TIFF 2009

Drew Barrymore calls Ellen Page “the real deal”

Drew Barrymore had nothing but praise for Canadian actress Ellen Page at today’s TIFF conference to promote her new movie, Whip It. Though Page is best known for her starring role in the American film Juno, Barrymore says she had the actress on her radar before the... full story

Viggo Mortensen denies he’s quitting acting

At the TIFF press conference promote his new film The Road, Viggo Mortensen angrily denied that he’s quitting acting. A prolific actor who’s had films screening at the Toronto festival for the past several years, he told reporters how the rumor got started. “I was just honest... full story

Kiefer Sutherland’s surprise TIFF announcement

At Norman Jewison‘s annual TIFF barbecue for his Canadian Film Centre, Kiefer Sutherland, star of the hit television series 24, made a surprise announcement: he’s been named the first chair of the Canadian Film Centre’s Actors Conservatory. The new school for actors is presented by Canwest and... full story

Oprah and Mariah today at TIFF!

To see celebrities during TIFF, all you have to do is park yourself on a bench in Yorkville and watch as they make their way to restaurants and visit the high end stores in the area. But if you want to be assured of a celebrity sighting... full story

George Clooney charms at TIFF press conference

George Clooney was his usual witty self at the press conference for his new film Up in the Air at the Toronto International Film Festival. In it, he plays a smooth talker who travels to towns where he has to fire people for companies. Although it’s a... full story

Megan Fox at TIFF for Jennifer’s Body

Juno scribe Diablo Cody wrote Jennifer’s Body as a horror movie with blood and guts and stuff, but at its core is the strained friendship between two teenage girls, one popular and one not. When the popular one is sacrificed in a botched satanic ritual, she becomes... full story

Jon Voight attacks Fonda over TIFF protest

Jon Voight, who starred with Jane Fonda in the Oscar-winning film Coming Home, released a letter to the media yesterday accusing her of “aiding and abetting those who seek the destruction of Israel” and said she is “backing the wrong people again.” Fonda signed her name to... full story

TIFF opens with Darwin biopic; who’s in town?

The Toronto Film Festival starts today, and tonight’s gala presentation at the Roy Thomson Hall is Creation, starring married couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly as Charles and Emma Darwin. It follows Darwin’s struggle to get people to accept his theory of evolution. Also screening tonight is... full story

Jane Fonda’s boycott of TIFF ludicrous

Jane Fonda and Danny Glover are joining the boycott of the Toronto International Film Festival started by Canadian director John Greyson. The reason? TIFF is honoring Tel Aviv’s 100th anniversary with a program called City to City. The program spotlights 10 Israeli films, but activists are signing their name... full story

Tom Cruise rejected for Ledger’s role

Tom Cruise offered to help complete Heath Ledger‘s last film, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, but was rejected by the film’s director, Terry Gilliam, because Cruise had not personally known the late star. Instead, Gilliam hired Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to play different versions... full story

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