In survival mode
Eh yes ! Patrice Robitaille (left) and Pierre-François Legendre, hairy to say the least, in a scene from the film Biological clock. This big success of Quebec cinema, scripted by the talented trio Trogi-Pearson-Robitaille (Quebec-Montreal) tells the story of three thirtysomethings faced with the desire of their wives to start a family.
In 2003, Patrice Robitaille, 29, now recognized for his talent as an actor, but also for his writing, thanks to the cult film Quebec-Montreal which he wrote with Ricardo Trogi and Jean-Philippe Pearson. The screenplay, awarded a Jutra prize in Quebec and a prize at the Namur Festival in Belgium, depicts the existential questions of a band of pretentious as they drive between two cities.
Range of roles
Another transformation on the set of dramatic comedy Cheech, in 2005. After playing the role of escort agent Ron in the hit play Cheech (Chrysler men are in town) by François Létourneau, Patrice Robitaille again embodied him in the cinema. A graduate of the Conservatoire de Montréal seven years earlier, he was already moving eloquently from drama to laughter.
The public discovered the characters of the series The invincibles in 2005, four boyfriends united by the pact to finally enjoy life, after having lived a tidy twenty – Patrice Robitaille (Steve), François Létourneau (PA), Rémi-Pierre Paquin (Rémi) and Pierre-François Legendre (Carlos ) -, equipped with their watch-alert. The series has won several awards over the years.
In 2005, then one of the “heroes” of the popular Radio-Canada series The invincibles, Patrice Robitaille also played in Miss Weather and in three feature films including Maurice Richard, in the shoes of hockey player Émile “Butch” Bouchard. In some 20 years of career, the actor has already embodied more than 75 characters, as much on TV as in cinema and on stage.
◆ We will find Patrice Robitaille in The beautiful discomforts 2.0, alongside the original comedians of the series, including author Martin Matte. At TVA starting January 27, 9 p.m.
◆ We will also see it in Ken Scott’s new film, Goodbye happiness, the story of four brothers (Patrice Robitaille, Antoine Bertrand, Louis Morissette and François Arnaud) who put their differences aside to pay a last tribute to their deceased father. In theaters as soon as the pandemic allows.
◆ Patrice Robitaille is also in the film The revision, first feature film by Catherine Therrien. There he plays the role of a professor of philosophy whose values are called into question in contact with a Muslim student. In theaters somewhere in 2021.
◆ We can see Patrice Robitaille in the shoes of the investigator Victor Lessard, on Club illico, and in that of sales director Serge Paquette, in This is how i love you, on ici.tou.tv.
◆ Patrice is the father of three daughters.