Canadian Business's 3rd annual celebrity power list unveiled



    Four newcomers-Ryan Gosling, Anna Paquin, Michael Cera and Seth Rogen -
    make the list of the Top 15 Canadians who make things happen in
    Hollywood, in the issue of Canadian Business hitting newsstands today.

    TORONTO, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - Jim Carrey's The Number 23 may have stunk up
theatres, but it wasn't enough to knock him off the top of Canadian Business's
third annual ranking of Canadian actors with Hollywood clout. He's joined by
four newcomers: Ryan Gosling; Winnipeg-born Anna Paquin, who will co-star with
Matt Damon in the film Margaret; Michael Cera, the Brampton, Ont.-raised star
of Superbad; and Cera's co-star, Vancouver's Seth Rogen, who also co-executive
produced and co-wrote the tale of high-school friends trying to score booze
for a party.
    This year, the list said goodbye to Hayden Christensen, Eric McCormack,
Brendan Fraser and singer Avril Lavigne, whom Canadian Business disqualified
given her lack of film roles.

    
    Canadian Business's Celebrity Power List, Top 5:

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    Rank   Name
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    1.     Jim Carrey
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    2.     Mike Myers
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    2.     Kiefer Sutherland
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    4.     Ryan Gosling
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    5.     Pamela Anderson
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    The complete Celebrity Power List can be found in the issue of
Canadian Business on newsstands today, and is available to media through the
contact below.

    Methodology

    Canadian Business continues to rank the celebrities by estimated salary
for upcoming projects, press clippings, number of hits on Google, and TV
mentions, but this year Canadian Business added a score for domestic
opening-weekend box-office performance, as reported by Box Office Mojo, for a
film actor's last movie, and Nielsen household ratings for the last season of
a TV actor's show.

    About Canadian Business magazine:

    Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, bestselling
and most trusted business publication in Canada. Canadian Business stands
alone as the business magazine in Canada with 100% paid circulation. With a
readership of almost one million, the magazine is published every second
Monday, except in January, July and August, when monthly issues are published.
Special annual issues of Canadian Business include the Investor 500, the MBA
Guide, the Rich 100 and the Best and Worst Boards. Visit
www.canadianbusiness.com/magazine.
       




For further information:

For further information: Jacqueline Segal,
jacqueline.segal@rci.rogers.com


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