Neils Schneider was born in Paris, but lived most of his life in Canada. He is quite possibly Canada's answer to Louie Garrel when it comes to French-Canadian films. He's also a close friend of Xavier Dolan. He's been in 2 of Dolan's film. Most notable HEARTBEATS.
He won the Chopard Trophy (for emerging talent) at Festival de Cannes in
2011. Actors who have previously won this prize are: Marion Cotillard,
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Audrey Tautou, Diane Kruger and Gael