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TIFF ’09: Look who’s coming to the party

Photos: This year’s film festival boasts some of the biggest names in the business


 

TIFF Celebrities
The Toronto International Film Festival is known almost as much for the stars it attracts as for the films it presents. This year’s edition promises to be no different. From Matt Damon to Megan Fox to George Clooney, some of Hollywood’s leading lights are set to descend upon Canada’s biggest city to promote some of the most buzzed-about films the industry has to offer.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

The queen of daytime talk, Oprah Winfrey, will be in Toronto with actor-director Tyler Perry to promote Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. The film will be featured in a gala presentation Sept. 13.
(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

George Clooney

George Clooney

George Clooney has two films at TIFF, Men Who Stare At Goats and Up In The Air, which was directed by Canada’s Jason Reitman. (Photo by Pier Giorgio Brunelli/FilmMagic)

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz will be at TIFF to present her third collaboration with Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces).   (Photo by Anita Bugge/WireImage)

Clive Owen

Clive Owen

British actor Clive Owen will be in Toronto for the screening of The Boys Are Back, a film based on the memoir of British writer Simon Carr called The Boys Are Back in Town. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Matt Damon, who put on 20 pounds for his turn as a bumbling FBI informant in Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant!, will be in town for the film’s world premiere.
(Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage)

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore will be in Toronto for the premiere of her directorial debut, Whip It, a film about the curious world of roller derby.
(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen, who was in Toronto last year for the premiere of Good, is back this year for a screening of John Hillcoat’s The Road.
(Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Ellen Page

Ellen Page

Ellen Page stars as a rebellious Texas teenager in search of roller derby glory in Drew Barrymore’s Whip It.
(Photo by Chris Weeks/WireImage)

Michael Cera

Michael Cera

Michael Cera will be in Toronto for a screening of Youth in Revolt, in which he plays a book-loving teenaged boy in a desperate hunt to lose his virginity.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman

Montreal-born Jason Reitman to present his third feature film, Up In The Air, starring George Clooney.
(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly will attend the gala presentation of Creation, a biopic about Charles Darwin in which she plays Darwin’s God-fearing wife, Emma.
(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for BWR Public Relations)

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman will be in Toronto for the premiere of Love and Impossible Pursuits, in which she plays a frustrated stepmother trying to gain the affection of her precocious stepson.
(Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Nicholas Cage

Nicholas Cage

Nicholas Cage will attend the premiere of Werner Herzog’s much-anticipated Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, in which Cage plays a drug-addled homicide detective.
(Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

Jennifer’s Body, starring Megan Fox as a demon-possessed high-school cheerleader, will open TIFF’s annual Midnight Madness lineup with Fox in attendance. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

The controversial documentary-maker will be in Toronto to unveil Capitalism: A Love Story, a critique of corporate America’s dominance over ordinary people.
(Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)


 
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TIFF ’09: Look who’s coming to the party

  1. The party is packed with celebrities? wow. this is great.

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