A friend recently fanned the flames of my obsession with figuring out what would happen if an actor in a movie could rent a movie and see themselves in it. Or is it that I wonder if each movie is simply set in an earth-like place, but obviously one where certain films don’t exist?
Bill Murray and Woody Harrelson were both in the 1996 film Kingpin.
In the movie Zombieland, Woody Harrelson plays a character named Tallahassee, but Bill Murray plays himself. Tallahassee tells Bill Murray that he’s seen every film he’s ever been in. It then follows that he would have seen Kingpin, in which he stars, alongside Bill Murray.
ALL I’M SAYING is that this is impossible. Kingpin must not exist in that world.