Denis Villeneuve is a Canadian film director and writer. He is a four-time recipient of the Canadian Screen Award (formerly Genie Award) for Best Direction, for Maelström in 2001, Polytechnique in 2010, Incendies in 2011, and Enemy in 2013. The first three films also won the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Motion Picture.
Internationally, he is best known for his critically acclaimed crime-thriller films, including Prisoners (2013) and Sicario (2015), and the science fiction drama Arrival (2016), the latter of which received 8 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.
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