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BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?

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Subject: Which actor best represents Canada?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:27 PM

Pete T thinks it might be William Shatner. I'm not so sure.

How about Keanu Reeves? Appears in action moves, but never quite looks comfortable. His main source of appeal seems to be that he is similar to an American, but that he is blander and more polite, making him more appealing to grandmothers and teenaged girls.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: InOBU
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:32 PM

I think John Cleese best represents Canada, what better image is there than I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK? Cheers Larry


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:32 PM

Gordon Pinsent or Rick Mercer...

Keanu Reeves isn't Canadian...

http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Reeves,+Keanu


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:34 PM

Oops...

read it all before you post...

"Maintains Canadian citizenship and passport."

Sorry...

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Peter T.
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:38 PM

I am afraid the representative Canadian actors are Bob and Doug MacKenzie. They really are. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:46 PM

Martin Short and Mike Myers?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:51 PM

Pinsent and Mercer are both Newfoundlanders, hardly the Canadian mainstream. But, being one step removed, may make them better at portraying Canadians.

Keanu ACTs Canadian, as Jim Carey, for example, doesn't.

How about Mike Myers, or Peter Sutherland?

Lorne Green or that dude that did Perry Mason?

Was it Cleese that did the lumberjack?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:59 PM

Mike Myers?? I've yet to see anything with him in it, with the exception of Shrek (where I'd recast him with Craig Ferguson in a flash) that was even remotely funny...


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Mudlark
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 03:13 PM

Michael Palin was the lumberjack....I vote for Martin-his friends-call-him-Marty Short. I've not seen him do anything really funny in years, but he once did a turn as Kathryn Hepburn that STILL makes me laugh, just remembering it....


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 03:27 PM

Martin Short also did a GREAT Pierre Trudeau and a stunning "Brock" Linehan...but you've got to be Canadian to truly appreciate those characters.

John Cleese is not a Canadian. Unless I'm a Barbary Ape, that is...

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 03:31 PM

Donald Sutherland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: black walnut
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 03:35 PM

Female: Megan Follows?

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 03:38 PM

Brian Mulroney. The biggest act of all time!

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: black walnut
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 03:42 PM

Moreso than Mike Harris? You've got to be kidding...

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 03:49 PM

Unfortunately, I think Harris means what he says a good deal of the time...thus to call him an "actor" doesn't quite do it for me, but I get your point, BW. Who would I rather have next door? Mulroney, hands down.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: black walnut
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 03:55 PM

You're saying this horror story is real, not fiction? I can't take it, I can't take it.....

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 04:03 PM

Yeah, I remember Mike Harris.. At least he must be keeping the protest singers busy!

There aren't so many females.. Margot Kidder... Andrea Martin???


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Bardford
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 04:13 PM

The late John Candy. Large, like Canada. Funny, like Canada. An underlying subtext of pathos, kinda like Canada. Well meaning, generally polite. Cheerful underdog. Yup, I'd say Candy's the guy.

Cheers, Bardford

Female actor - Pamela. No question. Large,like Canada.... :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: InOBU
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 04:54 PM

Hi Little Hawk... I know Cleese is not Canadian... it was a play on "Representing Britain in the World Cup, this year will be Argentina..." Likely right, it was Palin... How about, representing Canada will be Charo? Larry


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 05:09 PM

Donald Sutherland and his son Keefer. Needs no qualification.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 05:15 PM

Marilyn in Northern Exposure.

Jock


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: CarolC
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 05:22 PM

They're all amazing and wonderful. How can you pick just one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Jimmy C
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 05:43 PM

Gordon Pinsent, saw him first in " The Rowdyman", has been a favourite ever since. John Candy (R.I.P) is right up there as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 05:52 PM

Well, Brent Carver was the "toast of broadway" for Kiss of the Spiderwoman.

Glen Ford was pretty good in his day.

Don't forget Marie Dressler.

The late Sharon Tate come to mind.

One of the best hollywood "villains in a suit" was Lloyd Bochner.

but my fave.........Leslie Nielson!

