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Behind the Wheels with Canadian Actors

Perhaps it’s something in the water, Canada’s educational system or just the warmth of the spotlight, but it’s no secret many of Hollywood’s biggest stars have Canadian roots.

Hollywood is a car town, with most residents and stars choosing to drive their own vehicles. Some of those make a statement, others are simply transportation, perhaps with a little bit of extra flair.

Ryan Gosling

London, Ontario

Ryan got his start as a child star on the Disney Channel and his breakout role was in The Notebook in 2004. Since then he’s appeared in a number of top box office draws and won a Golden Globe Award for his work in La La Land. Now a family man, Ryan tends to favour SUVs like this Lexus RX 450h hybrid.

Rachel McAdams

London, Ontario

An Academy Award nominee, Rachel got her start acting in Canadian television and films, and made her Hollywood debut in The Hot Chick in 2002. Her 2015 role as a journalist in Spotlight brought the Oscar nod. She still makes her home in Toronto, choosing not to live in Hollywood full time. Rachel can be spotted in a red Mini Cooper.

Ryan Reynolds

Vancouver, British Columbia

A veteran of superhero movies including Deadpool, Green Lantern and X-Men Origins, Reynolds likes to ride a motorcycle when he’s traveling without his family. His first bike was a worn-out Honda CB750. Now he rides a custom built Triumph Thruxton café racer.

Anna Paquin

Winnipeg, Manitoba

She was the youngest ever Oscar winner at age 11, and she’s been busy in film, TV and stage acting ever since. She’s known for her work as Rogue in the X-Men franchise, and as Sookie Stackhouse on the HBO vampire thriller True Blood. Anna can be found in Los Angeles in a snazzy Audi A5 convertible.

Justin Bieber

London, Ontario

Perhaps the most famous name on the list, Justin has been known for his love of cars since before he was old enough to drive. He or his entourage have shown up in Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches and other high-dollar rides. Perhaps the most surprising vehicle in his stable is a matte black SmartCar, just big enough for two. Justin pared his collection this year, auctioning off his his 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia F1 Edition, modified by West Coast Customs.