Comic legend decided to voice the hungry cat in the 2004 Garfield movie to work with Joel Coen of the Coen Brothers – who of course is no relation to the actual scriptwriter, Joel Cohen.
Also citing the challenge of voice acting to GQ magazine, he was confident that the film would turn out well with the veterans of Barton Fink, Fargo an The Hudsucker Proxy.
"I thought it would be kind of fun, because doing a voice is challenging, and I’d never done that. Plus, I looked at the script, and it said, ‘So-and-so and Joel Coen.’ And I thought, ‘Christ, well, I love those Coens! They’re funny’."
He found out his error when sitting down to watch the assembled film and someone had to provide him with his moment of clarity and the difference a silent H can make.. Joel Cohen is not Joel Coen,
Still, we’re with Murray, we’d love to see what the Coen Brothers could do with Garfield and Odie.
Digital Spy has the fun details.