Veteran comedian Chevy Chase enjoyed new movie Lost In Translation, although he wasn't so impressed with his old friend Bill Murray's performance.

The FLETCH actor - who used to regularly appear on TV show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with Murray - was reportedly overheard commenting on Murray's acting in posh New York eaterie the MEETING HOUSE.

Chase said, "I liked the movie. But I thought Billy's acting was restrained. I thought it was too controlled."

And when a smoke alarm was set off by the restaurant's grill and firemen were called to the scene, Chase had trouble locating his fork, according to website PAGESIX.

He said, "Waitress? Fire Marshall? Someone? I need a fork."

24/12/2003 09:48