Top Ten Greatest Canadian Actors

The Top Ten

1 Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.

This guy was such a huge part of my childhood, and even now as an adult, I enjoy the crap out of all his movies. Cannot get enough.

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.

2 Keanu Reeves Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise.

I mean, yeah. He made a few flop movies, but the acting was always on point in my opinion.

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.

I love all your movies keanu

Good looking, and he can act.

3 John Candy John 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)

Uncle Buck is the best!

He was great in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

It’s sad he died.

4 Dan Aykroyd Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician, businessman and filmmaker. He was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live.

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

5 Christopher Plummer

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

Easily deserves the number 1 spot, people

6 Ryan Reynolds Ryan 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, ...read more.

This guy makes me smile in every movie he is in. Not much to drag him down.

Ryan was born to be the best actor of a life time. Ryan has so much respect and potential that he blows everyone's minds away on screen and off. When Ryan seems to be looking at you it seems your heart suddenly stops. Yeah some of his movies aren't that good but time and again he makes up for it with his personality. Anyone would be proud and anguses just to be in the same building with this feisty actor. I believe he should be ranked way higher.

Hmm. He is so sexy and a great actor!

His such a great actor Deadpool is and will always be my favorite movie.

7 Michael J. Fox Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist. Michael is best known for his roles as Marty McFly, from the Back to the Future trilogy and Alex P Keaton, from Family Ties.

Back to the Future and Family Ties. Two things I loved growing up, mainly due to this great actor.

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

He is cool in back to the future

Again, long live Michael!

8 Mike Myers Michael John "Mike" Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and film producer, who also holds British and American citizenship.

Mike Myers HAS TO BE RANKED HIGHER! HAVE YOU SEEN THE AUSTIN POWERS TRILOGY!?!? WHAT ABOUT SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER!?!? OR INGLORIOUS BASTARDS!?!?

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

Shrek is love shrek is life

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

9 Ryan Gosling Ryan 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?
10 Rachel McAdams Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino, and the comedy miniseries Slings and Arrows. ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Donald Sutherland

Great variety of characters

One of the best

12 Seth Rogen Seth 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. He has ...read more.

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

Hilarious

What MAN! SETH ROGEN DESERVES 1ST

13 William Shatner William "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 all the way.

Star Trek plus my favourite documentary

14 Alexander Ludwig Alexander Ludwig is a Canadian actor, singer and model. His notable film credits include The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, Lone Survivor, Disney's Race to Witch Mountain, and The Hunger Games.
15 Kiefer 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.

16 Ellen Page

In terms of sheer skills, Page can do almost anything. I have yet to come by a movie, game or TV show where she doesn't shine.

She is a fantastic actress

17 Jay Baruchel
18 Martin Short
19 Michael Cera
20 Michel Côté
21 Bruce Greenwood Stuart Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956) is a Canadian actor and producer. He is generally known for his roles as American presidents in Thirteen Days and National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Ben Stevenson in Mao's Last Dancer, and for his role as Captain Christopher Pike in J.J. Abrams's Star Trek ...read more.

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.

22 Cory Monteith Cory Allan Michael Monteith was a Canadian actor and musician, known for his role as Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee. He died in 2013 of a drug overdose.

Definitely one of the highlights of Glee. The show died horribly after his passing. God bless his family and kind of legacy he left behind.

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

Good actor, Triple threat R.I. P

23 Nathan Fillion Nathan 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

24 Stephen Amell Stephen Adam Amell is a Canadian actor. He is best known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the Arrowverse television franchise and Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

Really underrated I think. I haven't seen much from him, but nothing where his acting skills were bad.

25 Roy Dupuis Roy Dupuis is an actor from Quebec, Canada, known for his lead role as Michael in 'La Femme Nikita' T.V. series, partnering with Peta Wilson (as Nikita).
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