denis villeneuve

Canadian director named filmmaker of the decade by Hollywood Critics Association

It's a great week for Canadian film, because the Hollywood Critics Association just announced that Quebec director Denis Villeneuve is their filmmaker of the decade. 

The association announced their decision in a tweet earlier this week, adding that Villeneuve will be presented with the award at a ceremony on January 9. 

Villeneuve was born in Bécancour, QC and studied cinema at the Université du Québec à Montréal

He's behind a number of critically-acclaimed movies including PolytechniqueIncendiesPrisonersEnemySicarioArrival and Blade Runner 2049

Villeneuve's work has been recognized by multiple awards associations prior to this one, including 18 Academy Awards nominations (three of which he won), 21 BAFTA awards nominations (three of which he also won) and two Golden Globe nominations.

Altogether, his films have grossed a total of almost $700 million at the box office worldwide.

His upcoming title, Dune, is a futuristic, science fiction movie adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. 

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