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Celebrities to Walk the Red Carpet at TIFF 2012: Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Ryan Gosling, Many More

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The list of celebrities slated to attend the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year is long and illustrious. Here’s a smattering of the anticipated attendees:

  • Johnny Depp, in support of “West of Memphis,” a documentary about the infamous case of the West Memphis 3—three teenagers who were imprisoned for a heinous crime, despite overwhelming evidence of their innocence
  • Will Smith, in support of “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners,” a documentary in which legendary radical activist Angela Davis speaks for the first time about her 1970s imprisonment as a terrorist and conspirator, which became a flashpoint in the black liberation struggle and turned her into a revolutionary icon
  • Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who star in the opening-night gala “Looper,” about a mob hit man assigned to kill his own future self
  • Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugo Weaving, who head a stellar international cast in “Cloud Atlas, a visionary, time-tripping science-fiction epic from directors Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski
  • Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, who star in “The Place Beyond the Pines,” multigenerational crime drama about a motorcycle stunt rider whose moonlighting a bank robber brings him into conflict with an ambitious young cop
  • Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, who star in “End of Watch,” David Ayer’s found-footage crime flick about two up-and-coming L.A. cops who find themselves on the lam from a ruthless drug cartel after making an unexpected discovery during a seemingly routine traffic stop
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins, who star in “Thanks for Sharing,” a comedy-drama about a group of people who are brought together when they join a support group to overcome their sex addictions
  • James Franco and Selena Gomez, who star in Harmony Korine‘s “Spring Breakers,” about four flat-broke co-eds whose spring fling in Florida turns into a booze, drug and violence-fuelled bacchanal
  • Ben Affleck, who directs and stars in “Argo,” a based-on-fact thriller about how the CIA concocts a plan to extract six stranded Americans trapped in Tehran after the 1979 invasion of the American embassy—by having them masquerade as a Hollywood film crew
  • Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence, who star in “Silver Linings Playbook,” David O. Russell‘s acerbic comedy-drama about a former high-school teacher who returns to his family home after eight months in a mental institution and begins to slowly rebuild his life
  • Zac Efron, who stars in “At Any Price,” about a rebellious son with dreams of becoming a professional race-car driver, and Lee Daniels‘ “The Paperboy,” a sizzling, deliciously trashy chunk of Southern-fried Gothic
  • Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch, who star in “Twice Born,” a melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo
  • Julianne Moore, who stars in “What Maisie Knew,” a modern-day version of the classic Henry James novel
  • Keira Knightley, stars in director Joe Wright‘s visionary adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina,” about a society woman torn between loyalty to her husband and the desires of her heart
  • Colin Firth, who stars in “Arthur Newman,” about a depressed divorcee who fakes his own death and adopts a new identity
  • Robert Redford, who directs and stars in “The Company You Keep,” a gripping political thriller about a young journalist (Shia LaBeouf) who stumbles upon the story of his career when he uncovers the identity of a wanted ex-radical activist (Redford) who has been underground for five decades
  • Kristen Wiig, who stars in the comedy “Imogene,” about a washed-up playwright who, after faking her own suicide as a ploy to get her ex-boyfriend’s attention, winds up remanded to the custody of her wackily dysfunctional family
  • Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, who star in “The Impossible” as a married couple separated in the aftermath of the 2004 Southeast Asia tsunami
  • Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Ray Liotta, who star in “The Iceman,” a real-life mob hit man who was reportedly responsible for over 200 murdersEmma Watson and Logan Lerman, who star in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” a coming-of-age story about a shy teenager with a dark family secret
  • John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, who star in “The Sessions,” a funny and touching comedy-drama about a childhood polio survivor — now in his thirties and permanently confined to an iron lung — who hires a professional sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity
  • Marion Cotillard, who stars in “Rust and Bone,” a gritty, moving and emotionally raw love story
  • Greta Gerwig, who stars in boyfriend Noah Baumbach‘s “Frances Ha” as an apprentice in a dance company who wants so much more than she has but lives life with unaccountable joy and lightness

For the complete slate of TIFF 2012 films, click here.