Atom Egoyan


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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 63 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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(1997)
Ararat Director
(2002)
Chloe Director
(2009)
The Captive Director
(2014)

Filmography

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 2022 Bluebeard's Castle (Video)
 2015/I Remember (directed by)
 2014/I The Captive
 2013 Devil's Knot
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2012 Invisible World (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) (1 episode)
 1995 A Portrait of Arshile (Documentary short)
 1994 Exotica
 1993 Calendar
 1992 Open House (Short)
 1992 Peep Show (Short)
 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 Movie)
 1987-1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Final Twist (1987)
 1987 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Cupid's Quiver (1987)
 1986 In This Corner (TV Movie)
 1985 Men: A Passion Playground (Short)
 1984 Next of Kin
 1980 After Grad with Dad (Short)
 1979 Howard in Particular (Short)
 1977 Lust of a Eunuch (Short)
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Other Works:

His 1993 book "Speaking Parts" includes script, essays and interviews re his movie of same name. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Arsinée Khanjian  (1 child)

Children:

Arshile Egoyan

Parents:

Joseph Yeghoyan | Shushan Devletian

Relatives:

Eve Egoyan (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

If any of your characters are sexually obsessed, then I think that gives you licence to go to a certain place because we do all understand that feeling and we do lose a sense of rational orientation because we are obsessed and it is primal. But without that sexual piece, it's hard to convince people to engage with these types of film. If there's anything remotely hermetic about the work, they ... See more »

Trivia:

His wife Arsinée Khanjian is an award-winning actress and appears in most of his films. See more »

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

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