We want to start saying that not all movies are made in Hollywood.
Canada has many important actors, directors, producers, writers and lots of other people behind the screen.
The following are some of the most outstanding examples.
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By Sergio Amor, Samuel María and Sergio Arrey.
Eastern Promises received positive critical reception, appearing on several critics' "top 10 films" lists for 2007. The film has won several awards, including the Audience Prize for best film at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Best Actor award for Mortensen at the British Independent Film Awards. The film received twelve Genie Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations. Mortensen was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
The screenplay was developed from Bashir Lazhar, a one-character play by Évelyne de la Chenelière.
The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.
The film was released theatrically in the United States on 13 April 2012 by distributor Music Box Films.
Dead Ringers is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists.
David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Norman Snider; their script was based on the novel Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland.
The film tells the story of Léo Lauzon (Maxime Collin), a young boy living in a Montreal tenement with his dysfunctional family. He uses his active fantasy life and the book L'avalée des avalés by Québécois novelist Réjean Ducharme to escape the reality of his life. After deciding that his mother (Ginette Reno) was impregnated not by his father, but by an Italian tomato, he rechristens himself Léolo Lozone, and begins to have sexual fantasies about his neighbour Bianca (Giuditta del Vecchio).
Gilbert Sicotte, as the adult Léolo, narrates the film. The cast also includes Pierre Bourgault, Andrée Lachapelle, Denys Arcand, Julien Guiomar and Germain Houde.
It was Lauzon's final film; he died in a plane crash in 1997 while working on his next project.
Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist, meets Veronica Quaife, a journalist for Particle Magazine, at a meet-the-press event held by Bartok Science Industries, the company that provides funding for Brundle's work. Seth takes Veronica back to the warehouse that serves him as both home and laboratory, and shows her a project that will change the world: a set of "Telepods" that allows instantaneous teleportation of an object from one pod to another.
After been teleported with a fly, Seth starts becoming a Fly-Man, what makes him becoming mad too.
Exotica is a 1994 Canadian film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club in Toronto, Canada.
It was written and directed by Atom Egoyan.
Music used includes "Montagues and Capulets".
The series, although named after the Tudor dynasty as a whole, is based specifically upon the reign of King Henry VIII of England.
The series revolves around Fabio special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigating X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries to debunk his work and thus return him to mainstream cases. Early in the series, both agents become pawns in a larger conflict and come to trust only each other. They develop a close relationship, which begins as a platonic friendship, but becomes a romance by the end of the series. In addition to the series-spanning story arc, "Monster-of-the-Week" episodes form roughly two-thirds of all episodes.
It is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp.
This TV series was recorded in Canada and two of the principal character are Canadian:
Stephen Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the cousin of actor Robbie Amell.He married American actress and model Cassandra Jean on December 25, 2012 in a private ceremony in the Caribbean, and for a second time in New Orleans on May 26, 2013. The couple have a daughter,Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell born in 2013.Amell appeared in two episodes of the fourth season of Queer as Folk as the Liberty Ride spinning instructor in 2004. Amell played Adam in the first season of the television series Dante's Cove; he was replaced in the second season by Jon Fleming. In 2007, Amell won a Gemini Award for his guest-starring role on ReGenesis. The same year he was also nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Ensemble Cast Category for Rent-a-Goalie.
Amell starred as Joran van der Sloot in the Lifetime film Justice for Natalee Holloway which originally aired in May 2011.
He had recurring roles in the TV series Da Kink in My Hair and Heartland. On December 3, 2010, Amell joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries as werewolf 'Brady' for season 2.