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Roy Dupuis


B: April 21, 1963 in Amos, Québec

Born in Quebec’s remote Abitibi region, Roy Dupuis spent part of his youth in Kapuskasing in northern Ontario, but he didn’t learn to speak English until his family moved to Montreal where he grew up without really thinking of acting. In university he majored in science. But after seeing the film, Molière, he was bitten by the acting bug and switched from physics to theatre. His first break happened when a friend could not make an audition for the prestigious National Theater School of Canada, and Dupuis took his place. Out of thousands of applicants, he made the final cut. Roy Dupuis has won the Fipa d’Or of the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels at (Cannes) in 1991; the Métrostar Award for best actor, 1991 and 1992; the Rose d’Or for actor of the year, 1991 and picked up a Genie in 2005 for his work in Mémoires affectives / Looking for Alexander. In mid-June 2006, Dupuis began filming the dramatic feature film Shake Hands with the Devil, in which he played Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, who was head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda during the Rwandan Genocide. For his performance as Dallaire, Dupuis won his second Jutra Best Actor award.

Read an article, including an interview with Roy Dupuis, about the making of Séraphin: un homme et son péché from our Take One archives.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Dans le ventre du dragon (aka In The Belly of the Dragon, 1989)
Comment fair l’amour avec un nègre se fatiguer (aka How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired, 1989)
Jésus de Montréal (aka Jesus of Montreal, 1989)

Le marché du couple (1990)
Being at Home with Claude (1992)
Entangled (1993)
Cap Tourmente (1993)
C’était le 12 du 12 et Chili avait les blues (1994)
Screamers (1995)
Waiting for Michelangelo (1996)
L’homme idéal (1996)
J’en suis! (1997)
Aire libre (aka Out in the Open, 1997)
Bleeders (1997)
Free Money (1998)

Séraphin: un homme et son péché (2002)
Les invasions barbares (2003)
Monica la mitraille (2004)
Jacques Paradise (2004)
Mémoires affectives / Looking for Alexander (2004)
Manners of Dying (2004)
C’est pas moi, c’est l’autre (2004)
Les États-Unis d’Albert (2005)
Maurice Richard (aka The Rocket, 2005)
That Beautiful Somewhere (2006)
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Emotional Arithmetic (2007)
Truffe (2008)
The Timekeeper (2008)
Un été sans point ni coup sûr (2008)
L’instinct de mort (2008)
Je me souviens (2009)
Les doigts croches (2009)

Coteau Rouge (2011)
Cut Throats Nine (2011)
Roche Papier Ciseaux (2013)
L’autre maison (2013)
Ceci n’est pas un polar (2014)
Seances (2014, short)
The Forbidden Room (2014)
Embrasse-moi comme tu m’aimes (2016)
Barefoot at Dawn (2017)
La beauté du monde (aka Forgotten Flowers, 2018)

Brain Freeze (2021)
Take Me to a Nice Place (2021, short)
Nuit (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Les filles de Caleb (1990)
Scoop (1992)
Scoop II (1993)
Blanche (1993)
Million Dollar Babies (1994, mini-series)
La femme, Nikita (aka Nikita, 1997)
Maurice Richard: Histoire d’un Canadien (1999)

Le denier chaptre (2002, mini-series)

Les rescapés (2010-2012)
Toute La Vie (2019-2020)

Being at Home with Claude, movie, poster,

That Beautiful Somewhere, movie, poster,

Forgotten Flowers, movie, poster,