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Famous Canadians by Picture

Can you name these famous Canadians based on a picture?
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Quiz by skukka
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Last updated: November 22, 2019
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First submittedNovember 22, 2019
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63 Comments
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Level 72
Nov 22, 2019
I'd no idea who Alex Trebek was, after Googling him, as a Brit, my chances of getting him are all but nil.

The others I knew, albeit one or two I couldn't remember or didn't recognise.

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Level 77
Nov 22, 2019
I recognise the name and know he is somehow connected to Jeopardy from some sketches I once saw. But wouldn't recognise his face. That as a Finn.
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Level 89
Nov 22, 2019
I should explain to the folks at home who Norm MacDonald is and why he isn't on this quiz here you know.
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Level 72
Oct 11, 2022
You dirty dog!!
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Level 62
Jan 5, 2020
In America, he is one of the most beloved tv hosts of all time. More so since he announced he was battling cancer.
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Level 59
Nov 9, 2020
He sadly lost that battle yesterday. RIP Alex.
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Level 79
Nov 22, 2019
Gretzky and Gosling look like they're flirting.
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Level 60
Oct 11, 2022
Oh my god, you're right
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Level 86
Nov 23, 2019
Seems the quizmaker is not really a Rush fan, what a shame. Geddy Lee is not less iconic than some others in the bottom lines...
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Level 69
May 29, 2020
Geddy who? I guess it's a matter of perspective. I can't believe Wayne Gretzky is the second least recognized on the list.
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Level 66
Jul 1, 2021
I would never have recognised Gretzky, I just tried his name anyway cause I figured he had to be there.
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Level 86
Dec 24, 2021
I got Gretzky but I can easily see how he would be among the least guessed: Plenty of people who aren't into sports, but are very much into music and cinema, took the quiz.
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2022
I'm surprised he is so low because I thought he was so famous that even people who don't like sports would know him. I don't know anything about opera, but I'd recognize Pavarotti. Ditto poetry and Maya Angelou. Some people transcend their market and become famous to the average person. I thought the unquestioned best hockey player of all-time would fit the bill, but I guess hockey is much less popular than I thought.
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2024
I'd recognize him in hockey gear of course, but beyond that I associate him with wavy blond hair. The picture used for this quiz looks more like middle-age Eric Idle to me lol
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Level 70
Nov 24, 2019
Ya hosers
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Level 67
Nov 24, 2019
How ironic that I easily got all the answers for the Famous french people quiz but missed several of these when I'm from Canada. But then, all the people in this quiz I never knew were Canadian.
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Level 81
Nov 26, 2019
You didn't know Trudeau/Gretzky were Canadian? Yer gunna get yer passport revoked, bud.
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Level 84
Nov 25, 2019
Why does Neil Young look like Meatloaf in that picture.
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Level 80
Nov 28, 2019
Thank you quizmaster for not putting Chad Kroeger in this quiz. We renounce him. Nickleback is 100% American I swear
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Level 95
Dec 2, 2019
We should add Bieber to this... Maybe replace him with Mike Myers? Or Dan Aykroyd? Steve Nash?
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Level 49
Aug 28, 2022
Leonard Cohen? Joni Mitchell?
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Level 50
Jan 5, 2020
I’ve only heard of 10 of them...
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Level 77
Apr 12, 2021
You did better than me - I've only heard of 5 of them, three of whom I guessed. I was expecting Ben Johnson - though I suppose that he's infamous rather than famous.
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Level 76
Jan 5, 2020
Should have allowed "(in)famous" for Bieber. Lol.
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Level 73
Jan 5, 2020
can we stop with the witch-hunting of Bieber for crying out loud. i'm by no means a fan of him but it's ridiculous the amount of abuse he got when he was younger, and still does. please stop living in 2010, thanks.
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Level 67
Jan 5, 2020
He's pretty much the mascot/punching bag that represents everything people loathe about modern pop culture, so he inspires a lot of ill will in people. I agree it's probably overkill, but...well, he's awful. At least he has some discernible talent though, however marginal. The Kardashians, on the other hand...
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Level 69
May 29, 2020
Bieber did a lifetime of damage and deserves to be ribbed for a lifetime.
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Level 76
Oct 10, 2022
To Kappadam: "No".
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Level 71
Oct 13, 2022
@PHG1960 How and to whom?
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Level 56
Jan 5, 2020
bruh
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Level 46
Jan 5, 2020
Where is Paul Anka?
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Level 81
Jan 6, 2020
Sweet quiz, eh?
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Level 65
Jan 7, 2020
Wouldn't recognize Captain James Tiberius Kirk in that picture if my life depended on it.
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Level 59
Jan 7, 2020
I hope it never comes to that. It would be quite a trivial reason to go.
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Level 66
Jan 23, 2020
Only got 15, sadly. That angle was weird for Gretzky and I couldn't place him, ditto Bryan Adams. Neil Young, though, is from about 15 minutes away from where I live now!
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Level 69
May 29, 2020
I wonder if this statistics reflect younger and non-Americans doing the quiz. 9 of the 10 figures that were most recognizable to me were the least recognizable on the list.
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Level 67
Oct 20, 2020
I think I'd enjoy watching Deadpool punch "The Beeb" right in the face, and then utter something witty like, "how ya like my recipe for Poutine baby? Next I'm Poutine my foot up your a$$!".
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Level 51
Jan 15, 2021
Alex Trebek died...
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Level 73
Feb 27, 2021
Hate me, neighbors to the north, but I'll say it - 90% of you live within 50 miles of the good ole US of A (we don't do metric down here - it's French). You guys look like us, and nearly sound like us. Like a really Fargo version of us, but whatever. You can leave Quebec behind, but really, what is the point of remaining subjects the Queen? Just either move down here already or just annex yourselves to the nearest state. OK, fire away.
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Level 50
Oct 10, 2022
Roast us all you want, the most hate you'll get is a mild "sorry"
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Level 67
Oct 2, 2023
"you guys look like us"

