It's nothing new -- Canadians have been prominent on the big screen for decades. In fact, for three consecutive years from 1929-1931, the winners of the Best Actress Oscar were Canadian: Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer and Marie Dressler. This trend has not dissipated, with several other Canucks hitting the ultimate film jackpot since then (ahem, James Cameron).

So in hono(u)r of Canada's 145th birthday on July 1, we present to you our very favo(u)rite Canadian movie actors.

(We couldn't possibly name every single Canadian film actor out there, so we just chose a few of our favourites. If there is a very glaring omission, please let us know and we might include!)

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