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Where you can find Bill Murray in Toronto today

Bill Murray is a hard man to pin down. He has no agent or manager. When a filmmaker wants to explore the possibility of working with him, they have to call a 1-800 number that Murray doesn't necessarily always check regularly. Even then filmmakers have been known to say they didn't know whether Bill Murray would do a part until he'd just show up on the first day of shooting on a new movie.

Even when TIFF decided to dedicate an entire day (today, in fact) to the man, they had trouble initially even getting a hold of him so he could attend his own day.

The only places Bill Murray is known to appear with regularly is exactly where you least expect him to - engagement shoots, karaoke bars.

Thankfully at TIFF this year you don't have to jump through quite so many elaborate hoops to see Hollywood's most famous white elephant. Murray will be appearing at two screenings today as part of the Toronto International Film Festival.

The first will see him take part in a Q&A after this afternoon's 3:30 screening of Ghostbusters at the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre. His second appearance will be at this evening's premiere of St. Vincent where he'll also stick around to answer any questions from audiences. Which, frankly, is the Holy Grail of Q&A opportunities. Because who doesn't want to be the source of Murray's famous sarcastic wit?

the equalizer movieThanks to the Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington, for sponsoring our coverage of TIFF 2014.


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