23 June 1997
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Antoine-Olivier Pilon (born 23 June 1997) is a French-Canadian actor.
Born in Montreal, Antoine-Olivier Pilon moved with his family to Port-Daniel–Gascons in Quebec's Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine when he was four. Studying in Le Phares school, he returned to Montreal when he was 10.
Pilon landed his first job playing in an ad on the French Canadian RDS sports channel in 2009 when he was 12. In 2010, he played the lead role of Frisson in Frisson des collines followed by roles in Just for Laughs: Gags, and importantly in Xavier Dolan's film Mommy.
In 2012, he took part in a number of television series playing lead role of William in Les Argonautes, a youth series on Télé-Québec and role of Clovis in Radio-Canada television series Mémoires Vives. He also took part in two seasons of Tactik, a youth series on Télé-Québec and a role in the short film Le Siège and role of Janeau Trudel in the feature film Les Pee-Wee 3D: L'hiver qui a changé ma vie. In 2013, he appeared in the Indochine music video for "College Boy". The controversial video about school bullying was directed by Xavier Dolan and banned on certain stations for viewers below 16.
The following year, Pilon was cast as the lead role in Mommy, also by Xavier Dolan. The film co-won the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Pilon was named one of the best actors under the age of twenty by IndieWire.
- 2010: Frisson des collines as Frisson (directed by Richard Roy
- 2012: The Pee-Wee 3D: The Winter That Changed My Life (Les Pee-Wee 3D) (directed by Éric Tessier)
- 2014: Mommy (directed by Xavier Dolan)
- 2016: 1:54 (directed by Yan England)
- 2017: Junior Majeur (directed by Éric Tessier)
- 2012-2013: Les Argonautes as William (TV series)
- 2012-2013: Tactik as Jeremy Miville (TV series directed by Stephan Joly and Claude Blanchard)
- 2012-2013: Mémoires vives as Clovis Landrie (directed by Brigitte Couture)
- 2014: Subito texto as Vincent Beaucage
- 2013: "College Boy" (song by Indochine) as a bullied student (directed by Xavier Dolan)
|Award||Category||Character and film||Result|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Actor in a Foreign Film||Frisson, Frisson des Collines||Won|
|Best Actor in a Foreign Film||Janeu Trudel, Les Pee-Wee 3D||Won|
|13th Festival du grain à démoudre pour l'acteur le plus prometteur at Gonfreville l'Orcher||Special Mention||Frisson, Frisson des Collines||Won|
|Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur||"Best Actor"||Steve Després, Mommy||Won|
|17th Jutra Awards||"Best Actor||Steve Després||Won|
|Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards||"Best Actor"||Steve Després, Mommy||Won|
|3rd Canadian Screen Awards||"Best Actor in a Leading Role"||Steve Després||Won|
- "Antoine-Olivier Pilon : quand le héros de "Mommy" faisait scandale en France" (in French). MetroNews, Paris, France. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- Caroline St-Pierre (22 May 2014). "Antoine-Olivier Pilon savoure son expérience à Cannes" (in French). La Presse - La Presse Canadienne. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- Julien Jester (22 May 2014). "Antoine-Olivier Pilon: "Xavier m'a aidé à aller très loin de moi"" (in French). Libération. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- Staff, The Playlist. "On The Rise: 20 Actors To Watch That Are Under 20". Indiewire. Retrieved February 16, 2017.