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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Personal Details

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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:

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:

Denis Villeneuve is the descendant of three generations of notaries. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently collaborates with cinematographer Roger Deakins See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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