So without further ado, here is the 2017 TIFF Top 30 list.
TIFF Top 30
1 - Ruth Wilson - I missed her last TIFF because I made a scheduling blunder. The woman who brought one of the 200s best TV characters, Alice to life on Luther, is at the top of the list this year.
2 - Benedict Cumberbatch - If it werent for my blunder last year with Ms. Wilson, Benedict Cumberbatch could have been my first ever two time #1 pick. The Sherlock star is always near the top of of everyones list.
3 - Eminem - While I have gotten the music icon on multiple occasions over the years, still pretty excited for another chance at him. Havent actually "met" him in 17 years.
4 - Maisie Williams - One of my 3 favorite characters on Game Of Thrones.
5 - Alison Brie - Any member from Community is sure to make my top 30 list, but Annie Edison, is a top 5 any year.
6 - Daniel Craig - Always got to go for any James Bond you can get.
7 - Idris Elba - Well, even though I have gotten Mr. Elba twice in the last couple years, would you believe I somehow have never got him on a Luther photo yet. Looking to rectify that this time around.
8 - Steve Buscemi - While many rave about his work oN Boardwalk Empire, its his work on Con Air that has me most excited to meet him.
9 - The Tragically Hip - Ask any Canadian, and this legendary band would be sure to be on their list.... they would have been a lock for a top 5 spot, if Gord Downie were confirmed for the festival, but with his health concerns, its understandable he is not.
10 - Jim Carrey - In Living Color, Ave Ventura, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber, Liar Liar.... the list of reasons to go for this Canadian legend is considerable.
11 - Kate Winslet
12 - George Clooney
13 - Christoph Waltz
14 - Peter Dinklage
15 - Matt Damon
16 - Emma Stone
17 - Christian Bale
18 - Jessica Chastain
19 - Zachary Levi
20 - Amy Seimetz
21 - Jake McDorman
22 - Ralph Macchio
23 - Samuel L Jackson
24 - Sebastian Stan
25 - Jennifer Carpenter
26 - Saoirse Ronan
27 - Denzel Washington
28 - Natalie Krill
29 - Tom Holland
30 - Michael C Hall
Pamela Adlon, Margaret Atwood, Javier Bardem, Sean Bean, Kirsten Bell, Rob Benedict, Halle Berry, Paul Bettany, Selma Blair, Beau Bridges, Nicolas Cage, Steve Carell, Helena Bonham Carter, Vince Carter, Louis CK, Eric Clapton, Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston, Penelope Cruz, Joan Cusack, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Day, Geena Davis, Judi Dench, Laura Dern, Zoey deutch, Drake, Colin Farrell, Edie Falco, Elle Fanning, Jenna Fischer, Andrew Garfield, Domhnall gleeson, Jane goodall, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Helen Hunt, Josh Hutcherson, Oscar Isaac, Lily James, Allison Janney, Don Johnson, John Karna, Riley Keough, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Levi, John Malkovich, Julianna Margulies, Wendi McLendon Covey, Ben Mendelsohn, Dylan Minnette, Helen Mirren, Jason Mitchell, Julianne Moore, Natalie Morales, Elisabeth Moss, Carey Mulligan, Kathryn Newton, Gary Oldman, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Michelle Pfeiffer, Vanessa Redgrave, Diana Rigg, Seth Rogen, Zoe Saldana, Peter Sarsgaard, Martin Scorsese, Andy Serkis, Amanda Seyfried, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman, Alicia Silverstone, Christian Slater, Jimmy Smits, Ben Stiller, Sharon Stone, Donald Sutherland, Hillary Swank, Jeffrey Tambor, Alicia Vikander, Rachel weisz, Kristen Wiig
Other people with films at TIFF I will try for if there, include
Jared Abrahamson, Austin Abrams, Dianna Agron, Genevieve Angelson, Gemma Arterton, Simon Baker, Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jason Biggs, Mary J Blige, Hugh Bonneville, Douglas Booth, Asa Butterfield, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Campbell, Bobby Cannavale, Lizzy Caplan, Lorne Cardinal, Timothee Chalamat, Dean Charles Chapman, Sam Claflin, Jason Clarke, Jermaine Clement, Robert James Collier, Kelly Connaire, Paddy Considine, Carrie Coon, Dominic Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Kevin Costner, Alan Cumming, Adam devine, Kaitlyn Dever, Stephen Dillane, Jay Duplass, Zac Efron, Carmen Ejogo, Luke Evans, Adele Exarchopoulos, Alexia Fast, Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Claire Foy, James Franco, Joanne Froggatt, Sarah Gadon, Michael Gambon, Melissa George, Richard Gere, Greta Gerwig, Lawrence Gilliard Jr, Walter Goggins, Tony Goldwyn, Eva Green, Judy Greer, Paul Gross, Tom Guiry, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anthony Michael Hall, Rebbeca Hall, Armie Hammer, Ed Harris, Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hartnett, Dennis Haysbert, Sally Hawkins, Bella Heathcote, Lucas Hedges, garret Hedlund, Eve Hewson, Ciaran Hinds, Edward Holcroft, Charlotte Hope, Nicholas Hoult, Michiel Huisman, Charlie Hunnam, Max Irons, Eddie Izzard, Angelina Jolie, Grace Jones, Toby Jones, Barry Keoghan, Nicole Kidman, Diane Kruger, Olga Kureylenko, Shia LaBeouf, Stephen lang, Brie Larson, Rebecca Liddiard, Harry Lloyd, Melissa Leo, Liana Liberato, Sophie Lowe, Matilda Lutz, Julianna Margulies, Rami Malek, Thomas Mann, Kate Mara, Margo Martindale, tatiana Maslany, Rachel mcAdams, James McAvoy, Frances McDormand, Jessica McNamee, Emily Meade, Laurie Metcalf, Tuppence Middleton, Chloe Moretz, Rob Morgan, Peter Mullan, Liam Neeson, Sam Neill, Alessandro Nivola, Sandra Oh, Elizabeth Olsen, Eric Christian Olson, Chris Parnell, Stephanie Pearson, Missy Peregrym, Ron Perlman, Russell Peters, Rosamund Pike, Jessie Plemons, Charlie Plummer, Sarah Polley, Imogen Poots, Bel Powley, Bill Pullman, Zachary Quinto, Charlotte Rampling, Miranda Richardson, Andrea Riseborough, Emma Roberts, Margot Robbie, Sam Rockwell, Zoe Saldana, Morgan Saylor, Mattias Schoenaerts, Marielle Scott, Amy Seimetz, Chloe Sevigny, Michael Shannon, Michael Sheen, Alexander Siddig, Stellan Skarsgard, Rachel Skarsten, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Socha, Ksenia Solo, Morgan Spector, Octavia Spencer, Jerry Stackhouse, Julia Sarah Stone, Tom Sturridge, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Scott Thomas, Emma Thompson, Lea Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Rory Uphold, Marine Vacht, Vince Vaughn, Katherine Waterston, Dominic West, Bradley Whitford, Siobhan Williams, Luke Wilson, Scott Wilson, Annie Winters, Evan rachel Wood, Calum Worthy, Steve Zahn, Alexa Yeames, Ikumi Yoshimatsu, Chris Zylka