Atom Egoyan

1960 - Today

Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan, (; born July 19, 1960) is an Armenian-Canadian stage and film director, writer, and producer. Egoyan made his career breakthrough with Exotica (1994), a film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club. Egoyan's most critically acclaimed film is the drama The Sweet Hereafter (1997), for which he received two Academy Award nominations, and his biggest commercial success is the erotic thriller Chloe (2009).His work often explores themes of alienation and isolation, featuring characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy, or other power structures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Atom Egoyan has received more than 618,984 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 527th most popular film director.

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  • 50.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Atom Egoyan ranks 529 out of 1,305Before him are Max Fleischer, Jim Sheridan, J. Stuart Blackton, Grigori Aleksandrov, Ralph Bakshi, and Segundo de Chomón. After him are Chantal Akerman, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Edward Yang, Pierre Woodman, Jaco Van Dormael, and Erik Balling.

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Among people born in 1960, Atom Egoyan ranks 101Before him are Barham Salih, Takashi Miike, Leos Carax, Naoki Urasawa, Vince Clarke, and Didier Burkhalter. After him are Mark Rylance, Tommy Thayer, Tony Goldwyn, Werner Faymann, Timothy Hutton, and Mauro Tassotti.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Atom Egoyan ranks 324 out of 432Before him are Syrianus (400), Bat Ye'or (1933), Moshé Mizrahi (1931), Nabil Elaraby (1935), Richard Anthony (1938), and Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria (1952). After him are Abbās al-Aqqād (1889), Al-Fa'iz bi-Nasr Allah (1149), Ali ibn Ridwan (988), Sobekemsaf I (-1650), Mohamed Atta (1968), and Mohamed Hassanein Heikal (1923).


Among film directors born in Egypt, Atom Egoyan ranks 3Before him are Youssef Chahine (1926) and Moshé Mizrahi (1931). After him are Riccardo Freda (1909) and Alex Proyas (1963).

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