What does that even mean? There's an American "look"? Like how Muhammad Ali is similar to Pee Wee Herman?

And loudly not knowing the difference between the two countries is the most American thing ever. Isn't it ironic?

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Level 73
Apr 13, 2021
I'm Canadian and I have no clue who Donald Sutherland and Rachel McAdams are, but I'm french canadian so these are probably Canadiens that mostly had a career in the US
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Level 77
Mar 22, 2024
Donald Sutherland is one of the most iconic Canadian actors, was the original Hawkeye in MASH and an iconic Montreal native. He was known as an Expo superfan in the 80s. Now more people would recognize his son - Kiefer.
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Level 27
Sep 7, 2021
Alphonso Davies is where?
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Level 55
Jun 4, 2024
Well, he's technically born in Ghana.
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Level 26
Jun 11, 2022
david bazcuki the creator of roblox is canadian
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Level 49
Aug 28, 2022
Justin Bieber and Shania Twain but no Leonard Cohen or Joni Mitchell??
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Level 85
Oct 10, 2022
I didn't know Rogen was Canadian. Fox and Carey look different as they age.
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Level 72
Oct 11, 2022
Not just Fox and Carrey. That’s called ageing, it happens to everyone.
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Level 76
Oct 10, 2022
You should add Bret Hart and Dwayne Johnson.
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2022
Dwayne Johnson has nothing to do with Canada. Bret Hart would be a good addition.
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Level 72
Oct 11, 2022
Dwayne Johnson’s father was a Nova Scotian, his mother was Samoan. Which would appear to make him more Canadian than American and, of course, means that he DOES in fact have something to with Canada.
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Level 52
Oct 10, 2022
How is Wayne Gretzky so low guessed????
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Level 60
Oct 10, 2022
Jacques Villeneuve should have been on this quiz

Just a suggestion, really

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Level 60
Oct 10, 2022
Nvm, just found quiz #4
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Level 53
Oct 10, 2022
lord save me, i only got justin bieber, drake, jim carrey, and ryan reynolds
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Level 62
Oct 10, 2022
Only 30% knew Shania Twain? WTF?
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Level 48
Oct 11, 2022
Poor Luke Davison
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Level 69
Oct 11, 2022
How is "The Great One" the least recognized in this quiz? Who is taking this quiz?
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Level 52
Oct 12, 2022
CÉLINE ET LA POUTINE C'EST QUÉBÉCOIS, VIVE LE QUÉBEC LIBRE!! ⚜️
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Level 66
Oct 13, 2022
There's got to be a better picture for Avril Lavigne that could be used. I got that one right, but it was a lucky guess because that photo is terrible.
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Level 66
Nov 9, 2023
No Geddy Lee, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell or Mike Myers, ?
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Level 45
May 5, 2024
No Sidney Crosby?