Denys Arcand Movies and Career Information

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Cancer
Jun 25, 1941
Deschambault-Grondines
Actor, Director and Writer
Georges-Henri Denys Arcand, CC CQ is a Canadian film director, screenwriter and producer. He has won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2004 for The Barbarian Invasions. He has also been nominated three further times, including two in the Best Foreign Film category for The Decline of the American Empire in 1986 and Jesus of Montreal in 1989, becoming the only French-Canadian director in history to receive this number of nominations and, subsequently, to win the award. Also for The Barbarian Invasions, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, losing to Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation. Denys Arcand has directed three of the seven Canadian movies to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film and three films in the Toronto International Film Festival's 2004 list of the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time. During his four decades career, he became the most renowned and accomplished Quebec's director in the world, winning many awards from the Cannes Film Festival, including the Best Screenplay Award, the Jury Prize and many other prestigious awards worldwide. He won three César Awards in 2004 for The Barbarian Invasions: Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film, being the only Canadian director to have accomplished this.

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