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Famous Canadian Actors
The Stories Behind Today's Popular Hollywood Celebrities
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Canada has contributed some of the most recognizable names and faces to the marquees of Hollywood. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at their humble beginnings, discovery, successes and failures:
• Jim Carrey, the man with the elastic face, whose rendition of Ace Ventura, Pet Detective brought him comedic stardom and now a salary of $25 million per picture
• Keanu Reeves, who started his acting career with the CBC, found his star with Speed and has defined a new style of hero as Neo in The Matrix series
• Carrie-Anne Moss, a Vancouver native whose career is still climbing, also found fame through The Matrix series
• Mike Myers, best known for Wayne's World, Austin Powers and the voice of Shrek, honed his wonderful characterizations as part of the Saturday Night Live gang
• Kim Cattrall of Sex and the City fame, is an actor with a long career in television and movies
• Brendan Fraser, who found his rising star in The Mummy series, first came to notice as the endearing, bumbling Encino Man
• Pamela Anderson, whose discovery at a football game led to a long run on Baywatch and a place in the tabloids
• Dan Aykroyd, who got his start with the Canadian Second City players, created many memorable characters for Saturday Night Live before his success in Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers
• Kiefer Sutherland, son of Donald Sutherland and grandson of Tommy Douglas, has kept his star shining brightly with the hit TV series 24, in which he both acts and produces
• Michael J. Fox, whose beginnings with the TV series Family Ties led him to stardom in the Back to the Future series. His courageous fight with Parkinson's disease has become an emblem of dignity.

Price: Canada $9.95    U.S.A. $9.95 A Folklore Publishing title exclusively distributed by Lone Pine Publishing.
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-894864-43-5
ISBN-10: 1-894864-43-3
Page Count: 144
Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25"