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Atom Egoyan
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Birth Date:July 19, 1960
Astrology Sign:Cancer
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Atom Egoyan

Biography:Atom Egoyan Atom Egoyan, OC (born July 19, 1960) is a critically acclaimed Canadian filmmaker of Armenian descent. Egoyan is a member of the faculty at the European Graduate School. His work often explores themes of alienation and isolation, featuring characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy or other power structures. Stylistically, Egoyan's films often follow non-linear plot-structures, where events are placed out of sequence in order to elicit specific emotional reactions from the audience by withholding key information.

Egoyan was born to Joseph and Shushan Yeghoyan in Cairo, Egypt. He and his sister Eve Egoyan (who is now a concert pianist based in Toronto) were raised by their parents in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. As a teenager, he became interested in reading and writing plays. Significant influences included Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. He graduated from Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Egoyan is now based in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, Arsinée Khanjian, an actress who appears in many of Egoyan's films, and their son, Arshile.

Egoyan has directed a dozen full-length films, several television episodes, and a few shorter pieces. His early work was based on his own material, and he received some notice for the film Exotica (1994), but it was Egoyan's first attempt at adapted material that resulted in his best-known work, The Sweet Hereafter (1997), which landed him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He also directed Sarabande featuring Khanjian and Lori Singer, a drama which flanks cellist Yo-Yo Ma's performance of Bach's Fourth Suite for Unaccompagnied Cello, as part of the latter's Inspired by Bach series for Sony Classical. The film Ararat (2002) also generated some publicity for Egoyan, as it was the first major motion picture to deal directly with the Armenian Genocide. Ararat later won the Best Picture prize at the Genie Awards (ironically, he failed to receive a Best Director nomination for the same film).

In 1999, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Chinese Horoscope for Atom Egoyan
Includes characteristics and Vices
Atom Egoyan's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 28, 1960 - February 14, 1961
Birthday: July 19, 1960

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Atom Egoyan's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: July 19, 1960

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Atom Egoyan's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: July 19, 2017

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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