Lothaire Bluteau is a film actor known for his roles in art-house films and satirical dramas. He gained international recognition for his role in Denys Arcand’s Jesus of Montreal (1989). According to sources like Wikipedia and Forbes, his estimated net worth is currently between $1-5 million. Bluteau transitioned from medical to acting and began his film career with various short films and independent projects.
His Early Years
Bluteau started his film career with short films like Bleue brume (1982) and Rien qu’un jeu (1984). He then appeared in La nuit avec Hortense (1988), Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin (1988), and Mourir (1988). However, his breakthrough role came in 1989 with Jesus of Montreal, for which he won a Genie Award for Best Actor. He has also appeared in TV shows like The Tudors, Oz, Bent, Rouge Sang, 24, and The Child Prodigy. Recently, he played Emperor Charles on the TV show Vikings.
His Breakthrough Film Role
Before gaining international fame, Bluteau gained recognition through his roles in Les Fous de Bassan (1987) and Being at Home with Claude. However, his role as Jesus of Montreal in Denys Arcand’s 1989 film catapulted him to stardom. His intense gaze and facial structure contributed to his ability to convey various emotions, making him a famous actor in the late ’80s and early ’90s. He also appeared in films like The Silent Touch and Conquest.
His International Stardom
After gaining acclaim in stage adaptations and short films, Bluteau achieved international stardom with Jesus of Montreal. He received accolades from Canada (Genie Awards) and Cannes for his remarkable performance. Known for his brooding intensity and endearing smile, Bluteau continued working in French and English films and TV shows. He had recurring roles in shows like 24 and Vikings, and his busy schedule also included work in French theater and Off-Broadway.
His Next Role
Bluteau has been active in theater, film, and television across Canada and internationally. After leaving medicine, he had breakthrough performances in In the Shadow of the Wind and Being at Home with Claude. These roles led to his casting in the successful film Black Robe. Bluteau has appeared in various TV shows and movies like Oz, NCIS: Los Angeles, Vikings, The Tudors, Snow Buddies, Bent, and Rouge Sang. Currently, he stars as Emperor Charles on the TV show Vikings and will be seen in the upcoming Netflix drama The Strain alongside Kevin Durand.