Now in its 26th year, the Toronto Film Festival is considered one of the premiere festivals of the year. In fact, in 1999 film critic Roger Ebert went on record as saying: "...although Cannes is still larger, Toronto is more useful and more important...."
However the threat of an actors strike only a month and a half ago put some fear into the festival as this would have prevented any names from showing up to promote their work. But with the disappearance of the strike, it has become celebrities as usual for T.I.F.F.
So then came the announcement of Who's Who and Who's Attending. Are you ready to start scrolling down, this may take a minute!
From the acting set: A slew of of names, Oscar nominees (and select winners) and a lot of the New Hollywood sect.
Helena Bonham Carter
Kristin Scott Thomas
William H. Macy
and Meat Loaf Aday.
But get this, the list goes on and on...
and Benjamin Bratt
Portia de Rossi
and Hayden Christensen (young Darth Vader in the next two Star Wars movies).
Sure, the stars are coming, but so are the directors:
The Hughes Brothers
Hou Hsiao Hsien
and Fred Schepisi.