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Michael Keaton in Atlanta filming "The Founder," spotted at Turner Field

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Michael Keaton at Turner Field. AP Photo: John Bazemore

Michael Keaton is in Atlanta filming "The Founder," about McDonald's visionary Ray Kroc.

The star of Oscar-winning "Birdman" was at Turner Field on Friday night, sitting near the Pittsburgh Pirates' dugout.

We're told that Pirates manager Clint Hurdle threw Keaton a ball that had been signed by Pirates pitcher AJ Burnett.

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"He was really gracious with fans as he was leaving, posing for pictures and signing autographs," a Ted tipster reported.

Photo: Patrick Duffy/Pouya Creative/Atlanta Braves

Keaton filmed a role in "Need for Speed," which was shot largely in Georgia, but I'm not sure how much time (if any) he spent here for that. His role as an online street racing commentator took place entirely in one room, apart from all the action.

I'm guessing he foot the bill for any peanuts or Cracker Jack he enjoyed at the old ball game, but if he visits The Snug in Canton, drinks are on the house:

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