Thursday, September 4, 2014

500,000 Will Attend 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

From the 35, 000 who attended the inaugural film festival in 1976, 500, 000 people are expected to attend the 39th Toronto International Film Festival opening today with David Dobkin's The Judge, an American drama starring Robert Downey Jr, who is famous for his role as Stan Lee's Marvel superhero Tony Stark/Iron Man in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), and Iron Man 3 (2013). He has been nominated twice for the Academy Awards for Best Actor in Chaplin (1992) and for Best Supporting Actor in Tropic Thunder in 2008; Robert Duvall who is famous as Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974) has received six Academy Awards nominations and winning an Oscar for Best Actor as country western singer Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies (1983), six Golden Globes nominations (winning four), and has multiple nominations and one win each of the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award and Emmy Award; Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dax Shepard, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Lancaster, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Lest we forget, Toronto International Film Festival: (TIFF) is a charitable cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world, through film.

Year of the first Festival of Festivals: 1976

Year that the Festival of Festivals was renamed the Toronto International Film Festival: 1994

Days of this year's TIFF: 11

Number of people who attended the first fest: 35,000

People predicted to attend this year: 500,000.

There will be 143 world premieres at the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival opening this weekend Friday September 4, 2014.

Opening film: The Judge
Closing film: A Little Chaos
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Founded 1976
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
Number of films 393 films
Festival date 4 – 14 September 2014.

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