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Famous Canadians Quiz

Based on the clues, name these famous people from Canada.
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Last updated: February 28, 2017
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First submittedJune 26, 2012
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Clue
Canadian
"The Great One"
Wayne Gretzky
"Baywatch" and "Barb Wire" star
Pamela Anderson
Singer with over
90 million Twitter followers
Justin Bieber
"Avatar" director
James Cameron
He was Austin Powers
Mike Myers
She sang the song from "Titanic"
Celine Dion
"Ace Ventura" star
Jim Carrey
"Canadian Bacon" star
John Candy
Call her, maybe
Carly Rae Jepsen
Folk singer: "They paved paradise,
and put up a parking lot"
Joni Mitchell
"Strange Brew" actor who also
shrunk the kids
Rick Moranis
Captain Kirk
William Shatner
Clue
Canadian
Marty McFly
Michael J. Fox
"Jeopardy" host. Had a mustache
before it was cool
Alex Trebek
Prime Minister since 2015
Justin Trudeau
Everything he does (he does it for you)
Bryan Adams
Scarlett Johansson's former husband
Ryan Reynolds
Conehead and Ghostbuster
Dan Aykroyd
Hip Hop artist whose name
means "male duck"
Drake
ABC news anchor, 1983-2005
Peter Jennings
Basketball MVP in 2005 and 2006
Steve Nash
Half of Bill & Ted
Keanu Reeves
Architect who designed the
Guggenheim in Bilbao
Frank Gehry
"Juno" actress
Ellen Page
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Level 58
Jul 1, 2012
Totally didn't know who Frank Gehry was lol.
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Level 37
Jul 1, 2012
No Ryan Gosling! A travesty! :)
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Level 33
Apr 18, 2015
Seriously...he is one of those which come in mind when we hear the about canada
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Level 73
Jul 1, 2012
No Neil Young or any Rush members?
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Level 66
May 5, 2013
Exactly what I was thinking. D:
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Level ∞
Feb 15, 2015
They do appear on this quiz.
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Level 75
Jun 30, 2015
I was gonna say "Avril Lavigne?", but she's on that ^^^ quiz too
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Level 69
Jul 2, 2012
What? No love for my boy Rick Moranis???
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Level ∞
Feb 15, 2015
Added him!
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Level 69
Feb 23, 2015
That's awesome! Thanks!
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Level 87
Jan 24, 2020
He did some funny stuff, but Strange Brew is one of the flattest alleged comedies ever.
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Level 41
Jul 2, 2012
What happened to Leslie Nielsen? One of the most famous Canadians
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Level 65
Jul 3, 2012
Peter Jennings clue should read 1938 not 1983.
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Level 65
Jul 3, 2012
Never mind, you meant the year he started with ABC, not the year he was born.
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Level 25
Jul 9, 2013
Win Butler of Arcade Fire?!?!
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Level 36
Jan 23, 2014
Actually Arcade Fire is Canadian except Win Butler. He's from Texas.
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Level 86
Jul 15, 2014
So more people know Ellen Page than Stephen Harper and John Candy? And where's Dudley Do-Right? :-)
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Level 84
Jun 30, 2015
Or Tom Green?
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Level 87
Jul 17, 2018
Or Red Green?
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Level 54
Dec 5, 2014
The Guggenheim was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Level 54
Dec 5, 2014
Okay. "In Bilbao." Missed that. My bad.
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Level 48
Feb 4, 2015
Michael J Fox isn't Canadian!
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Level ∞
Feb 15, 2015
If only there were some way to look it up!
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Level 55
Sep 18, 2015
I think Justin Bieber and William Shatner were added to remind Canadians not to get too cocky. There are some big duds out of the True North (strong and free). Frankly, our neighbors to the North should apologize for those two, as well as Jim Carrey and Celine Dion.

;) Just my US$0.02.

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Level 43
Nov 29, 2017
Wait what's wrong with Shatner
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Level 18
Jun 30, 2017
Please can you check out my quizzes. many thanks!!!
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Level 84
Jun 30, 2017
Surely there's a better clue for Ryan Reynolds out there?
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Level 88
Jun 30, 2017
Yep. I know he's been in some really bad films, but considering he's played two superheros with one of them being the highest grossing "R" rated movie of all time. I imagine you can come up with something other than a marriage that ended 6 years ago and lasted only 3 years.
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Level 84
Dec 4, 2018
Took the quiz again. Missed that one again. I know the man's career very well but didn't bother to remember he was married to ScarJo. I was even looking at the quiz this time thinking "hm, no Ryan Reynolds?"
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Level 84
Jun 30, 2017
I agree about Christopher Plummer and Terry Fox. Missing Fox and subsequently looking up his story would be a much better thing for JetPunk'ers that getting a cheap, slam-dunk "Justin Bieber" point. Or whoever that "Call her, maybe" person was.

Plummer & Fox = Canadians of consequence

Bieber & Jepson = yeah, whatever

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Level 68
Jun 30, 2017
Sorry!
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Level 61
Jun 30, 2017
Wait, Alex Trebek had a mustache? I could never imagine him with one.
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Level 47
Jun 30, 2017
I can hardly imagine him without one haha
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Level 84
Jul 1, 2017
It was a big deal when he made the transition.
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Level 60
Jun 30, 2017
I think Evan Fong should be one this list he has over 20 million subscribers on Youtube.
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Level 61
Jul 1, 2017
How about Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe?
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Level 84
Jul 1, 2017
I met Wayne Gretzky when I was 11.
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Level 60
Jul 6, 2017
For some reason, I thought Trudeau was more recent than that....I kept thinking - Who was the guy before Trudeau?
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Level 56
Jul 8, 2017
Gordon Lightfoot and Shania Twain!
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Level 70
Jul 9, 2019
Ya know, for all the complaints I see about quizzes is being “too American”, here is one with nary a US-born citizen to be found, and the average scores are pretty terrible.
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Level 46
Mar 5, 2020
Well... Looks we are totally two different countries! I'm from Québec and the only one I knew was about Céline Dion. haha
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Level 51
Apr 4, 2020
every Quebecker knows who Wayne Gretzky is, dont lie
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Level 65
Oct 25, 2020
Appreciate the generous type-ins for "Aykroyd"
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2021
Ellen Page should be updated to Elliot Page and actress be changed to actor ("Ellen Page" should probably still work as type-in though)
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Level 85
Apr 24, 2022
The role Page played in Juno was of a woman, in Pages capacity at the time as an actress. Just like how Caitlyn Jenner was Bruce when they competed in men's Olympic events
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Level 47
Apr 7, 2021
Could we get Elliot Page's name updated?
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Level 34
Jun 28, 2021
Hmm. This seems to be extremely celebrity-driven. I guess Canadian celebrities are more likely to be known outside of Canada than many Canadians who have made more substantial accomplishments (e.g. Terry Fox, Rick Hansen, Frederick Banting, Tommy Douglas, and so on).
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Level 80
Jan 1, 2022
"Quiz that is literally about famous people features predominantly famous people" shock.

And there are plenty of very accomplished people on this list.

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Level 57
Sep 23, 2021
perhaps, out of respect for him, you might either change the question or the answer to reflect gender identity of eliot page (formerly ellen page)
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Level 85
Apr 24, 2022
Page was named Ellen when they starred in Juno.
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Level 78
Aug 13, 2022
When he starred in Juno, you mean. And the question should obviously still be updated.
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Level 85
Apr 24, 2022
>folk singer

>not Stan Rogers

For shame