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Actor Patrick Stewart attends "The Martian" World Premiere

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Actor Patrick Stewart attends the world premiere for "The Martian” on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto.

Actor Sebastian Stan at "The Martian" World Premiere

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Actor Sebastian Stan attends the world premiere for "The Martian” on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto.

Author Andy Weir at "The Martian" World Premiere

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Author Andy Weir, Weir's mother Janet Tuer and Weir's girlfriend Keri Kukral attend the world premiere for "The Martian” on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto.

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor attends "The Martian" World Premiere

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Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor attends the world premiere for "The Martian” on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto.

Actor Sean Bean at "The Martian" World Premiere

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Actor Sean Bean attends the world premiere for "The Martian” on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto.

The Hand Prints of Actor Matt Damon

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The hand prints and initials of Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film “The Martian,” are seen in fresh cement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Mars Yard, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the JPL in Pasadena, California.

Matt Damon Makes Hand Prints at JPL

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Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film “The Martian,” smiles after having made his hand prints in cement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Mars Yard, while Mars Science Lab Project Manager Jim Erickson, left, and NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel look on, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the JPL in Pasadena, California.

Matt Damon at Media Interviews

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Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film “The Martian," participates in media interviews, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

”The Martian" Question and Answer Session

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NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel, left, Actor Matt Damon, Director Ridley Scott, Author Andy Weir, and Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters Jim Green, pose for a group photograph after participating a question and answer session about NASA’s journey to Mars and the film ”The Martian," Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the United Artist Theater in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

”The Martian" Q & A Session

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NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel, left, and Actor Matt Damon participate in a question and answer session about NASA’s journey to Mars and the film ”The Martian,” Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the United Artist Theater in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

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