Robin Aubert

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Robin Aubert (born May 13, 1972 in Ham-Nord, Quebec) is a Canadian actor, screenwriter and film director.[1] He is most noted for his performance in the film The Countess of Baton Rouge (La Comtesse de Bâton Rouge), for which he received a Genie Award nomination for Best Actor at the 18th Genie Awards in 1997,[2] and his 2017 film Ravenous (Les Affamés), which won the Toronto International Film Festival Award for Best Canadian Film at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[3]

A founding member of the sketch comedy troupe Les Chick'n Swell in 1990,[4] he began acting in stage roles including productions of Jean-Marc Dalpé's Eddy[5] and Daniel Danis's Le Pont de pierres et la peau d'images.[6] Around the same time, he appeared in the television series 4 et demi and Radio Enfer and the films The Escort (L'Escorte) and The Countess of Baton Rouge. His subsequent acting roles included the films Maelström, The Negro (Le nèg'), Father and Guns (De père en flic), Miraculum, Les Maîtres du suspense and My Internship in Canada (Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre), and the television series Temps dur, Les Invincibles and Le Gentleman. He received a Prix Jutra nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 17th Jutra Awards in 2015 for Miraculum.[7]

As a filmmaker, he released a number of short films beginning in 1999, receiving a Jutra nomination for Best Short Film at the 3rd Jutra Awards in 2001 for Lila, before his feature-length debut Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnés was released in 2005.[8] He followed up with À quelle heure le train pour nulle part in 2009,[9] À l'origine d'un cri in 2010,[10] Tuktuq in 2016[1] and Ravenous in 2017.

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  1. ^ a b "Robin Aubert: l'appel du Nunavik". La Presse, March 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sweet on The Hereafter; Atom Egoyan movie leads Genie parade". Edmonton Journal, November 5, 1997.
  3. ^ "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri takes home TIFF's top honour". CBC News, September 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Une magie créative puisée aux Chick'n Swell". La Tribune, October 18, 2010.
  5. ^ "Actors thrive on Eddy script". Montreal Gazette, October 15, 1994.
  6. ^ "Study in contrasts: Le Pont is talky, L'Echo can't sit still". Montreal Gazette, May 29, 1996.
  7. ^ "Up for a Jutra". Montreal Gazette, March 14, 2015.
  8. ^ "Saint Martyrs of the Damned an eerie look at small towns". Niagara Falls Review, October 12, 2006.
  9. ^ "Genre benders all; Nine Quebec feature films - and more than 200 shorts - are busting out of traditional horror and martial arts categories to embrace romantic comedy and more". Montreal Gazette, July 22, 2009.
  10. ^ "Quebec films flock to Toronto fest; 'It's a business decision' -TIFF is wherethe commercial action is". Montreal Gazette, September 4, 2010.

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