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Bill Murray Day planned for 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

The event will celebrate the actor's career with free screenings of "Stripes," "Groundhog Day" and "Ghostbusters," and culminate with the premiere of "St. Vincent."

By Annie Martin
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Bill Murray Day planned for 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
Actor Bill Murray arrives on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on March 2, 2014. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

TORONTO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival will celebrate a Bill Murray Day on September 5.

The event will celebrate the 63-year-old actor's career with public screenings of Stripes (1981), Groundhog Day (1993) and Ghostbusters (1984). The festivities will culminate with the world premiere of Murray's latest movie, St. Vincent.

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"Though the festival cannot Groundhog Day the Bill Murray Day, a contest will be held to reward Murray fans who attend all three free screenings," festival organizers said in a statement. "But, really, everyone is a winner on Bill Murray Day."

St. Vincent stars Murray as St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a hard-drinking and gambling war veteran who bonds with his neighbor Maggie's (Melissa McCarthy) son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). The movie is directed by Theodore Melfi, and opens in theaters October 24.

Murray will appear in Rock the Kasbah in 2015, and has signed on to voice Baloo in Disney's live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book.

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