Famous People From Canada
If you are a movie buff or have an affinity for watching movies from across the globe, you would agree that film-watching wouldn’t be complete unless you have seen Canadian movies like ‘Jesus of Montreal’, ‘Mon oncle Antoine’, ‘Goin’ Down the Road’, ‘Les Ordres’ or even ‘Dead Ringers’. These are some of the classic cult Canadian films that every movie buff should watch. Having said that, it is only natural to think what would these movies had been, if not for their directors! A director is often the unsung hero of a film – you appreciate an actor for his on-screen performance, a singer for his songs, music director for the music, choreographer for the dance moves and the art director for the fights. But all those wouldn’t have meant anything if not for a director’s vision! Directors are the backbone of every film – they are the reason why a unit comes together on the floor and works hard to come up with a film. It is a director’s dream and his visualizations that get enlivened on the camera roll. Canada has a pool of visionary directors who have put to canvas some masterpieces that are hard to beat, be it Claude Jutra, Atom Egoyan, Don Shebib, Denys Arcand or Ted Kotcheff. With this section, explore the life and career of top Canadian directors.
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964
James CameronJames Cameron
16 August 1954

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Mike MyersMike Myers
25 May 1963
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Film

Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director
13 June 1974

Jason PriestleyJason Priestley
28 August 1969
Actor, Director

Denis VilleneuveDenis Villeneuve
03 October 1967
Film Director, Screenwriter, Playwright

Nia VardalosNia Vardalos
24 September 1962
Actress, Screenwriter, Producer, Singer
Tosca MuskTosca Musk
20 July 1974
Filmmaker, Entrepreneur

Leslie HopeLeslie Hope
06 May 1965
Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
22 August 1979

Edward DmytrykEdward Dmytryk
04 September 1908
Film Director

Arthur HillerArthur Hiller
22 November 1923
Film Director
David CronenbergDavid Cronenberg
15 March 1943
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film producer,

Xavier DolanXavier Dolan
20 March 1989
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Ivan ReitmanIvan Reitman
27 October 1946
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,

Jason ReitmanJason Reitman
19 October 1977
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor

Neill BlomkampNeill Blomkamp
17 September 1979
Film director, Screenwriter
George A. RomeroGeorge A. Romero
04 February 1940
American-Canadian filmmaker

Norman JewisonNorman Jewison
21 July 1926
Film director, Film producer, Actor, Screenwriter
Mary HarronMary Harron
12 January 1953
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter

Director XDirector X
13 July 1975
music video director, film director

Atom EgoyanAtom Egoyan
19 July 1960
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

Jeremy PodeswaJeremy Podeswa
1962 AD
screenwriter, film director, television director
Astra TaylorAstra Taylor
1979 AD
film director
Ted KotcheffTed Kotcheff
07 April 1931
Film director, Film producer

Brad PeytonBrad Peyton
16 September 1980
Film director, Film producer

Vincenzo NataliVincenzo Natali
06 January 1969
Film director, Screenwriter

Roger SpottiswoodeRoger Spottiswoode
05 January 1945
Film director, Film editor, Screenwriter
Denys ArcandDenys Arcand
25 June 1941
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor

Guy MaddinGuy Maddin
28 February 1956
Film director, Screenwriter, Camera operator

Bruce LaBruceBruce LaBruce
03 January 1964
Writer, Photographer, Film director, Screenwriter

Sidney J. FurieSidney J. Furie
25 February 1933
film director, film producer, screenwriter

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Patrick LussierPatrick Lussier
1964 AD
screenwriter, film director, film editor
Daniel PetrieDaniel Petrie
26 November 1920
Film director, Film producer

Kevin MunroeKevin Munroe
1972 AD
film director, screenwriter
Richard WilliamsRichard Williams
19 March 1933
Film producer, Film director, Animator,

Jason JonesJason Jones
03 June 1973
screenwriter, film producer, television actor,