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Francois Arnaud - hottie star of "The Borgias"

Plays the eldest son of Jeremy Irons in the new Vatican crime drama, "The Borgias".

He is French Canadian and has mainly appeared in French Quebec productions until now. He was in a film by gay filmmaker Xavier Dolan in which he played Dolan's boyfriend.

Rumoured to also be gay in real life.

DISCUSS.

by Anonymousreply 5904/24/2013

There's a multi-page discussion about it here in French on this Quebec website. Many posters say they know for a fact he is gay because he has been seen with his boyfriend in Montreal and kissing guys in Montreal's gay village:

by Anonymousreply 204/12/2011

Best scene in I killed my mother:

by Anonymousreply 304/12/2011

They played part of that scene when he was interviewed on t.v. recently and I think he blushed.

by Anonymousreply 404/12/2011

bump!

by Anonymousreply 504/12/2011

He has no presence. Looks like a cross between young Travolta and young Ian McShane. No spark. Not a good actor.

by Anonymousreply 604/12/2011

Well it *is* only The Borgias...

I think he's really hot, and he was pretty good in I killed my mother.

by Anonymousreply 704/12/2011

I think "The Borgias" is better than "The Tudors".

by Anonymousreply 804/14/2011

Not true. He is going out with Montreal actress Evelyne Brochu. I saw them kiss in a restaurant this week.

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2011

Ive met him in new york. He's not gay.

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2011

R9, I kissed my fag at Sunday brunch last week and I'm as gay as they come.

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2011

I meant my fag hag.

by Anonymousreply 1204/15/2011

R10, how do you know based on just meeting him?

by Anonymousreply 1304/15/2011

Then how come so many of the Quebec posters at the above link say he is gay and is seen kissing guys in Montreal?

by Anonymousreply 1504/16/2011

They could probably have left out the paint part, not to mention the silly hissy-fit with the bedroom linens - hey, somebody had to wash that stuff! - and just gone with the smooth naked writhing. My take anyway.

by Anonymousreply 1704/16/2011

I don't think that an actor who has a girlfriend would be out and about kissing guys in public... unless he really is a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 1804/16/2011

I think it's all wishful thinking. Everytime someone hot comes into public eye, everyone assumes they're gay. It would be nice to fantasize about, but maybe we won't know for sure until he comes out, if ever.

by Anonymousreply 1904/16/2011

It's well known here in Montreal that he is gay.

by Anonymousreply 2004/16/2011

"Plays the eldest son of Jeremy Irons in the new Vatican crime drama, "The Borgias"."%0D %0D I think you could have safely said "He plays Cesare Borgia" and left it at that...%0D %0D At least, I hope you could...

by Anonymousreply 2104/16/2011

Actors PR people really do scour the net trying to debunk the gay rumors and when that fails they send in the imdb fangurls. So transparent. That means you r9/r10.

by Anonymousreply 2204/16/2011

The first time I ever saw or heard of him was when watching J'ai tu%C3%A9 ma m%C3%A8re. I fell instantly in love with him. The movie was really good, too.

by Anonymousreply 2304/16/2011

R24, have you been paying attention? Many Quebecers have said he is gay.

by Anonymousreply 2504/16/2011

A good friend of mine went to theater school with him. He has always been hetero-flexible. He was with girls but experimented with guys a coupe of times. He was always very opened and light-hearted about it. Didnt seem to bother him at all. He has a girlfriend now.

by Anonymousreply 2604/18/2011

I don't care if Francois is gay or straight, I don't think his casting in this series is right.

by Anonymousreply 2704/18/2011

[quote]I think you could have safely said "He plays Cesare Borgia" and left it at that.%0D %0D %0D I think you could have safely said he's one of the actors in a TV mini-series.%0D %0D At least, I hope you could...%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 2804/18/2011

R26, I'm not sure if I buy that. I find it suspicious that all of a sudden there are people here claiming he likes girls and has a girlfriend

by Anonymousreply 2904/18/2011

Cesare needed a more flamboyant, volatile autocratic actor most likely; someone who could have ignited with Jeremy Irons the very same chemistry he had with Anthony Andrews in Brideshead.

