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 79 wins & 85 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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  Dune: The Sisterhood (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot
  The Son (TV Mini Series) (pre-production)
 2021 Dune
 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)
 2006 The Art of Seduction (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2000 Maelstrom
 1996 Cosmos (segment "Technétium, Le")
 1994 Daniel Bélanger: Ensorcelée (Video short)
 1994 REW FFWD (Documentary short)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Tanya Lapointe

Children:

Salomé Villeneuve

Parents:

Demers, Nicole | Villeneuve, Jean

Relatives:

Martin Villeneuve (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I hate violence, and I think that violence is meaningful if you see the impact of violence on victims. I'm interested on the impact, I'm not interested in the show. I don't want to make a show of violence. I mean, I've been in contact with people who suffered from the trauma of war... When I use violence in a movie it's just to express the power, the impact of it. See more »

Trivia:

Villeneuve played hockey in his youth, but considers himself a poor player. He became interested in sci-fi comics through the works of Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, Enki Bilal, Jean-Claude Mézières, Philippe Druillet and Alejandro Jodorowsky. He then developed a passion for cinema and made short films during high school. See more »

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Star Sign:

Libra

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