He acted in Tom Sharkey
's play, "Dreams", at the Playwrights Center in Chicago, Illinois with Richard Bruen.
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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[In a November 1989 interview] I've been able to slip in and out of pictures and characters. I haven't been so pigeonholed that I couldn't move or do different things. I've also had the longevity I've always wanted. From the beginning I've thought the key to this games is to be in it for life. If that's what you want to do - to go from picture to picture, to keep working. So far, so good.
Paul Thomas Anderson
cast him as Alan Kligman, Esq. in Magnolia
(1999) because he admired the actor's work. Anderson's casting choice of Murphy was also an homage to Robert Altman
, who has cast the character actor prominently in a number of roles in his films and TV productions over the years. Henry Gibson
, another Altman regular, also had a role in the film.
Plays urbane, WASP-type characters