Jul. 5th, 1985
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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François Arnaud was born on July 5, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as François Barbeau. He is an actor, known for The Borgias (2011), Blindspot (2015) and I Killed My Mother (2009).
Graduated from Conservatoire d'art dramatique in Montreal, Canada.
Was raised in both Canada and France.
Speaks English, French and Spanish fluently.
His father is a lawyer and real estate developer.
Has a younger sister.
Grew up Outremont, a borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Attended Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, a Boys Choir School, where he learned to sing and play the piano.
Has an arts degree from Brebeuf College.
Real last name is Barbeau, but changed it to Arnaud to avoid confusion with the theatre and costume creator, Francois Barbeau.
Personal Quotes (9)
I'm not sure I'll find acting satisfying creatively forever. If you get the good roles, it's great - if you have the freedom to choose your projects and not just do anything and everything.
The first play that I saw was 'Cyrano,' and I remember going home - I was like nine years old - and trying to learn the monologues.
As an actor, as much as I'm interested in how you make movies and TV shows, even as a kid, I've always hated making of featurettes and special features on DVDs. I think it breaks the spell.
I think there comes a point in probably most father-son relationships where the son kind of starts becoming the parent.
I just go wherever work brings me. I share a house with friends in L.A., and I share a house with friends in Montreal when I'm there.
I started studying theater in school, and then I got into drama school at, like, 19, and it was a national drama school in Montreal, and so it was just you and nine other students for three years, and it was really intense.
I watched 'E.T.' when I was a kid every day. Well, not all of it every day; I'd pause it and start over again. But I've watched 'E.T.' about 400 times in my life.
Today, the Pope is only a religious figure. At the time of 'The Borgias,' he was also a political leader, a financial leader, and the head of an army. I think popes are much less relevant today than they were then.
I didn't act professionally before going to drama school. I don't know if I had the confidence. I didn't think I'd get in when I first auditioned for drama school, and then I did.
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