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Murray happy to play uncle figure

Bill Murray has said it's only natural he's now playing movie elders.

The 64-year-old stars in St Vincent as a crotchety old neighbour who forms an unlikely friendship with a 12-year-old living nearby.

The Ghostbusters and Lost In Translation star said: "I'm 'a mature', not mature, but I'm an older fellow than I was, right?

"So working with a younger director, whether that's Wes Anderson [on The Royal Tenenbaums] or Ted Melfi [for St Vincent], it's automatic that I would fulfil the part of an uncle or father-in-law or neighbour."

He said the movie's plot was one he immediately liked.

"The script was different. You're not drenched in [emotion]," he said. "You just get it. It comes at you, and it comes as the natural outcome of the way the plot goes."

:: St. Vincent is released in cinemas on Friday, December 5.

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