Denis Villeneuve

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Denis Villeneuve

Villeneuve at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1967-10-03) October 3, 1967 (age 56)
Alma materUniversité du Québec à Montréal
Occupations
  • Film director
  • film producer
  • screenwriter
Years active1990–present
SpouseTanya Lapointe
Children3, including Salomé
RelativesMartin Villeneuve (brother)
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Denis Villeneuve OC CQ RCA (French: [dəni vilnœv]; born October 3, 1967) is a Canadian filmmaker. He has received seven Canadian Screen Awards as well as nominations for three Academy Awards, five BAFTA Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. Villeneuve's films have grossed over $1.7 billion worldwide.[1]

Villeneuve began his career directing the Canadian dramas August 32nd on Earth (1998), Maelström (2000), and Polytechnique (2009). He rose to prominence with Incendies (2010) which earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. He expanded to direct the acclaimed English-language thrillers Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), and Sicario (2015), as well as the science fiction films Arrival (2016) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017).[2][3] For Arrival, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director.[4]

He has since directed the film adaptations Dune (2021) and Dune: Part Two (2024), based on Frank Herbert's novel of the same name. Both films were critically and commercially successful, with the former earning him Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.

Early life and education[edit]

Villeneuve was born on October 3, 1967, in the village of Gentilly in Bécancour, Quebec, to Nicole Demers, a homemaker, and Jean Villeneuve, a notary. He is the eldest of four siblings. His younger brother, Martin, also became a filmmaker.[5][6]

Villeneuve attended the Séminaire Saint-Joseph de Trois-Rivières[5] and later studied science at the Cégep de Trois-Rivières.[6] He studied cinema at the Université du Québec à Montréal.[7]

Career[edit]

1991–2012: Early films and breakthrough[edit]

Villeneuve at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Villeneuve began his career making short films and won Radio-Canada's youth film competition, La Course Europe-Asie, in 1991.[8] August 32nd on Earth (1998), Villeneuve's feature film directorial debut, premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[9] Alexis Martin won the Prix Jutra for Best Actor. The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not nominated.[10][11]

His second film, Maelström (2000), attracted further attention and screened at festivals worldwide, ultimately winning eight Jutra Awards and the award for Best Canadian Film from the Toronto International Film Festival. He followed that up with the controversial, but critically acclaimed black and white film Polytechnique (2009) about the shootings that occurred at the University of Montreal in 1989. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and received numerous honours, including nine Genie Awards, becoming Villeneuve's first film to win the Genie (now known as a Canadian Screen Award) for Best Motion Picture.[12]

Villeneuve's fourth film Incendies (2010) garnered critical acclaim when it premiered at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals in 2010. Incendies was subsequently chosen to represent Canada at the 83rd Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film[13] and was eventually nominated for the award, though it did not win.[14] The film went on to win eight awards at the 31st Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Direction, Best Actress (Lubna Azabal), Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Overall Sound, and Sound Editing.[15] Incendies was chosen by The New York Times as one of the top 10 best films of that year.[16] In January 2011, he was selected by Variety as one of the top ten filmmakers to watch.[17] Also in 2011, Villeneuve won the National Arts Centre Award.[18]

2013–2016: Established work and acclaim[edit]

Villeneuve at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Villeneuve followed Incendies with the crime thriller film Prisoners (2013), starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film screened at festivals across the globe, won several awards, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 2014.[19] Following Incendies and Prisoners, Villeneuve won Best Director for his sixth film, the psychological thriller Enemy (2014), at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards. The film was awarded the $100,000 cash prize for best Canadian film of the year by the Toronto Film Critics Association in 2015.[20]

Later that year, Villeneuve directed the crime thriller film Sicario, scripted by Taylor Sheridan,[21] and starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Daniel Kaluuya, and Josh Brolin.[22] The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, though it did not win.[23] It screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 and went on to gross nearly $80 million worldwide.[24]

Villeneuve subsequently directed his eighth film, Arrival (2016), based on the short story Story of Your Life by author Ted Chiang, from an adapted script by Eric Heisserer,[25] with Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner starring.[26] Principal photography began on June 7, 2015, in Montreal, and the film was released in 2016.[27] Arrival grossed $203 million worldwide and received critical acclaim, specifically for Adams's performance, Villeneuve's direction, and the film's exploration of communicating with extraterrestrial intelligence. Arrival appeared on numerous critics' best films of the year lists,[28] and was selected by the American Film Institute as one of ten films of the year.[29] It received eight nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, ultimately winning one award for Best Sound Editing. It was also awarded the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 2017.[30][31]

2017–present: Franchise films[edit]

Villeneuve at 2018 Cannes Film Festival

In February 2015, it was announced that Villeneuve would direct Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982).[32] Scott served as the film's executive producer on behalf of Warner Bros.[33][34] It was released on October 6, 2017, to critical acclaim but underperformed at the box office.[35] David Ehrlich of IndieWire wrote, "Few filmmakers of the 21st century have risen to prominence and prestige with the forcefulness of Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, whose seemingly unstoppable career has been bolstered by a steady balance of critical respect and commercial success. In fact, Christopher Nolan is the only other person who comes to mind, and the similarities between the two of them are hard to ignore."[36]

In December 2016, it was announced Villeneuve would direct Dune, a new adaptation of the 1965 novel for Legendary Pictures with Villeneuve, Eric Roth, and Jon Spaihts writing the screenplay.[37][38] Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Jason Momoa and Zendaya starred in the film.[39][40][41][42][43][44] The film was released on October 22, 2021, by Warner Bros. Pictures to critical acclaim[45] and has become his highest-grossing film to date. A sequel, Dune: Part Two, was greenlit after the release of the first film[46] and was released on March 1, 2024, to widespread critical acclaim[47][48][49] and it is the highest-grossing film of 2024.

