He rode a Norton Commando across
Canada, worshipped at a number of beaver-esque shrines, and then died
— but he won a best actor award, so that`s all right.
The lead actor in "One Week,"
Joshua Jackson, won the Genie for best actor in a motion picture on
Monday at the 30th annual Genie Awards.
Jackson played a teacher who learned he
had a short time to live, dumped his girlfriend and his home and
bought a Norton on a whim, then rode from east to west, finally
coming to grips with things by means of motorcycle travel.
The big winner at the awards was
"Polytechnique," a movie about the Ecole Polytechnique shootings of
1989, but the real winner is an ordinary guy who bought a Norton
Commando when things looked bleakest, then discovered his heart and his country while trying to outrun his own death.