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Atom Egoyan

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Birth Name: Atom Egoyan
Born: 07/19/1960
Birth Place: Egypt

Born on July 19, 1960 in Cairo, Egypt, Egoyan was raised by his parents, Joseph and Shushan, two Armenian refugees who settled in Egypt and then Canada, and operated a furniture store. For most of his youth, Egoyan ran away from his Armenian heritage while struggling to adapt to his Canadian environs. But while attending the University of Toronto, he was shown the language and ethnicity of his heritage by one of the chaplains at the university's Trinity College, leading him to finally embrace his culture. Though a political science major, Egoyan - who had been interested in plays since high school - began directing short films like "Howard in Particular" (1979), "After Grad with Dad" (1980),... Continue Bio >>




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