1706409513 Marc Andre Grondin in five remarkable roles

Marc-André Grondin in five remarkable roles

We tend to forget it, but Marc-André Grondin started his career at the age of three in an advertisement for Minute Maid. After landing several roles on the small and big screen during his childhood and youth, the 39-year-old actor experienced a new career start in 2005 with the release of the cult film CRAZY A look back at five of his most notable films:

CRAZY (2015)


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Ten years after directing his short film “Les Fleurs Magiques”, filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée offers Marc-André Grondin the first role in CRAZY, the film that introduced both of them to the general public. The actor, 20 years old at the time of filming, appears on screen as Zachary, a young Montrealer who struggles to assert his homosexuality in Quebec in the 1970s.

“CRAZY, that’s why I’m still in this business. “Not a week goes by that people don't talk to me about the film and my character Zach,” Grondin told us in 2020 on the film's 15th anniversary.

5150, rue des Ormes (2009)


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After the success of CRAZY, everyone is on the hunt for Marc-André Grondin, both here and in France, where the actor even won the César for Most Promising Actor in 2009 for his role in “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life.” After taking part in some filming in Europe, Grondin returned to the Quebec cinema by playing a young man kidnapped by a strange family at 5150 Rue des Ormes, a psychological thriller by Éric Tessier based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Senecal.

The Dumont affair (2012)


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Three years later, Marc-André Grondin agreed to physically transform himself to lend his facial features to Michel Dumont, the man accused of rape in 1990, which he denies. Directed by Podz, the legal drama “The Dumont Affair” chronicles the long legal battle between Dumont and his partner, Solange Tremblay, a single mother who always believed in his innocence. The film was well received by critics, but its box office was affected by a media appearance by the plaintiff in the case, Danielle Lechasseur.

The hungry ones (2017)



In this rare Quebec zombie film directed by Robin Aubert, Marc-André Grondin takes on the role of Bonin, an anti-hero trying to survive a mysterious epidemic that has turned most of his region's residents into zombies. Les Affamés skillfully combines horror and comedy and won eight awards at the 2018 Québec Cinéma Gala.

Mafia Inc (2020)


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Eight years after the Dumont affair, Marc-André Grondin teams up again with director Podz for this detective film that traces the rise and fall of the Montreal Mafia. His interpretation of a young Quebec gangster working on behalf of the godfather of a Sicilian mafia family earned him a nomination for the Iris for Best Male Performance at the Québec Cinéma Gala.