Montreal has gained quite the reputation lately as a haven for the film industry. There are 3 reasons for this boom: tax breaks, an amazing looking city that is cinematically diverse, and the fact that celebrities just love Montreal culture. Okay, so I have no data to back that 3rd fact up, but any celebrity who doesn't love Montreal just hasn't realized it yet. Speaking of which, there are a ton of celebrities that are spending time in Montreal this summer - more than in the last 20+ years!
So here is a list of 25 celebrities you can expect to spot in Montreal this summer:
1. Dave Chappelle
That's right, Dave Chappelle the legendary comedian is coming to town for Just For Laughs. Don't miss out because you never know when he'll decided to retire again.
2. Channing Tatum
He will be in town filming X-Men: Apocalypse and also he will be spreading his general awesomeness around town.
3. Mike Myers
The legend himself who never disappoints is coming to town. Okay so The Love Guru sucked but he almost never disappoints.
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4. Jeremy Renner
Hawkeye! a.k.a. "How is he fighting robots with arrows?" Of course to me he'll always be D'Agostino from Senior Trip.
U2 has 4 different concert dates in Montreal this summer so Bono will be in town along with The Edge and um ... uuuuuh ... those 2 other guys.
6. Kevin Hart
You'd think Kevin Hart would be too busy filming one of the 39 movies he's been cast in yesterday but somehow he managed to find the time to come to Montreal for Just For Laughs.
7. Neil Patrick Harris
NPH is coming to town? It's going to be Legen - wait for it - dary!
8. Hugh Jackman
He's coming back to film X-men and probbaly to get a few of Montreal's Aussie pies which he claims are the best he ever tasted.
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9. Weird Al Yankovitch
No childhood was complete without the classic song parodies of Weird Al. Sometimes I can't remeber the words to the original songs so I just sing his versions instead.
10. T.J. Miller
An extremely underrated comedian, you might know him from HBO's Silicon Valley which airs immediately after Game of Thrones.
11. Reggie Watts
Reggie is an unusual man, you either love him or you hate him. It's difficult to figure out if Reggie is a genius or just insane. One the one hand he's clearly nutty but he also gives TED talks so it's up for debate.
12. J.B. Smoove
Not sure what it is about JB Smoove but he's every where. Like everywhere! He's outside my window right now and he was the rabbi at my nephew's Bar Mitzva.
13. Michael Fassbender
No X-Men movie would be complete without Magneto.
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14. Rob Schneider
15. Gilbert Gottfried
Even if you have no idea who he is, you know who Iago from Aladdin is. So yea, Iago from Aladdin is coming to town.
16. Jimmy Carr
The British stand-up comedian, television host and actor is coming to Montreal for Just For Laughs.
17. Colin Jost
One of the newest members of Saturday Night Live and the host of Weekend Update, Colin Jost will also be gracing us with his presence.
18. Dennis Quaid
For those who actually know who he is, enjoy. and for those who don't here's a link to his IMDB account.
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19. Jennifer Garner
Mrs. Batfleck is coming to town. If you can't figure out that nickname by yourself, no amount of explanation could make it funny.
20. Jennifer Lawrence
J Law is coming! She'll be in town filming X-Men: Apocalypse
21. James McAvoy
Professor Xavier himself is coming to town. I never understood why he has to touch his temple to read your mind. Is that really necessary?
22. Amy Adams
Amy Adams is hot and Sh-t and I'm pretty sure she was Lois Lane ... or something.
23. Al Pacino
Careful crossing intersections this summer you don't want to interrupt him while he's walking.
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24. Sophie Turner
You probably already knew she was in Montreal. Everybody knows! But we just couldn't do this list without her.
25. Janeane Garofalo
Catch Janeane Garofalo in her new movie with Marc Ruffalo called Garofaruffalo. Also she might be in town for Just For Laughs.