Rémy Girard became an actor thanks to a happy decision he made in 1969. He was a law student back then and one day he joined the legendary Troupe des Treize at the Université de Laval. Much later, when he had become a working actor, he was approached by director Denys Arcand following the performance of a play. Arcand said he would like to use Rémy in his next film. Rémy figured the famous director was just being polite, but one day the phone rang and it turned out to be the most important call in his life. He was being offered the lead in The Decline of the American Empire. Although not his first film, it essentially launched his career and he has never looked back. Over the years he has worked with Arcand in five films, returning to reprise his first role for the 2003 film, The Barbarian Invasions. So far his career has produced four Genie Awards for his work in film, and four Gemeaux for his work on television.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
Les bons souvenirs (aka Happy Memories, 1981) Les yeux rouge (1982) Le crime d’Ovide Plouffe (1984) Le déclin de l’empire américain (aka The Decline of the American Empire, 1986) Les Voisins (TV-1987) Les tisserands du pouvoir (1988) Les tisserands du pouvoir II: La révolte (1988) Les portes tournantes (1988) Dans le ventre du dragon (aka In The Belly of the Dragon – 1989) Jésus de Montréal (aka Jesus of Montreal, 1989)
Rafales (1990) Amoureux fou (1991) La pigaille (1991) La Florida (1993) Le secret de Jérôme (1994) Parent malgré tout (TV-1996) Fish Tale Soup (1996) Lilies (1996) L’homme idéal (1996) Le siège de l’âme (1997) Les Boys (1997) Le violon rouge (aka The Red Violin -1998) Free Money (1998) Les Boys II (1998)
Scoop (1992) La petit vie (1993) Blanche (1993) Million Dollar Babies (1994, mini-series) 10-07 L’affaire Zeus (1995) Urgence (1996) Ces enfants d’ailleurs (1997, mini-series) Réseaux (1998) Rue l’Espérance (1999) Radio (1999)
Emma (2001) Bunker, le cirque (2002) Détect. inc (2005) Les Boys (2007-) The Englishman’s Boy (2008, mini-series)