Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tiff talent announced

We always look forward to the buzz of the Toronto international Film Festival like kids on Christmas eve; all the films, and buzz from around the world and the inspiration.

Here is the celebrity lineup for this year. Courtesy Montreal Gazette.

Screen legends Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Robert De Niro will join hundreds of luminaries, including billionaire Bill Gates and musician Bruce Springsteen, at next month's Toronto International Film Festival.

Yesterday, the festival released its much-anticipated guest list of actors and filmmakers expected to visit the city during the 11-day celebration of cinema Sept. 9 to 19.

Eastwood, 80, is returning to TIFF for the first time in 20 years to premiere his supernatural thriller, Hereafter, starring Matt Damon, who is also expected to attend.

The festival also announced its Mavericks lineup. The program features discussions with noted panel-lists.

Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Gates appears in Davis Guggenheim's documentary Waiting for 'Superman' and serves as a panellist following the screening. In the film, Guggenheim, who directed An Inconvenient Truth, explores the crisis in American education.

The Mavericks program also features conversations with NBA All-Star and MVP Steve Nash, actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Springsteen.

Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Uma Thurman, Kevin Spacey, Keanu Reeves, Hilary Swank, Bill Murray and Woody Harrelson are also among the many anticipated guests.

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