"Dune" Director Denis Villeneuve On His "Brilliant, Intelligent" Star Timothée Chalamet

Stephen Colbert is a known "Dune" superfan so he delights in picking the brain of director Denis Villeneuve, who explains the delicate process of adapting such a far-reaching novel into a film and expresses his admiration for its star Chalamet.

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  1. Adela Ortiz

    Adela Ortiz

    57 minuten geleden

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  2. Zackarie Newton

    Zackarie Newton

    Uur geleden

    I have hbo max and I still might go see dune in theaters

  3. RaffeToffe


    9 uur geleden

    Just watched Dune. Holy hell it’s good

  4. MA


    12 uur geleden

    IMDB: 8.3 Rotten Tomatoes: 88 Something tells me this is a great movie. Can't wait to see it in IMAX.

  5. Nigel Buckham

    Nigel Buckham

    13 uur geleden

    Dune 2021 vs Dune 1984. Separated by 37 years but not much else. Black strong female character, check. Stick some well known actors in there, check. Fight scenes with swords to please the oriental market, check. Same pivotal moments and actually weaker SPFX. The original is watchable at 7/10. This is just beige when the original is the fill spectrum 5/10. For $165,000,000 I would expect more. On a desert planet too. Christ it's dull. For the price of admission you could buy the Lynch movie on blu ray. Do that, don't bother with this. Sand Wars basically. Villenieve, you are better than this. Have you sold out?

  6. TaSwavo


    14 uur geleden

    I've persuaded my wife to go with me on Sunday - it comes out Thursday here (my first cinema visit in 2 years). She said yes because it's near my birthday and a couple of years ago ON my birthday she persuaded me and my son to go watch "Girl on a Train" with Emily Blunt (she loved the book) instead of my choice (Inferno with Tom Hanks). And we all hated the film - good acting just poor screenplay or direction or both - or maybe not a tory that works as well on screen. So I built up a lot of brownie points there. Cashing in SOME of them on Sunday :)

  7. Ray Kay

    Ray Kay

    18 uur geleden

    Epic movie! Definitely worth watching in a theatre

  8. Oumuamua OA

    Oumuamua OA

    20 uur geleden

    The best director in the world.

  9. Mark Ryan Francisco

    Mark Ryan Francisco

    22 uur geleden


  10. Todd Boughn

    Todd Boughn

    Dag geleden

    Amazing director, but Dune was a slog. Maybe people should stop adapting the book.

  11. Bond James

    Bond James

    2 dagen geleden

    My favorite part of the movie is when Paul's Mom says " careful"...

  12. Pawel Zabicki

    Pawel Zabicki

    2 dagen geleden

    Can someone write down in French what he has said? :)

    • Loraine V.

      Loraine V.

      Dag geleden

      If you don't understand English well, try translating automatically. In the bottom bar there is a "gear"- setting image. There you will find "Subtitles" -English, -auto-translation. Then you choose your language. The translation isn't really perfect, but at least you understand what it's about and everything is simplified ...

  13. Lapi Ana

    Lapi Ana

    2 dagen geleden

    Too too short Stephen! 6 minutes for Denis Villeneuve, voyons donc 😕! Longer next time please Monsieur Colbert 😉 Cheers from 🇨🇦

  14. Aneh Junior

    Aneh Junior

    2 dagen geleden

    Your movie sucks..

  15. Stephanie Humala

    Stephanie Humala

    2 dagen geleden

    Love his accent when speaking in English, you recognize quickly the Quebecer accent 🙂 Denis is making Québec proud, merci!

  16. C M

    C M

    2 dagen geleden

    I was sold after he made Arrival, and then My Favorite sequel Blade Runner 2049. I knew he would crush it.

  17. Thomas Yohannes

    Thomas Yohannes

    3 dagen geleden

    A modern day master of the cinema 🙏

  18. wolfmankilla89


    3 dagen geleden

    If Villeneuve did Lord of The Rings remake??? Too Soon?

  19. Batman


    3 dagen geleden

    I don't understand why the Internet is not blowing up over this film. To me it's the new Star Wars for sure.

