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Denis Villeneuve


Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started is career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013) and Incendies (2010). He is married to Tanya Lapointe. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 67 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Arrival
Arrival Director
(2016)
Prisoners
Prisoners Director
(2013)
Incendies
Incendies Director
(2010)
Sicario
Sicario Director
(2015)

Filmography

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 2016/II Arrival (directed by)
 2015 Sicario
 2013 Enemy
 2013 Prisoners
 2011 Rated R for Nudity (Short)
 2010 Incendies
 2009 Polytechnique
 2008 Next Floor (Short)
 2007 Happiness Bound (Documentary)
 2000 Maelstrom
 1996 Cosmos (segment "Technétium, Le")
 1994 REW FFWd (Documentary short)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Editor (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (26 credits)
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1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the concept of boundaries, explored in Enemy (2013)] We all have multiple identities inside of us. I think it's about the power of subconscious and how our actions represent that side of the self - and who is really in control? The influence of the past on our lives and the strength of the past, is something that really impressed me and terrorized me because it means that we aren't totally in... See more »

Trivia:

Older brother of TED2013 speaker Martin Villeneuve, director of Mars et Avril (2012). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently collaborates with cinematographer Roger Deakins See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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