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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey has been compared to Jerry Lewis in his willingness - even eagerness - to embarrass himself and others and to enact a manic-depressive crisis of self-worth in hyperkinetic comic terms.

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Joe Bocan

​Joe Bocan (née Johanne Beauchamp), Québécoise actress and singer (born 8 September 1957 in Montréal, QC).

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Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson, actor (b at Vancouver 11 Jun 1978). Joshua Jackson attended Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver and had appeared onscreen as a very young child, deciding at age 11 to make acting his career.

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Juliette Huot

Juliette Huot, actress (born 9 January 1912 in Montreal, QC; died 16 March 2001 in Brossard, QC). Huot was a pioneer in Québec radio, theatre and television.

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Kay Livingstone

Kathleen (Kay) Livingstone (née Jenkins), organizer and activist, broadcaster, actor (born 13 October 1919 in London, ON; died 25 July 1975). Kay Livingstone founded the Canadian Negro Women’s Association in 1951 and organized the first National Congress of Black Women in 1973. An established radio broadcaster and actor, Livingstone also devoted a great deal of her life and energy to social activism and organizing. Her tireless work to encourage a national discussion around the position of racialized people in society, particularly Black women, led Livingstone to coin the term visible minority in 1975.

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Keanu Reeves

Keanu Charles Reeves, actor, producer, director, musician (born 2 September 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon). Keanu Reeves is one of the most recognizable film actors in the world. After early work in Toronto with the CBC and the NFB, he moved to Los Angeles and made a meteoric rise to stardom in such films as Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), Point Break (1991) and My Own Private Idaho (1991). He is perhaps best known for action-adventure movies such as Speed (1994), the John Wick franchise and The Matrix trilogy.

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Ken Scott

​Ken Scott, writer, director, actor (born 1970 in Dalhousie, NS). Ken Scott worked as a comedian and actor before writing several of the most accessible and appealing French Canadian films of the early 21st century.

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Léa Pool

Léa Pool, CM, filmmaker, director, documentarian, screenwriter, producer (born 8 September 1950 in Soglio, Switzerland). Through her introspective films, Pool offers an approach to female characters that is stripped of all stereotypes. Exploring themes of love, exile and uprootedness, she attempts to draw viewers into a reflection on their own condition, through their own individuality. Often compared with the films of Marguerite Duras, Pool’s films focus on intimate emotions and attract a multigenerational audience. The recipient of many awards in Canada and abroad, Léa Pool is the first female director to win Best Film at the Gala du cinéma québécois.

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Marie Tifo

Marie Tifo, born Marie Thiffeault, actor (b at Chicoutimi, Que, 26 Sept 1948). This exceptional actor, whose career includes more than 80 theatrical productions, some 30 films and several television series, is among the most outstanding of her generation.

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Marie-Josée Croze

​Marie-Josée Croze, actor (born 23 February 1970, in Montréal, QC). Jutra and Genie Award-winning actress Marie-Josée Croze struggled for many years in the Québec film industry before delivering breakthrough performances in Denis Villeneuve’s Maelström (2000) and Denys Arcand’s Les Invasions barbares (2003).

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Marina Orsini

Marina Orsini, actor (born Ville-Émard, Montréal, 4 Jan 1967) Raised in a warm Italian family, Marina Orsini studied languages before entering a model competition at the age of 15.

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Martin Short

Martin Hayter Short, CM, comedian, actor (born 26 March 1950 in Hamilton, ON). Martin Short is one of Canada’s most celebrated, versatile and prolific comedians. A prominent cast member of SCTV and Saturday Night Live, he is known for his work in television, film and theatre, and as a performer, author and host. He is the creator of numerous iconic sketch characters, particularly Ed Grimley and Jiminy Glick. He is a member of the Order of Canada and has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, and received the Earle Grey Award at the 1995 Gemini Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.

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Matthew Perry

Matthew Langford Perry, actor (born at Williamstown, Mass 19 Aug 1969). Matthew Perry is a film and television actor famous for his combination of dry wit and slapstick humour, and in particular for his use of these as Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom Friends.

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Matthew Perry (Profile)

Matthew Perry is sitting on top of the world - make that on top of the Hollywood Hills. Well, actually, he is sitting on a couch, in his house near the top of the Hollywood Hills. But it is a nice house, with a spectacular view - smog notwithstanding - of Los Angeles to the south.

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Maurice Proulx

Maurice Proulx, priest, filmmaker (b at St-Pierre-de-Montmagny, Qué 13 Apr 1902; d at La Pocatière, Qué 7 June 1988). Born into a farming family, he entered Séminaire de Québec in 1924 and was

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Megan Follows

Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows, actor (b at Toronto 14 March 1968). Megan Follows began acting as a toddler, sharing the stage with her parents and siblings.

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Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox (born Michael Andrew Fox), OC, actor, producer, author (born 9 June 1961 Fox in Edmonton, AB). Michael J. Fox is best known for his roles in the Back to the Future trilogy and in the TV series Family Ties and Spin City.

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Michael J. Fox (Profile)

He was a blur. That's how I remember Michael J. FOX the first time we talked. It was 1987. I'd come to Los Angeles to interview him for a Maclean's cover story, and we met at a Family Ties rehearsal at Paramount.