We never really question how international celebs end up moving to Hollywood without a struggle. It's just the place where most celebs end up, including Canadians. The truth is while a lot of Canadians just acquire green cards to work in America, (that's why Shawn Mendes came back to Canada to get his full license) a lot of them just apply for dual citizenship. Here are some Canadian Celebrities who applied to become American.\nWhile some people would take that as a betrayal to their "roots", sometimes it's just easier for their career. Not to mention if you're constantly living in another country you'd want some kind of ability to influence the government. Right? In fact, some celebs below became American for just that reason. A lot of them also mentioned that no matter where they lived, they would always be Canadian through and through.\nPamela Anderson\nView this post on Instagram Viewing Pleasure So much I love - Depending on my mood - Alphaville La Dolce Vita Vixen (Those are the obvious ones ) But I can soundly recommend - 1. Hannah Arendt, by the German director Margarethe von Trotta, 2012, the biopic about the philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, a courageous woman whose work on totalitarianism is again relevant today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-rnFLnu2jg 2. "Farewell to Europe", by Maria Schrader, 2017, a beautiful film about the writer Stefan Zweig who fled from Nazism and took his life in Brazil - a relevant story for Europe and the world today, from Bolsonaro's Brazil to Trump's United States https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPxz2OQeDh0 3. Italian movie "Perfect strangers", from 2017, about a dinner party during which seven friends decide to play a dangerous game. All of them place their cellphones on the table and agree to make all texts and calls public in an attempt to prove that they have nothing to hide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lOUnBsjGuY 4. "Zabriskie Point" by Michelangelo Antonioni, from 1970, because of California and because of the movie's depiction of the events after the sexual revolution of 1968 - It was the only film Antonioni ever directed in the United States, mesmerizing ending scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guOmJM8xvHA 5. Everyone has been watching the TV series Chernobyl, but better to watch "Stalker" by Andrei Tarkovsky, from 1979, it's art, philosophy and science fiction at the same time A post shared by The Pamela Anderson Foundation (@pamelaanderson) on Aug 6, 2019 at 9:33am PDT\nPamela Anderson became a U.S. citizen back in 2004 when she, "felt it was important to become a U.S. citizen in order to vote in the United States.” She also said she had, "no intention of giving up [her] citizenship in Canada and [is] very proud to be a Canadian."\nJim Carrey\nDenis Makarenko | Dreamstime\nJim Carrey, arguably the funniest man in Canada, became a U.S. citizen back in 2004 as well. He also has no intention of giving up his Canadian roots saying that his upbringing in Canada made him who he is. He couldn't help but thank America though for defining him in some ways!\nMichael J. Fox\nView this post on Instagram Thanks to David Marchese for a good conversation in @NYTmag A post shared by Michael J Fox (@realmikejfox) on Mar 1, 2019 at 9:38am PST\nMichael J. Fox was born in Alberta. Although he hit the jackpot with his role in Back to the Future, he didn't become an American until 2000. When he swapped citizenships he said, "In my heart, I'm a Canadian, I'll always be a Canadian."\nWayne Gretzky\nView this post on Instagram 'That face you make when mom asks if you want seconds.' Happy #Thanksgiving from your friends at Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto, hope it’s a great one! 🍂🦃 A post shared by Wayne Gretzky's Toronto (@waynegretzkysto) on Oct 8, 2018 at 2:49pm PDT\nWayne Gretzky, potentially one of Canada's most well-known Canadians, became American in 1988 when he was traded to play for the Los Angeles Kings.\nAlanis Morissette\nView this post on Instagram Join Alanis next week, October 4th - 7th, @1440multiversity where she will be teaching a class about Connection as a Way of Life: Healing the Ruptures with Self, God and Other. #wearegoingdeep link in bio. A post shared by Alanis Morissette (@alanis) on Sep 28, 2018 at 3:11pm PDT\nAlanis Morissette hit the epitome of Canadianess when she dated fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds. The originally Canadian singer swore her American oath back in 2005.\nJustin Bieber\nView this post on Instagram here + now means being present and enjoying the moment. check my story to try my collab with @schmidtsnaturals before it hits stores A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Sep 5, 2019 at 10:12am PDT\nJustin Bieber only had the heart to apply for dual citizenship probably because his entire family still lives back home. He also owns multiple properties in Ontario that he and wife Hailey Baldwin visit often.\nDrake\nView this post on Instagram Executive. A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Sep 12, 2019 at 5:17pm PDT\nThis one is a little bit surprising. Drake lives in Canada almost full time with his newly built mansion on Bridle Path in Toronto so there's no need to live anywhere else. His dual citizenship with the U.S. seems to be just a convenience for when he's there for work.