Dining With Chris Farley
Lowe would experience career highs appearing in a string of films featuring SNLalumni, including Wayneâ€™s World, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, andTommy Boy. After a long day shootingTommy Boy, Lowe is sitting with co-stars David Spade and Chris Farley at Barbarianâ€™s Steak House. According to Lowe, Farley â€œhas a shot of espresso before every closeupâ€ and also has a gargantuan appetite. At the dinner, Lowe and Spade stare in disbelief as Farley devours two gigantic porterhouse steaks. â€œOn the table are those old-school, iced individual squares of butter. Chris places an entire square on top of each bite of both his steaks,â€ recalls Lowe. (Pg. 270) â€œChris! What the hell!â€ said Lowe. Farley puts another cube of butter on top of another mouthful, and, giggling like a baby, says, â€œIt needs a hat!â€
Golf With Bill Murray
In 1989, Lowe jets off to Paris to screen-test for a part in a Roman Polanski project opposite Jack Nicholson called Pirates. As heâ€™s wandering around his opulent Parisian hotel, a door opens and Bill Murrayâ€™s head pops out. â€œI thought I heard room service,â€ says Murray, who is in the midst of working on The Razorâ€™s Edge. â€œThese frogs are driving me crazy. Wanna watch some golf?â€ (Pg. 182) And Lowe ends up getting to watch golf with the star of one of his favorite movies,Caddyshack, describing Murray as â€œfunny as hell.â€ When they part ways, Lowe says, â€œThanks for letting me hang out,â€ to which Murray replies, â€œThanks for not stealing my wallet.â€ Later, when Lowe is leaving the hotel to return to Los Angeles, he finds a leather-bound first edition of The Complete History of Pirates at his door, with an inscription that reads:To Robâ€”All the best on your movie.Your pal,Bill Murray.