Atom Egoyan

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Director (1970)
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Relationship Timeline Of Atom Egoyan

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Wife : Arsinée Khanjian
Atom Egoyan is married to Arsinée Khanjian, who has appeared in almost all of his films. She graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor's degree in French and Spanish and a master's degree in administrative science from the University of Toronto.

Atom Egoyan is an award-winning Armenian-Canadian director who has directed fifteen feature films that have received five Cannes Film Festival prizes, two Academy Award nominations, and four Toronto International Film Festival awards. 

Egoyan work often examines how technology's pervasiveness corrodes human interactions. He has taught at the University of Toronto and is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ryerson University and The European Graduate School / EGS.

Who Is Atom Egoyan's Wife?

Atom Egoyan is happily married to his wife, Arsinée Khanjian, who has appeared in almost all of his films. She graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor's degree in French and Spanish and a master's degree in administrative science from the University of Toronto. 

Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian at award show.
Atom Egoyan is married to Arsinée Khanjian.
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Khanjian is a civil rights activist who was jailed in Armenia for a short time in 2016 while opposing human rights violations. They made a knot. The event, which took place in a private location, was only open to family and relations. 

Their marriage location, on the other hand, is yet unknown. They named their kid Arshile after the Armenian-American painter Arshile Gorky

Atom Egoyan's Net Worth

Atom Egoyan has an estimated net worth of $3 million, which he has amassed via his successful career as a filmmaker. The average annual income for a director is $85,000, although he may make more. Three times BAFTA Award-winning director Marc Evans has a net worth of $1 Million as of 2021.

Atom Egoyan at press conference.
Atom Egoyan has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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Atom aspired to be a dramatist at the beginning of his career, but his films made him renowned. However, after making his first short film, he became enamored with the medium. He began to notice that he felt better at ease expressing himself via graphics. Barbara Bialowasis a Polish film director. As per the latest survey, Barbara is estimated to have around $3 million.

Atom Egoyan's Best Movie Calendar and Exotica

Calendar, possibly Egoyan's most personal film to date, starred him as a Canadian photographer returning to Armenia and having a tight connection with his birthplace. Calendar got Genie Award nominations for director and writing and incorporated Egoyan's most overt meditations on cultural identity.

Calendar's essay was followed by Egoyan's erotic novel Exotica. The picture earned the coveted FIPRESCI Prize from foreign film critics at the Cannes Film Festival and became the most successful English-Canadian film export since the low-brow Porky's 1982

Exotica garnered great critical praise and eight Genie Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, Achievement in Direction, and Best Motion Picture. It is a fascinating ensemble drama about the lives of personnel and clients at a Toronto strip club.

Wiki-Bio

Atom Egoyan was born in Cairo City, Egypt, on July 19, 1960, to Shushan and Joseph Yeghoyan's family. They were both painters. They moved to British Columbia, Canada, and settled in Victoria. Atom has an older sister named Eve. She is presently residing in Toronto as a concert pianist. 

Atom Egoyan at premiere of movie.
Atom Egoyan Was born in Cairo City, Egypt.
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When Atom was a child, he chose to be incorporated into Canadian culture and society above his own Armenian culture. But, as his passion for his culture grew, he went to college to study Armenian culture. 

Atom began writing plays while he was a teenager, inspired by the writings of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. Atom enrolled at the University of Toronto for his collegiate career after graduating. At Trinity College, he studied Armenian culture and history. 

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