Michel Côté (actor)

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Michel Côté (born June 25, 1950) is a Canadian actor.[1] He is best known for his performances in the films Cruising Bar and C.R.A.Z.Y., the theatrical show Broue and the television series Omertà.

Early life[edit]

Côté was born in Alma, Quebec, Canada. He graduated from the National Theatre School in 1973.

Career[edit]

Côté taught introductory acting and improvisation at the Option Theatre in Ste. Therese until 1977. He subsequently cofounded a small theatre, Vogagements.[2] In 1979 Côté began performing in the play Broue at the theatre; the play was intended to have a one-month run, but ended up being staged in many cities across Canada, and Cote continued to perform in all of the more than 2,000 presentations as late as 2008.[3]

Côté played the lead role in the film Cruising Bar, and was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 1990. He also played the lead role in the film C.R.A.Z.Y.,[4] and won a Genie in the same category for this film in 2005.[5]

In 2009, Côté played a lead role in the film De père en flic, which took in $10.5 million at the box office in Quebec.[6]

He founded Broue with Marc Messier and Marcel Gauthier in 1979.

He is married to French actress Véronique Le Flaguais.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A zombie flick and a fake country music video: How two Quebec artists are going their own way". Toronto Star, By Allan Woods, June 9, 2018
  2. ^ Peter Rist (2001). Guide to the Cinema(s) of Canada. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-313-29931-5. 
  3. ^ Craig Glenday (29 April 2008). Guinness World Records 2008. Bantam Books. p. 355. ISBN 978-0-553-58995-5. 
  4. ^ "C.R.A.Z.Y.". Sydney Morning Heraald, Paul Byrnes, August 30, 2006
  5. ^ "Arcand's Jesus leads Genie race". Toronto Star, February 14, 1990.
  6. ^ "De père en flic 2: Michel Côté, Louis-José Houde have a family reunion", Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette, July 13, 2017

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