took the movie world by storm with his heart-wrenching performance as the troubled son in the acclaimed coming-of-age film C.R.A.Z.Y. But Grondin had made his mark much earlier. His acting debut came at 3. He was cast in the series Sous un Ciel Variable
, where he spent the next five years in the lead role of Simon. Following that, Grondin landed another major role in Lise Payette's TV series Les Super Mamies
, as well as the lead in Watatatow
Having developed a great friendship with director Jean-Marc Vallee who had cast him almost 12 years ago in his short film Les Fleurs Magiques, Grondin landed his pivotal role in C.R.A.Z.Y., for which he earned a Genie Award nomination for Best Lead Actor, won the Best Canadian Lead Actor at the Vancouver Film Critic Circle Awards, and Best Lead Actor at the Jutra Awards (Quebec Film Awards). More recent film credits include the French comedy Bouquet Final opposite Gerard Depardieu, lead roles in Bus Palladium, Insoupconnable, the title role in The Chameleon opposite Ellen Barkin and Famke Janssen and Steven Soderbergh's Che, opposite Benecio Del Toro. In 2009, Grondin made history in becoming the first Canadian actor to win the prestigious CĂsar Award (France's Academy Awards) for Best Male Newcomer for the film Le Premier Jour du Reste de ta Vie, making him one of the most sought after actors in France and Canada. He continues to reside in Montreal, Quebec.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.
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