Christian Duguay (director)

Christian Duguay (born March 30, 1956)[1] is a Canadian film director.

Christian Duguay
BornMarch 30, 1956 (age 62)
OccupationFilm director, cinematographer, film producer
Years active1984–present


Duguay graduated from the Film Production program of Concordia University, in 1979. That year, his film Piece Interrompue Pour Piano Sauvage, together with Harold Trépanier, took the Best Cinematography award at the 11th Canadian Student Film Festival.[2] He began his professional career as a cameraman and jack-of-all-trades, working in documentaries, commercials and music videos. He became known as an expert with the Steadicam and shot many movies of the week in the United States. He is best known for directing the action films Screamers (1995) starring Peter Weller and Roy Dupuis and The Art of War (2000) starring Wesley Snipes and Michael Biehn. He directed the 1994 CBS/CBC drama, Million Dollar Babies, starring Beau Bridges based on the Dionne Quintuplets. In May 2003, he directed the Emmy nominated miniseries Hitler: The Rise of Evil, which aired on the CBC, and in 2009 a television mini-series about Saint Augustine of Hippo.[3] He followed this with a two-part mini-series released 2010 about Pope Pius XII and the occupation of Rome by the Nazis during World War II.

Personal life

Duguay has four children, Orlando, Sebastien, Natalia and Victoria.

Selected filmography

Awards and nominations

  • 2006, Directors Guild of Canada Craft Award (Outstanding Direction - Television Movie/Mini-Series) for Human Trafficking (2005) (TV)
  • 2006, Gemini Award (Best Dramatic Mini-Series) for Human Trafficking (2005) (TV)
  • 2006, nominated for a Gemini Award (Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series) for Lies My Mother Told Me (2005) (TV)
  • 2003, nominated for an Emmy Award (Outstanding Miniseries) for Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003) (TV)
  • 1999, nominated for an Emmy Award (Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie) for Joan of Arc (1999) (TV)
  • 1996, Gemini Award (Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series) for Million Dollar Babies (1994) (TV)


  1. ^ "Christian Duguay". Tout Le Cines Challenges (in French). Challenges. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  2. ^ The Montreal World Film Festival (Awards - 11th Canadian Student Film Festival ed.), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1979
  3. ^ Lux Vide:Augustine - The Decline of the Roman Empire, 25.12.09

External links

Boot Camp (film)

Boot Camp, also released in the UK as Punishment, is a 2008 psychological suspense thriller film written by Agatha Dominik and John Cox and directed by Christian Duguay.The film's working title was Straight Edge and it was shot in Fiji as the first film to utilize the southwest Pacific Ocean island country's five-year-old incentive program that had been designed to create jobs while building a film production infrastructure. It is about teenagers sent to a rehabilitation camp (in Fiji) who are then abused and brainwashed. The film stars Mila Kunis, Gregory Smith and Peter Stormare. Filming began on October 2, 2006 in Fiji and then continued in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.The film was released on DVD internationally in 2008 and in the U.S. on August 25, 2009.

Christian Duguay

Christian Duguay may refer to:

Christian Duguay (actor) (born 1970), American comic actor

Christian Duguay (director) (born 1956), Canadian director

Coco Chanel (film)

Coco Chanel is a 2008 made-for-television biographical film directed by Christian Duguay and written by Ron Hutchinson, Enrico Medioli and Lea Tafuri. It stars Shirley MacLaine as (the older) Coco Chanel, the pioneering French fashion designer. MacLaine was nominated for a Golden Globe award, an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild award for her work in the film.

Although an Italian-French-British production backed by Rai Uno and France 2, Coco Chanel was primarily intended for the US market and was first broadcast in the United States on 13 September 2008 by cable channel Lifetime Television. It premiered in Italy three weeks later, and in France on 29 December 2008. In Britain, it was first released on DVD, in June 2011. Its first British TV broadcast was on True Entertainment in April 2014.


