Nine years after he made “Garden State,” actor and director Zach Braff has turned to online funding platform Kickstarter to raise money for his next film. Check out the details on Braff and other superstar celebs who have gone to the crowdfunding site to make their creative projects a reality.

  • 1Zach Braff, Actor and director of “Garden State”

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    Project: “Wish I Was Here”
    What it is: Braff’s directorial follow-up to “Garden State,” written by him and his brother
    Goal: $2,000,000
    Raised: $1,591,616 at last check
    Backers: 22,141 at last check
    What your donation gets you: Pledge $10,000 and become a cast member. Braff promises, “Visit us on our set and if you want, I’ll put you in a scene we are shooting and write a line just for you.”
    Status: Still pending

  • 2Matt Damon, Actor and screenwriter

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    Project: “Extreme Realities (Journey to Planet Earth)”
    What it is: A documentary about climate change to be produced by Marilyn & Hal Weiner
    Goal: $75,000
    Raised: $45,477
    Backers: 192
    What your donation gets you: $25 gets a signed copy of the script by the filmmakers.
    Status: Failed

  • 3Mark Duplass, Screenwriter, director and actor in “The League”

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    Project: “Black Rock”
    What it is: A thriller whose cast includes Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell
    Goal: $20,000
    Raised: $33,501
    Backers: 121
    What your donation gets you:
    $5,000 or more gets you an associate producer credit.
    Status: Success

  • 4Bret Easton Ellis, author and screenwriter

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    Project: “The Canyons”
    What it is: A “contemporary thriller” with Lindsay Lohan and James Deen, written by Ellis
    Goal: $100,000
    Raised: $159,015
    Backers: 1,050
    What your donation gets you:
    $100 gets you two tickets for a private cast screening.
    Status: Success

  • 5Rob Thomas, creator of TV show “Veronica Mars”

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    Project: “Veronica Mars Movie Project”
    What it is: The movie sequel to cult TV favorite “Veronica Mars”
    Goal: $2,000,000
    Raised: $5,702,153
    Backers: 91,585
    What your donation gets you:
    For $5,000, the team will rent a theater in your hometown and have a screening for 50 guests before the theatrical release.
    Status: Success

  • 6Colin Hanks, Actor and son of Tom Hanks

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    Project: “All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records”
    What it is: A documentary about Tower Records
    Goal: $50,000
    Raised: $92,025
    Backers: 1,686
    What your donation gets you:
    $2,000 gets you two tickets to a private screening in Los Angeles.
    Status: Success

  • 7Whoopi Goldberg, Comedian

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    Project: “I Got Somethin’ to Tell You”
    What it is: Goldberg’s directorial debut, a documentary about comedian Moms Mabley
    Goal: $65,000
    Raised: $73,765
    Backers: 898
    What your donation gets you:
    $5 gets you a signed Whoopi Goldberg photo.
    Status: Success

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