  20. Doom Squirrel

    Doom Squirrel

    3 dagen geleden

    soooo looking forward to this...loved the books as a teen

  21. Xavier Gauthier

    Xavier Gauthier

    3 dagen geleden

    Hello America! This is Quebec, we exist! ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬

  22. Loraine V.

    Loraine V.

    3 dagen geleden

    Indeed, a very good director, capable and successful through his films! PS. What can be so difficult to pronounce, even approximately, VILLENEUVE? Maybe if the Anglo-Americans understand the meaning of the name in French, will no longer find difficult to pronounce it. Well, VILLE = TOWN; NEUVE = NEW (VILLENEUVE=NEW TOWN).

    • Amanda From Wisconsin

      Amanda From Wisconsin

      Dag geleden

      It's not difficult to pronounce. They're just making a joke.

  23. Kate Brossard

    Kate Brossard

    4 dagen geleden

    He is amazing! Great movie director and his Dune is just incredible!!! Saw it already twice 🖤💫 Delightful!!!

  24. abarth003


    4 dagen geleden

    This show doesn't deserve Denis Villeneuve presence.

  25. Tomb Rader

    Tomb Rader

    4 dagen geleden

    Brilliant and intelligent? Both??

    • Loraine V.

      Loraine V.

      3 dagen geleden

      No, of course...just one, if you want! It's a pleonasm what we read above....

  26. Dan Paglinawan

    Dan Paglinawan

    4 dagen geleden

    0:17-0:24 is a bit underwhelming. The audio doesn't have the impact it had when I went to the theather. That "come here" literally felt like you were coming there in theaters.

  27. Geordie Dynes

    Geordie Dynes

    4 dagen geleden

    Colbert's review of this movie is probably the most important

  28. Dino God

    Dino God

    5 dagen geleden

    Thanks for the video

  29. B1001 D

    B1001 D

    5 dagen geleden

    This movie is so good. You gotta see it on thee biggest screen possible.

  30. Flabil Villanueva

    Flabil Villanueva

    5 dagen geleden

    Amazing movie😍

  31. John Doa

    John Doa

    5 dagen geleden

    The movie is in good hands with Denis villeneuve

  32. Sam Rogers

    Sam Rogers

    5 dagen geleden

    I’m not the biggest MCU guy out there, but I think Timothee chalamet as Harry Osborne would be perfect casting.

  33. Edward Hines

    Edward Hines

    5 dagen geleden

    This movie is earth shattering. i know its said about every big movie but this one.....

  34. Sophia Cohen

    Sophia Cohen

    5 dagen geleden

    if the plan was to do a love letter to the big screen, i don't think he physically could've done a better job. i'm such a big fan of how he made the movie!!

  35. Brendadirk Cramplescrunch

    Brendadirk Cramplescrunch

    5 dagen geleden

    Amazing movie to watch in IMAX. If it's safe, please do watch it in cinemas as he said!

  36. Steven Song

    Steven Song

    5 dagen geleden

    4:20 - 4:40 Well, what do you expect? Mr. Colbert. French is a romantic language.

  37. Bernard Yu

    Bernard Yu

    5 dagen geleden

    There are so many directors that I love and he's quickly become one of them. I love how he uses sounds and music not to set the mood but to amplify it. He doesn't overdo it either effectively using silence together with breathtaking visuals. He lets the visuals tell the story rather than over relying on long, verbose dialogue. Throwback to the older directors and their style.

  38. Pablo Iranzo

    Pablo Iranzo

    6 dagen geleden

    Denis is a genius.

  39. Mischa Rabbitt

    Mischa Rabbitt

    6 dagen geleden

    Wow Stephen, first time in so long you've actually put out an interview/anecdote where you're not regurgitating propaganda or ejaculating over Donald Trump.

  40. Chris Teena

    Chris Teena

    6 dagen geleden

    Best one for sure!!!! Dune ✨✨💖💖💖

  41. Matt Lang

    Matt Lang

    6 dagen geleden

    So excited for this movie. It's the first film I've pre-ordered Imax tickets for since Avatar.

