Youssef Chahine

1926 - 2008

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Youssef Chahine (Arabic: يوسف شاهين‎ [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. A winner of the Cannes 50th Anniversary Award (for lifetime achievement), Chahine was credited with launching the career of actor Omar Sharif. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Youssef Chahine has received more than 173,378 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Youssef Chahine is the 237th most popular film director (down from 229th in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from Egypt and the most popular Egyptian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Youssef Chahine ranks 237 out of 1,580Before him are Richard Fleischer, Russ Meyer, Liliana Cavani, Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph Losey, and Sven Nykvist. After him are Robert J. Flaherty, Tex Avery, Frank Darabont, Mike Newell, Bong Joon-ho, and George Stevens.

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Among people born in 1926, Youssef Chahine ranks 92Before him are John Berger, Andrew Schally, Siegfried Lenz, Joachim Fest, Roger Corman, and Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco. After him are György Kurtág, Kim Jae-gyu, Aaron Klug, Francisco Rabal, László Papp, and Ed McBain. Among people deceased in 2008, Youssef Chahine ranks 53Before him are Phil Hill, Dino Risi, Chiara Lubich, Tassos Papadopoulos, Jerry Reed, and Muslim Magomayev. After him are Mauricio Kagel, Lansana Conté, Hugo Claus, Bo Diddley, Jean-Marie Balestre, and Janez Drnovšek.

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Among people born in Egypt, Youssef Chahine ranks 212 out of 520Before him are Ibn Yunus (950), Al-Ashraf Khalil (1260), Osorkon I (-1000), Wazner (-3500), Pope Dioscorus I of Alexandria (444), and Samir Amin (1931). After him are Bintanath (-1300), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), Al-Adid (1149), Herihor (-1200), Farida of Egypt (1921), and Robert II, Count of Artois (1250).


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).