When we think about movies, our brains are immediately dominated by one word: Hollywood. This rather small neighborhood in Los Angeles is the worldwide reference for the film industry. Hollywood is the stage for many blockbuster movies, and home of several American historic studios, such as Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, and Walt Disney Pictures. Imagining our big and small screens without Hollywood film productions would be comparable to considering comedy without Seth Rogen.

The film industry would never exist if it weren’t for the people who impersonate and give life to the characters. While shooting, the actors’ schedules are unpredictable. With long shooting days typically starting at 5 am, their agendas also include a lot of on-duty waiting time; they like to play casino games between takes, rehearse or use the opportunity to rest, all without ruining their makeup and wardrobe.

Canadians who Stole Hollywood’s Heart

While the film industry predominantly originated in the USA, many of the actors come from Canada. Canadian big-screen and tv actors have dominated the USA film market, and their appearance in many recent famous movies proves this. Canada has gifted us some of the best actors of all times.

Donald Sutherland

He has made legendary contributions and holds a quite impressive list of 200 appearances on the screen; the most recent one being The Hunger Games trilogy.

Seth Rogen

Actor, comedian and tv-show writer, the 37-year-old Canadian star has made us laugh to the point of tears in Pineapple Express and has significantly contributed to small screen productions.

Keanu Reaves

Starring in the blockbusters Speed in 1994 and The Matrix in 1999, was Reave’s career kick-off. Thanks to these roles, and many others, his net worth is estimated to be $350 million.

Ryan Gosling

Ray was born in 1980 and started his acting career nine years later with an impressive 2-year contribution to The Mickey Mouse Club, co-starring with Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. His most recent movie is the First Man (2018).

Rachel McAdams

Her acting career started in her teenage years, playing significant roles in quite unknown dramas. Rachel’s career was propelled in 2004 when she took one of the main roles in both the comedy Mean Girls and the modern romance The Notebook.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey does not need an introduction. Worldwide famous for his outstandingly flexible body motion and facial expressions, he played major roles as The Mask (1994) and the Riddler in Batman Forever (1995).

Mike Meyers

Star of the action/adventure movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), Mike Meyers’ career started on the small screen when he joined the Saturday Night Live show for six seasons.

William Shatner

The unforgettable Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the USS Enterprise, was one of the main characters which William Shatner played. Today, he has more than 50 years of experience in the industry.

Martin Short

Actor, writer and producer Martin Short, is famous for his roles in ¡Three Amigos! in 1986 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2006, and his massive contribution which revitalized the television show Saturday Night Live.

Michael J. Fox

Memorable for his roles in Family Ties (1982), the Back to the Future movie series (1985-1990), and his many nominations and awards; one Grammy, two Screen Actors Guilds, four Golden Globes and five Primetime Emmys. Michael retired from the screen shortly after his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis.