Pierre Curzi

Pierre Curzi ( born February 11, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec ) is a Canadian actor and politician.

Life and achievements

Curzi lives in Montreal, where he graduated from the National Theatre School. He began his professional career in 1969 and entered the theater, television and film in more than 50 productions. He is married to actress Marie Tifo.

Best known Curzi is his role in two films by director Denys Arcand with Rémy Girard, the Oscar -nominated comedy The Decline of the American Empire (1986 ) and based on this Oscar-winning tragicomedy The Barbarian Invasions ( 2003).

Curzi received a total of four nominations for Genie Awards, namely in 1984 as Best Actor for Fatal Friendship ( Lucien Brouillard ) and Best Supporting Actor for Maria Chapdelaine ( filmed on the novel ), and in 1987 as Best Actor for The Decline of the American empire and the Best in the category original Screenplay for in the Shadow of Power ( Pouvoir intimate ), shared with Yves Simoneau. In 2007, he received a tribute at the Prix Jutra.

From 1998 to 2006 was Curzi president of the Union des artistes (UDA ), the French-speaking actors union in Quebec. In 2007 he withdrew from the play work and slammed into the Parti Québécois political career one.

Filmography (selection)