Top Celebrated Canadian Actors

Hollywood has a tendency of assimilating top actors in the process making it seem like every top actor hails from the Los Angeles area. However, that’s not the case. Hollywood is very diverse and it has actors from most corners of the world including Canadians. As such, this article aims at sharing with you the top celebrated Hollywood actors who come from Canada. Note that if you fail to find your favourite actor who also happens to be a Canadian, you can always pick and tip him or her to rise up the ranks and be celebrated as a top actor by visiting this website.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves is a naturalized Canadian. In his early years, Reeves travelled all around the world with his parents. From an early age, Reeves was always fond of acting and participated in different theatre productions. His big break came in 1994 when he was given a lead role in the movie, ‘Speed’. The movie enjoyed massive success which put Reeves’ name in the minds of most movie producers. His efforts were duly rewarded when he landed the lead role in the hit series, ‘The Matrix’. Since that time, Reeves’ stock has continuously risen. In addition to acting, Reeves has now assumed another role, that of the director. His first movie is the ‘Man of Tai Chi’ which premiered in Beijing at the Beijing Film Festival and Cannes.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is one of the most celebrated comedians of all time. His story began in Ontario where he was born. From an early age, Carrey loved watching films and at school,he moved into acting. After featuring in a number of theatre productions, he finally made his break when he was cast into the Ace Ventura movie. The success that the movie enjoyed led him to bag more roles including a leading role in Dumb and Dumper. Though he started his career in the comedy field, Carrey has since transitioned into taking more serious roles. Of late, Carrey has featured in the ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, ‘Man on the Moon’ and ‘The Truman Show’.

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen was born in Vancouver. During his early years, comedy was Seth’s passion. This saw him becoming a stand-up comedian at a very early age. In 1998, he participated at the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Fest where he scooped the first prize. Though primarily focusing on stand-up comedy, Seth was spotted by some creative directors who gave him a role in Freaks and Geeks. Seth nailed his role and soon afterwards, more offers came his way. Some of the top movies that Seth has featured in include ‘Funny People’ and ‘Knocked Up’. He has also been a voice artist for several blockbusters including ‘American Dad’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’, ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Monsters vs Aliens’. In addition to acting, Seth is also a prolific writer who has written movies such as ‘Funny People’, ‘The Pineapple Express’, ‘Superbad’ and ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’ in which he also played a part.

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