Denis Villeneuve


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Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started his 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 ... See full bio »

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Arrival
Wed, Jun 19 10:58 PM EDT on SYFY (224)
Sicario
Thu, Jun 20 1:00 AM EDT on FX (205)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 74 wins & 77 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(2017)
Arrival Director
(2016)
Incendies Director
(2010)
Sicario Director
(2015)

Filmography

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 2020 Dune: The Sisterhood (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot (2020)
 2020 Dune (filming)
 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (directed by)
 2016/II Arrival
 2015 Sicario
 2013 Enemy
 2013 Prisoners
 2011 Rated R for Nudity (Short)
 2010 Incendies
 2009 Polytechnique
 2008 Next Floor (Short)
 2007 Un cri au bonheur (Documentary)
 2000 Maelstrom
 1996 Cosmos (segment "Technétium, Le")
 1994 REW FFWD (Documentary short)
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Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (42 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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Cinema is an art form that is designed to go across borders. And as a filmmaker, the only way I can direct a movie is when I feel close to my culture. See more »

Trivia:

Abandoned an interest in science in college to pursue his love of filmmaking. Then studied film at Université du Québec à Montréal. See more »

Trademark:

Graphic and realistic depictions of violence See more »

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Libra

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