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TORONTO – It’s a special occasion for comedy fans in Toronto: Bill Murray Day.

The Toronto International Film Festival is celebrating the wry comic legend with free public screenings of three of his best-loved films: Stripes, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters.

To wrap it all up, Murray’s latest film St. Vincent will have its world premiere.

The dark comedy casts Murray as a cantankerous coot who strikes up an unlikely friendship with the lonely boy next door. It features an all-star cast headlined by Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd and Terrence Howard.

Murray and the rest of his co-stars are expected to be on hand for the gala premiere, but fans will be on high-alert elsewhere in the city for the Oscar-nominated 63-year-old.

After all, he’s known for surprise impromptu public appearances, dropping in on strangers’ bachelor parties, private karaoke singalongs and house parties.

Just this past weekend he…

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