At the mention of famous celebrities, what probably comes to the minds of majority is the Hollywood stars musicians, comedians and such. It’s a fact that the entertainment industry may have reined the category of celebrities for decades and many countries are rising up to the challenge and producing celebrities who are easily wining international recognition. Canada is among such countries where the entertainment industry is producing big names who are equally as good as those featured in other categories such as football, athletics, fashion among others. Being a celebrity means you are good at what you do, you have a massive following of fans and paparazzi’s walk with you to just get a grip of some news about you.
The top 10 most famous celebrities from Canada in this list are deemed to have played a major role in their specialties and thus why they are famous in the country and even at international levels.
10. Ryan Reynolds
Known to be one of the most successful actors in Canada, Ryan is credited with success of a number of films. Among them is the films that raked in huge amounts in revenues estimated to have been over $128 million. The movies were the “Blade: Trinity” and “Green Lantern” which receive massive acclamation from fans. Known to star in Television series, soaps and movies, he is placed in the 10th position among the most successful celebrities in the country. Ryan is a native of Vancouver and has risen through the ladder to be among the celebrated actors today.
9. Seth Rogen
Taking the ninth position is Seth Rogen a famous celebrities across Canada and beyond its borders. Having started his career in 1998, he made his first shot through stand up comedy. Growing with experienced in the industry, he is currently among the biggest actors and writers. Among his biggest features on screen was “Freaks and Geeks” a series that resulted into a big hit hence the biggest point of recognition in the industry. After venturing into play-writing, he has been behind a number of high performing scripts that include “Funny People”, “Superband”’ and “The Pineapple Express”.
8. Michael J. Fox
He is among the oldest celebrities in the industry. A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Michael J. Fox joins the list of most successful celebrities in eighth position. His career in the film industry started in 1970 placing him among the ones with widest experience on stage. He is credited with taking part in one of the biggest productions in the country “Back to the Future” a movie believed to have raked in revenues in excess of $381 million. Among the greatest productions credited to Michael includes the “Family Ties” and “Spin City” among others. Alongside being in the film industry, Michael has a stint in television series where he worked in the years between 1980 and 1990.
7. William Shatner
William Shatner is a celebrity worth placing in the seventh position. He came to the limelight after the success of “Star Trek” a classic 1960 series. After his break to popularity, William has taken part on numerous productions through which he has managed to be among the biggest award winners in the country. In his bag of awards the Golden Globe and Emmy awards are some of the greatest. Other than taking part in film productions as an actor, he is also a major feature in major comedies among them “Boston Legal” and “The Practice”. His constant appearance on the screen and ability to feature in different roles makes him one of the most sought after actors by movies producers.
6. Jim Carrey
One of the biggest celebrities with numerous awards, Jim Carrey takes the sixtieth position. He was born in Newmarket, Ontario state. He brings to stage what is considered as a strong physical appeal comedy appeal with ability to win hearts across the fan base. Among his biggest hits that brought him fame were “Dumb and Dumber” and “Ace Ventura” where he was among the main featured actors. This is alongside having in his basket several hits that have taken top positions in box office including “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, Man on the Moon”, and “the Truman Show”.
5. Mike Myers
A great actor and screenwriter, Mike Myers is one among the most celebrated actors in Canada. He takes the fifth position in the rankings. He started his career as a comedian and rose through experience to be one of the most acknowledged actors on stage. H e has taken part in a number of great movies including the “Wayne’s World” a famous SNL he sketched with Dana Carvey. This is alongside appearing in an Austin Powers series that were a hit and produced around 1990s. He is considered as a passionate character who easily wins the hearts of his audience hence giving him a large following and resulting in super hit production in the movies he is featured.
4. Keanu Reeves
Considered to have the acting blood flowing in his veins, Keanu Reeves is one of the biggest actors in Canada. He started by taking active roles in his school days and being part of the performing troupes when he was barely 9 years old. His debut was to come in 1994 when he was featured in a movie that turned to be an instant hit “Speed” which is accredited with his rise to stardom. Prior to that, he had taken active roles in other films starting 1990 and among them is “The Matrix” and “Man of Tai Chi” among others.
3. Pamela Anderson
A native of British Columbia, Pamela Anderson holds a dual citizenship in Canada and United States. She is among the highest placed women in the country and across the globe. Her appearance on both television series and movies keeps her in constant high ranking. She is also a high ranked model who have had the opportunity to feature in local and international magazines and brand campaigns. Among her outstanding appearances include the “V.I.P” and “Baywatch”. Having appeared in several of sitcoms productions she continues to rise in popularity hence having her accorded the third position among the most successful celebrities in Canada.
2. Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams was born in London, Ontario. In her childhood days, she an active skater featuring in a number of young skaters tournaments. After her graduation from York University in Ontario, she venture into acting. Her first roles were on Television and movies where she is known to have won numerous nominations and eventually awards. One of her greatest moments was starring in the comedy “Mean Girls” in her teenage years that became an instant hit hence raising her to the hall of fame. The comedy is said to have earned a gross amount in excess of $129 million. Other than being in the Canadian film industry, Rachel is also a big feature in Hollywood productions where she has taken part in a number of bit hits.
1. Ryan Gosling
Taking the number one position in the list of successful celebrities is Ryan Gosling. He made his debut in acting at the age of 12 years when he appeared on Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse. Despite his Canadian roots, he is credited as being one of the biggest names behind the show that brought great musicians Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake to the limelight. He is considered to have taken part in production of some of the world’s greatest hits that include “The Notebook” in 2004 and which grossed over $115 million.
Close proximity to Hollywood give numerous actors in Canada an opportunity to develop their careers. They learn and gather experiences that keep them moving up higher in the ladder of success on this platform. The top 10 most successful Canadian celebrities in the list have made a mark in the Canadian film market as well as on the global scene. They are just an outstanding troupe.