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People Are Sharing The Canadian Celebs They Think Deserve Movie Biopics, And I'm Dying For These To Be Real

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From Bohemian Rhapsody to Elvis, there's something about capturing a celeb's life in movie form that just can't be beat. And there are tons of famous people who would make perfect subjects for a new biopic. So, Reddit user u/houndoom92 asked, "What famous Canadian could get a great Hollywood movie biopic done on them?" And these responses are just to good not to share:

1. "Farley Mowat. As Canadian as it gets. Saves thousands from the Nazis with his wits and then comes home and writes charming books about owls."

u/Wonderful-Elephant11

2. "Leo Major, although he’s far less famous than he should be. Dude was wild; take a look at his Wikipedia page."

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"A Leo Major biopic directed by Tarantino. That would be awesome."

u/Yumhotdogstock

"Leo Major. I'm very surprised it hasn't been made already."

u/CherryCherry5

6. "Probably pre-mature for any of these individuals, as their stories are not finished yet... but Celine Dion, Shania Twain, and Jim Carrey all have really inspring rags-to-riches stories, and interesting personal lives as adults."

u/tits_on_bread

8. "John Ware. Slave turned legendary cowboy and community leader. Wrestled cows for fun."

u/Exploding_Antelope

9. "Marie Dressler. She won an Oscar for best actress. Starred in movies with Chaplin. Very cool life."

u/Happeningfish08

11. "Ryan Reynolds, but it’s already been done. Titled Deadpool."

u/DMIDY

13. "I'm wondering how there HASN'T been one done on Terry Fox yet?"

u/brettalmur18

"This would tear my goddamn heart to shreds. He was the first name I thought of as well."

u/Handsoffmydink

"One was done years ago. I’d like to see one done now, to show the massive progress in cancer research & treatment this one amazing individual made possible."

u/Notgreygoddess

15. "I'd love to see ones on early Canadian-born Hollywood stars like Mary Pickford and Norma Shearer."

u/blaublau

16. "Viola Desmond."

u/Washtali

"Viola Desmond resisted racial segregation in Nova Scotia by refusing to leave a movie theatre designated whites only and became a catalyst for the civil rights movement in Canada."

u/Washtali

17. "Billy Bishop."

"Although it's another era, too few understand what World War 1 actually was."

u/BigBleu71

20. "David Suzuki."

u/Beerinspector

"The dramatic arc is already set for that one — childhood in an internment camp to national icon."

u/SerHerman

What other Canadian celebrities would you want to see a biopic on? Let us know below, and make sure you follow BuzzFeed Canada on TikTok and Instagram!

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