André Melançon

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André Melançon
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Born(1942-02-18)February 18, 1942
DiedAugust 23, 2016(2016-08-23) (aged 74)
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor, screenwriter, film director
Known forThe Dog Who Stopped the War, Bach and Broccoli

André Melançon (February 18, 1942 - August 23, 2016) was a Canadian actor, screenwriter and film director, best known for directing and writing several installments in the Tales for All series of children's films.[1]

Career[edit]

The versatile André Mélançon – director, writer and actor – set out to become a youth guidance counsellor before he veered into film. His background in psychology and education helped orient his filmmaking toward films about, with, and for children. His first film was on Quebec separatist Charles Gagnon, then at the request of producer Jean Dansereau he directed a trio of short films for children in the early 1970s that confirmed the direction of his career. He turned to acting and won a Canadian Film Award for his performance in Bound for Glory (Partis pour la gloire). In the 1980s he directed The Dog Who Stopped the War, which won the Golden Reel Award, and Bach et bottine, and wrote, with Jacques Bobet, Tadpole and the Whale also a Golden Reel Award winner.

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 Taureau Taureau
1973 Réjeanne Padovani Lucien Bertrand
1973 Les Allées de la terre
1975 Bound for Glory (Partis pour la gloire) Lieutenant Laroche Winner, Canadian Film Award for Best Actor
1982 Sweet Lies and Loving Oaths (Doux aveux) Reynald
1982 The Emperor of Peru (La Traversée de la Pacific) Pirate
1984 The Dog Who Stopped the War (La Guerre des tuques) Daniel Blanchette de Victoriaville
1986 Intimate Power (Pouvoir intime) Pursuer
1987 The Great Land of Small (C'est pas parce qu'on est petit qu'on peut pas être grand) Gardien
1988 Unfaithful Mornings (Les Matins infidèles) Angry motorist
1988 The Mills of Power (Les Tisserands du pouvoir)
1988 He Shoots, He Scores (Lance et compte) Sylvain Second season
1992 El Lado oscuro del corazón Erik
1992 Coup de chance TV
1993 Refugio en la ciudad
1993 Because Why Garbage Man #1
1993 A Wall of Silence (Un Muro de silencio)
1995 Le Billet de loterie (Une petite fille particulière) Muche TV
1996 Poverty and Other Delights (Joyeux Calvaire) Armand
2001 Vercingétorix : La légende du druide roi Vercingetorix

Director[edit]

Year Title
1973 Des armes et les hommes
1974 Le Violon de Gaston
1974 « Les Oreilles » mène l'enquête
1974 Les Tacots
1978 Les Vrais Perdants
1978 The Backstreet Six (Comme les six doigts de la main)
1980 L'Espace d'un été
1984 The Dog Who Stopped the War (La Guerre des tuques)
1986 Bach and Broccoli (Bach et Bottine)
1987 Le Lys cassé
1989 Summer of the Colt (Fierro, l'été des secrets)
1990 The Blizzard (Rafales)
1991 Nénette
1996 Le Boulard
1997 Cher Olivier
2000 Albertine in Five Times (Albertine, en cinq temps)
2001 On Your Head (Le Ciel sur la tête)
2002 Asbestos
2004 Daniel and the Superdogs
2013 Les trains de la vie

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