Villeneuve is in the process of writing a third Dune film, based on Dune Messiah.[50]

Villeneuve is also attached to direct a historical drama about Cleopatra for Sony Pictures (based on the biography by Stacy Schiff) and an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's science fiction novel Rendezvous with Rama for Alcon Entertainment.[50][51][52] He has also confirmed a secret project is in the works, on which he said "...one of them is a secret project that I cannot talk about right now, but that needs to see the light of day quite quickly. So it would be a good idea to do something in between projects, before tackling Dune Messiah and Cleopatra. All these projects are still being written, so we'll see where they go, but I have no control over that."[53]

In April 2024, it was reported that Villeneuve was in talks to potentially reunite with Legendary Pictures on a film adaptation of the Annie Jacobsen non-fiction book Nuclear War: A Scenario as a director or producer.[54]

Influences and style[edit]

Starting with Polytechnique, Villeneuve became known for a visual style based on long takes, precise mise-en-scene, steady camerawork, periods of wordless silence to emphasize moody atmosphere, and deep-focus, high-contrast cinematography. Amongst a core theme of Villeneuve's films are characters who struggle with their identities in worlds of isolation, such as the case with Sicario (Kate Macer), Enemy (Adam Bell), Arrival (Louise Banks), Blade Runner 2049 (Officer K), and the Dune movies (Paul Atreides).

Villeneuve has cited Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, the Coen brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Ridley Scott, Sam Mendes, Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Ingmar Bergman, and Christopher Nolan as his main cinematic influences.[55][56][57][58][59]

Personal life[edit]

Villeneuve is married to Tanya Lapointe, a journalist and filmmaker,[60] and he has three children from a previous relationship.[61] His daughter Salomé Villeneuve is also a filmmaker, whose debut short film III premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.[62] Previously, Villeneuve had a relationship with Macha Grenon.[63] His younger brother, Martin Villeneuve, is also a filmmaker.[64]

Filmography[edit]

Villeneuve with Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt, and Benicio del Toro at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival premiere of Sicario

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer
1998 August 32nd on Earth Yes Yes No
2000 Maelström Yes Yes No
2009 Polytechnique Yes Yes No
2010 Incendies Yes Yes No
2013 Prisoners Yes No No
Enemy Yes No No
2015 Sicario Yes No No
2016 Arrival Yes No No
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Yes No No
2021 Dune Yes Yes Yes
2024 Dune: Part Two Yes Yes Yes

Short films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Editor Notes
1994 REW FFWD[65] Yes Yes No
1996 Le Technétium [66] Yes Yes No Segment from the film Cosmos
2006 120 Seconds to Get Elected Yes Yes No
2008 Next Floor Yes No No
2011 Rated R for Nudity Yes Yes Yes
Étude empirique sur l'influence du son sur la persistance rétinienne Yes Yes Yes

Television[edit]

Year Title Director Executive producer Notes
1990 La Course destination monde Yes No TV Short film
2024 Dune: Prophecy No Yes Post-production[67]

Frequent collaborators[edit]

Work
Person
2013 2013 2015 2016 2017 2021 2024
Dave Bautista Yes Yes Yes
Josh Brolin Yes Yes Yes
David Dastmalchian Yes Yes Yes
Roger Deakins
(cinematographer)
Yes Yes Yes
Joe Walker
(Film Editor)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jóhann Jóhannsson
(Composer)
Yes Yes Yes
Hans Zimmer
(Composer)
Yes Yes Yes

Reception[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes[68] Metacritic[69] BFCA[70] CinemaScore[71] Budget Box office[72][73]
August 32nd on Earth 61
Maelström 81% 66 71/100 $3.4 million $0.3 million
Polytechnique 87% 63 $6 million $1.6 million
Incendies 91% 80 87/100 $6.8 million $16.1 million
Prisoners 81% 70 85/100 A− $46 million $122.2 million
Enemy 71% 61 74/100 $4.6 million
Sicario 92% 82 89/100 A− $30 million $84.9 million
Arrival 95% 81 88/100 B $47 million $203.4 million
Blade Runner 2049 88% 81 87/100 A− $185 million $267.7 million
Dune 83% 74 86/100 A− $165 million $406.0 million
Dune: Part Two 93% 79 93/100 A $190 million $626.1 million

Awards and nominations[edit]

He is a four-time recipient of the Canadian Screen Award (formerly Genie Award) for Best Direction, winning for Maelström in 2001, Polytechnique in 2009, Incendies in 2010 and Enemy in 2013.[74][75] The first three of these films also won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture, while the latter was awarded the prize for best Canadian film of the year by the Toronto Film Critics Association. He was awarded the prize of Director of the Decade by the Hollywood Critics Association in December 2019.[76]

Year Title Academy Awards BAFTA Awards Golden Globe Awards
Nominations Wins Nominations Wins Nominations Wins
2010 Incendies 1 1
2013 Prisoners 1
2015 Sicario 3 3
2016 Arrival 8 1 9 1 2
2017 Blade Runner 2049 5 2 8 2
2021 Dune 10 6 11 5 3 1
Total 28 9 21 8 5 1

Honours[edit]

Commonwealth
Location Date Appointment Post-nominal letters
 Canada July 5, 2018 – present Officer of the Order of Canada[77] OC
 Quebec 2019–present Knight of the National Order of Quebec[78] CQ
 Canada 2012 Canadian Version of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal[79] N/A
Honorary Degrees
Location Date School Degree Gave commencement address
 Quebec December 5, 2017 Université du Québec à Montréal Doctorate[80] Yes
Memberships and fellowships
Location Date Organization Position
 California 2014–present Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences[81] Member (Directors Branch)

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