The Mighty Opes & Clooney

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 20, 2009 11:16:42 August 20, 2009 11:16:42

The TIFF guest list was released this morning. Stacked with celebrities. None more powerful of course than the Mighty Herself, Oprah Winfrey.

Looks like Precious is making an Oscar push. And as we all know, Oscar campaigns begin in Toronto. Which is why the Opes, being a producer, along with Tyler Perry, is throwing Her influence around where it’s needed to see this through. She can do it, yes She can.

Oprah in Toronto. And Mimi Cheese is coming too.

Can you stand it?

So many more.

George Clooney has two films in the festival – Men Who Stare At Goats and Up In The Air, Jason Reitman’s highly anticipated follow up to Juno which apparently tested off the f-cking charts at a recent screening. Hype and hope – it’s a dangerous combination. Am trying not to get ahead. Because they’re already calling for Up In The Air to have a major presence at the Kodak next March. Gah!

In addition to Clooney, TIFF is bringing a heavy load of quiver:

Ewan McGregor.


Ewan McGregor.

And Colin Firth, and Colin Farrell, and Clive Owen, and Edward Norton, and for those of you who’ve been asking, yes…Keanu Reeves.

Viggo too!

The ladies?

The ladies are led by my Tilda. Tilda Swinton is back at TIFF. Also Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore, Demi Moore, Rebecca Miller, Isabella Rossellini, Kristin Scott Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Connelly, Ellen Page, Emily Blunt, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Wright…it’s a seemingly endless list.

Quick mentions:

Penelope Cruz is confirmed. Penelope Cruz will unveil a bump at TIFF.

And Jacek will like this one – Natalie Portman will be in Toronto. He’s joining me at the festival for the first time this year. His turn to give his Freebie 5 a run.

Also – Deborra-Lee Furness is on the list. Sound familiar? Her husband is Hugh Jackman. It’s a good possibility Hugh will be with her.

Other notables: Nicolas Cage, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas…

10 days, too many carpets, no sleep, it’s ON.

And I’ll need help.

Just a hint for what’s coming…

We’ll have an announcement soon.

A selection of more stars expected to attend at TIFF. This is by no means a complete list. The complete list was 500 people long.

Abbie Cornish, Adam Brody, Adam Scott, Alejandro Amenábar, Alfred Molina, Ally Sheedy, Amber Heard, Atom Egoyan, Barry Levinson, Ben Barnes, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Chris Rock, Christopher Plummer, Cillian Murphy, Colm Feore, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, David Duchovny, David Kross, Don McKellar, Elias Koteas, Emily Mortimer, Ethan Coen, Eva Green, Eve, Frances O'Connor, Gaspard Ulliel, Gordon Pinsent, Hugh Hefner, Isabella Rossellini, , Jack White, James Purefoy, Jane Campion, Jason Reitman, Jay Baruchel, Jeff Bridges, Johnnie To, Johnny Hallyday, Juliette Lewis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Kevin Spacey, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kyle MacLachlan, Liam Neeson, Lisa Kudrow, Lisa Ray, Marcia Gay Harden, Megan Fox, Sir Michael Caine, Michael Cera, Michael Moore, Michael Sheen, Miranda Otto, Miranda Richardson, Neil Jordan, Olga Kurylenko, Patricia Clarkson, Paul Bettany, Paul Dano, Ricky Gervais, Sir Ridley Scott, Rigoberto Perezcano, Rob Lowe, Robert Duvall, Romola Garai, Rupert Friend, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sapphire, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, Sarah Sissy, Spacek, Snoop Dogg, Steven Soderbergh, Terry Gilliam, Tilda Swinton, Timothy Olyphant, Tom Ford, Vera Farmiga, Werner Herzog, Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson

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