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Rémy Nicolas Lucien Belvaux (10 November 1966, Namur
Namur (city)
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, Belgium
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 – 4 September 2006, Orry-la-Ville
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, France
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) was a Belgian actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He was the brother of Lucas Belvaux
Lucas Belvaux
Lucas Belvaux is a Belgian actor and film director. His directing credits include the Trilogie, consisting of three films with interlocking stories and characters, each of which was filmed in a different genre. The three films are Cavale, a thriller; Un couple épatant, a comedy; and Après la vie,...

, also an actor and film director, and of Bruno Belvaux
Bruno Belvaux
Bruno Belvaux is a Belgian author, director and actor. He is the brother of Lucas Belvaux and Rémy Belvaux.-External links:...

, a theater director.

In 1992, he was with André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde
Benoît Poelvoorde
Benoît Poelvoorde is a Belgian actor and comedian who often associates cynicism, humour and drama in his movies.His mother was a grocer and his father a driver, who died when Poelvoorde was still young...

, director, producer and actor of the feature film Man Bites Dog
Man Bites Dog (film)
Man Bites Dog is a darkly comedic crime Belgian mockumentary starring Benoît Poelvoorde. In the film, a crew of filmmakers follow a serial killer, recording his crimes for a documentary they are producing...

. This film, which was his most famous movie, and originally titled "C'est arrivé près de chez vous" (translated as: "It happened in your neighborhood") (1992), is about a camera crew filming a documentary about the life of a serial killer. Belvaux plays one of the journalists. The film won the Special Jury Prize for Belvaux and Bonzel at the 5th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival
Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival
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 in February 1994.

He committed suicide
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 on 4 September 2006.

Confrontation with Bill Gates

On 4 February 1998 he was one of the four people (including Noël Godin
Noël Godin
Noël Godin is a Belgian writer, critic, actor and notorious cream pie flinger or entarteur. Godin gained global attention in 1998 when his group ambushed Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in Brussels, pelting the software magnate with cream pies...

 and Jan Bucquoy
Jan Bucquoy
Jan Bucquoy is an anarchist and author-filmmaker born in Harelbeke, Belgium who started as a theatre practitioner and who worked as a cartoon-scriptwriter.-Career:...

), one of which who threw a cream pie
Cream pie
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 in the face of the American businessman and Microsoft
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 founder, Bill Gates
Bill Gates
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, during Gates' visit to Brussels
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