Hollywood actor Bill Murray hates being famous because it exposes him to more "jerks" than the average person gets to meet.

The LOST IN TRANSLATION star deliberately keeps himself out of the public eye as much as possible, just to avoid the attentions of obsessive fans.

Murray says, "It's better not to be easy to reach.

"In all our lives, we meet a certain number of people that we like, a certain number who are pleasant but forgotten, and a certain number who are downright pesty.

"If you are famous, you meet thousands more of each kind. And the real savage jerks keep calling - you've gotta watch out for these miserable people.

"I caution you on that."