Atom Egoyan Overview

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Born: July 19, 1960

Atom Egoyan was born to Armenian refugees in Cairo, Egypt, but the family moved to Victoria, British Columbia when he was three years old. After high school, he moved east to attend the University of Toronto. Although he was studying to become a diplomat, Egoyan made a short film while a freshman, receiving financial backing from the Hart House Film Board. The experience instilled in him a love of filmmaking, and he spent the rest of his time at university making more films, including Open House... See All


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