Christian Duguay (director)

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

Christian Duguay
Born (1956-03-30) March 30, 1956 (age 66)
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 lifeEdit

Duguay was married to Liliana Komorowska, who appeared in many of his films, including Scanners III: The Takeover, Screamers, and The Art of War. They have four children, Orlando, Sebastien, Natalia, and Victoria.


Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 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. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  2. ^ The Montreal World Film Festival (Awards - 11th Canadian Student Film Festival ed.), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1979, archived from the original on 2019-03-30, retrieved 2018-12-09
  3. ^ Lux Vide:Augustine - The Decline of the Roman Empire Archived 2019-03-06 at the Wayback Machine, 25.12.09

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