Apparently, south of the border they’re big fans of Back to the Future! Beating out big-name homegrown stars like Celine Dion, Jim Carrey and Ryan Gosling, a surprising talent has taken home the prize for most beloved Canadian star among Americans – Michael J. Fox!
A YouGov poll asked Americans at large to vote for their favourite Canadian celebrity. Michael was followed swiftly by the ever-popular Keanu Reeves, one fo Canada’s Most Beautiful listees who came in at 67 per cent, as well as Celine Dion, coming in sixth with a 58 per cent popularity rating. The same website also took a poll to see who the most well-known Canadians are in the United States, and the list differs a lot! Coming in first was Justin Bieber at 97 percent, with Jim, Pamela Anderson and Queen Celine nearing the top.
It’s not surprising that the esteemed actor, who starred in The Good Wife and voiced Stuart in Stuart Little, is one of America’s favourites. Even throughout his tough battle with Parkinson’s Disease and the spinal surgery he recently underwent to help manage the disease, Michael finds time to advocate on behalf of issues important to him – even ones beyond his country’s borders. Earlier this month, the father of four took to Twitter to voice his concern over gun violence in America, writing: “Today, I #WearOrange to give a voice to the 96 Americans who die and the hundreds more who are injured by gun violence every single day.”
Today, I #WearOrange to give a voice to the 96 Americans who die and the hundreds more who are injured by gun violence every single day. Why do you #WearOrange— Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) June 1, 2018
Text ORANGE to 644-33 to find a #WearOrange Weekend event near you. @Everytownpic.twitter.com/oNobsVAhVW
The Alberta native, who’s currently starring in TV show Designated Driver, has easily one of the sweetest marriages in Hollywood. His new Instagram account, which he started this year, features almost exclusively his gorgeous wife, Tracy Pollan , to whom he’s been married since 1988. The two recently visited Greece on vacation, where the actress celebrated her 58 th birthday.