Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 62 - 13 of My Favourite Canadian Hotties in Honour of Canada Day

1 - Christopher Body

First Soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, he has performed on Broadway with Twyla Tharp, as well as dance/acted in Roxanna, a film for CBC/Bravo!

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

2 - Sidney Crosby

Sid the Kid, Number 87 for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Youngest captain of a professional NHL hockey team, already he is only the 7th player in NHL history to win the Art Ross Trophy for high scoring, the Hart Memorial Trophy for Most Valuable Player and the Lester B. Pearson Award, also for Most Valuable Player.

Photo by Peter Redman

3 - Roy Dupuis

Quebecois actor who is as well-known in English Canada as in French Canada. He was in the miniseries Les Filles de Caleb (in Quebec) also known as Emilie (in English Canada), the TV series La Femme Nikita and played the title role in Maurice Richard (The Rocket). Most recently he portrayed retired Canadian general Romeo Dallaire in Shake Hands With the Devil.

Photo by Steve Carty

4 - Brendan Fraser

Dual citizen of the US and Canada - like me! - he is an actor best known for The Mummy series of films. A few of my favourite other films of his are Gods and Monsters and Blast From the Past.

Photo by Glenn Harris

Photo by Chris Hatcher

5 - Wayne Gretzky

The Great One, Number 99

Retired legendary hockey superstar and unrivaled record breaker, he currently acts as head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes and is part owner of the team. He has received the Order of Canada.

Photo by Jen Patterson

Wayne with his dad, Walter.

6 - Paul Gross

An actor, singer, writer, director and producer, his best-known role is Mountie Constable Benton Fraser from Due South. He wore multiple hats for the curling comedy Men With Brooms and for this fall's WWI film Passchendaele.

7 - Ian Hanomansing

An on-air journalist for CBC.

Just listen to his voice in the following clip:

8 - Rex Harrington

Artist-in-Residence with the National Ballet of Canada, he's a retired principal dancer famed for his partnering skills, especially his dance partnership with Evelyn Hart. A ballet superstar, he appeared internationally and has received the Order of Canada. Pictured above with mezzo-soprano Jean Stilwell.

Rex dances with Evelyn Hart

9 - David Nerman

Best-known for his white-clad role as the angelic manservant, Albert in the Canadian commercials for Philly Cream Cheese.

10 - Sam Roberts

Juno award-winning singer and songwriter, best known for Brother Down, Where Have All the Good People Gone? and Bridge to Nowhere.

Photo by Tim Snow

11 - Ed Robertson

A singer, songwriter and guitarist for Barenaked Ladies. He also hosted Ed's Up for Outdoor Life Network Canada, which followed him to GPS co-ordinates, where he located a new boss and a new job for each episode.

12 - Brad Smith

Who is Brad Smith? Why, my very own Canadian hottie husband, of course.

13 - Justin Trudeau

Eldest son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. A teacher, public speaker, social activist and politician, he came to national attention when he delivered a moving televised eulogy at his father's funeral.

Justin Trudeau with Liberal MP and former hockey goalie Ken Dryden

Photo by John Mahoney


Unknown said...


Great list on the whole! LOVE the ballet dancers and love Brenden Frazier as well as Blast From the Past! Half the time I mention that movie to someone, they go... "huh?" sheesh lol

Shelley Munro said...

LOL - you can tell I don't visit Canada much. The only one I know is Brendan Fraser. I love The Mummy movies. Happy TT, Julia.

Brightmyer said...

Nice! I took my cue from your last Thursday 13, and my Thursday 13 is all about David Boreanaz!

Amy Ruttan said...

OH I love Trudeau.

Love him.

Yes, I cried during his eulogy. Cried like a baby.

Every time I see Paul Gross I see Men With Brooms. Magical Mushrooms, their magical.

You know who I think is a Canadian hottie, the guy who played Gilbert Blythe in the Anne of Green Gables series. I had a crush on him when I was a wee girl.

Ann said...

Great list. I've learned so much about Canada from reading the blogs by Canadian authors, I have just one thing to say... if November goes badly, can I come up and hang out with you? :)

Amy Ruttan said...

I should've mentioned my own hubby. My Canadian Hubby.

Man, I need a smack. LOL!!

Too bad John Barrowman wasn't Canadian. Drat.

Although Gerard Butler did live part of his child hood in Montreal.

Oh and I kind of think Mike Meyers is a cuttie.

Olga said...

yeah bay-bee on Brendan! I have loved that little pouty face since he played that cave man in Encieno Man.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Amy - Gilbert missed out on the list by a mere eyebrow. I love him, too. (Jonathan Crombie, of course when out of costume.) And Mike Myers is a total fave.

Ann - it always scares me when Canada benefits from disgruntled Americans, only because who is left behind to tend the fires in the States? All the ones whom I can't relate to in any way... However, you are always, always welcome if you can't stand it another minute.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Nope, I'll never cop to Wayne. I'm a Mario girl (the Tour Manager even looks like him, although I never thought Mario was hot). But Sid?

Sid trumps 'em both.

Heather D said...

I never Knew the name of Actor in Due South, Paul Gross. Very Nice post.

I remember seeing a newscast with Ian Handsomemanthing, as interviewer said in clip, amazed at his voice when I heard it.

Unknown said...

Brett Hull! Of course, he has dual citizenship and he doesn't play hockey anymore but he's hot.

Wylie Kinson said...

Your list makes me want to stand up and sing the anthem, Julia :)
Great and diverse list.

Jill said...

You are so damn cute, Julia! He really is the man of your dreams!
I didn't recognise Albert! He is, well, more yummy and manly in that picture!
As for my favorite that is not here: RAIne Maida, leadsinger of Our Lady Peace and married To Chantal Kreviauk(how ever you write her name!)

Leah Braemel said...

Wow, good list, Julia! And I knew most of them. I think the only one I wasn't familiar with was the cream cheese guy - I KNEW his body, LOL, just not his name ;)

Karina said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that you put your husband on that list! LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

A buddy directed me to your site. I have to thank you for posting my picture and choosing me as your number 9. My mom is very proud! Never thought I would be on any list, that is for thanks!
Glad "Albert" makes people smile :)
David Nerman

Julia Phillips Smith said...

David - I'm very happy you enjoyed finding yourself on my list. Glad your mom is proud! And I really hope Albert will keep helping the angel with her cream cheese problems.