Top 10 Celebs Attending The Toronto International Film Festival

The stars are coming out, and here's who you could have a chance to see.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

If you're a fan of star-gazing then Toronto's the place to be September 8-18, as the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will see some of the world's biggest stars invade TO. Here are the top 10 celebs attending TIFF.

 

George Clooney

One of Hollywood's most beloved actors, George Clooney, who's not only known for his acting chops but also his philanthropic work, will visit Toronto for the premiere of his flick "Ides of March," which he stars in as well as directed.

 

Brad Pitt

Pitt's starring role in "Moneyball" is a follow-up to 2005's "Capote" by Bennett Miller – Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman also co-star in this movie.

 

Ryan Gosling

A London, Ontario native who's been called the "It" boy of the year, Ryan Gosling appears in the crime thriller "Drive," which will be shown at TIFF – he appears opposite Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan. He's also starring in the Clooney-directed flick "Ides of March."

 

Neil Young

Hailing from Toronto, "Neil Young Life" is a documentary that follows the iconic musician during a show at Massey Hall in his hometown as well as profiles Young during a brief road trip through Ontario.

 

U2

While it hasn't been confirmed which members of U2 will appear at TIFF, "From the Sky Down" is being hailed as one of the best rock documentaries as director Davis Guggenheim profiles the popularity and staying power of the band.

 

Glenn Close

"Albert Nobbs" in the story of a 19th-century Irish woman who disguises herself as a man and works as a butler for twenty years – Glenn Close co-wrote and stars in this play adaptation.

 

Ralph Fiennes

The first time the Shakespeare play has been on the big-screen, Ralph Fiennes stars in "Coriolanus" – he  also directed the movie.

 

James Gandolfini

The "Sopranos" alum is the target in the film "Violet & Daisy," which looks at two teenage assassins who receive their next assignment: to kill Gandolfini.

 

Gerard Butler

"Machine Gun Preacher" is a true story of Sam Childers, an American drug dealer/biker who turned his life around and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese child soldiers – the lead role is played by Butler, who will be one of the celebs coming to the Toronto International Film Festival.

 

Salman Rushdie

For several years Salman Rushdie has been collaborating with acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta on a film adaptation of "Midnight’s Children," his second Booker Prize-winning novel from the early 80s – the two will discuss bringing the story from the page to the screen in a special TIFF presentation.

 

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