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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Canada and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Canada is included when available.

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This historic screenwriters from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Canada?" These prominent screenwriters of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian screenwriters.

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Canada
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James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer. Carrey has received two Golden Globe Awards. Known for his highly energetic slapstick performances, he has been described as one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood. Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy In Living Color. His first leading roles in major productions came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, as well as a supporting role in Batman Forever and a lead role in Liar Liar. He then starred in The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, with each garnering him a ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada

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James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Canada
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James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. He first found major success with the science-fiction hit The Terminator. He then became a popular Hollywood director and was hired to write and direct Aliens; three years later he followed up with The Abyss. He found further critical acclaim for his use of special effects in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. After his film True Lies Cameron took on his biggest film at the time, Titanic, which earned him Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Film Editing. After Titanic, Cameron began a project that took almost 10 years ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Canada

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Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Canada
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Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and comedian. Rogen began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in the series Freaks and Geeks. Shortly after he moved to Los Angeles for his role, Freaks and Geeks was officially cancelled after one season due to low viewership. Rogen later got a part on the equally short-lived sitcom Undeclared, which also hired him as a staff writer. After landing his job as a staff writer on the final season of Da Ali G Show, for which Rogen and the other writers received an Emmy Award ...more

Age: 35

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

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Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Canada
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Matthew Perry is a screenwriter. ...more

Age: 48

Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States of America

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