Name dropping – it’s one of the finest sports in the entertainment business, and today the dropped an orgy of big-name who are attending this year’s .

William H. Macy, Nicolas Cage, Cate Blanchett, and Sir Ian McKellen are just a few of the names that top the complete list of stars. It’s just the first big moment of the festival, which starts today and runs through until September 14th. Tonight’s gala will certainly see many of those big names walking down the red carpets and parading through all the parties.

Without further ado, here’s the full list of some 417 international stars:
Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar, Kristin Adams, Marlyne Afflack, Alexandre Aja, Barbara Albert, Raanan Alexandrowicz, Jim Allodi, Robert Altman, Vicente Amorim, Thom Andersen, Slveig Anspach, Denys Arcand, Jean-Fran ois Asselin, Ute Auraud, Pupi Avati, Hector Babenco, Joel Bakan, Alec Baldwin, Jeff Balsmeyer, Siddiq Barmak, Kim Bartley, Nathalie Baye, Emmanuelle Béart, Robert Beavers, Wolfgang Becker, Kate Beckinsale, Louis Bélanger, Maria Bello, Marco Bellocchio, Rodrigo Bellott, Robert Benson, Nir Bergman, Carl Bessai, Vishal Bharadwaj, Cecilia Biagini, Wang Bing, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Jack Blum, Kate Bosworth, Michel Boujenah, JR Bourne, Louise Bourque, David Boutin, Jason Britski, Sue Brooks, Nick Broomfield, Rouxnet Brown, Donna Brunsdale, D.A. Bullock, Gary Burns, Burroughs, Jason Buxton, Scott Caan, Nicolas Cage, Dean Cain, Neve Campbell, Jane Campion, Bobby Cannavale, Gil Cardinal, Albertina Carri, Laetitia Casta, David Cerf, Joan Churchill, Jean Paul Civeyrac, Patricia Clarkson, Curtiss Clayton, Joshua Close, Benot Cohen, Isabel Coixet, Toni Collette, Pierre Collin, Fernando Colomo, Paulo Constanzo, Francis Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Andrea Corr, James Cox, Theo Crane, John Crowley, Richard Curtis, Pierre Curzi, Joan Cusack, Destau Damtou, Simon Davidson, deco dawson, Thomas de Thier, Rolf De Heer, Benicio Del Toro, Jonathan Demme, Tshwang Dendup, Carlos Diegues, Peter Dinklage, Jacques Doillon, Anita Doron, Nathaniel Dorsky, Illeana Douglas, Dana Dowd, Robert Downey Jr., Olympia Dukakis, Bruno Dumont, Fran ois Dupeyron, Rick Elgood, Bernard Émond, Ryan Eslinger, Renato Falc o, Luigi Falorni, Gary Farmer, Robert Fenz, Ricardo Fernandez, Claudia Ferri, Jim Fields, Fabrizio Filippo, Colin Firth, Thom Fitzgerald, Ann Marie Fleming, Benedek Fliegauf, José Henrique Fonseca, Anne Fontaine, Alexandre Franchi, Carl Franklin, Barbel Freund, Shari Frilot, Stephen Fry, Monté Gagné, Vincent Gallo, Émile Gaudreault, Sarah Gavron, Cesc Gay, Nathaniel Geary, James Genn, Gina Gershon, Barry Gerson, Xavier Giannoli, Sandra Gibson, Remy Girard, Amos Gita , Adam Goldberg, Keith Gordon, Michael Gramaglia, Peter Greenaway, Kevin Grevioux, John Greyson, Tomi Grgicevic, Mathieu Guez, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mitsou G linas, Skander Halim, Bent Hamer, Johannes Hammel, Emily Hampshire, Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden, Gale Harold, Hill Harper, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris, Peter Hedges, Martha Henry, Gerardo Herrero, Dale Heslip, David Hewlett, George Hickenlooper, Ciaran Hinds, Mike Hodges, Katie Holmes, Mike Hoolboom, Anthony Hopkins, Erik Hoversten, Bronwen Hughes, Mikael H fstr m, Mirta Ibarra, John Irvin, Katharine Isabelle, Joshua Jackson, Oscar Jaenada, Abolfazl Jalili, Thomas Jane, Jim Jarmusch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Vikram Jayanti, Jim Jennings, Anders Thomas Jensen, Kirsten Jensen, Manish Jha, Xu Jinglei, Richard Jobson, Scarlett Johansson, Milla Jovovich, Jang Jun-hwan, Gonzalo