24 September 1961 |
Lachine, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, director, screenwriter|
Luc Picard (born 24 September 1961) is a French Canadian actor, director and comedian. He was born on September 24, 1961 in Lachine, Quebec, Canada. He has played numerous characters in diverse roles.
An intense actor with piercing eyes and a nervous smile, Picard trained at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique in Montreal and quickly became a favourite with Quebec audiences with his frequent appearances on television. During the 1990s, he slowly developed as a film star with character roles in a variety films, especially those by Pierre Falardeau. In 2002, Picard scored a double triumph with a Genie Award for his performance as the psychotic cult leader in Savage Messiah and a Prix Jutra for The Collector, directed by Jean Beaudin. In 2005 he directed his first feature, Audition, which was followed by Babine in 2008.
He is most commonly known for his portrayal of the infamous Michel Chartrand in the biographical TV series Simmone et Chartrand, where he was nominated for Gemini Awards. His acting film credits also include A Sunday in Kigali (Un dimanche a Kigali), Cap Tourmente, The Woman Who Drinks (La Femme qui boit), The Last Breath (Le Dernier souffle), Night Song and Bad Seeds (Les Mauvaises herbes).
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