Brian Cranston poses with fans at the live reading of American Beauty. Cranston replaced Kevin Spacey's role of Lester Burnham in the Oscar-winning screenplay about a father in a mid-life crisis who becomes infatuated with his daughter's friend.
TIFF Festival Schedule
The TIFF festival schedule features more than 300 films from over 60 countries every September.
Kirsten Dunst attends the On the Road premiere. THR film critic Todd McCarthy writes of the film: "On the Road is the story of youthful searching, yearning and striving for experience and truth by a handful of hipsters in their early 20s who, very much against the grain of a conformist period, eagerly embraced drugs, experimental sex, black culture and jazz, and life outside the yoke of steady work and conventional family constraints."
Actress Kristen Stewart attends the premiere of On the Road. Stewart wears a Zuhair Murad Fall 2012 dress. Across the country, her Twilight co-stars were introducing a new trailer for the final film at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Michael Barker, Marion Cotillard, Tom Bernard
Co-president of Sony Classic Pictures Michael Barker, actress Marion Cotillard and co-president of Sony Classic Pictures Tom Bernard attend the Rust &Bone premiere. THR film critic Todd McCarthy writes of the film: "Charged emotions are felt and expressed but remain contained and not wallowed in. When Stephanie awakens in the hospital after her accident and realizes what’s happened to her, the dreadfulness of her discovery is palpable. But soon enough it’s absorbed, to the point where she calls Ali to take her on an outing (to the Croisette in Cannes), where he takes her back into the water."
CMPA Award Winner
TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey, CMPA winner Daniel Iron, CMPA President Michael Hennessy and producer Andre Rouleau pose at the presentation of the CMPA Feature Film Producer's Award. The award is presented each year to an independent Canadian producer with a Canadian feature film at the festival.
Julie Pacino, Lily Rabe, Michael Pitt, Jennifer DeLia
Producer Julie Pacino, actress Lily Rabe, actor Michael Pitt and producer Jennifer DeLia attend the The First premiere party. The film is based on Eileen Whitfield's biography Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood.
Sarah Gadon, Jason Reitman
Actress Sarah Gadon and film director Jason Reitman attend the live table reading of Alan Ball's screenplay American Beauty. Reitman led the all-star cast in the reading of the film.
Emily Blunt, John Krasinski
Real-life couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski attend the premiere of Looper. The film follows a mob hitman who is hired to kill a future version of himself.
Actress Olivia Thirlby attends the Dredd 3D premiere. Thirlby plays Dredd's partner, the phsychic Judge Anderson, in the comic book adaptation.
Actress Piper Perabo attends the Looper premiere. Perabo currently stars as Annie Walker in the television series Covert Affairs.
Actor Bruce Willis arrives at the premiere of Looper. Willis plays the 30-year-old version of Joseph Gordon Levitt's character as they go head-to-head in the original screenplay.
Actor Karl Urban attends the Dredd 3D premiere. Urban stars as Judge Dredd in the film and will have a role in the upcoming Star Trek sequel.
Actor Matthias Schoenaerts and a guest attend the Rust and Bone premiere. Schoenaerts co-stars with Marion Cotillard in the film.
American Beauty Live Table Read
An all star-cast participates in a live table reading of American Beauty led by director Jason Reitman.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the premiere of Looper. Levitt stars in the film as a hitman who travels through time to kill the future version of himself.
TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey presents the cast and crew of Ship of Theseus. The film was chosen from Mumbai. It refers to the Greek legend of Theseus who re-built a ship plank by plank and if the physical transformation of the ship can be compared to the original.
Actress Christina Hendricks attends the live reading of American Beauty where she replaces the role of Carolyn Burnham.
A guest records the panel for Looper at the festival. Gordon-Levitt had makeup added to his face to look more like Willis, but also spent time studying the actor to seem more like a younger version of him.
“I really did study him. I watched his movie on repeat, I took the audio off of his movie and put them on my iPod so I could listen to him,” he told THR. “But really more helpful than anything was getting to hang out with him.”
Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis
Director Rian Johnson, and actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis sit on the panel for Looper.
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