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Full name

Denis Villeneuve

Birth date

Born on October 3rd, 1967 (Libra) in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

Height

182 cm (6' 0")

Denis Villeneuve Quotes

I think a good director is a good listener.
When I was a kid, I was always going to bed creating a story and that was the birth of filmmaking for me. I would like going to the dream-state by telling the story to someone else in my mind. That was my imaginary friend; it was an imaginary audience listening to my story.
Sometimes you have compulsions that you can't control coming from the subconscious they are the dictator inside ourselves.
You cannot make promises because you never know what your next project will be.
The movies I did before were movies with a lot of characters, a lot of locations, and low budgets, which meant that I was running all over the place and never had the chance to build a relationship with an actor. I was always having big, strong relationships with the cinematographers or editors or production designers, but not with the actors.

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Denis Villeneuve Awards

Denis Villeneuve won 76 awards:
  • Winner — Best Director: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  • Winner — Best Movie Director: Arrival (2016)
  • Winner — Best Director: Arrival (2016)
  • Winner — Top Ten of the Year - International Competition: Enemy (2015)
  • Winner — Best Director: Arrival (2016)
  • Winner — Hollywood Critics Association (2020)
  • Winner — Director of the Decade (2020)
  • Winner — Official Fantàstic European Selection: Enemy (2013)
  • Winner — Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival : Next Floor (2008)
  • Winner — Cannes Film Festival : Next Floor (2008)
  • Winner — Best Director for (2017).: Blade Runner 2049 (2018)
  • Winner — Santa Barbara International Film Festival : Arrival (2017)
  • Winner — Best Feature: Incendies (2011)
  • Winner — Short Film: Next Floor (2009)
  • Winner — Best Drama (2008).: Next Floor (2009)
  • Winner — Best Canadian Feature: Incendies (2010)
  • Winner — Short Film: Next Floor (2008)
  • Winner — Avignon Film Festival : Maelström (2001)
  • Winner — Panorama: Maelström (2001)
  • Winner — Best Short Film: Next Floor (2008)
  • Winner — Achievement in Direction: Enemy (2014)
  • Winner — Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro): Arrival (2017)
  • Winner — Cinéfest Sudbury : Incendies (2010)
  • Winner — Feature Film: Enemy (2014)
  • Winner — Best Short Film: Next Floor (2008)
  • Winner — Best Short Film: Next Floor (2009)
  • Winner — Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero): Incendies (2011)
  • Winner — FIKE - Évora International Short Film Festival : Next Floor (2008)
  • Winner — Best Achievement in Direction: Incendies (2011)
  • Winner — Best Screenplay, Adapted: Incendies (2011)
  • Winner — Best Achievement in Direction: Polytechnique (2010)
  • Winner — Best Live Action Short Drama: Next Floor (2009)
  • Winner — Best Achievement in Direction: Maelström (2001)
  • Winner — Best Screenplay: Maelström (2001)
  • Winner — Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form: Arrival (2017)
  • Winner — Best International Motion Picture (Film s'étant le plus illustré à l'extérieur du Québec): Incendies (2012)
  • Winner — Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation): Incendies (2011)
  • Winner — Best Screenplay (Meilleur Scénario): Incendies (2011)
  • Winner — Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation): Polytechnique (2010)
  • Winner — Best Short Film (Meilleur Court/Moyen Métrage): Next Floor (2009)
  • Winner — Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation): Maelström (2001)
  • Winner — Best Screenplay (Meilleur Scénario): Maelström (2001)
  • Winner — Locarno International Film Festival : REW FFWD (1994)
  • Winner — Mons International Festival of Love Films : Maelström (2001)
  • Winner — Montréal World Film Festival : Maelström (2000)
  • Winner — Best Cinematography (Meilleure Photographie): Polytechnique (2009)
  • Winner — Best Film (Meilleur Film Francophone): Un 32 août sur terre (1998)
  • Winner — Nashville Film Festival : Next Floor (2009)
  • Winner — Best Drama Short: Next Floor (2009)
  • Winner — Palm Springs International Film Festival : Incendies (2011)
  • Winner — Best Narrative Feature: Incendies (2011)
  • Winner — Best Visual Presentation: Blade Runner 2049 (2018)
  • Winner — Best Visual Presentation: Arrival (2017)
  • Winner — Rhode Island International Film Festival : Next Floor (2008)
  • Winner — Rotterdam International Film Festival : Incendies (2011)
  • Winner — Best Short Film: Next Floor (2009)
  • Winner — Seattle International Film Festival : Next Floor (2009)
  • Winner — Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro): Arrival (2017)
  • Winner — Short Film: Next Floor (2008)
  • Winner — Toronto Film Critics Association Awards (2016)
  • Winner — Best Canadian Film: Enemy (2014)
  • Winner — Best Canadian Film: Incendies (2010)
  • Winner — Best Canadian Film: Polytechnique (2009)
  • Winner — Toronto International Film Festival : Incendies (2010)
  • Winner — Best Canadian Film: Next Floor (2008)
  • Winner — Toronto International Film Festival : Maelström (2000)
  • Winner — Best Film: Incendies (2010)
  • Winner — Best Screenplay: Incendies (2010)
  • Winner — Best Director of a Canadian Film: Enemy (2015)
  • Winner — Best Director in a Canadian Film: Incendies (2011)
  • Winner — Best Director of a Canadian Film: Maelström (2001)
  • Winner — Vancouver International Film Festival : Incendies (2010)
  • Winner — Venice Film Festival : Arrival (2016)
  • Winner — Best Film in Competition: Arrival (2016)
  • Winner — Warsaw International Film Festival : Incendies (2010)
  • Winner — Best Short Film: Next Floor (2008)

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