Nothing says “ ” like a long list of and the has a list that just seems to go on, and on, and on.

This year over 400 celebrity-types will be on hand for the events which start tomorrow, September 9th, and runs through until September 18th. Included in the list of confirmed stars are a variety of filmmakers, actors, industry insiders, and special guests who are all involved with various films and festival events. Among the most notable names on the announced guest list are stars like Sandra Bullock, Bloom, Kevin Bacon, Franka Potente, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Knoxville, Laura Linney, and even the likes of Martin Short/Jiminy Glick.

That list of new, emerging, and power-house talent is huge, but then on top of that you have a number of names who not only have powered , they’ve also left their mark in history for their impact on film culture. Those names include people like Joan Rivers, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Sean Penn, Dustin Hoffman, Roger Ebert, Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon, Lily Tomlin, and Nick Nolte. Here now are the full list of all the stars attending this year… get ready, because it’s a doozy.

Filmmakers expected at the Festival of Festivals: Chris Abraham, Maren Ade, Chantal Akerman, René Alberta, Lisandro Alonso, Alejandro Amenábar, Santi Amodeo, Thom Andersen, Brad Anderson, Theo Angelopoulos, Dominic Angerame, Gregg Araki, Zev Asher, Olivier Assayas, Greg Atkins, Yvan Attal, Shona Auerbach, Bille August, Ian Gabriel, Cameron Bailey, Mark Bamford, Mike Barker, Christophe Barratier, Christopher Behnisch, Liu Bingjian, Katrin Bowen, Don Boyd, Danny Boyle, Catherine Breillat, Margaret Brown, Jim Brown, Ken Burns, Robin Campillo, Jonathan Caouette, Xan Cassavetes, Semi Chellas, Deborah Chow, Jerry Ciccoritti, Bill Condon, Sebastian Cordero, MichPle Cournoyer, Paul Cox, Jay Dahl, Charles Dance, Mick Davis, Alex de la Iglesia, Claire Denis, Raymond Depardon, Arnaud Desplachin, Saul Dibb, Mélanie Dion, Anita Doron, Ziad Doueiri, Mike Dowse, Fabrice du Welz, Mickey Madoda Dube, Félix Dufour-LaperriPre, John Duigan, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Guy Edoin, Kelly Egan, Fernando Eimbcke, Petra Epperlein, Michael Epstein, Marc Evans, Éléanore Faucher, Debra Felstead, Ismaël Ferroukhi, Jay Field, Fabrizio Filippo, Morgan Fisher, Frank E. Flowers, Frédéric Fonteyne, André Forcier, Sarah Fortin, Eytan Fox, Antoine Fuqua, Florian Gallenberger, Janie Geiser, Terry George, Robert Guédiguian, Bahman Ghobadi, Hugh Gibson, Terry Gilliam, Amos Gitai, Anais Granofsky, Anthony Green, David Gordon Green, Patricio Guzman, Taylor Hackford, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Paul Haggis, Liu Hao, Dan Harris, Pierre Hébert, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Hendrik Hölzemann, Christophe Honoré, Tom Hooper, Jan Hrebejk, David Hyde, Attila Janisch, Vadim Jean, Norman Jewison, Xiao Jiang, Lawrence Jordan, Buboo Kakati, Susan Kaplan, Nicole Kassell, Lodge Kerrigan, Dylan Kidd, Lewis Klahr, Carl Knutson, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Panos Koutras, Marco Kreuzpaintner, John L’Écuyer, Bruce LaBruce, Chris Landreth, Carole Laure, Simon Lavoie, Clara Law, Sook-yin Lee, André Lehmann, Alex Levine, Mark A. Lewis, Philippe Lioret, Peter Lynch, Daniel MacIvor, Guy Maddin, Alexi Manis, Caroline Martel, Zola Maseko, Teddy Mattera, Bruce McDonald, Carlo Mazzacurati, Brad McGann, Ra’up McGee, Michael McGowan, Don McKellar, Wrik Mead, Shane Meadows, Julia Meltzer, Josué Méndez, María Victoria Menis, Dmitry Meskhiyev, Marziyeh Meshkini, Peter Mettler, Amanda Micheli, Su Qing, Mina, Roger Michell, Luis Mondoki, Wajdi Mouawad, Lúcia Murat, Safy Nebbou, Gail Noonan, Andrew Noren, Jonathan Nossiter, Guka Omarova, Joaquín Oristrell, David Ostry, François Ozon, Chazz Palminteri, Davina Pardo, Goran Paskaljevic, Pawel Pawlikowski, Alexander Payne, Brad Peyton, Enrique Piñeyro, Sally Potter, Charlotte Pryce, Michael Radford, Atiq Rahimi, Joseph Raso, Peter Raymont, Marina Razbehkina, Juan Pablo Rebella, Anna Reeves, Jacques Richard, Thomas Riedelsheimer, Velcrow Ripper, Svetozar Ristovki, Daniel Roby, Françoise Romand, Darrell James Roodt, Patricia Rozema, David O. Russell, Jean-Paul Salomé, Gus Van Sant, Hubert Sauper, Simon Sauvé, John Sayles, Volker Schlöndorff, Elida Schogt, Patricia Harris Seeley, Ousmane Sembene, Cate Shortland, Lori Silverbush, Matt Sinclair-Foreman, Yuthlert Sippapak, Michael Skolnik, Christopher Smith, Dylan Akio Smith, Carlos Sorin, Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey St. Jules, Rob Stefaniuk, John Stephenson, James D. Stern, Pablo Stoll, Deborah Stratman, Ramadan Suleman, István Szabó, David Thorne, Blaine Thurier, Johnny To, Pablo Trapero, Toni Strasburg, Michael Tucker, Alex Turner, Erik Van Looy, Agnes Varda, Alexander Voulgaris, Pantelis Voulgaris, James Wan, John Waters, David Weaver, Bruce Weber, Wim Wenders, Mark S. Wexler, Alice Wu, Xelinda Yancy, Gary Yates, Zhang Yimou, Pjer Žalica, Jia Zhang-ke, and Vilmos Zsigmond.