Duguay may refer to:

Calixte Duguay, CM (born 1939), multi-disciplinarian Canadian Artist

Christian Duguay (actor) (born 1970), American comic actor

Christian Duguay (director) (born 1957), Canadian director

Joseph Duguay (1816–1891), Quebec merchant and political figure

Joseph Nestor Duguay (1846–1907), businessman and political figure in Quebec

Joseph-Léonard Duguay (1900–1946), Member of the Canadian House of Commons and the Legislative Assembly of Quebec

Léo Duguay (born 1944), Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons

Shirley Duguay of Prince Edward Island, Canada went missing and was later found dead in a shallow grave

Normand Duguay (born 1941), former Canadian politician in the National Assembly of Quebec

Rachel Duguay (born 1975), American actress, voice actress, comedian, and television writer

Raôul Duguay (born 1939), artist, poet, musician, and political activist in the Canadian province of Quebec

Roger Duguay, former Canadian politician and Roman Catholic priest

Ron Duguay (born 1957), retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach

Yvette Duguay (1932–1986), American actress

René Duguay-Trouin, (1673–1736), famous French corsair of Saint-Malo

Extreme Ops

Extreme Ops is a 2002 action thriller film directed by Christian Duguay, written by Michael Zaidan, Timothy Scott Bogart, and Mark Mullin, and starring Devon Sawa, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Rupert Graves, and Rufus Sewell.


Jappeloup is a 2013 French film directed by Christian Duguay. In January 2014, Lou de Laâge was nominated for the Most Promising Actress award at the 39th César Awards.

Joan of Arc (miniseries)

Joan of Arc is a 1999 Canadian three-part television miniseries about the 15th century Catholic saint of the same name. The miniseries stars Leelee Sobieski as Saint Joan. A joint production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Alliance Atlantis Communications, it was shown internationally in 1999.

The miniseries received thirteen Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations.

Lies My Mother Told Me

Lies My Mother Told Me is a 2005 Canadian television film that aired on Lifetime in the United States.

Christian Duguay directed a cast that included Joely Richardson as Laren, Hayden Panettiere as Haylei, Colm Feore as Lucas, and Kailin See as Kristin. He was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series.

The teleplay by Matt Dorff is loosely based on the true story of the Murder of Larry McNabney by his wife, Elisa McNabney, with the help of college student Sarah Dutra. Elisa fled to Florida, where she eventually was caught. Two weeks later, she hanged herself in her jail cell while awaiting extradition to California.

Live Wire (film)

Live Wire is a 1992 action movie, written by Bart Baker, directed by Christian Duguay and starring Pierce Brosnan, Ron Silver, Ben Cross and Lisa Eilbacher.

The plot revolves around a rash of seemingly inexplicable, explosive spontaneous human combustions and Danny O'Neill (Brosnan), a bomb disposal expert that gets involved and will eventually have to solve the case.

Lou Natale

Louis "Lou" Natale (born January 5, 1950) is a Canadian composer based in Toronto, Ontario who founded Natale Music in 1981. Since then, Lou has garnered a Genie Award for Best Song, six Gemini nominations, and has scored many other award winning shows, including Atlantis Films' Oscar winner Boys and Girls (1984) and the classic A Child's Christmas in Wales.

Million Dollar Babies

Million Dollar Babies is a 1994 television film based on the fact based novel Time of Their Lives—The Dionne Tragedy by John Nihmey and Stuart Foxman. It was an American/Canadian co-production by CBS, Cinar (Now Cookie Jar Entertainment), and The CBC.

Screamers (1995 film)

Screamers is a 1995 Canadian-American science fiction horror film starring Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, and Jennifer Rubin, and directed by Christian Duguay. The screenplay, written by Dan O'Bannon with a rewrite by Miguel Tejada-Flores, is based on Philip K. Dick's short story "Second Variety", and addresses themes commonly found in that author's work: societal conflict, confusion of reality and illusion, and machines turning upon their creators. Although critical reaction to the film was generally negative at the time of its release, it has gained a cult following. A sequel Screamers: The Hunting, was released in 2009, to equally mixed reviews.

The Art of War (film)

The Art of War is a 2000 action spy film directed by Christian Duguay and starring Wesley Snipes, Michael Biehn, Anne Archer and Donald Sutherland. The film's title refers to the ancient Chinese text of the same name by war strategist Sun Tzu. The film was followed by two direct-to-video sequels, The Art of War II: Betrayal and The Art of War III: Retribution. The latter did not feature Snipes.

The Assignment (1997 film)

The Assignment is a 1997 spy action thriller film directed by Christian Duguay and starring Aidan Quinn in two roles, Donald Sutherland, and Ben Kingsley. The film, written by Dan Gordon and Sabi H. Shabtai, is set mostly in the late 1980s and deals with a CIA plan to use Quinn's character to masquerade as the Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal.

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