Lothaire Bluteau

Actor, Director
With his gaunt, angular features and piercing gaze, this charismatic French-Canadian leading actor won considerable acclaim onstage in the early and mid-1980s and began starring in well-received art-house films near the ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1957 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Regression 2015 (Movie)

Reverend Beauchamp (Actor)

Inconceivable 2014 (Movie)

Malcolm Blay (Actor)

Rouge sang 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Missing 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Don't Look Up 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Tudors 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Unit 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disappearances 2007 (Movie)

Carcajou (Actor)

Walk All Over Me 2007 (Movie)

Rene (Actor)

24 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Julie Walking Home 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

On Thin Ice 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Heat 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Solitude 2000 (Movie)

Brother Bernard (Actor)

Urbania 2000 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Conquest 1998 (Movie)

Pincer Bedier (Actor)

Animals 1997 (Movie)

Young Laurent (Actor)

Bent 1997 (Movie)

Horst (Actor)

Joseph Conrad's "Nostromo" 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Other Voices, Other Rooms 1997 (Movie)

Randolph Skully (Actor)

I Shot Andy Warhol 1996 (Movie)

Maurice Girodias (Actor)

The English Patient 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Confessional 1995 (Movie)

Pierre Lamontagne (Actor)

Orlando 1993 (Movie)

The Khan (Actor)

The Silent Touch 1993 (Movie)

Stefan Bugajski (Actor)

Black Robe 1991 (Movie)

Father Laforgue (Actor)

Jesus of Montreal 1990 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

La Nuit avec Hortense 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Fous de Bassan 1987 (Movie)

Perceval Brown (Actor)

Sonia 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Annees de Reve 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rien qu'un jeu 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Desolation Sound (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. 'arris Goes to Paris (TV Show)

Actor

Race to Mars (TV Show)

Actor

Restless Spirits (TV Show)

Actor

Shot Through the Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Vikings (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

With his gaunt, angular features and piercing gaze, this charismatic French-Canadian leading actor won considerable acclaim onstage in the early and mid-1980s and began starring in well-received art-house films near the end of the decade. An award-winning actor for his work in French-speaking theater in Montreal, Lothaire Bluteau enjoyed a major breakthrough with his role as the theater director obsessed with a modernized staging of the Passion and his performance as Jesus in Denys Arcand's striking satirical drama, "Jesus of Montreal" (1989).

EDUCATION

Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Montreal , Quebec
dropped out in 1978

Milestones

1997

Playe Horst in film version of Martin Sherman's play "Bent", directed by Sean Mathias

1996

Co-starred in "I Shot Andy Warhol"

1992

American TV-movie debut, "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris" (CBS)

1991

London stage debut, "Being at Home with Claude"

1989

Breakthrough performance in the leading role of Daniel in Denys Arcand's "Jesus of Montreal"

1986

Acted on US TV in an episode of "Miami Vice" entitled "One-Way Ticket"; played hired killer Phillipe Sagot

1986

First film role of note in "Les Fous de bassan"

1982

Awarded use of a studio in New York City owned by the government of Quebec; was based in NYC for about five years (dates approximate)

Served as assistant director to Paul Buissoneau and also performed at the Quat'Sous Theater in Montreal; also worked as an assistant to theater director Andre Brassard

Bonus Trivia

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When asked whether he finds it difficult to separate himself from the characters he plays, Bluteau responded: "Sometimes I think I'm getting better at not frowning in the emotional sadness and the fear I have when I start working on a film or play. When you are enriched by your character's life, you do tend to share a lot of things together. They will call upon your emotions and leave you with souvenirs and old scars, that you manage to survive from. The character wants to borrow that pain, and of course there is a transformation and collar of sadness that you are attached to." --to Jayne Margetts in theiMAGAZINE, 1995 (www.thei.aust.com)

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"If Jennifer Jason Leigh is the substance abuse poster girl, then Bluteau is the brutally cathartic and austere poster boy." --Jayne Margetts in theiMAGAZINE, 1995 (www.thei.aust.com)

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