Atom Egoyan

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Atom Egoyan

Critically acclaimed Canadian stage director and film director add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Countries: Canada (41%), United States (29%), United Kingdom (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Brian Spencer, David Cronenberg

Linked to: European Graduate School, University of Toronto, Toronto French School, University of Trinity College




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Atom Egoyan was born in 1960 add something


In 1962, however, his parents left Egypt for Canada, where they settled in Victoria, British Columbia, and changed their last name to Egoyan add something


International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg - In 1984, his debut film "Next of Kin" worldpremiered at the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg and won a major prize add something


Mychael Danna - He has been scoring films since his 1987 feature debut for Atom Egoyan's "Family Viewing", a score which earned Danna the first of his thirteen Genie *award nominations


Speaking Parts - "'Speaking Parts"' is a 1989 Canadian drama film directed by Atom Egoyan


The Adjuster - "'The Adjuster"' is a 1991 Canadian drama film directed by Atom Egoyan


Brian Spencer - A book on Brian's life "Gross Misconduct: The Life of Spinner Spencer", written by Martin O'Malley, was adapted in 1993 by Atom Egoyan into a made-for-television film in Canada, "Gross Misconduct"


Leonard Cohen - The song featured prominently in fellow Canadian Atom Egoyan's 1994 film, "Exotica"


Lori Singer - She plays the cello in "Short Cuts", "Fame", and in "Sarabande", a 1997 short film by Atom Egoyan that is part of the "Inspired by Bach" series


The Sweet Hereafter (film) - "'The Sweet Hereafter"' is a 1997 Canadian drama film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, adapted from the novel of the same name by Russell Banks


Doctor Ox's Experiment (opera) - The opera was given its premiere at the London Coliseum by ENO on June 15, 1998 in a production by Atom Egoyan


In 1999, Atom Egoyan was made an Officer of the Order of Canada add something


Kate Bush - Also in 1999, Bush's song "The Sensual World" was featured prominently in Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan's film "Felicia's Journey"


Felicia's Journey (film) - "'Felicia's Journey"' is a 1999 British film starring Elaine Cassidy and Bob Hoskins, based on a prize-winning 1994 novel of the same name by William Trevor, and directed by Atom Egoyan


Michael Snow - In 2000, TIFF commissioned Snow with Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg to make short films, Preludes, for the 25th Anniversary of the festival.


In 2004 Egoyan opened Camera Bar, a 50-seat cinema-lounge on Queen Street West in Toronto add something


In 2005 Atom Egoyan joined the faculty of the media and communications division at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where he conducts intensive summer seminars add something


Yerevan International Film Festival - Canadian-Armenian director Atom Egoyan was named President of the festival since 2005


Where the Truth Lies - "'Where the Truth Lies"' is a 2005 British-Canadian erotic thriller film written and directed by Atom Egoyan


In 2006, he received the Master of Cinema award of the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg add something


Beginning in September 2006, Egoyan taught at the University of Toronto for three years add something


In 2008 Egoyan received the Dan David Prize for "Creative Rendering of the Past" add something


Later, he directed the erotic thriller "Chloe" , theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010 add something


Julianne Moore - In 2010, Moore starred in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics and had since became director Atom Egoyan's biggest moneymaker ever.


He is due to present at the 2012 TARA awards in early April add something


Atom will be appearing at Luminato Festival in June 2013 for TimesTalks Luminato and will be directing Chinese Opera Feng Yi Ting, which has its Canadian Premiere at the festival add something


Matt Letscher - He will appear in the 2013 film releases of Atom Egoyan's movie "The Devil's Knot" and Spike Jonze's comedy "Her", opposite Amy Adams


Devil's Knot (film) - "'Devil's Knot"' is a 2013 American biographical crime film directed by Atom Egoyan


Mireille Enos - In 2014, she will appear in Atom Egoyan's "The Captive" and R. J. Cutler's "If I Stay"


Egoyan received the Governor General's Performing Arts award, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts, in 2015 add something


His latest film, "Remember" stars Christopher Plummer and premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015 add something