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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 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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 72 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Blade Runner 2049
(2017)
Arrival
Arrival Director
(2016)
Incendies
Incendies Director
(2010)
Sicario
Sicario Director
(2015)

Filmography

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 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (directed by)
 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)
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Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (41 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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[on Enemy (2013)] The landscape of a movie is part of the equation that creates the meaning of the movie. On 'Enemy', the book, which takes place in a huge massive metropolitan area that's oppressive, inspires it and it creates fear and paranoia because you feel there are too many souls around you. It gives you a claustrophobic feeling. What is unique about Toronto is there aren't a lot of ... See more »

Trivia:

Doesn't use any music when he's editing which means the first edit of his films is without music. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently collaborates with cinematographer Roger Deakins See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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