Toronto 2008 Red Carpet Report

Zac Efron, Claire Danes in Lanvin, Premiere of Me and Orson Welles, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Toronto 2008 Red Carpet Report

01 of 18

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams, Premiere of The Lucky Ones, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Hometown girl Rachel McAdams (in Gucci) turned heads when she arrived at the premiere of The Lucky Ones at Roy Thomson Hall. "I've always wanted to do a road movie," McAdams said when asked about her character in the film, which tells the story of three veterans taking an unexpected journey after returning home for the war in Iraq.

-With reporting by Bronwyn Barnes, Karen Levy and Vivian Vassos

02 of 18

Ethan Hawke

Rachel McAdams, Premiere of What Doesn't Kill You, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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The day after he celebrated with co-star Mark Ruffalo at the In Style/HFPA party, Ethan Hawke got back to work, hitting the red carpet at the premiere of What Doesn't Kill You, held at Ryerson Theatre.

03 of 18

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan, Premiere of Fifty Dead Men Walking, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Rose McGowan was racy in red when she joined co-stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess and Kevin Zegers for the premiere of Fifty Dead Men Walking. "I arrived in Toronto, ate a giant cheeseburger and fell asleep," McGowan said of her preparation for the big night.

04 of 18

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton, Premiere of Paris, Not France, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Paris Hilton did what she does best-attract attention-when she arrived at the premiere of Paris, Not France, a documentary about her charmed life. "I'm wearing all my brand," said the hotel heiress, who was clad head-to-toe in clothes, accessories and shoes from her own collection.

-With reporting by Bronwyn Barnes, Karen Levy and Vivian Vassos

05 of 18

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel, Premiere of Easy Virtue, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Jessica Biel showed grace under pressure when she made her Toronto Film Festival debut. After hitting the red carpet for the premiere of Easy Virtue at the The Visa Screening Room, Biel swapped her snow white Giambattista Valli frock for a little black dress before dashing off the toast the film at hip spot Kultura. "That's the hardest part about coming to a festival with a film," the actress said of the frantic pace. "You never get to see any of the other movies!"

06 of 18

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts, Premiere of Lymelife, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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After a quick trip to New York Fashion week, Emma Roberts hit the Toronto circuit for the premiere of Lymelife, held at the Ryerson Theatre.

07 of 18

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston, Premiere of Management, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Jennifer Aniston wore a little black Balenciaga dress that was anything but basic and accessorized with Jimmy Choo heels and Fred Leighton jewels when she celebrated the premiere of Management at the Isabel Bader Theatre. After the debut, Aniston and co-star Steve Zahn headed to Luxury Lounge at hot spot Lobby for the Alberto-sponsored post-premiere soiree.

08 of 18

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley, Premiere of The Duchess, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Keira Knightley looked regal and shimmered in Bvlgari jewels when she arrived at the premiere of The Duchess, held at Roy Thomson Hall. "It was such an honor to actually be given this role," the British beauty told reporters at a press conference for the flick. "There are relatively few leading roles for women, so to actually have one land on your doorstep was fantastic."

09 of 18

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz, Premiere of The Wrestler, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Rachel Weisz went wild when she hit the red carpet at the premiere of The Wrestler-the first of her two Toronto offerings-at The Visa Screening Room. Weisz later mingled with Gerard Butler, Josh Brolin and Mickey Rourke at the after-party, held at the ultra-exclusive Park Hyatt Hotel.

10 of 18

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway in Jean Louis Sherrer, Premiere of Rachel Getting Married, Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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The fans were out in full force to catch a glimpse of Anne Hathaway at the premiere of Rachel Getting Married. And the actress didn't disappoint-exiting her SUV and making a beeline to sign autographs. The flashbulbs exploded as Hathaway showed off her ballerina-inspired black Jean Louis Sherrer from Rare Vintage NYC. "There's no ritual in getting ready, I just work with this great stylist, Rachel Zoe," she said of her signature style.

11 of 18

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera, Premiere of Appaloosa, Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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After engaging in a debate about her taste for tacos at a press conference, Renee Zellweger showed off another signature Carolina Herrera frock at the premiere of Appaloosa, held at the Elgin Theatre. Once she'd walked the red carpet with co-stars Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris, Zellweger headed straight to the airport to make her way home for a family gathering.

12 of 18

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson, Virgin Unite Foundation party, Toronto Party Circuit, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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After helping hairstylist David Babaii introduce his new line of hair care products to Canadian beauty editors, lady in red Kate Hudson joined Petra Nemcova MUZIK for Sir Richard Branson's bash for the Virgin Unite Foundation.

13 of 18

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Premiere of Burn After Reading, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Though co-star George Clooney was a no show, Brad Pitt was more than enough leading man for the fans who lined the block for a glimpse of the red carpet at the Toronto premiere of Burn After Reading, held at Roy Thomson Hall. Pitt was also the center of attention at the film's after-party, where a team of bodyguards was required to escort him to the men's room.

14 of 18

Jeremy Piven andChris 'Ludacris' Bridges

Jeremy Piven, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Premiere of RocknRolla, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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"If you fall asleep during this movie, I will head-butt you," cracked Jeremy Piven, who joined co-star Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges at the North American premiere of RocknRolla, held at the Elgin Theatre.

15 of 18

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson in Lanvin, Premiere of Secret Life of Bees, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Jennifer Hudson wowed the crowd in Lanvin at the premiere of The Secret Life Of Bees, held at Roy Thomson Hall. "We had so much fun on the set," Hudson said of the all-women cast, that also includes Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah and Alicia Keys.

16 of 18

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah, Premiere of The Secret Life of Bees, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Also at the premiere of The Secret Life of Bees, Queen Latifah showed off her svelte figure in a body-hugging one-shoulder sheath. After the festival, the multi-talented artist said she will head home to put the finishing touches on her new album.

17 of 18

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush, E-Talk party, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Though she doesn't have a film at the festival, Sophia Bush provided some star power at the E-Talk Party. Bush also stopped by Canadian retail mecca Holt Renfrew for the Converse party, where she crossed paths with Jeremy Piven.

18 of 18

Zac Efron and Claire Danes

Zac Efron, Claire Danes in Lanvin, Premiere of Me and Orson Welles, Toronto Red Carpet Report, 2008 Toronto Film Festival
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Zac Efron and Claire Danes (in Lanvin) hyped their flick Me and Orson Welles at the Ryerson Theatre. Danes' real life leading man, Hugh Dancy, flew North to support the star at the Canadian debut.

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