Red carpet-o-meter With Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson among the A-listers rumoured to be taking a walk down the red carpet at this year’s festival, we take a sideways glance at years gone by to see which celebrities have graced our city (and which stars never quite made it).
2004 The film festival launched with a bang thanks to visits from Morgan Freeman, Desmond Tutu, Orlando Bloom and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
2005 Celebs were thinner on the ground: Laurence Fishburne stopped by, as did Lifetime Achievement Award winner Morgan Freeman (again).
2006 Maverick director Oliver Stone picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award; Richard Gere, Nick Cannon and Diane Kruger were also in town.
2007 Sharon Stone, George Clooney, Dita Von Teese, Michelle Yeoh and The Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino boosted the star appeal in 2007.
2008 Nicolas Cage, Ben Affleck and Anil Kapoor brought testosterone to the event, while Goldie Hawn, Salma Hayek and Laura Linney added grace.
2009 Queen Noor Al Hussain, Desmond Tutu and Monaco’s ruler Prince Albert II stepped onto the red carpet, along with ’80s teen idol Matt Dillon.
2010 Jim Sturgess, Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth all visited, but Sean Penn stole the headlines after cancelling his Dubai trip to help the aid effort in Haiti.
2011? Who will walk down the red carpet at this year’s festival? Tom Cruise will be in town, and rumours have included Clooney again, George Lucas and even Kermit the Frog!