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Jay Baruchel to get ACTRA award

Comic actor Jay Baruchel's banner year is about to be topped with an Award of Excellence from ACTRA Montreal.

Comic actor Jay Baruchel's banner year is about to be topped with an Award of Excellence from ACTRA Montreal.

The Ottawa-born, Montreal-based actor has been seen this year in She's Out of My League, The Trotsky, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice and heard in How to Train Your Dragon.

He'll be honoured Sept. 11 at the annual awards ceremony for the Montreal branch of ACTRA, the actors' union.

Baruchel, 28, had early roles in Hollywood fare such as The Rules of Attraction and Million Dollar Baby, but still lives and works in Montreal.

He is working again in Montreal, with The Trotsky director Jacob Tierney on the film Good Neighbours, about a killer in the Montreal neighbourhood of Notre Dame de Grace.

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists represents 21,000 English-language performers across the country.

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