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MALIN MALIN
YOU HAD US AT HALLÅ. Actress Malin Åkerman has never been one to settle for the easy way out – and it’s paying off in a big way. Whenever Canadians chat matter-of-factly about pop culture, there’s one topic that’s bound to crop up: Hollywood actors who “just happen to be Canadian.” Although the more patriotic among us would like to think national identity makes these actors easily discernible, Canadian performers are just as eclectic and adaptable a bunch as are, well, regular Canadians. Case in point? Malin Åkerman, an actress born in Stockholm, ra...
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INDEPENDENT WOMAN
CANADA’S PREEMINENT SWEETHEART SARAH POLLEY DOESN’T PLAY THE TINSELTOWN GAME. Ask any Canadian film scholar to jot down a list of homegrown film conven­tions, and they’ll probably men...
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GEORGE A. ROMERO
TALES OF THE DEAD. At first glance, the title of George A. Romero’s latest zombie film seems like a joke. Not only is Survival of the Dead a contradiction in terms, but it’s also a sly nod to...
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JOHN LEGUIZAMO
NOTHING LIKE A CLASS CLOWN TO GIVE GOOD LIFE LESSONS John Leguizamo’s on-screen characters run from Bronx-born Benny Blanco in Carlito’s Way to Latina drag queen Chi-Chi Rodriguez in To Wong...
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DONALD GLOVER
STAND-UP, COMMUNITY, AND 30 ROCK. A couple of hours before Donald Glover’s sold-out performance at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival, a few people are congregated outside the venue, waiting...
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ZOE SALDANA
THE BALLERINA KICKS IT WITH THE BOYS. Zoe Saldana has probably populated more fanboy fantasies than Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel put together. In 2009, the actress scored back-to-back hits pl...
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DAKOTA FANNING
FRENCH-KISSING A GIRL? PRANCING AROUND  ON STAGE, SCANTILY CLAD, BELTING OUT SAVAGE ROCK SONGS? MORPHING INTO A SEX KITTEN? Hello – is this the Dakota Fanning we have all come to know ...
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TIFF:35
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TURNS 35. It’s a milestone year for the Toronto International Film Festival, with the 2010 instalment marking three major achievements. First, the 35th ann...
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KRISTIN KREUK
VANCOUVER’S TREASURED TEEN IS ALL GROWN UP In Hollywood, the “girl next door” archetype is often a misnomer. The tabloids are always abuzz with stories of fresh-faced innocents checking ...
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