Bill Murray Enlivens "The Darjeeling Limited" Premiere

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

He may only appear as the opening joke in Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, but Bill Murray played a vital role in the roll-out of the auteur's new project Friday night--and into Saturday morning.

At the 45th Annual New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Anderson made a requisite nod to the conspicuous absence of his film's star, Owen Wilson, who's said to be recovering from a suicide attempt--"I would like to mention someone who should've been here, Owen ... We wish he was here ... I just thought I would mention him," he said.

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