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Caption Writing Person's radio silence this week? Just the calm before the Toronto International Film Festival storm. Unfollow him on Twitter @captionperson

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Caption Writing Person is taking a day off before TIFF mania takes hold, so Caption Writing Intern is writing this gallery for course credit. One of CWI's favourite actors, Michael Clarke Duncan (rest in peace, big guy), will hand out grades. First, Jude Law strikes an extra-jaunty pose as he arrives for the world premiere of Anna Karenina at the Odeon Leicester Square in central London on Sept. 4, 2012. When later asked what he thought of the source material for the movie, he said: “TL;DR”

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Michael Clarke Duncan and Kung Fu Panda LOL-ed at that online pop culture reference.

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Actress Keira Knightley shows off her British “Prince Charles” smile for photographers as she arrives for the world premiere of Anna Karenina in central London on Sept. 4, 2012.

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Michael Clarke Duncan is not amused by the simply untrue cultural stereotype perpetuated in the previous photo – Keira Knightley is stunning.

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Alright then: Keira Knightley looks stunning as she arrives for the world premiere of Anna Karenina in London.

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French actress Helena Noguerra arrives for the premiere of the film The Bourne Legacy at the 38th American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy, France on Sept. 1, 2012. What a lovely assortment of awkward mid-back tattoos Ms. Nogueraa has. Let’s take a closer look at one of them.

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What a fine anchor you have, Ms. Noguerra.

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No, Willem Dafoe, you will not convince CWI to lend you $10.

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Actress Milla Jovovich meets a zombie that represents how we all feel on the inside about her acting, at the premiere of Resident Evil: Retribution in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

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You can’t really tell in this picture, but deep down, Jeremy Renner is really tired of promoting The Bourne Legacy in Berlin on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. That, or he’s attempting to pronounce the film’s German title, Das Bourne Vermaechtnis.

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Ehh, Michael Clarke Duncan gives that sequence a C+. He rather enjoyed The Bourne Legacy and doesn’t understand why CWI always has to pick on Jeremy Renner.

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Argentinian director Jazmin Lopez poses during the photocall of the movie Leones at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice on Sept. 3, 2012, giving us our obligatory opportunity to crack a hipster joke.

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Actor Sousuke Takaoka literally strikes a pose during the photocall of the movie The Millennial Rapture in Venice on Sept. 4, 2012. See, this is the joie de vivre of movie-making that we never see in North America because we force our celebrities to be plasticky, unfeeling acting machines who fear their every private moment will be splashed across tabloid fronts the moment they let their guards down. Shame on us, shame on us.

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Amen, brother, amen. A+.

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Wait, here’s Argentinian director Jazmin Lopez again, quickly backtracking off the red carpet after realizing that, no, this wasn’t the line for the clearance sale at American Apparel.

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Zing! Also, good pacing on that joke, says Michael Clarke Duncan.

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Actor Kiefer Sutherland poses with Japanese child star Tatsuomi Hamada during a press conference for his TV drama Touch in Tokyo on Sept. 3, 2012.

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The caption said: “Actor Russell Crowe, centre, stands with U.S. Coast Guard petty officers on Sept. 2, 2012. Crowe and a friend were picked up by the Coast Guard over the weekend after getting lost while kayaking off Long Island, N.Y.” But CWI’s brain and heart said: “Beard.”

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Michael Clarke Duncan LOVED those last two. They practically wrote themselves!

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Actor Michael Fassbender can’t help but laugh, because Michael Clarke Duncan is that awesome.

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Michael Clarke Duncan’s infectious smile and laughter get the best of director Susanne Bier and actor Pierce Brosnan during the photocall of the movie Den Skaldede Frisor (Love Is All You Need) in Venice Sept. 2, 2012.

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Pierce Brosnan, however, ruins the moment by breaking the fourth wall and winking up through the computer screen right at YOU.

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Rest in peace, Mike. Your smile and warmth will be missed; you were a giant among men in many ways.

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