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Atom Egoyan


Born in Egypt to Armenian parents, he was raised in Western Canada. Both his parents were painters, and he planned to be a playwright, but after making a short film, he became hooked on telling stories visually. Returned to ethnic "homeland" when he filmed Calendar (1993) in Armenia. Won attention at the Sundance Film Festival for earlier work, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 58 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Sweet Hereafter
(1997)
The Captive
The Captive Director
(2014)
Exotica
Exotica Director
(1994)
Ararat
Ararat Director
(2002)

Filmography

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 2015/I Remember
 2014 The Captive
 2013 Devil's Knot
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2012 Mundo Invisível (segment "Yerevan")
 2009 Chloe
 2008 Adoration
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Artaud Double Bill")
 2006 Citadel (Documentary)
 2002 Ararat
 2001 Close (Short)
 2001 Diaspora (Short)
 2000 The Line (Short)
 2000 Krapp's Last Tape (TV Movie)
 1997 Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach (TV Series)
 1995 A Portrait of Arshile (Documentary short)
 1994 Exotica
 1993 Calendar
 1991 Montréal vu par... (segment "En passant")
 1991 The Adjuster
 1989 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Wall (1989)
 1988 Looking for Nothing (TV Short)
 1987-1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Final Twist (1987)
 1987 Friday's Curse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Cupid's Quiver (1987)
 1986 In This Corner (TV Movie)
 1985 Men: A Passion Playground (Short)
 1984 Next of Kin
 1982 Open House (Short)
 1981 Peep Show (Short)
 1980 After Grad with Dad (Short)
 1979 Howard in Particular (Short)
 1977 Lust of a Eunuch (Short)
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Other Works:

"Elsewhereless" (1998 opera written and directed by Atom Egoyan, composed by Rodney Sharman) See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 12 Interviews | 9 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

My first film, Next of Kin (1984), was made 15 years ago for $ 20.000, my second [Family Viewing (1987)] for $ 100.000 and then Speaking Parts (1989) was $ 500.000. I was never aware of commercial considerations, and each film found enough of an audience to justify its budget. I'm more aware of those things now... [Nov.1998] See more »

Trivia:

Appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest honor the Canadian government bestows to its citizens, by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, for his contribution to Canadian culture. [February 17, 2017]. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently repeats voice-over sequences thoughout the course of a film. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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