Born: Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Denis Villeneuve is a French-Canadian film director and writer. He is a three-time winner of the Genie Award for Best Direction, for Maelström in 2001, Polytechnique in 2010 and Incendies in 2011. Internationally, he is best known for his crime-thriller films, including Prisoners (2013) and Sicario (2015), and the critically acclaimed science fiction drama Arrival (2016), the latter of which received 8 Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Director.
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