  42. BananaPeal0


    6 dagen geleden

    This deserved more time, especially since Colbert allegedly likes it.

  43. Luis Galicia

    Luis Galicia

    6 dagen geleden

    Too bad too many people can't appreciate his films.

  44. Charlie


    6 dagen geleden

    One of the best Director

  45. chrissy wg

    chrissy wg

    6 dagen geleden

    so nice to see Denis on this show I am from New Brunswick and have a long heritage from the region he is from and Quebecers are encouraged to be deep thinkers and artists in a way that is not as encouraged in other parts of Canada

  46. Rolyat Neek

    Rolyat Neek

    6 dagen geleden

    Prisoners is a fascinating film. He makes movies worth watching more than once because he knows how to tell an intricate story.

  47. Foxy Foxtrot

    Foxy Foxtrot

    6 dagen geleden

    Dune was amazing. Please all go see it so that we get a second part!!

  48. BoredPandaNomNom


    6 dagen geleden

    Just watched it in the theatre and omg, it wont have the same scale and feel if u watch it at home (unless u have 7.1 dolby surround sound system). The sound is just INCREDIBLE.

  49. yuji itadori

    yuji itadori

    6 dagen geleden

    The host lied... He didnt read it when he was nineteen yrs old .....

  50. Tasha S

    Tasha S

    6 dagen geleden

    just watched Dune. it’s well written, it’s visually stunning, with fantastic group of cast. it's confidently executed. and I think based on the trailer only, Villeneuve's done exceptionally amazing. goddamn, Denis Villeneuve 👏 j'ai tellement hâte pour Dune part 2! PS. Timothée Chalamet should forever be praised and never forgotten 🙌

  51. Honor Silverthorne

    Honor Silverthorne

    6 dagen geleden

    Thank you, Stephen ‼️I am a Dune Superfan from the late 60s, so I really appreciate these questions ‼️💜😊

  52. E. Nigma

    E. Nigma

    6 dagen geleden

    I’m actually getting excited for the new Dune

  53. Death Eater

    Death Eater

    6 dagen geleden

    Sicario, incendies, blade runner 2048, prisoners, dune....Genius film maker

  54. alex B.-Parisien

    alex B.-Parisien

    6 dagen geleden

    Isn’t it nice to see a director wanting to make a good movie first then see if it will sell . I believe that a good movie will always beat a synth movie like Star Wars that’s made to sell popcorn

  55. GR3G


    7 dagen geleden

    The Greatest Director Alive right now, can't wait for Dune.

  56. Aikyiomi


    7 dagen geleden

    MASTER of cinema

  57. Deus Costa

    Deus Costa

    7 dagen geleden

    its piratable in cam quality atm. but im waiting to buy a ticket and see it on a big screen with popcorn. i was 20 when i read dune. i was in jail (for being poor pm). im 30 now and dune helped shape my life; like harry potter, lotr, star trek, star wars, enders game, etc etc. but its one of the higher on the list. can't wait to see it

  58. IMCyBot


    7 dagen geleden

    The quote is wrong, though He said "la peur est l'ennemi de l'esprit", and the original translation is "Je ne connaîtrai pas la peur, car la peur tue l'esprit."

  59. Prime Photography PHX

    Prime Photography PHX

    7 dagen geleden

    With headphones alone, it gave me goosebumps

  60. 111danish111


    7 dagen geleden

    Bade ARCHAIC•LITERARY command or order (someone) to do something. "I did as he bade me"

  61. Maks


    7 dagen geleden

    Denis, nous sommes fiers de toi, mais calisse ton anglais... travaille ton accent ! haha

  62. Tibor Topor

    Tibor Topor

    7 dagen geleden

    He could be the new Bond. And it should be about how he became a double 00 agent. I sayid this when I saw him in that netflix movie The King, about two years ago.

  63. Caleb Drew

    Caleb Drew

    7 dagen geleden

    Midas himself!

