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Denis Villeneuve

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Denis Villeneuve (French: [dəni vilnœv]; born October 3, 1967) is a Canadian filmmaker. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Denis Villeneuve has received more than 10,989,667 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Denis Villeneuve is the 154th most popular film director (up from 372nd in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Canada (up from 97th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Canadian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Denis Villeneuve ranks 154 out of 1,581Before him are Jan Švankmajer, Ed Wood, Joris Ivens, Robert Wise, Roland Emmerich, and Sergei Bondarchuk. After him are Ettore Scola, Jean Vigo, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Max Reinhardt, Sergio Corbucci, and Volker Schlöndorff.

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Among people born in 1967, Denis Villeneuve ranks 14Before him are Jürgen Klopp, Kazuyoshi Miura, David Guetta, Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Kane, and Carla Bruni. After him are Carrie-Anne Moss, Mark Rutte, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Benicio del Toro, Mark Ruffalo, and Aleksandr Karelin.

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Among people born in Canada, Denis Villeneuve ranks 41 out of 1,350Before him are Richard E. Taylor (1929), René Angélil (1942), William Giauque (1895), Joni Mitchell (1943), Paul Anka (1941), and Bertram Brockhouse (1918). After him are Mary Pickford (1892), Jim Peebles (1935), Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), Lois Maxwell (1927), Ryan Reynolds (1976), and Carrie-Anne Moss (1967).


Among film directors born in Canada, Denis Villeneuve ranks 3Before him are James Cameron (1954) and David Cronenberg (1943). After him are Edward Dmytryk (1908), Jack L. Warner (1892), Norman Jewison (1926), Denys Arcand (1941), Arthur Hiller (1923), Roger Spottiswoode (1945), Jean-Marc Vallée (1963), Ted Kotcheff (1931), and Paul Haggis (1953).