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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 77 wins & 84 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2020/I Dune (announced)
  Dune: The Sisterhood (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot
 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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1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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[on the music for Blade Runner 2049 (2017)] The thing I will say is that making movies is a laboratory. It's an artistic process. You cannot plan things. Jóhann Jóhannsson is one of my favorite composers alive today. He's a very strong artist. But the movie needed something different, and I needed to go back to something closer to Vangelis. Jóhan and I decided that I will need to go in another ... 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 uses a song by Radiohead in his films. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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