''Rushmore'' gets inspired
Wes Anderson looked to media mogul Ted Turner when crafting Bill Murrey's character in his hit movie.
In Rushmore, Bill Murray plays Herman Blume, a graying tycoon with a loose tongue. Remind you of anyone? If you said Ted Turner, you’d be right. Director Wes Anderson admits using the vice chairman of Time Warner (EW’s parent company) as inspiration. ”He didn’t end up being that reminiscent of Turner,” says Anderson, ”but he’s gray and he’s got a little mustache, and he’s very dapper.” So what does the media mogul think of the homage? According to his office, Turner has yet to see the film.