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Denis Villenueve

Genie Award Winning Film Director, Known for "Arrival"

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Denis Villenueve Biography

As a multiple Genie Award winner, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve was at the helm of several critically-acclaimed films, including "Maelstrom" (2000) and "Incendies" (2010), before he began working in Hollywood with the tense moral drama "Prisoners" (2013). A prolific director able to work in a wide variety of genres, Villeneuve was one of Francophone Canada's most compelling auteurs of his generation.

Born in the southern Quebec suburb of Gentilly on October 3, 1967, Villeneuve was initially interested in science before he abandoned the laboratory and decided to pursue his love of movies. He studied film at the Universite du Quebec à Montreal and began his film career in his early twenties when he was credited as director for the television documentary "La course destination monde" (1988). Two years later, he entered Radio-Canada's youth film competition "La Course Europe-Asie" in 1990 and won. These early successes allowed him to earnestly pursue more film projects, albeit small, low-budget productions. Without any studio support, Villeneuve wrote and directed a short film titled "REW-FFD" (1994), followed by an anthology of six short films, "Cosmos" (1996), in which he directed the segment titled "Le Technetium." With a couple of short films under his belt, Villeneuve next tackled a feature. Written and directed by himself, "Un 32 aout sur terre" (1998) was screened at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, where it was received positively.

Villeneuve's next full-length feature, "Maelstrom" (2000), built upon his previous success and showed off his burgeoning talents. Once again written and directed by Villeneuve himself, "Maelstrom" was a drama about a depressed, alcoholic woman who falls in love with the son of a man whom she accidentally killed in a hit-and-run. The film was widely praised on the international film festival circuit, winning directorial awards for Villeneuve from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and the Toronto International Film Festival. "Maelstrom" was also recognized several times at the Genie Awards -- Canada's equivalent to the Academy Awards -- including wins for Best Motion Picture and Best Director for Villeneuve.

Nearly a decade later, the writer-director returned with the tense hostage drama "Polytechnique" (2009), based on a mass shooting that took place at a Montreal college in 1989. The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television deemed "Polytechnique" the best Canadian film of the year, sweeping seven of the major awards at the 30th Genie Awards, including Villeneuve's second Best Director award. Unlike the long gap between Villeneuve's first and second features, he returned the following year with the sibling drama "Incendies." Once again, he claimed the Best Director Genie award, for the second consecutive year, but the film was also recognized internationally, including an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film several more festival awards. With his international profile at its highest point yet, Villeneuve made a pair of films in quick succession, both featuring Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal. "Enemy" (2013) was an erotic thriller based on Portuguese author Jose Saramago's novel The Double. The more high-profile "Prisoners" (2013) was an American-backed film co-starring Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard as a pair of suburban neighbors whose daughters are abducted and Gyllenhaal as the detective investigating their disappearance. Both "Prisoners" and "Enemy" premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews.

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Denis Villenueve Biography

As a multiple Genie Award winner, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve was at the helm of several critically-acclaimed films, including "Maelstrom" (2000) and "Incendies" (2010), before he began working in Hollywood with the tense moral drama "Prisoners" (2013). A prolific director able to work in a wide variety of genres, Villeneuve was one of Francophone Canada's most compelling auteurs of his generation.

Born in the southern Quebec suburb of Gentilly on October 3, 1967, Villeneuve was initially interested in science before he abandoned the laboratory and decided to pursue his love of movies. He studied film at the Universite du Quebec à Montreal and began his film career in his early twenties when he was credited as director for the television documentary "La course destination monde" (1988). Two years later, he entered Radio-Canada's youth film competition "La Course Europe-Asie" in 1990 and won. These early successes allowed him to earnestly pursue more film projects, albeit small, low-budget productions. Without any studio support, Villeneuve wrote and directed a short film titled "REW-FFD" (1994), followed by an anthology of six short films, "Cosmos" (1996), in which he directed the segment titled "Le Technetium." With a couple of short films under his belt, Villeneuve next tackled a feature. Written and directed by himself, "Un 32 aout sur terre" (1998) was screened at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, where it was received positively.

Villeneuve's next full-length feature, "Maelstrom" (2000), built upon his previous success and showed off his burgeoning talents. Once again written and directed by Villeneuve himself, "Maelstrom" was a drama about a depressed, alcoholic woman who falls in love with the son of a man whom she accidentally killed in a hit-and-run. The film was widely praised on the international film festival circuit, winning directorial awards for Villeneuve from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and the Toronto International Film Festival. "Maelstrom" was also recognized several times at the Genie Awards -- Canada's equivalent to the Academy Awards -- including wins for Best Motion Picture and Best Director for Villeneuve.

Nearly a decade later, the writer-director returned with the tense hostage drama "Polytechnique" (2009), based on a mass shooting that took place at a Montreal college in 1989. The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television deemed "Polytechnique" the best Canadian film of the year, sweeping seven of the major awards at the 30th Genie Awards, including Villeneuve's second Best Director award. Unlike the long gap between Villeneuve's first and second features, he returned the following year with the sibling drama "Incendies." Once again, he claimed the Best Director Genie award, for the second consecutive year, but the film was also recognized internationally, including an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film several more festival awards. With his international profile at its highest point yet, Villeneuve made a pair of films in quick succession, both featuring Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal. "Enemy" (2013) was an erotic thriller based on Portuguese author Jose Saramago's novel The Double. The more high-profile "Prisoners" (2013) was an American-backed film co-starring Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard as a pair of suburban neighbors whose daughters are abducted and Gyllenhaal as the detective investigating their disappearance. Both "Prisoners" and "Enemy" premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews.

Denis Villenueve Videos

  • 'Dune' Director Denis Villeneuve Breaks Down the Gom Jabbar ...
    Oct 22, 2021 ... In this episode of "Notes on a Scene," 'Dune' director Denis Villeneuve breaks down the scene where Paul Atreides (Timothée...
  • Arrival (2016) - "Denis Villenueve" - Paramount Pictures - YouTube

FAQs on booking Denis Villenueve

  • How to book Denis Villenueve?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Denis Villenueve for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Denis Villenueve, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Denis Villenueve or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Denis Villenueve?

    Booking fees for Denis Villenueve, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Denis Villenueve, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Denis Villenueve?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Denis Villenueve for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Denis Villenueve for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Denis Villenueve or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Denis Villenueve or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Denis Villenueve is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Denis Villenueve for your event is available upon request. Denis Villenueve generally travels from Québec CityCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Reginald Hudlin, Spike Lee, Jon M. Chu, Cathy Yan and Justin Simien. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Denis Villenueve for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Denis Villenueve Speaker Videos

  • 'Dune' Director Denis Villeneuve Breaks Down the Gom Jabbar ...
    Oct 22, 2021 ... In this episode of "Notes on a Scene," 'Dune' director Denis Villeneuve breaks down the scene where Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is ...
    Arrival (2016) - "Denis Villenueve" - Paramount Pictures - YouTube

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