Atom Egoyan Biography (1960-)

Surname is pronounced "Eh-goy-en"; original name, Atom Yeghoyan; born July 19, 1960, in Cairo, Egypt; immigrated to Canada, 1962, naturalized Canadian citizen; son of Joseph (an artist and operator of a furniture store) and Shushan(an artist and operator of a furniture store; maiden name, Devletian) Egoyan; married Arsinee Khanjian (an actress); children: Arshile (son). Addresses: Office: Ego Film Arts, 80 Nicaragua St., Toronto, Ontario M5V 1C5, Canada.; Agent: Robert Newman, International Creative Management, 8942 WilshireBlvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Ralph Zimmerman, Great North Artists Management, Inc., 350 Duponte, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1V9, Canada.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, film editor, writer, actor
Birth Details
July 19, 1960
Cairo, Egypt

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director, cinematographer, and editor, Howard in Particular (shortfilm), 1979
  • Director, cinematographer, editor, and classical guitarist, After Gradwith Dad, 1980
  • Director, cinematographer, and editor, Peep Show, 1981
  • Producer, director, editor, and classical guitarist, Next of Kin,1984
  • Director, cinematographer, and editor, Men: A Passion Playground,1985
  • Producer, director, and editor, Family Viewing, 1987
  • Director, The Final Twist, 1987
  • Producer, director, and editor, Speaking Parts, Cinephile, 1989
  • Producer, director, coeditor, and classical guitarist, The Adjuster, Orion Classics, 1991
  • Director, "En passant," Montreal vu par (also known as MontrealSextet), 1991
  • Producer, director, cinematographer, and coeditor, Calendar, Zeitgeist, 1993
  • Producer and director, Exotica, Miramax, 1994
  • Director, A Portrait of Arshile, 1995
  • Executive producer, Curtis's Charm, Strand, 1995
  • Producer and director, The Sweet Hereafter (also known as De beaux lendemains), Fine Line, 1997
  • Director, Bach Cello Suite 4: Sarabande (also known as Sarabande), Rhombus Media, 1997
  • Executive producer, Babyface, Stable Films, 1998
  • Executive producer, Jack and Jill, Alliance Atlantis Communications, 1998
  • Director, Felicia's Journey, Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • Director, The Line, 2000
  • Director, Diaspora, 2001
  • Producer and director, Ararat, Miramax, 2002
  • Executive producer, Gambling, Gods, and LSD, Grimthorpe Film, 2002
  • Co-executive producer, Luck, Odeon Films, 2002
  • Executive producer, Coldwater, Mongrel Media, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Voices, Howard in Particular (short film), 1979
  • Next of Kin, 1984
  • Knock! Knock!, 1985
  • La boite a soleil, 1988
  • The photographer, Calendar, Zeitgeist, 1993
  • The director, Camilla, Miramax, 1994
  • A Portrait of Arshile, 1995
  • Himself, At Sundance, 1995
  • Television studio guard, The Stupids, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Himself, Vinyl, 1997
  • A Road to Elsewhere (also known as Atom Egoyan: A Road to Elsewhere), Cohen Siblings/Media Headquarters, 1999
  • Formulas for Seduction: The Cinema of Atom Egoyan, 1999
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • In This Corner, 1985
  • Looking for Nothing, 1988
  • Gross Misconduct, CBC (Canada), 1992
  • (And editor) Krapp's Last Tape, Channel 4, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Director and editor, "Open House," Reflections, CBC, 1982
  • Director, Friday the 13th (also known as Friday's Curse andFriday the 13th: The Series), 1987
  • Director, "Sarabande," Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach, PBS, 1998
  • Also directed episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and "The Wall," an episode of The Twilight Zone.
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • "Sarabande," Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach, PBS, 1998
  • Conversations in World Cinema, Sundance Channel, 2000
  • Himself, "Escape from the Newsroom," The Newsroom, 2002
  • Specials
  • The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking, PBS, 2001
  • Indie Sex: Taboos, Independent Film Channel, 2001
  • Stage Director
  • Salome (opera), Houston Opera, Houston, TX, 1997
  • Doctor Ox's Experiment, English National Opera, London, 1998
  • Elsewhereless (opera), produced in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario, 1998
  • Radio Director
  • Doctor Ox's Experiment, BBC Radio 3, 1998
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Film-Fest DVD: Issue 2--Cannes, Broadcast DVD, 1999
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Howard in Particular (short film), 1979
  • After Grad with Dad, 1980
  • Peep Show, 1981
  • Next of Kin, 1984
  • Family Viewing, 1987
  • Speaking Parts, Cinephile, 1989
  • A Fortified City, 1990
  • "En passant," Montreal vu par (also known as Montreal Sextet), 1991
  • The Adjuster, Orion Classics, 1991
  • Calendar, Zeitgeist, 1993
  • Exotica, Miramax, 1994
  • The Sweet Hereafter (based on a novel by Russell Banks; also knownas De beaux lendemains), Fine Line, 1997
  • Felicia's Journey (based on a novel by William Trevor), Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • The Line, 2000
  • Ararat, Miramax, 2002
  • Television Movies
  • Looking for Nothing, 1988
  • Television Episodes
  • "Open House," Reflections, CBC, 1982
  • "Sarabande," Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach, PBS, 1998
  • Operas
  • Elsewhereless, music by Rodney Sharman, produced in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario, 1998
  • Other
  • Speaking Parts (script, essays, and interviews), 1993
  • Exotica (script and interview), Coach House Press, 1995
  • Author of stage plays, including The Doll.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 157, Gale, 1998
    • Newsmakers 2000, Issue 2, Gale, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Canadian Forum, December, 1991, p. 15; June, 1993, p. 25
    • Cineaste, Volume 25, number 1, 1999, pp. 39-41
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 24, 1995, p. 47
    • Film Comment, November-December, 1989, p. 27
    • Film Quarterly, spring, 1995, p. 2
    • Hollywood Reporter, September 5, 1995, p. S-12
    • Interview, March, 1995, p. 58
    • Maclean's, October 3, 1994, p. 44; September 8, 1997, p. 60; April6, 1998, p. 61; September 13, 1999, p. 54
    • Madison, November, 1999, pp. 80-83
    • New York Times, November 21, 1999
    • Premiere, April, 1990, pp. 51, 53
    • Saturday Night, April, 1998, p. 67
    • Variety, February 9, 1998, p. 58; May 13, 2002, p. 14

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