Top Ten Greatest Canadian Actors


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1Jim CarreyJames Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer.

Jim Carrey is very talented at what he does. It is acting, but only one form. It's a very bodily type of acting and humour. He has gone a long way from sleeping in his car.

He's the only well known actor on this list! But he is the best. He's the funniest actor (along with Adam Sandler) ever.

Jim Carrey would be a great voice for Ganondorf - especially if he gave Ganondorf the same voice as Disney's version of Ebenezer Scrooge.

I just like him! Because I'm Canadian!

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2Keanu Reeves

Good looking and a great actor! I have enjoyed most of the movies that he has acted in. No need to worry that this guy isn't playing his love scenes straight. Great to watch him in action and just as wonderful to watch his more verbal roles.

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3Christopher Plummer

He is number one; and it's completely plausible.

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4Dan Aykroyd

There is no way Dan deserves to be 17. I strongly think he should've made the top five. - BKAllmighty

5Seth RogenSeth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian actor, filmmaker and comedian. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in the series Freaks and Geeks.

I don't know why... but he's my favorite

6Michael J. FoxMichael Andrew Fox, OC, known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist.

How dare he be #7! Long live Michael! And Marty...I guess. - dureckl

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7Mike Myers


Wayne's world? Austin Powers? Even inglorious basterds was great... He was an acting genius!

Mike Meyers would be great voice acting Dr. Neo Cortex whereas Cortex has the same voice as Shrek.

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8William ShatnerWilliam "Bill" Shatner is a Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian.

Any idea of the cultural impact this man has had on America?

Star Trek plus my favourite documentary

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9Kiefer Sutherland

He's awesome in 24. It really takes a great actor to convincingly play a man who both interrogates terrorists and has a soft, human side (esp. when Bauer had to cradle his dead wife).

He was awesome in 24. I mostly like the way he always shouts damn it. But he is the best actor of all time.

10Ryan GoslingRyan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, musician, and producer. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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11John CandyJohn Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian, mainly in American films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck.

Keanu reeves was born on Hawaii haha. John Candy, Canadian Bacon, best movie of all time (huge exaggeration) - ChickaChickaSlimShady

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12Rachel McAdams more.
13Ryan ReynoldsRyan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor and producer. He portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel Comics characters Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity, Wade Wilson / Weapon XI in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, more.

Hmm. He is so sexy and a great actor!

14Ellen Page
15Jay Baruchel
16Michael Cera
17Bruce Greenwood

He is known for his roles as U.S. presidents and this is an honor.
In 'Thirteen Days' - as President John F. Kennedy.
In 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets' - as President of the United States. - Metal_Treasure

18Martin Short
19Cory Monteith

Haters suck cory was a guy you guys are just jealous I miss cory rip my angel lea misses you

Great actor, great singer, great guy! RIP

Cory was an amazing actor, and person. He changed and saved so many lives, including mine.
Love you forever, Cory. Rest in peace.

CORY:( I love you! - Amy_st269

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20Nathan FillionNathan Fillion is a Canadian actor and voice actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle, as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity.

How was he not on the list before I put him on, Firefly/Serenity, Halo, Castle, etc

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List StatsUpdated 23 Oct 2016

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5 years, 275 days old

Top Remixes

1. Dan Aykroyd
2. John Candy
3. Jim Carrey
1. Ryan Gosling
2. Rachel McAdams
3. Jim Carrey
1. Dan Aykroyd
2. Christopher Plummer
3. Jim Carrey



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