  64. Dora Eugenia Gasteazoro

    Dora Eugenia Gasteazoro

    7 dagen geleden

    I already bought my ticket. It’s going to be the first time I go to a cinema theater since the pandemic began, all because of my love for the books and my excitement to see this adaptation, with such brilliant cast and crew under the direction of one of the best directors right now. I can hardly wait!! My only regret is that we don’t have IMAX in my country.

  65. asde321q


    7 dagen geleden

    saw it twice here in Germany already. Do yourselves a favor and watch it in the theatre with the best picture and sound possible. It's an eyperience.

  66. TikiHi77


    7 dagen geleden

    This is movie you go see in the theater. Looking forward to watching it

  67. Freddy Sirocco

    Freddy Sirocco

    7 dagen geleden

    Je ne connaîtrai pas la peur, car la peur tue l’esprit. La peur est la petite mort qui conduit à l’oblitération totale. J’affronterai ma peur. Je lui permettrai de passer sur moi, au travers de moi. Et lorsqu’elle sera passée, je tournerai mon oeil intérieur sur son chemin. Et là où elle sera passée, il n’y aura plus rien. Rien que moi.

  68. steve ducell

    steve ducell

    7 dagen geleden

    I loved Villeneuve's use of color and camera angles in Blade Runner. I hope Dune has that same "look"

  69. youreg


    7 dagen geleden

    Stephen is an old hand at French pronounciations...especially for non-French names such as Colb-air...

  70. Yasin Akib 🇧🇩

    Yasin Akib 🇧🇩

    7 dagen geleden

    One of the most overrated directors of modern day cinema.

  71. Fridgid


    7 dagen geleden

    This movie was insane

  72. Yafiz Salman

    Yafiz Salman

    7 dagen geleden

    If Christopher Nolan is Messi.. Then Dennis Villaneuve is clearly Cristiano Ronaldo.

  73. T R

    T R

    7 dagen geleden

    This movie will be GREAT.

  74. nikinnorway


    8 dagen geleden

    How do you say "the little death" en francais? That was the question you should have asked Stephen!

  75. Remidee727


    8 dagen geleden

    Dune hasn’t been green lit for a sequel?

  76. Benjamin O'Donnell

    Benjamin O'Donnell

    8 dagen geleden

    They got the experience of "The Voice" so right in that clip...

  77. Max Hirsch

    Max Hirsch

    8 dagen geleden

    If done properly, Dune will be another world; therefore, in that case, I expect I'll see it at least two or three times in the theater- the cinematography and soundscape should be incredible.. Also, films like this are worth supporting in their traditional format!

  78. JKSJKS1


    8 dagen geleden

    Go and see Dune on a big screen it’s so good

  79. MailBlade


    8 dagen geleden

    I've seen it 3 times in IMAX.

  80. FVNT0M IIX


    8 dagen geleden

    Stephen should pronounce Denis’ last name correctly because he has a French last name himself: Colbert

  81. Jt F

    Jt F

    8 dagen geleden

    Who is this Timothee actor and why is he blowing up everywhere???

    • Ψυχή μίασμα

      Ψυχή μίασμα

      7 dagen geleden

      @Jt F Surprise: Robin Williams died 7 years ago jk, I'm sure you already knew THAT

    • Jt F

      Jt F

      7 dagen geleden

      @Ψυχή μίασμα I don't really pay attention to Hollywood actors, so iono lol. Only ones I really know by name are the staple ones like Robin Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, etc.

    • Ψυχή μίασμα

      Ψυχή μίασμα

      7 dagen geleden

      He blew up 4 years ago with an Oscar nom for Call Me By Your Name, and then continued to blow up year after year. At this point he's a household name, where have you been lol?