An oppurtunity missed but still, passable performance.

by Anonymousreply 3004/18/2011

I think his performance is great. I think he's the most interesting character on the show.

by Anonymousreply 3104/18/2011

I think the dialogue on "The Borgias" is much better than "The Tudors". Much more nuanced.

I actually think Arnaud holds his own against Irons. When Irons plays ham-fisted, Arnaud plays more vulnerable. I really enjoy the character of Cesare, he's become my favorite on the show. I like that Arnaud added layers of depth to him that are more than just being an ambitious killer. You end up rooting for a murderous villain which is no easy feat.

Plus, Jeremy Irons can act circles around Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

by Anonymousreply 3304/19/2011

I think Arnaud's character is the best too. He is ruthless but you can see his vulnerability and his complexity. And that dark, brooding quality is so hot.

by Anonymousreply 3404/19/2011

The Borgias were Spanish. Why do all the actors sound British? They couldn't find a real Spanish actor to play the main character, at least.

by Anonymousreply 3504/19/2011

British accents are preferred in historical dramas.

by Anonymousreply 3604/19/2011

Francois is interviewed on Access Hollywood:

by Anonymousreply 3704/19/2011

Someone please hit on him, and find out if he has a big uncut French cock.

by Anonymousreply 3804/20/2011

Hopefully we will see lots of him on tonight's episode

by Anonymousreply 3904/24/2011

Hot fucking scene tonight. And then you have that kid who played Freddie on UK third and fourth seasons of SKINS.

by Anonymousreply 4105/02/2011

That hot twink was also in SKINS. He played Effy's boyfriend Freddie.

by Anonymousreply 4205/02/2011

I just wish we had seen proper ass shots of Francois Arnaud and the other twink instead of side views.

by Anonymousreply 4305/08/2011

New episode tonight

by Anonymousreply 4405/08/2011

It has been renewed for a 2nd season.

by Anonymousreply 4505/08/2011

They showed the younger brother's ass tonight in a sex scene, so it looks like each of the guys is getting some nudity to do.

by Anonymousreply 4605/10/2011

Here's a hot photo of Luke Pasqualino who plays the twink that Lucretia is having an affair with:

by Anonymousreply 4705/10/2011

New episode tonight.

2nd-last one of the season.

by Anonymousreply 4805/15/2011

Anyone in Montreal heard anything else about him? Is it true he's gay?

by Anonymousreply 4905/24/2011

i'm pretty sure everyone in Montreal is gay.

by Anonymousreply 5005/24/2011

Apparently he did a lot of nudity in his Quebec films prior to his big breakthrough on The Borgias, so now all his Borgias fans are trying to order them. The Canadian distributors are running out of copies.

by Anonymousreply 5105/24/2011

Interviewed in French, with a clip from his gay film:

by Anonymousreply 5205/31/2011

It used to be that new actors were in horrors (Depp, Bacon Jason Alexander ;)

Now they play gay. For pay. Ola!

by Anonymousreply 5304/15/2012

Not gay, another one like Legolas - beautiful as Cesare, not so much as himself, though it appears that, unlike Bloom, Arnaud can actually act.

His voice is gorgeous. Made for theater. As a playwright, would love to cast him

by Anonymousreply 5404/22/2012

He strikes me as incredibly sexless and I can't imagine why he hasn't had the two giant moles on his forehead taken off.

by Anonymousreply 5504/22/2012

How do you know he's not gay, R54?

by Anonymousreply 5604/22/2012

Who knows and why should we care anyway? Francois is a person and a fabulous actor. Give him credit where credit is due. Whether he is gay or whether he has a girlfriend does not take anything away from his abiities as an actor. Let the rumors go. They do not matter. All we know he is incredibly busy with his career and developing a wonderful body of work which I believe he said in an interview is what he wants to be known for. He does not care about being famous. Yes he is very handsome, but more importantly is that he enjoys what he is doing and that he is a good person. Whatever the rumors are they are ridiculous. Let us enjoy what he is giving to us - his incredible acting.

by Anonymousreply 5705/31/2012

Is o ins't gay???

by Anonymousreply 5804/24/2013
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