Antoine-Olivier Pilon

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Antoine-Olivier Pilon
Antoine-Olivier Pilon

(1997-06-23) 23 June 1997 (age 21)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active2009–present

Antoine-Olivier Pilon (born 23 June 1997) is a French-Canadian actor.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2][3] Pilon was named one of the best actors under the age of twenty by IndieWire.[4]


Feature films[edit]


  • 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

Music videos[edit]

  • 2013: "College Boy" (song by Indochine) as a bullied student (directed by Xavier Dolan)


List of awards and nominations
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


  1. ^ "Antoine-Olivier Pilon : quand le héros de "Mommy" faisait scandale en France" (in French). MetroNews, Paris, France. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Staff, The Playlist. "On The Rise: 20 Actors To Watch That Are Under 20". Indiewire. Retrieved February 16, 2017.

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