Denys Arcand

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Georges-Henri Denys Arcand (French: [dəni aʁkɑ̃]; born June 25, 1941) is a French Canadian film director, screenwriter and producer. His film The Barbarian Invasions won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2004. His films have also been nominated three further times, including two nominations in the same category for The Decline of the American Empire in 1986 and Jesus of Montreal in 1989, becoming the only French-Canadian director in history whose films have received this number of nominations and, subsequently, to have a film win the award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Denys Arcand has received more than 172,064 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Denys Arcand is the 368th most popular film director (down from 283rd in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from Canada (down from 78th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Canadian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Denys Arcand ranks 368 out of 1,580Before him are Roland Joffé, Mamoru Oshii, Adolph Zukor, Jacques Tourneur, Edward Zwick, and Chen Kaige. After him are Park Chan-wook, Donald P. Bellisario, Víctor Erice, Denis Villeneuve, Hideaki Anno, and Richard Thorpe.

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Among people born in 1941, Denys Arcand ranks 140Before him are Akiko Wakabayashi, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, Mario Corso, Sergei Dovlatov, Beniamino Stella, and Ghena Dimitrova. After him are Sigmar Polke, Sergio Oliva, Rosa Maria Sardà, Andrei Mironov, Charles Whitman, and Myron Scholes.

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Among people born in Canada, Denys Arcand ranks 95 out of 1,130Before him are Gerald Bull (1928), James Doohan (1920), Wayne Gretzky (1961), Simon Newcomb (1835), Eric McCormack (1963), and Denny Doherty (1940). After him are Deanna Durbin (1921), Denis Villeneuve (1967), Gordie Howe (1928), Norman Bethune (1890), Bruce Greenwood (1956), and William B. Davis (1938).


Among film directors born in Canada, Denys Arcand ranks 6Before him are James Cameron (1954), David Cronenberg (1943), Edward Dmytryk (1908), Norman Jewison (1926), and Jack L. Warner (1892). After him are Denis Villeneuve (1967), Ted Kotcheff (1931), Arthur Hiller (1923), Mark Robson (1913), Paul Haggis (1953), and Roger Spottiswoode (1945).