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 3 Oscars. Another 92 wins & 150 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Dune Director
(2021)
(2017)
Incendies Director
(2010)
Arrival Director
(2016)

Filmography

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  The Son (TV Mini Series) (pre-production)
 2023 Dune: Part Two (directed by) (pre-production)
 2021 Dune (directed by)
 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 Happiness Bound (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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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:

[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:

He is a big fan of Christopher Nolan, and the admiration is mutual. See more »

Trademark:

His protagonists are often searching for someone or for answers See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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