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Our favourite Canadian actors and where to see them next

It's Canada Day this weekend, making it the perfect time to celebrate our favourite Canadian talents.

We love seeing our fellow Canadians doing their thing on the big screen. And we have lots to be proud of, with so many A-list actors contributing to great movies, both here and abroad. Here are some of our all-time favourites — and what movies you can see them in next.

Happy Canada Day!

Christopher Plummer

We last saw him in: All the Money in the World

What's next: Boundaries (July 6th)

Christopher Plummer is a Canadian acting legend. He's been consistently working for decades, starring in classic films like The Sound of Music and finally receiving accolades, as both the oldest actor to win an Academy Award at age 82 (for Beginners), and the oldest actor to be nominated for an Academy Award at age 88 (for All the Money in the World). We'll next see him in the indie film Boundaries, where he plays a carefree, pot-dealing man who has just been kicked out of his nursing home and is forced onto a road trip with his estranged daughter, played by Vera Farmiga.


Evangeline Lilly

We last saw her in: Ant-Man

What's next: Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6th)

While she's most known for her role on the television series "Lost", Evangeline Lilly shines on the big screen whenever she gets the chance. She recently joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Hope van Dyne, who in the first Ant-Man film helped our hero Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) save the world. In this sequel, Evangeline officially becomes The Wasp, a superhero herself, and the first female Marvel hero to have her name in the title of a movie. We can't wait to see her portrayed as an equal to Ant-Man. 


Ryan Gosling

We last saw him in: Blade Runner 2049

What's next: First Man (October 12th)

Canadian heart-throb Ryan Gosling is more than just a pretty face. We'd argue he's one of the best actors of our generation, period. With a filmography ranging from indie hits like Blue Valentine and Half Nelson, to high-profile work in The Notebook, Crazy Stupid Love and La La Land, Gosling has proven to us that there is nothing he can't do. Next up, we see him re-team with La La Land director Damien Chazelle to play Neil Armstrong in First Man, which focuses on Armstrong's legendary space mission that made him the first man to walk on the moon.


Neve Campbell

We last saw her in: Walter

What's next: Skyscraper (July 13th)

Neve Campbell was a teen icon, starring on the hit series "Party of Five", in the horror franchise Scream, and in cult classics like The Craft. We don't see her on the big screen as often anymore, but that changes next month when she co-stars alongside Dwayne Johnson, playing his wife who he must save from a burning building in the action film Skyscraper.


Will Arnett

We last saw him in: Show Dogs

What's next: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (July 27th)

It's hard not to love Will Arnett. He's hilarious in everything he does, whether it's an on-screen performance, or just his voice. We can't think of a more notable actor who excels in voice work the way Arnett does, from his critically acclaimed role on Netflix's "Bojack Horseman" to his iconic portrayal of Batman in both The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie. We'll next be hearing him as the villain in the upcoming Teen Titans movie, playing Slade, who wants to take over the world.


Nina Dobrev

We last saw her in: Flatliners

What's next: Dog Days (August 10th)

Most known for her role on the popular series "The Vampire Diaries", Nina Dobrev has been making her way onto the big screen in films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Final Girls, and xXx: Return of Xander Cage. The next time we see her will be in the ensemble indie dramedy Dog Days, where she stars alongside a cast including Vanessa Hudgens, Finn Wolfhard and Eva Longoria. The film tells the story of various characters living in Los Angeles who are connected by their love of dogs.


Ryan Reynolds

We last saw him in: Deadpool 2

What's next: Detective Pikachu (TBD)

Canada's other beloved Ryan has had a similar career trajectory to Gosling, but he definitely found his place when he landed the role of Deadpool. Starting off in smaller comedies, indies, and dramas, we love Ryan no matter what kind of role he's playing. Next he's set to voice Pikachu in Detective Pikachu, as well as reprise his role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool in the announced projects X-Force and Deadpool 3.

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