Jennifer Aniston will be in town for TIFF to celebrate her new drama, "Cake." Jennifer Aniston will be in town for TIFF to celebrate her new drama, "Cake."

The Toronto International Film Festival has always been one of the more stargazer-friendly festivals, and this year is no different. With a dizzying roster of big names coming to town, we thought we'd point out some highlights and extra-special guests for you.

Though not your traditional film festival attendees, John Travolta, John Cusack and Adam Sandler — who has more than one film in TIFF — will be sneaking around Toronto this week. Tobey Maguire, who's been quiet recently save for "the Great Gatsby," returns with Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice." And Ethan Hawke has a handful of titles to promote, including a documentary he directed, "Seymour: an Introduction." For music fans, Roger Waters will be in town to present the film version of his most recent concert tour of "the Wall."

"Hunger Games" fans should keep an eye out for Josh Hutcherson and Elizabeth Banks, both in town to promote less Katniss-centric films.There might even be an awkward post-"Twilight" run-in between exes Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, both supporting high-profile indies.

 

Speaking of actresses, Keira Knightley and Julianne Moore are each representing multiple films at this year's fest, while Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick and Kristen Wiig will be living it up downtown as well. And Diane Keaton will be hitting the town with Morgan Freeman and Cynthia Nixon in tow to celebrate "Ruth and Alex." And of course, Reese Witherspoon will be making the rounds, pressing flesh in support of her latest, "Wild." It's going to be pretty crowded.

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