    • Heather Bukowski

      Heather Bukowski

      7 dagen geleden

      oscar nominated at 22, his movies have been mostly arthouse until recently

  82. Brian McManus

    Brian McManus

    8 dagen geleden

    See it in the theatre, damn, ain't gonna last much longer-

  83. nazart


    8 dagen geleden

    If you watched Arrival and didn’t liked it, we are sworn enemies dude

    • Ψυχή μίασμα

      Ψυχή μίασμα

      7 dagen geleden

      I didn't like Arrival. I loved Denis's direction, mind you. But the time perception thing is just asinine. Anything with time travel I simply cannot enjoy. I just cannot get over the inherent paradoxes, lol. I absolutely hated Interstellar for the same reason. That whole movie is one huge Bootstrap Paradox. But I love Denis (Prisoners, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049 is a masterpiece). So don't come at me, lol

  84. johnulcer


    8 dagen geleden

    Blade Runner 2049 is a masterpiece that hasn't really gotten its dues yet, not unlike the original Blade Runner. Critics loved it but audiences tuned away. I thought it was brilliant both as a spiritual sequel and as a standalone film; I think Villeneuve may be one of the best and most consistent directors alive and even though film buffs admire his work, I feel like he hasn't quite reached the mainstream recognition of someone like Chris Nolan - but he deserves to get to that point.

    • Teddy McCarthy

      Teddy McCarthy

      7 dagen geleden

      2049 is my favorite movie so far in my life (im 30) but Dune might pass it, well see.

  85. Mr Red

    Mr Red

    8 dagen geleden

    Colbert has not watched the film. He has no feeling for the storyline. Just reading from his assistant notes he learned before going on air!

  86. Shaun Snow Music

    Shaun Snow Music

    8 dagen geleden

    Can’t wait to see this one

  87. Brent Starkes

    Brent Starkes

    8 dagen geleden

    Brilliant mind with excessive talents.

  88. Mc Chicken

    Mc Chicken

    8 dagen geleden

    That man is a film maker.

  89. ArtsFatty


    8 dagen geleden

    So this movie is gonna be dark (as in we won't be able to see shit)

  90. eurositi


    8 dagen geleden

    I wasn't too happy with "Blade Runner 2049", as I thought the focus on reproduction undermined Roy Batty's main point in the original tale. But this time I have no objections. The simplicity in the storytelling that could have been made extremely complex as well as the limited use of action-packed scenes (they are mainly used when they serve a real purpose in the story) creates a surprisingly well-told story. Few if any of the 160 minutes are a waste of time. Some people complained that there's a lack of character development. I don't think it makes sense to expect more character development within the very short time span that is portrayed in the film.

  91. Adam Luke

    Adam Luke

    8 dagen geleden

    Time to go to the IMAX or theatre in general. Haven't been since the last Star Wars.



    8 dagen geleden

    Polytechnique, Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049 this guy has been making nothing but brilliant cinematic works. Really excited for Dune.

    • H. Ar.

      H. Ar.

      Dag geleden

      @Bibhuti Bhusan sahoo MAAAN why did you spoil the movie lmao

    • Bibhuti Bhusan sahoo

      Bibhuti Bhusan sahoo

      Dag geleden

      Spoiler- dune is a fucking masterpiece



      2 dagen geleden

      @Don Corleone Holy fuck how stupid of me. That movie is so damn good.

    • Don Corleone

      Don Corleone

      2 dagen geleden

      You forgot Sicario

  93. Christopher Thorkon

    Christopher Thorkon

    8 dagen geleden

    AT LONG LAST...someone who pronounces his name correctly. I can't tell you how many times I have heard people on NLid call him "Villy noov".

  94. scarlet


    8 dagen geleden

    A truly gentleman

  95. CoLoNeLC4


    8 dagen geleden

    Even if Blade Runner 2049 didn't generate the expected numbers, I absolutely LOVED every scene !. Dune is another master piece for this gentleman, can't wait to see his next movie be it Part 2 of Dune or anything else.

  96. Youtubesuckdicksongorillas Fuckyoutube

    Youtubesuckdicksongorillas Fuckyoutube

    8 dagen geleden

    Nice hair Piece..

  97. T K

    T K

    8 dagen geleden

    Arrival is one of my favorite movies!!! I was so hoping someone would redo this movie. I read the books and loved them but the first movie really missed the mark.

  98. Erwan Beguin

    Erwan Beguin

    8 dagen geleden


  99. Ife


    9 dagen geleden

    Let's not forget Incendies

  100. Mauro Matos

    Mauro Matos

    9 dagen geleden

    A master of his art. All his movies are worth watching.