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I just had a thought after reading your Lennox Lewis entries... Although it's different in a way, how do you feel about Canadian celebrities moving to the U.S. after they become big? I can't help feeling like they deserted us in a way...

It's quite different. It all comes down to arenas. To be the best at what you do you have to play in the biggest arena. The best hockey player in the world has to play in the NHL, the best basketball player has to take his skills to the NBA and the best comedic actors eventually have to move to the U.S.

I would guess Canada produces more comedic actors per capita than any other nation on the planet. Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, Dan Ackryoyd, John Candy, Martin Short, Phil Hartman, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Howie Mandel, Rick Moranis, Tom Green, Norm MacDonald, Tommy Chong, Michael J. Fox, The Kids in the Hall and Eric McCormack are all Canadian, just to name a few. To reach the top of their chosen profession, all of the above had to work out of the USA and I don't judge them for it in the least. They remain Canadian through and through, they just happen to earn top dollar in the land of Hollywood because they wouldn't have the same opportunities at home.

A boxer or a tennis player can reach the top and compete with the best regardless of what country they represent. If Tiger Woods happened to be from Newfoundland, he'd still be the best player on the tour. Lennox Lewis could have accomplished everything he accomplished under the Maple Leaf and Greg Rusedski should have competed for the country of his birth.


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