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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 263,513 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Youssef Chahine is the 237th most popular film director, the 223rd most popular biography from Egypt (down from 211th in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Youssef Chahine ranks 237 out of 1,581Before him are Yılmaz Güney, Stephen Frears, Chris Marker, Arthur Penn, Raoul Walsh, and Julien Duvivier. After him are Mario Monicelli, John G. Avildsen, Barry Levinson, Jane Campion, Mikhail Kalatozov, and Stanley Donen.

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Among people born in 1926, Youssef Chahine ranks 87Before him are Poul Anderson, James Stirling, László Papp, Michel Butor, Abdul Rahim Hatif, and David H. Hubel. After him are Verner Panton, Karl Richter, Robert Fogel, Joachim Fest, Ta Mok, and György Kurtág. Among people deceased in 2008, Youssef Chahine ranks 55Before him are Giuseppe Di Stefano, George Carlin, Joshua Lederberg, Dražan Jerković, Janez Drnovšek, and Dorothy Vaughan. After him are Henri Cartan, Isaac Hayes, Mauricio Kagel, Eartha Kitt, Paul Scofield, and Chiara Lubich.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Youssef Chahine ranks 223 out of 582Before him are Achilles Tatius (200), Arnuwanda II (-1400), Takelot II (-900), Osorkon I (-1000), Al-Tahawi (853), and Yuya (-1500). After him are Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep (-1800), Amun-her-khepeshef (-1300), Valentinus (100), Tjuyu (-1401), Ka (null), and Shoshenq II (-1000).


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).