Pierce Brosnan at the TIFF premiere of "Love Is All You Need." (Jag Gundu/Getty Images)
With tables going for $25,000, attendees at the swanky Night Without End fundraiser for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival were probably looking forward to a little Hollywood gold for their buck. Unfortunately for the fundraiser, which goes to support TIFF, not a single A-Lister showed up to the 007-themed gala -- not even Bond, James Bond, himself.
Pierce Brosnan was in town to promote the romantic comedy "Love Is All You Need," but The Toronto Star reports that instead of showing up to the fundraiser that took place at the lakeside Corus building, the actor was spotted at Yorkville's Crème Bistro, alongside Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid, for a dinner party by Sony Pictures Classics.
Guests couldn't be totally disappointed, though, as the night featured fireworks, live music on a pier overlooking the water, James Bond acrobats, and performances by Gordon Lightfoot and Darren Criss from "Glee." And the after party brought out Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie, after all.
Most celebrities who descend into Toronto for TIFF have great things to say about the city, its citizens, and the festival in general. Well, except for Tom Hanks, it seems, who griped about the crowded streets and theatres in the press conference for "Cloud Atlas."
The Night Without End fundraiser still raised $600,000 for the annual mega movie festival, but it was apparently a shaky first try at what is expected to become an annual event. Maybe if they promise more acrobats next year, more celebs will come out for the show!