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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 ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada

Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb & Dumber

Also Ranked

#83 on The Best Actors Working Today

#54 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#94 on The Best Actors in Film History

#6 on The Funniest People of All Time

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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 ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Canada, Kapuskasing, Americas

Profession: Environmentalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Inventor, + more

Credits: Aliens, Titanic, Avatar, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Also Ranked

#32 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#12 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked

#64 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

#21 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

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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 ...more

Age: 34

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: This Is the End, Pineapple Express, Superbad Superbad, Knocked Up

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#73 on The Funniest People of All Time

#68 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#9 on The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

#13 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

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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: 47

Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: Friends, The Whole Nine Yards, 17 Again, Fools Rush In

Also Ranked

#27 on The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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