Denis Villeneuve Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Denis Villeneuve Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11¾ in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth October 3, 1967
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Tanya Lapointe

Denis Villeneuve is an acclaimed Canadian-French director, producer, and screenwriter who is credited with directing some of the most universally celebrated films like Prisoners (2013), Sicario (2015), Arrival (2016), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), etc.

Born Name

Denis Villeneuve

Nick Name

Denis

Denis Villeneuve as seen at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival
Denis Villeneuve as seen at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Bécancour, Quebec, Canada

Nationality

French, Canadian

Education

Denis attended the Séminaire Saint-Joseph de Trois-Rivières school in Quebec.

He was enrolled at CEGEP (Cégep de Trois-Rivières) as a science student.

However, he transferred to the Université du Québec à Montréal to follow his passion for filmmaking.

Occupation

Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Family

  • Father – Jean Villeneuve (Notary)
  • Mother – Nicole Demers (Homemaker)
  • Siblings – Martin Villeneuve (Younger Brother), He has 2 more younger siblings.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm

Weight

77 kg or 170 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Denis has dated –

  1. Macha Grenon – The Sicario director was previously married to actress Macha Grenon. The duo had 3 children, including daughter Salome Villeneuve, before filing for divorce.
  2. Tanya Lapointe – As of 2020, Denis is married to documentary filmmaker, Tanya Lapointe.
Denis Villeneuve as seen speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Festival for Blade Runner 2049
Denis Villeneuve as seen speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Festival for Blade Runner 2049 (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of French and Canadian descent.

Hair Color

Black

However, his hair has turned salt-and-pepper with his advancing age.

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Soft-spoken demeanor

Denis Villeneuve Favorite Things

  • Films 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Blade Runner (1982), Mulholland Drive (2001)
  • Music Composer – Jóhann Jóhannsson

SourceWikipedia, IMDb

(From left to right) Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt, Denis Villeneuve, and Benicio del Toro as seen in 2015
(From left to right) Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt, Denis Villeneuve, and Benicio del Toro as seen in 2015 (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Denis Villeneuve Facts

  1. His first name is French and is pronounced as ‘Denny’.
  2. He draws inspiration from the works of Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, François Truffaut, Pierre Perrault, Christopher Nolan, Ingmar Bergman, Jacques Audiard, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Michel Brault.
  3. In December 2019, Denis was named as the ‘Filmmaker of the Decade’ by the Hollywood Critics Association.

Featured Image by Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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