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FILE - In this April 24, 2013 file photo, actor Robert Downey Jr. arrives at the world premiere of "Marvel's Iron Man 3" at the El Capitan Theatre, in Los Angeles. The Toronto Film Festival unveiled a star-heavy lineup amid increased festival jockeying for the most plum premieres of Hollywoods fall season. Torontos slate, announced in a press conference Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Toronto, features anticipated performances from Denzel Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as films from directors like Chris Rock, Noah Baumbach and Jon Stewart, making his debut behind the camera. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

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