Youssef Chahine

1926 - 2008

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Youssef Chahine (Arabic: يوسف شاهين, romanized: Yūsuf Shāhīn [ˈjuːsɪf ʃæˈhiːn]; 25 January 1926 – 27 July 2008) was an Egyptian film director. He was active in the Egyptian film industry from 1950 until his death. He directed twelve films that were listed in the Top 100 Egyptian films list. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Youssef Chahine has received more than 285,727 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Youssef Chahine is the 273rd most popular film director (down from 238th in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 222nd in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Youssef Chahine ranks 273 out of 2,041Before him are Damiano Damiani, Germaine Dulac, Bigas Luna, Jean Epstein, Martin Campbell, and Leonid Gaidai. After him are Franklin J. Schaffner, Denis Villeneuve, Elem Klimov, Robert J. Flaherty, Jerzy Stuhr, and Zack Snyder.

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Among people born in 1926, Youssef Chahine ranks 98Before him are Hugo Banzer, Patricia Neal, David H. Hubel, Siegfried Lenz, Alan Greenspan, and László Papp. After him are Efraín Ríos Montt, Verner Panton, Shigeo Sugimoto, Paul Baran, Maria Teresa de Filippis, and John Schlesinger. Among people deceased in 2008, Youssef Chahine ranks 61Before him are Rajko Mitić, Sufi Abu Taleb, Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Henri Cartan, Jerry Reed, and Mark Felt. After him are Muslim Magomayev, Hugo Claus, Imad Mughniyah, Mauricio Kagel, Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, and Bo Diddley.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Youssef Chahine ranks 249 out of 642Before him are Nahshon (null), Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep (-1800), Neferkare II (-2150), Solamish (1272), Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888), and Merytre-Hatshepsut (-1500). After him are Abd al-Aziz ibn Musa (700), Nepherites II (-400), Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (1928), Ammonius Hermiae (440), Samir Amin (1931), and Narriman Sadek (1933).


Among film directors born in Egypt, Youssef Chahine ranks 1After him are Moshé Mizrahi (1931), Riccardo Freda (1909), Atom Egoyan (1960), and Alex Proyas (1963).