Pascal Duquenne

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Pascal Duquenne
Pascal Duquenne, on the left, c.1996
Born (1970-08-08) 8 August 1970 (age 53)
Years active1991–present
AwardsBest Actor Award (Cannes Film Festival)
1996 The Eighth Day
Joseph Plateau Award for Best Actor
1996 The Eighth Day
HonoursOrder of the Crown

Pascal Duquenne (born 8 August 1970) is a Belgian actor. He shared the Best Actor Award in the 1996 Cannes Film Festival for his performance as Georges in the movie The Eighth Day, with Daniel Auteuil, who played Harry.[1] He lives in Brussels. He has Down syndrome.[2][3][4] In 2004, he received the very high civil distinction of Commander in the Order of the Crown (Belgium).[5]


All these movies are directed by Jaco Van Dormael, and they are close to each other.

TV series[edit]

  • Le commissaire Moulin, 2004


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Le huitième jour". Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  2. ^ Stefaan Sercu (20 November 2002). "Mentaal gehandicapten komen thuis". Het Volk (in Dutch).
  3. ^ "'Secrets and Lies' takes top honor at Cannes Film Festival". CNN. May 20, 1996.
  4. ^ "On Screen: Guilt And The Survivor". Eye Weekly. March 13, 1997.
  5. ^ Buitenlandse zaken (7 July 2004). "Persdienst Buitenlandse Zaken: Persberichten". Persberichten diplomatie België (in Dutch).

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