Who was the best-dressed at the TIFF opening premiere of ‘The Judge’?


The Toronto International Film Festival opened last night with a bang. TIFF got the biggest and highest paid actor in the world to open up their festival: Robert Downey Jr. And his pregnant wife Susan! I forgot that she pregnant. They’re having a baby girl this time around. Anyway, RDJ and Susan looked lovely for the TIFF premiere of The Judge. The Judge is that Lifetime-looking feel-good film about a son (RDJ) reconciling with his curmudgeon father (Robert Duvall), “the Judge” of the title. From what I can tell from glancing through some of the reviews online, The Judge is not a slam-dunk. Some think it’s a throwback to Old Hollywood storytelling (complete with gasping courtroom revelations). Some think it’s too long and melodramatic.

RDJ recently chimed in as to the ongoing debate about whether Marvel should give Scarlett Johansson a stand-alone Black Widow film/franchise. He basically said that women have always been welcome at Marvel, citing Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper and Zoe Saldana in Guardians, but then acknowledges: “It would be kind of more appropriate for a character that already was like a Black Widow (to lead a movie). It just seems like whatever Scarlett does people want to go see it.” Of course, then he said that Jeremy Renner needs his own Hawkeye movie too.


More photos from the premiere… you guys, this is what my love Vincent D’Onofrio looks like these days! SO BALD. You know what? I would still hit it.


Here’s Kristen Bell in Etro. NOOOoo. I’m all for cute pregnant ladies wearing cute pregnant clothes, but this jumpsuit (or whatever it is, I can’t figure it out) is a NO.



Vera Farmiga in Michael Kors. Yikes! Vera has a great figure so I’m not sure why she’s dressed up as a nouveau Sister Wife.


Robert Duvall is everything. I seriously think he was the best dressed man on the carpet.


Photos courtesy of Joe Alvarez & WENN.

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  1. Kiddo says:

    Robert Duvall and RDJ’s wife look the best. Not a good look for D’Onofrio at all, oof! Kristen Bell is a hot mess. I thought Vera Farmiga was SJP for a minute, the eyes are similar.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Oh man…D’Onofrio! I love him but why does he look like my creepy neighbor here?

      RDJ looks smokin’ and his wife is glowing. Robert Duvall…is that his girlfriend? Or wife?

    • V4Real says:

      RDJ and Susan looks fantastic and to think she’ll be giving birth two months from now. Vera is beautiful but that dress needs to go back on the rack.

      Love Duvall this is actually R and Duvall second time working together. Do anyone remember The Gingerbread Man?

    • kbomb000 says:

      Funny story: several years ago at a TIFF party, Vincent tried to pick up my little sister. He was hitting it HARD and Vince Vaughn found the whole thing hilarious because my sis wouldn’t give him the time of day. Fast forward 6 years and Vincent tried to pick me up at a bar in Montego Bay RIGHT in front of my boyfriend (with my sister just down the beach). He was crushed beyond belief and had coke stuck all around his nose. Not a good look for him. Anyway, my sis and I find the whole thing absolutely hilarious.

  2. Tanguerita says:

    Susan’s shoes look so painful. I actually don’t mind Bell’s jumpsuit, at least it’s not boring.

  3. Mia4S says:

    Duvall>>>>> everyone else.

    I may start a fight but right now I don’t actually care if Black Widow gets her own movie. In the cartoons/comics she just seemed deeper, duplicitous, and more interesting. In the movies? They pay lip service to it but I don’t see it. Maybe the Avengers sequel will change my mind.

    Yes we need a female-led superhero movie. Black Widow? Meh. Although I’d take it over Thor 3.

    • Melly says:

      You would rather see Black Widow instead of LOKI?!? That’s just criminal! 😉

    • Algernon says:

      Maybe it’s because I’m a Scarlett apologist, but I have liked how they’ve slowly built out Natasha’s character over her three appearances in Marvel movies (so far). Each time we’ve seen her we’ve seen a different facet of her personality and seen her different skill sets. I think a Black Widow movie would very well at this point because I feel like we’re finally at a place where we can see the “real” Natasha Romanov and put all the various pieces together. Or just do a set spy movie with Black Widow and Winter Soldier! They don’t even have to be partners, since Marvel seems to have disposed of their shared Red Room history from the comics, they can be mutual antagonists. Set it in the early 2000s when Natasha would’ve been around 20 (so early days at SHIELD), and have them trying to get to the same target or something. That’d be cool, too. I feel like there’s a lot you can do with Natasha, but since we only get her in these small doses, a lot of potential goes untapped.

      Also, I feel like a Hawkeye movie could work. If anyone’s read Matt Fraction’s excellent Hawkeye book from the last couple years, you know there’s plenty of good source material to take from. I think it’d be kind of cool if they did something like an R-rated, straight to VOD/streaming movie from Hawkeye. You could easily make it for like, $60-70M (less than half the average Marvel movie). Although Renner’s schedule is so busy it’s probably not feasible.

    • Mia4S says:

      I confess I’m over Loki. I was never “OMG Hiddleston!!!” so that may just be me. Thor 2 was just completely mediocre, Hiddleston can do better (not Ben Hur though, yikes!).

      Scarlett’s performance is absolutely fine. Honestly I think part of it is I’d like to see an ‘actual female superhero with super powers’, rather than ‘female in jumpsuit who knows martial arts’. That’s been done to death. Ugh, if Snyder destroys Wonder Woman I demand he be exiled from earth.

  4. Melly says:

    I love RDJ and will go see any movie he is in. Susan looks amazing, she definitely has that pregnancy glow!

    • Erinn says:

      She is gorgeous! I’m not sure how I’ve never really noticed her before.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I love RDJ and Susan. She looks like she’s lots of fun, and she must be teeny tiny because isn’t RDJ super short? I really think he is the lift king, and not Tom Cruise! Lol!

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      It would be lovely if Susan would once again wear her glasses on the red carpet as she used to do when she was dating RDJ – she looks stunning with them.

  5. JKL says:

    D’Onofrio shaved his head to play Kingpin in the Daredevil show. Looks a lot like the character.

  6. BendyWindy says:

    I actually really dig Vera’s look. Robert Duvall’s suit is killing it, as is his wife/date’s sequined mini-dress. The only one I’m not really into is Kristen Bell’s look. Those prints clash in a bad way, not a good way and I find the yellow too loud.

    I don’t know how I feel about a Black Widow movie, but give me more Jeremy Renner.

  7. InvaderTak says:

    Is Downey looking a but haggard? Looks like he needs a vacation before baby gets here.

  8. bns says:

    I’m so tired of seeing old men with women half their age. So cliche.

  9. ds says:

    I must be going nuts but Farmiga’s hair and make-up made me think she was SJP for a second there.

  10. Astrid says:

    I thought I was looking at a haggard Keanu Reeves, not RDJ

  11. Pri says:

    Ohh Vera! I love you still : ^*

  12. Cali says:

    RDJ looks tired as hell. Possibly stress from his oldest son’s struggles and having a toddler and then a baby on the way mixed in with all these work projects? I thought the movie looked good from the trailer I saw. Fingers crossed.

    Kristen Bell just annoys me so much now. I think it’s just that smug smile of hers now that I know she’s really not what she tries to pretend to be. I’m surprised she’s not accosting photographers for taking photos of her unborn baby. Ridiculous to say, I know. But just UGH.