characters. “It occurred to me to look for other images of Bill Murray that would fit some other famous portraits.”

After creating many iterations of Murray, Torigoe feels as though he’s completed the series. 

Eddy Torigoe has definitely show us how Bill Murray is a chameleon by imagining him in famous paintings throughout art history.

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