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: AliUK
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 06:01 PM

Mike Myers? Isn't he actually scots? Just as Robin Williams is actually english. My vote is for Dan Ackroyd Canadian and he's proud of it. And more high profile than the rest.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: sophocleese
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 09:07 PM

Mary Pickford?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 09:12 PM

Rick,

Sharon Tate was Canadian?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 01:56 AM

Indeed she was Steve...and I even met her when she and some other actors came into the Royal York one night! Prior to that I didn't know she was Canadian, but that's what I was told. Poor soul...for those that may not remember, she was a victim of the Manson rampage.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Willie-O
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 10:22 AM

AbsoLUTEly:
  • Donald Sutherland; angular, gawky, unique & brilliant
  • Genevieve Bujold; the last two adjectives above, plus bilingual and gorgeous in a modestly sexual sort of way...
Willie-O


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 10:24 AM

Lest we not forget Christopher Plummer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Lee Shore
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 02:40 PM

How could you have left out the guy from the Red Green show?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: DougR
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 05:10 PM

Donald Sutherland is AWFULLY good. Leslie Nielson, who I believe now lives here in Arizona, is AWFULLY funny.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Mark Clark
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 05:34 PM

So... you don't think the answer is Peter Jennings?

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 07:53 PM

Christoper Plummer made a particularly fine Sherlock Holmes, IMO.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 07:56 PM

And a most excellent Klingon as Shakespeare- quoting "General Chang".
(H


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: GUEST,NFLD not mainstream?
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 09:17 PM

Must be from Ontario then I guess. Man........


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 10:16 PM

Rick,

So I did a google search on Sharon Tate. I found a very credible site saying she was from Texas.

Check out www.swinginchicks.com/sharon_tate.htm


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 11:25 PM

I dunno. Dave Foley, I guess. I like him.

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 10:48 AM

Herve Villachez ? Bela Lugosi? Tor Johnson? Pierre Trudeau?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: GUEST,Sheepish
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 11:55 AM

Rick Mercer (22 Minutes), Michael J. Fox, Paul Gross (the Mountie from Due South, which I never saw but keep hearing about), and the fellow in that new TV show "Ed" -- all self-effacing, polite, and attractive without being DDG (drop dead gorgeous).

I personally like Leslie Nielsen but wouldn't want to think of him as "typically" Canadian!

CE


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 01:08 PM

Amen to the Leslie Nielsen comment. He strikes me as typically Hollywood. Not even a hint of Canada there.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: ard mhacha
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 01:26 PM

Wayne Morris,Will the Canadian Government compensate us for cruelty to children, what?, you don`t remember him, lucky you. Slan Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 04:02 PM

I remember Wayne Morris, one of the three worst actors, along with Bert Ward and Adam West.

For best Canadian actor, I'd have to say Donald Sutherland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: ard mhacha
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 04:08 PM

Kendall, I`ll go with you on Donald Sutherland.Slan Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 04:16 PM

Sutherland's a bit odd, but he's interesting. I liked the movie "Klute" with him and Jane Fonda in it.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 04:17 PM

I loved his short but very sweet role in "JFK".


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 08:04 PM

He did a great job in "Eye of the needle"


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 08:22 PM

He was fine in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" too, but the original movie was still the better of the two...not Sutherland's fault, though. The whole Body Snatchers concept somehow fit the 1950's era perfectly...something hideous lurking behind the bland suburban surface of life in Eisenhower's America.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Which Actor best represents Canada?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 09:15 PM

Wow great response!

I've seen VIP exactly once but Pamela's character did mention that she is Canadian. I'll give her points for that. We have had less attractive exports, like softwood lumber, Cod Liver Oil and Tom Green.

I believe that Mike Myers can be claimed by three countries, US UK and Canada. But he considers Canada home because that's where he grew up.

I vote for Tom Green as the actor which worst represents Canda.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whic Actor best represents Canada?
From: Milkdud22
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 02:45 AM

Keanu Reeves may be Canadian, but he's not that great an actor. Provided the only thing he has to do is run around in a tight shirt and shoot people with little to say, he's great. For example: Loved the Matrix! They couldn't have picked anyone who looked better in leather, and there wasn't any huge emotional scenes, so he was great. The fact is, I didn't even know he was canadian. when I hear Canada, I think Mike Myers and Michael J. Fox. (at least I think he's Canadian. He is, isn't he?)


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