TIFF 2014: A-listers bring Hollywood’s bright lights to Canada’s cinema scene (VIDEO)

Stars like Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Aniston, and Bill Murray all premiered films at Toronto International Film Festival.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife

Actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife

The stars have been out in force this week, lining the red carpets in Canada’s largest city for TIFF – the Toronto International Festival, a now-essential stop on any Oscar hopeful’s annual tour.

Last weekend, fans went gaga for legendary comedian Bill Murray, even saluting the Saturday Night Live alum with a comic convention-ish ‘Bill Murray Day’ – a marathon of three of the actor’s most famous films, Stripes, Groundhog Day, and Ghostbusters. Other A-listers – like Robert Downey Jr. (pictured above, video below), Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Jennifer Aniston – have premiered their respective films at this year’s TIFF.

The celebrity presence and the hoopla around it was so dominant, the event and its attendees even received a cynical jab from Hockey Night in Canada host Don Cherry. (Hey, any press is good press. And in Don’s case, that’s really any press.)

The event – which started on Thursday, September 4 – runs until this Sunday, September 14.

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley star in The Imitation Game

VIDEO: Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell arrive at TIFF

VIDEO: Jon Stewart premieres Rosewater at TIFF

VIDEO: Jennifer Aniston and Cake premiere at TIFF

VIDEO: Bill Murray Day and St. Vincent come to TIFF

VIDEO: Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and based on a bestselling memoir by Cheryl Strayed

VIDEO: Al Pacino, starring in Manglehorn, shows his lighter side at TIFF

VIDEO: Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan bring The Judge to Toronto

VIDEO: Kevin Costner and Black and White screen at TIFF

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