Atom Egoyan at the Third Golden Apricot Film Festival.
July 19, 1960
Atom Egoyan, OC (Armenian: Ատոմ Էգոյան) (born July 19, 1960) is a critically acclaimed Canadian-Armenian film maker. Events 711 - Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Cairo () which means "the Vanquisher" or "the Triumphant" is the capital and largest city of Egypt. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Arsinée Khanjian (born 1958 in Beirut, Lebanon) is an Armenian - Canadian actress and producer. The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the Canadian system of honours, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the order's Latin The Armenian language (hy հայերեն լեզու hajɛɹɛn lɛzu —, conventional short form) is an Indo-European language spoken by the Armenian Events 711 - Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Armenia (Հայաստան transliterated: Hayastan,) officially the Republic of Armenia (Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն Hayastani His work often explores themes of alienation and isolation, featuring characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy or other power structures. Stylistically, Egoyan's films often follow non-linear plot-structures, in which events are placed out of sequence in order to elicit specific emotional reactions from the audience by withholding key information. In 2008 he received the Dan David Prize for "Creative Rendering of the Past". The Dan David Prize is an annual award of $1 million each to three individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in the fields of science technology culture or social welfare
Atom Egoyan was born in 1960 to the Armenian-Egyptian couple Joseph and Shushan Yeghoyan in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo () which means "the Vanquisher" or "the Triumphant" is the capital and largest city of Egypt. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. He was named Atom to mark the completion of Egypt's first nuclear reactor. In 1963, however, his parents left Egypt for Canada, where they settled in Victoria, British Columbia, and changed their last name to Egoyan. Victoria (vɪkˈtɔɹiə is the capital city of British Columbia. Atom and his sister, Eve, now a concert pianist based in Toronto, were raised by their parents in British Columbia. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C As a boy, Atom's quest for assimilation into Canadian society and his struggle with his father led him to reject his family's Armenian culture. However, years later, when he attended the University of Toronto, he began to study Armenian history. As a teenager, he became interested in reading and writing plays. Significant influences included Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989 was an Irish Writer, Dramatist and poet He graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto. The University of Trinity College, referred to locally as Trinity College or colloquially as Trin, is one of the federated colleges making This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus It was at Trinity College that Egoyan came into contact with Harold Nahabedian, the Armenian-Canadian Anglican Chaplain of Trinity College. In interviews Egoyan credited Nahabedian for introducing him to the language and history of his ethnic heritage. Egoyan is now based in Toronto, where he lives with his wife Arsinée Khanjian, a trilingual (English, French and Armenian) Armenian-Canadian actress who appears in many of Egoyan's films, and their son, Arshile (named after the Armenian-American painter Arshile Gorky), who attends the Toronto French School. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Arsinée Khanjian (born 1958 in Beirut, Lebanon) is an Armenian - Canadian actress and producer. Arshile Gorky (real name - Vostanik Manoog Adoyan; Արշիլ Գորկի Վոստանիկ Մանուկի Ադոյան ( April 15, 1904 ? – July In 1999, Atom Egoyan was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the Canadian system of honours, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the order's Latin
Egoyan has directed a dozen full-length films, several television episodes, and a few shorter pieces. His early work was based on his own material, and he received some notice for the film Exotica (1994), but it was Egoyan's first attempt at adapted material that resulted in his best-known work, The Sweet Hereafter (1997), which landed him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. Exotica is a 1994 Canadian Film set primarily in and around the Exotica Strip club in Toronto, Canada. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) The Sweet Hereafter is a 1991 Novel by American author Russell Banks. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. He also directed Sarabande featuring Khanjian and Lori Singer, a drama which flanks cellist Yo-Yo Ma's performance of Bach's Fourth Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, as part of the latter's Inspired by Bach series for Sony Classical. Lori Singer (born November 6 1957 is an American actress and cellist. This is an Anglicized version of the Chinese name "Ma Yo-yo" the family name is " Ma " Inspired by Bach, a Sony Classical and Rhombus Media production as part of Sony Classical celebrates Bach series presents contemporary cellist Yo-Yo Ma The film Ararat (2002) generated much publicity for Egoyan. Ararat is a 2002 film directed written and co-produced by Atom Egoyan about the Armenian Genocide, an event that is denied by the See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. After Henri Verneuil's French-language film Mayrig (1991) it was the first major motion picture to deal directly with the Armenian Genocide. Henri Verneuil ( October 15, 1920 - January 11, 2002) was a prominent French playwright and filmmaker Mayrig ( Mother) is a 1991 semi-autobiographical Film written and directed by French-Armenian filmmaker Henri Verneuil. Ararat later won the Best Picture prize at the Genie Awards. Ararat is a 2002 film directed written and co-produced by Atom Egoyan about the Armenian Genocide, an event that is denied by the Genie Awards are given out to recognize the best of Canadian cinema by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
In 2004 Egoyan opened Camera Bar, a 50-seat cinema-lounge on Queen Street West in Toronto. Queen Street West describes both the western branch of Queen Street, a major east-west thoroughfare and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts situated west
Beginning in September 2006, Egoyan will teach at the University of Toronto for the next three years. September 2006 was marked by a controversy surrounding statements made by Pope Benedict XVI regarding Islam, during the same week as the fifth anniversary This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus He will join the faculty of arts and science as the dean's distinguished visitor in theatre, film, music and visual studies.