Paul Doucet's innate ability to transform himself into a multitude of characters made him one of Canada's most dependable character actors. Born in Montreal, Québec, Doucet launched his career with a supporting role in the drama "Mistaken Identity" (1995), playing a police officer. The actor was seemingly typecast as law enforcement-types early in his career, including in the thriller "Sublet" (1998) as a homicide detective opposite David Carradine. In 2002, Doucet gave a breakout performance in the title role in the miniseries "Jean Duceppe" (Télé-Québec), which examined the life of the Québec-born stage actor. For his portrayal, he earned a Gemini Award for Best Performance by a Leading Man: Drama. He made his Hollywood foray with a role in the psychological drama "Wicker Park" (2004), starring Josh Hartnett. Doucet returned to his Canadian TV roots with appearances in the historical miniseries "October 1970" (CBS, 2006) and the biographical "Rene Levesque - Le destin d'un chef" (2006). He again garnered critical acclaim for the comedy "Les 3 p'tits cochons" ("The 3 Little Pigs") (2007), where he played one of three brothers who engage in lengthy, explicit conversations about adultery as their mother lies nearby in a coma. In 2011, Doucet showcased his versatility in several film genres, including "Frisson des collines," about a young man's journey from Québec to Woodstock to see his idol Jimi Hendrix perform, the romantic film set in the world of dance "Sur le rythme" ("On the Pace"), and the disco-era drama "Funkytown."
By Candy Cuenco