Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pascal Duquenne? Oui!

I like watching actors who have Down syndrome enjoy their craft. I came across this guy recently online (only in my dreams would it be in reality) who is an actor from Belgium.

Watching his trailers is fun! Not only does he act very well, he does it in his native French, which is so cool to watch. He is 40 years old now and, wow-- handsome!

I wanted to show you a trailer from a movie of his, but you tube is not cooperating with me today, so look him up.

Check out his credits below:

Pascal Duquenne
Born 8 August 1970 (1

Vilvoorde, Flanders, Belgium
Years active 1991, 1996, 2004, 2006
Awards Best Actor Award (Cannes Film Festival)
1996 The Eighth Day
Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian Actor
1996 The Eighth Day

Pascal Duquenne (b. 8 August 1970 in Vilvoorde, Belgium) is a Belgian actor. He shared the prize for a male role in 1996 Cannes Film Festival for his performance as Georges in the movie The Eighth Day, with Daniel Auteuil, who played Harry.[1] He currently lives in Brussels. He has Down syndrome.[2][3][4] In 2004 he received the very high civil distinction of Commander in the Order of the Crown (Belgium).[5]


  1. Now, embedding a clip is one of the trickiest things. Recent versions of Blogger have made it a little easier.

    Here is a clip from when Georges gets out the car:

    Georges gets out the car: in THE EIGHT DAY

    And here is the movie's [unofficial] Facebook page:

    The Eighth Day's Facebook

  2. Thank you, Adelaide! Did you enjoy the movie?