International stars, actors and specials guests, including documentary subjects:
Joan Allen, Devon Allen, Jim Allodi, Kevin Bacon, Liane Balaban, Maria Bello, Gil Bellows, Annette Bening, Zachary Bennett, Gael García Bernal, Selma Blair, Orlando Bloom, Lindy Booth, Kate Bosworth, Benjamin Bratt, Sandra Bullock, Adam Butcher, Bill Buxton, Alex Campbell, Robin Cass, Viktoria Charalabidou, Maury Chaykin, Don Cheadle, Joan Chen, Jonas Chernick, Maggie Cheung, Thomas Haden Church, Tony Cianciotta, Michael Cohl, Joely Collins, Lynn Collins, Paddy Considine, Chris Cooper, Daniel Craig, Wendy Crewson, Billy Crudup, Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire, Timothy Daly, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Robert Dayton, Mos Def, Stephen Dillane, Emmanuelle Devos, Taye Diggs, Andrea Dorfman, Matt Dillon, Doug E. Doug, Romain Duris, Roger Ebert, Ted East, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aunjanue Ellis, Jennifer Esposito, Eve, Niv Fichman , Joseph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Joe Flaherty, Jamie Foxx, Roger Frappier, Brendan Fraser, Patrick Fugit, Allegra Fulton, Clara Furey, Bruno Ganz, Andy Garcia, Paul Giamatti, Sharon Gless, Danny Glover, John Goodman, Topher Grace, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Gross, , Martha Henry, Eva Herzigova, Emile Hirsch, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hoskins, Danny Huston, Helen Hunt, , Michael Imperioli, Jeremy Irons, Stephanie James, Rebecca Jenkins, Clark Johnson, Gérard Jugnot, Jeffery Katzenberg, Michael Kennedy, Leleti Khumalo, King, John Kirk, Johnny Knoxville, David Koh, Robert Lantos, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Damian Lewis, Laura Linney, Josh Lucas, Anthony Mackie, Virginia Madsen, Michel Maillot, Ziggy Marley, Fele Martínez, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Tom McCamus, Patrick McKenna, Emily Mortimer, Dermot Mulroney, Liam Neeson, Connie Nielsen, Nick Nolte, Charles Officer, Sandra Oh, Sophie Okonedo, Michael Ondaatje, Peter Outerbridge, Al Pacino, Ellen Page, Vincent Pastori, Bill Paxton, Sean Penn, Yolande Perrault, Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Pollack, Sydney Pollack, Sarah Polley, Franka Potente, Kelly Preston, Lucy Punch, Mark Rendall, Callum Keith Rennie, Lazar Ristovski, Joan Rivers, Jesse Rosensweet, Scott Rudin, Paul and Tatiana Rusesabagina, Zoe Saldana, Maya Sansa, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jason Schwartzman, Kyra Sedgewick, Pete Seeger, Martin Short/Jiminy Glick, Sonja Smits, Robert Stadlober, Peter Stebbings, Hilary Swank, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Charlize Theron, Henry Thomas, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kristen Thomson, Jacob Tierney, Lily Tomlin, Luis Tosar, Stuart Townsend, Tracey Ullman, Kostja Ullmann, Simone Urdl, Federico Veiroj, Ingrid Veninger, Wiebke von Carolsfeld, Mark Wahlberg, Paul Walker, Leigh Wannell, Kerry Washington, Sigourney Weaver, The Weavers, Jimmy Weber, Jennifer Weiss, , Cindy Wolfe, Ziyi Zhang, and Elsa Zylberstein.

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