A goat. A Jedi. The Dude. The Clooney. All awesome in their own right. Throw them together in one film and you've got yourself one of the funniest movie previews of the year.
After you've created an iconic pair of nit-wit teenage metal heads, a cult comedy about cubicle life and a long-running animated series about a propane salesman, what's next? If you're writer-director-animator Mike Judge, you take it to the factory floor.
In a matter of mere hours, a slew of top-tier celebs and Hollywood bold-name types will make their way into Toronto for the 34th film festival, sure to cause much neck strain in Yorkville's hobnobbing enclaves, mid-week lineups at swanky bars and general chaos on the other side of velvet ropes outside various movie theatres. But what about those who don't have the connections, cash or party-crashing chutzpah yet still want to enjoy the 10-day-long celebration of all things film?
Here's a look at some inexpensive and interesting events to round out your film fest experience and spare your wallet.
Each generation has its fair share of rising big-name acting talent but some monikers are definitely more familiar to movie fans than others. From Donald Sutherland to Kiefer Sutherland and Tom Hanks to Colin Hanks, there are names (and DNA) that have spanned generations. But is that automatic audience recognition a double-edged sword? Not every famous offspring successfully steps out of his or her parent's shadow and into a flashy career...but every once in a while the stars align.
With Rumer Willis already onto her second big screen feature this year and Jaden Smith set to assume The Karate Kid mantle next year, we've listed some of the up-and-coming second generation thespians (and their famous familial connections) making themselves known. So we want to know - who do you think has the best shot at becoming a Hollywood star in their own right?
Say it ain't so! Neil Young has officially cancelled his planned free public appearance at the international film fest.
Gorgeous George landed in Toronto last night and headed right for some sushi in Yorkville, a sure sign that the Toronto International Film Fest is officially underway.
Flocked by eager fans seeking autographs, Clooney offered his John Hancock to a few stationed outside of the restaurant on Bellair St. Still sporting a bandage around his broken hand, after closing the car door on it last month, the star of TIFF flick The Men Who Stare at Goats looked as dashing as ever. Guess being in love agrees with him since he recently debuted new lady friend Elisabetta Canalis, 30, an Italian TV personality, around his favourite European haunts.
Plucky utility player Amanda Seyfried has held her own on screen opposite everyone from Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls) to Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia!).
But can she take on a demon-possessed Megan Fox? It's the ultimate nice girl/bad girl smackdown in Jennifer's Body, the Vancouver-shot horror comedy from Oscar-winning Juno writer Diablo Cody. The movie premieres this month at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theatres September 18th.
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