Rémy Girard

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Rémy Girard
Born (1950-08-10) August 10, 1950 (age 68)
Jonquière, Quebec, Canada

Rémy Girard (born August 10, 1950) is a Canadian actor and former television host from Quebec.

Acting career[edit]

He played the role of Rémy, the main character, who is dying of terminal cancer, in the Canadian film The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) by director Denys Arcand. This film was awarded the 2003 Academy Award for best foreign picture. Arcand's earlier film The Decline of the American Empire (Le Déclin de l'empire américain) revolved around the same characters who appear 17 years later in Les Invasions barbares. Girard also appeared in Arcand's 1989 film Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal).

Girard is the most-nominated actor in the history of the Genie Awards. He has won the Leading Actor award twice, for Love Crazy (Amoureux fou) and Les Invasions barbares, the Supporting Actor award twice, for Jésus de Montréal and Les Portes tournantes, and has garnered three other nominations, for Le Déclin de l'empire américain, La Florida, Les Boys (all four movies and the TV series), Séraphin: Heart of Stone, and Aurore.

He also starred in The Rocket, and appeared in the Will Ferrell comedy Blades of Glory. He was Paul Bougon in the TV series Les Bougon, which ran for 3 seasons on TV in Canada from 2003-2005. In 2006 he was a member of the jury at the 28th Moscow International Film Festival.[1]

Girard also hosted a former game show called La Chasse aux Trésors that aired on Quebec television network TVA during the late 1990s. Girard played notorious criminal Lucien Rivard in a film called Le piege americain.[2] Girard stars also as Hervé Mercure in the thriller 7 Days, directed by Daniel Grou.[3] Girard also stars in the 2011 Canadian action comedy InSecurity on CBC Television.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1984 The Crime of Ovide Plouffe (Le Crime d'Ovide Plouffe) Radio announcer Denys Arcand
1986 The Decline of the American Empire (Le Déclin de l'empire américain) Rémy, Louise's husband Denys Arcand
1988 The Revolving Doors (Les Portes tournantes) Monsieur Litwin Francis Mankiewicz
1989 Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal) Martin Denys Arcand
1991 Montreal Stories (Montréal vu par...) Consul Denys Arcand
1994 Million Dollar Babies Martin Poulin Christian Duguay
1993 La Florida Léo Lespérance George Mihalka
1996 Lilies the inmate playing the baroness John Greyson
1997 Les Boys (Les Feluettes) Stan Louis Saïa
1998 The Red Violin (Le Violon rouge) the customs officer François Girard
1998 Free Money Louis Yves Simoneau
2001 Varian's War Colonel Joubert Lionel Chetwynd
2002 Séraphin: Heart of Stone Father Laloge Charles Binamé
2003 The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) Rémy Denys Arcand
2004 Machine Gun Molly (Monica la mitraille) Maurice Morissette Pierre Houle
2005 Aurore Oreus Mailhot Luc Dionne
2005 The Rocket (Maurice Richard) Tony Bergeron Charles Binamé
2005 Human Trafficking Viktor Taganov Christian Duguay
2006 Le Lièvre de Vatanen Richard Growe Marc Rivière
2007 Blades of Glory Father St. Pierre Will Speck
2008 The American Trap (Le piège américain) Lucien Rivard Charles Binamé
2009 Le Bonheur de Pierre Michel Dolbec Robert Ménard
2009 Father and Guns (De père en flic) Charles Bérubé Émile Gaudreault
2009 Je me souviens Monseigneur Madore André Forcier
2010 Incendies Jean Lebel, the barrister Denis Villeneuve
2016 Boundaries (Pays) Paul Rivest Chloé Robichaud
2016 Votez Bougon Paul Bougon Jean-François Pouliot


  1. ^ "28th Moscow International Film Festival (2006)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Six Quebec films get green light," The Gazette, Montreal, Quebec: December 3, 2006. pg. A.29.
  3. ^ AFM '09: Monster Revenge in 'Seven Days'

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