TIFF WEEKEND ROUNDUP: The five buzziest red carpets
It’s no secret that TIFF is obscenely, absurdly front-loaded, with the premieres for all the biggest films—and the red-carpet jaunts for their associated stars—happening on the first weekend. And, in case you weren’t keeping track all weekend, we did it for you. Here are the top five red carpets:
• Stacked with celebs: Cloud Atlas. It’s hardly fair to compare the celeb-heavy red carpet of Cloud Atlas to those of other movies, considering that Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon and Hugo Weaving represent only a handful of the A-listers in sci-fi epic. Any lingering doubts about its star-studded supremacy were finished off when most-likely-to-be-crowned-festival-king Joseph Gordon-Levitt rounded out the carpet with his presence as well.
• (Un)fashionably late: The Place Beyond the Pines. Ryan Gosling and co-star/girlfriend Eva Mendes may have gotten caught up in traffic, but all was immediately forgiven by screaming fans (even Gosling’s questionable duds). We imagine the fact that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were there didn’t hurt.
• Smoochiest red carpet: Argo. Ben Affleck’s third film as a director has an ensemble cast that includes Hollywood vets Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Victor Garber, but it was the presence of Affleck’s wife Jennifer Garner that probably drew the most attention. (That, and the kiss that Affleck bestowed on one lucky fan.)
• Classiest pair: Anna Karenina. Keira Knightley and co-star Jude Law’s all-black attire may have matched the tone of the Russian classic, but the posing, smiles, and glad-handing on red carpet were typical TIFF.
• Party Crashers: The Master. Always polished Amy Adams shone on the red carpet, while Joaquin Pheonix’s swagger was in fine form following a stint as a Hollywood recluse. And, though Phillip Seymour-Hoffman was absent, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jason Reitman and Eli Roth (none of whom are in The Master), made up for it.