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AND ALSO APPEARING, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

When they hear that you've been to the Toronto Film Festival, most people don't want to know what you saw, but whom you saw.

So, here goes:

John Irving brunched at a table next to me -- John Irving, three friends and four separate checks.

I ducked under Kevin Spacey's second-hand smoke as he lit a victory cigar at a reception for the black comedy he stars in, "American Beauty."

I shared an elevator with Jason Mewes, Silent Bob's sidekick in "Clerks," "Mallrats" and "Chasing Amy."

"Hey, where can I get one of those?" he asked, pointing to my press tag, his fingernails colored with chipped black polish. "See, I'm in a movie here" -- Kevin Smith's latest, "Dogma" -- "but I want to watch some movies while I'm here."

Other sightings:

Ralph Fiennes, Jewel, Illeana Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Mary-Louise Parker, Peter Gallagher, David Schwimmer, Ethan Hawke -- did I mention Ralph Fiennes? -- Thora Birch, Bob Hoskins, Eric Stoltz, Liev Schrieber, Minnie Driver, Jason Priestley, the Barenaked Ladies, Steve Zahn and William H. Macy.

Oh, yeah -- did I mention Ralph Fiennes?

-- Nicole Peradotto

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