Justiniano, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Pankaj Kapoor, Srdjan Karanovic, Dagur Kari, mer Kavur, Nzinga Kemp, Irfan Khan, Boris Khlebnikov, Nicole Kidman, Val Kilmer, Gregory King, Allan King, Luke Kirby, Ted Kotcheff, Wayne Kramer, Line Kruse, Ezra Krybus, Kazuyoshi Kumakiri, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Park Kyung-hee, Joel Lamangan, Sanaa Lathan, Val Lauren, Lucie Laurier, Marek Lechki, Virginie Ledoyen, Thomas Lemarquis, Robert Lepage, Jack Lewis, Gong Li, Laura Linney, Sharon Lockhart, Alison Lohman, Francisco J. Lombardi, Sophie Lorain, Andrew Lowery, Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Noémie Lvovsky, Peter Lynch, Norman Maake, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin MacDonald, William H. Macy, Guy Maddin, Ruth Mader, Samira Makhmalbaf, Ron Mann, Greg Marcks, Manuela Martelli, Chris William Martin, Danny McBride, Tom McCarthy, Dylan McDermott, Malcolm McDowell, Ross McElwee, Anita McGee, Don McKellar, Ian McKellen, Jesse McKeown, Kevin McKidd, Mark McKinney, Ross McMillan, Wrik Mead, Colm Meany, Deepa Mehta, Eva Mendes, Constant Mentzas, Dominique Michel, Matthew Miller, Andrew Miller, Tsai Ming-liang, Stephen Campbell Moore, Mark Moormanm, Rita Moreno, David Moreton, Errol Morris, Farley Mowat, Gabriele Muccino, Aimee Mullins, Celina Murga, Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Murray, Vincenzo Natali, Liam Neeson, Tim Blake Nelson, Sandra Ng, Khyentse Norbu, Peter OBrian, Pat ONeill, Charles Officer, Branwen Okpako, Dan Ollman, Ferzan Ozpetek, José Padilha, Jafar Panahi, Babak Payami, Michelle Barbara Pelletier, Sean Penn, Tom Peosay, Barry Pepper, Prachya Pinkaew, Michael Pitt, Annabella Piugattuk, Oliver Platt, Sarah Polley, Alexei Popogrebsky, Parker Posey, Franka Potente, John Price, Sarah Price, Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, Bill Pullman, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Billy Ray, Marc Recha, Ryan Redford, Jennifer Reeves, Martin Rejtman, Callum Keith Rennie, Ginette Reno, Giovanni Ribisi, Christina Ricci, Alex Rice, Sir Ridley Scott, Tim Robbins, Ed Robertson, Sam Rockwell, Boris Rodriguez, Hugo Rodr guez, Mercedes Moncada Rodr guez, Jaime Rosales, Isabella Rossellini, Stephane Rousseau, Jan Rubes, Mark Ruffalo, Tygh Runyan, Meg Ryan, Hiner Saleem, Gabriele Salvatores, Yann Samuell, Im Sang-soo, Maya Sansa, Rodrigo Santoro, , Philip Saville, John Sayles, Lone Scherfig, Maria Schrader, Matt Servitto, Chlo Sevigny, Omar Sharif, Michael Sheen, Marley Shelton, Takashi Shimizu, Siegfried, Sarah Silverman, Joe Simpson, Matt Sinclair-Foreman, Gary Sinise, Bob Smeaton, Charles Martin Smith, Chris Smith, Scott Smith, Shaun Smyth, Phil Solomon, Paul Sorvino, Scott Speedman, Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, James Spooner, Nick Stahl, Mary Steenbergen, Jeff Stephenson, Alex Steyermark, Brian Stockton, Trudie Styler, Sudz Sutherland, Tilda Swinton, Juan Carlos Tabo, Ho Tam, Jason Tan, Mark Taylor, Lili Taylor, Jacob Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Evgeni Tomov, Jonathan Torrens, Jamie Travis, Johanne Marie Tremblay, Dito Tsintsadze, Paige Turco, Geoffrey Uloth, Deborah Kara Unger, Luis Valdovino, Theo Van Gogh, Mario Van Peebles, Gus Van Sant, Drauzio Varella, Mark Vistorino, Sren Voigt, Margarethe Von Trotta, Srdjan Vuletic, Craig D. Wallace, Mary Walsh, Denzel Washington, Naomi Watts, Peter Webber, Jane Weinstock, Mike White, Sherry White, Michael Winterbottom, Len Wiseman, Aaron Woodley, Penny Woolcock, Fenella Woolgar, Nobuhiro Yamashita, Li Ying, Neil Young, Pjer alica, Sun Zhou, Tom Zubrycki, Andrey Zvyagintsev.

For more on the TIFF, check out www.bell.ca/filmfest.

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