TIFF announces 50 films starring awesome famous people who might come to Toronto

TIFF announces 50 films starring awesome famous people who might come to Toronto

Robin Wright, shown here at TIFF last year, stars in Robert Redford's The Conspirator (Image: James Helmer) 

Today’s edition of TIFF celebrity stalking is a little meatier, as co-directors Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey announced 50 films (15 galas, 35 special presentations, including 25 world premieres) and the whackitude of celebrities associated with them. We’ve got two Friends (Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer), the Gilmore Girls (Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel), the Mad Men man himself (Jon Hamm), Office favourite Rainn Wilson, the ever-intriguing Winona Ryder, plus Robert Redford, Woody Allen, Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem and more. This year might just top 2009’s Oprah-Clooney juggernaut appearances. Too lazy to go through the list? The lowdown, after the jump.

Screen legends: Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Woody Allen, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro

Hot hunks: Ryan Phillippe, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, James McAvoy, Jeremy Renner, Michael C. Hall, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce, Sam Worthington, Andrew Garfield, Sam Rockwell, Aaron Eckhart, Javier Bardem, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, Ryan Gosling, Penn Badgley, Keanu Reeves, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds

Cool chicks: Malin Akerman, Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder, Robin Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Mila Kunis, Blake Lively, Brittany Snow, Elisabeth Shue, Marion Cottillard, Keira Knightley, Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver, Sandra Oh, Freida Pinto, Michelle Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Amanda Bynes, Vera Farmiga

Fan favourites: Rainn Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, Zach Galifanakis, Sarah Silverman

Galas

Casino Jack (Canada)
Director: George Hickenlooper
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Rachelle Lefevre, Jon Lovitz, Yannick Bisson

The Bang Bang Club (Canada/South Africa)
Director: Steven Silver
Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch

Barney’s Version (Canada/Italy)
Director: Richard J. Lewis
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman

Black Swan (U.S.)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder

The Conspirator (U.S.)
Director: Robert Redford
Starring: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood, Justin Long, Alexis Bledel

Janie Jones (U.S.)
Director: David M. Rosenthal
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Elisabeth Shue, Brittany Snow

Peep World (U.S.)
Director: Barry Blaustein
Starring: Michael C. Hall, Rainn Wilson, Taraji P. Henson, Sarah Silverman

The Town (U.S.)
Director: Ben Affleck
Starring: Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner

The Way (U.S.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
Starring: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger

The Debt (U.K.)
Director: John Madden
Starring: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson

The King’s Speech (U.K.)
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth

West Is West (U.K.)
Director: Andy DeEmmony
Starring: Om Puri Vanessa Hehir, Jim Mistry

Little White Lies (France)
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: Marion Cottillard, Francois Cluzet, Gilles Lellouche

Potiche (France)
Director: Francois Ozon
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve

The Housemaid (South Korea)
Director: San-soo Im
Starring: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-Jae Lee

Special Presentations
Another Year (U.K.)
Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville

Brighton Rock (U.K.)
Director: Rowan Joffe
Starring: Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Sam Riley

The Illusionist (U.K.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
Starring: Jean-Claude Donda, Edith Rankin

Made in Dagenham (U.K.)
Director: Nigel Cole
Starring: Rosamund Pike, Miranda Richardson, Bob Hoskins

Never Let Me Go (U.K.)
Director: Mark Romanek
Starring: Carey Milligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley

Submarine (U.K.)
Director: Richard Ayoade
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine

Tamara Drewe (U.K.)
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam

The Trip (U.K.)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (U.S./U.K./Spain)
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto

Beginners (U.S.)
Director: Mike Mills
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent

Blue Valentine (U.S.)
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams

Conviction (U.S.)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis, Peter Gallagher

Easy A (U.S.)
Director: Will Gluck
Starring: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow, Patricia Clarkson,
Penn Badgley

Henry’s Crime (U.S.)
Director: Malcolm Venville
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Judy Greer, Vera Farmiga

Jack Goes Boating (U.S.)
Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (U.S.)
Director: Ryan Fleck and Anna Bowen
Starring: Zach Galifanakis, Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham

Rabbit Hole (U.S.)
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Sandra Oh

Stone (U.S.)
Director: John Curran
Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich

Trust (U.S.)
Director: David Schwimmer
Starring: Clive Owen, Catherine Keener

Miral (U.K./France/Israel)
Director: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Freida Pinto, Vanessa Redgrave

The Big Picture (France)
Director: Eric Lartigau
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Branka Katic

Love Crime (France)
Director: Alain Corneau
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Ludvine Sagnier

Yves Saint Laurent – L’Amour Fou (France)
Director: Pierre Thoretton
Starring: Yves Saint-Laurent (archival footage), Pierre Berge

A Screaming Man (France/Belgium/Chad)
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Starring: Emile Abossolo M’bo, Youssouf Djaoro

Outside the Law (France/Algeria/Tunisia/Italy/Belgium)
Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Starring: Jamel Debbouze, Sami Bouajila

In a Better World (Denmark/Sweden)
Director: Susanne Bier
Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Mikael Persbrandt

Biutiful (Spain/Mexico)
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Starring: Javier Bardem

Buried (Spain/U.S.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortes
Starring: Ryan Reynolds

Lope (Spain/Brazil)
Director: Andrucha Waddington
Starring: Sonia Braga, Leonor Watling

Cirkus Columbia (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Director: Danis Tanovic
Starring: Miki Manojlovic, Boris Ler

Dgobi Ghat (India)
Director: Kiran Rao
Starring: Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar

That Girl in Yellow Boots (India)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Starring: Kalki Koechlin, Naseeruddin Shah

I Saw the Devil (South Korea)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
Starring: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi

Norwegian Wood (Japan)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Starring: Rinko Kikuchi, Ken’ichi Matsuyama

The Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (Hong Kong)
Director: Andrew Lau
Starring: Donnie Yen, Qi Shu

Complete list of films on the TIFF site.