Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan

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Name: Atom Egoyan
Occupation: Director
Gender: Male
Height: 170 cm (5' 7'')
Birth Day: July 19, 1960
Age: 62
Birth Place: Cairo, Egypt
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan was born on July 19, 1960 in Cairo, Egypt (62 years old). Atom Egoyan is a Director, zodiac sign: Cancer. Find out Atom Egoyannet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He was named Atom to mark the completion of Egypt's first nuclear reactor.

Net Worth

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Before Fame

He became interested in writing plays as a teenager and graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

Biography Timeline


Egoyan was born Atom Yeghoyan (Western Armenian: Աթոմ Եղոյեան) in Cairo, Egypt, the son of Shushan (née Devletian) and Joseph Yeghoyan, artists who operated a furniture store. His parents were Armenian-Egyptians, and he was named Atom to mark the completion of Egypt's first nuclear reactor. In 1962, the family moved to Canada, where they settled in Victoria, British Columbia and changed their last name to Egoyan. Atom grew up in British Columbia with his sister, Eve, now a concert pianist based in Toronto.


Egoyan began making films in the early 1980s; his debut film Next of Kin (1984) world-premiered at the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg and won a major prize. He directed the Twilight Zone episode 'The Wall' which was first released in 1985. His commercial breakthrough came with the film Exotica (1994). He received the Grand Prix (Belgian Film Critics Association) in Brussels, the FIPRESCI Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and Best Motion Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards (then called the Genie Awards). However, it was Egoyan's first attempt at adapted material that resulted in his best-known work, The Sweet Hereafter (1997), which earned him three prizes at the 50th Cannes Film Festival—the Grand Prix, the FIPRESCI Jury Prize, and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. The film also earned Egoyan Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.


In 1999, Egoyan was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, it was later upgraded to Companion of the order in 2015, the highest level of the honour. In 2009, he won the ‘Master of Cinema’ award from the Mannheim Film Festival, 25 years after receiving his international festival premiere at the same event. Egoyan was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Film Festival of India in 2017.


The film Ararat (2002) generated much publicity for Egoyan. After Henri Verneuil's French-language film Mayrig (1991), it was the first major motion picture to deal directly with the Armenian Genocide. Ararat later won the award for Best Motion Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards, marking his third win. The film was released in over 30 countries around the world. In 2004, Egoyan opened Camera Bar, a 50-seat cinema-lounge on Queen Street West in Toronto.


Beginning in September 2006, Egoyan taught at the University of Toronto for three years. He joined the Faculty of Arts and Science as the Dean's Distinguished Visitor in theatre, film, music, and visual studies. He subsequently taught at Ryerson University. In 2006, he received the Master of Cinema Award of the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg.


In 2009, he directed the erotic thriller Chloe, which was theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010. This film grossed $3 million in box office sales in the United States and became one of the higher-grossing specialty films of the year in the United States. Several months after the DVD/Blu-ray release of Chloe, Egoyan said that Chloe had made more money than any of his previous films. The success of Chloe led Egoyan to receive many scripts of erotic thrillers.


In 2012, he directed a production of Martin Crimp's Cruel and Tender, starring Khanjian, at Canadian Stage in Toronto.


In 2015, Egoyan directed the thriller Remember, which starred Christopher Plummer and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, before being given a limited release in theatres. His latest film is the drama Guest of Honour, was nominated for a Golden Lion in competition in Venice in 2019, had a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival, and opening night galas in Vancouver and Montreal.

Family Life

Atom's sister Eve was a concert pianist. Atom married actress Arsinee Khanjian.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Atom Egoyan is 62 years, 6 months and 9 days old. Atom Egoyan will celebrate 63rd birthday on a Wednesday 19th of July 2023. Below we countdown to Atom Egoyan upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

57th birthday - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 19: Happy Birthday Abel Ferrara and Atom Egoyan - Lebeau's Le Blog

Today our headliners are a pair of directors, who, while not known for big commercial successes, have both made a number of well-regarded films. Abel Ferrara is turning 66 today.  He studied film at SUNY-Purchase and made several short films while he was there.  He began to get some attention beginning at the end of […]

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