Toronto Film Fest Guests
While the movies being screened are the most important aspect of the Toronto International Film Festival, even film critics scan the guest list to see what stars will be in town. Today was the day the complete schedule and the official guest list was released and as usual, there will be a ton of stars in Toronto Sept. 9-19.
As a Jersey girl I’m thrilled that Bruce Springsteen will be in town to promote the documentary The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town. Clint Eastwood is back with his film Hereafter, his first trip to the fest since 1990 when he brought White Hunter Black Heart to Toronto.
Bill Gates will also be in town, and the list of Academy Award winners scheduled includes Nicole Kidman, Matt Damon, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Mirren, Hilary Swank, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Connelly and Javier Bardem.
Here are some more of my favorites from the list: Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Amy Madigan, Bob Hoskins, Bruce Greenwood, Dwight Yoakam, Edward Norton, Ellen Page, Harvey Keitel, James Caan, Jeremy Renner, Carey Mulligan, Catherine Keener, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Spacey, Kristin Scott Thomas, Laura Dern, Martin Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, Natalie Portman, Paul Giamatti, Ryan Reynolds, Temuera Morrison, Uma Thurman, Vera Farmiga, Will Ferrell, Zach Braff and Zach Galifianakis.
And, from the filmmakers list: Ben Affleck, Danny Boyle, Darren Aronofsky, Errol Morris, Woody Allen, John Carpenter, John Sayles, John Turturro and Ken Loach.