A few pics of the stars of STAKE LAND from the 2010 TIFF Danielle Harris Michael Cerveris Connor Paolo Kelly McGillis
One of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festivial Midnight Madness Premieres was for the film "Stake Land"
These late night showings are always good for trying to meet the actors, because with it being so late the crowds are thin. This night was no different, with only about 20-30 people waiting, it was a great chance to get everyone you wanted from the cast.
The cast was varied.
Danielle Harris - The diminutive horror movie hottie who has the cool distinction of being in both Halloween movie franchises (in Halloween 4 & 5, and then in Halloween 1 & 2 of the new more recent re-creations)
Kelly McGillis - Yes, the same Kelly McGillis from Top Gun.
Michael Cerveris - More recently hes been "The Observer" on the growing FOX hit Fringe.
Connor Paolo - a Gossip Girl cast member
The entire cast was quite receptive to all requests, they did autographs, took photos, posed for photos & chatted with the fans.
I even managed to get Michael to tell me when he was coming back to Vancouver to film more episodes of Fringe.
The 2010 Toronto International Film Festical had a red carpet premiere for the film "Daydream Nation" which stars Kat Dennings (Nick & Norahs Infinite Playlist), Josh Lucas (American Psycho) & Rachel Blanchard (Snakes On A Plane). It also includes Canadians Katie Boland (The Zack Files) and Landon Liboiron (Degrassi - The Next generation).
With the likes of Andie McDowell & Reece Thompson filling out the cast. It has a decent mixture of Hollywood veterans & new blood.
I had a chance to first catch up with Dennings at the airport a couple days earlier, dressed quite casual & with glasses on. At the red carpet premiere, she dressed up so well, I wasnt even sure it was her at first. At the airport, she seemed a bit awkward & a little unsure of signing. But on the red carpet later on, she was pleasant, friendly & full of smiles.
I got a few pics of Blanchard, who was seemingly in a continuous state of joy. She seemed very happy, and found the comments of some of the onlookers humourous... especially when 1 of them asked Rachel if she could introduce him to her friend that she arrived with. She took lots of time to interact with the fans, being a local girl probably helped with that.
Josh Lucas showed up and did a lot of press interviews, and I frankly, didnt see him too much. He seemed to come in & vanish quite quickly to me... thus why I only snagged 1 photo of him out there.
Landon Liboiron, seemed in high demand to the girls, despite several of them not even knowing his name. He took it all ins tride & posed for photos with fans, even when they didnt know his name.
Katie Boland also showed up, and frankly, seemed to act very unsure if she should be there. I never saw her looking too relaxed out there. If her publicist or agent sees this, have a few words with your client about body language. She looks cute, but the crossed arms & standing off to the side like shes someones random friend isnt helping to promote her & frankly, probably deters any media from wanting to ask her for a quick photo or comment.
A few pics from the cast of SUPER (Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page) while they were in Toronto for TIFF to promote the film.
The film "Super" had a premiere in Toronto during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Its 3 mains tars made it, Liv Tyler (who I had no photos of), Ellen Page (Juno) & Rainn Wilson (The Office).
Heres a few pics of Rainn on the red carpet, as well as a couple of Ellen at the airport & 1 at the red carpet as well.
Heres a few pics from the premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival of "Passion Play" starring Megan Fox, Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) and Bill Murray (Ghostbusters)
While Fox and Rourke were quite exceptional with the fans, their co-star, the grouchy Bill Murray was as miserable as they get. His demeanour & attitude was that of someone that just watched their family get beaten to death infront of them on the drive over.
While Rourke was great on the red carpet, even joking fans & being candid about this film compared to his more recent successes like The Wrestler, Fox actually was possible even better. These two did everything humanly possible to cancel out the cancerous attitude of Murray, a well known long time, worst signer staple.
A few red carpet pics from the Toronto International Film Festival premiere for PEEP WORLD, starring Michael C Hall
Here are a few pics from the TIFF premiere, and after party for the movie "Peep World"
It stars Dexter star, Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman (who I somehow never got any pics of, sorry) and Judy Greer.
Hall made my Best celebrity encounters list after this years film festival with his terrific signing habits, and willingness to talk with people who werent even with the media on topics such as the film, the filming of Dexter and other things.
During the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, I met a few exceptionally friendly celebs. Most notably, The star of Clash Of The Titans, as well as the all time highest grossing movie, Avatar. Of course, that man is Sam Worthington.
I had the pleasure of catching up with Sam on the red carpet, first for his film with Oscar winning acting legend Helen Mirren in "The Debt". At that time I had made the strong statement that I thought Sam was the best signer at film fest. After that interaction I did run into another strong contender with Dexter star, Michael C. Hall. But Sam had a chance to put a stranglehold on the title...and he did.
Final day of my film fest, I happened to come across Sam at the hotel. There was about 5-6 of us waiting, and he signed ALL THIRTEEN photos I had at the same time. he made little comments, asking me what I was doing with them, told me he didnt care if I was selling them & even said good on me if I did. His easy going persona didnt stop with me. When a very cute Japanese girl asked him if he would remove his glasses for a photo with, he quickly responded in jest with "sure, if you remove your top", then proceeded to take off his glasses anyways, despite the girl not acceptiong his counter-proposal. With another fan who was getting an index card signed, he made her sign 1 for him & give it to him. Another fan he posed for a photo with, holding the signed index card from the other fan. He was just a joy to be around.
With any large venture such as a film fest, there is always going to be losers, and winners. This years biggest winner, my NEW Best Celebrity encounter Number 1 ranked star - SAM WORTHINGTON!
You can see my best, and worst list here
Avatar star Sam Worthington signing autographs on the red carpet for his film "The Debt" at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival
Heres a small clip of Sam Worthington signing for the plethora of fans on the red carpet of the gala premiere for "The Debt" at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thompson Hall.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.