Youssef Chahine

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Birthday
25, 1926
Birthplace
Alexandria, Egypt
Death Date
Jul 27, 2008 (82)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1926
Birthplace
Alexandria, Egypt
Death Date
Jul 27, 2008 (82)

About

Egyptian film director who was one of the most prominent directors in the history of Egyptian cinema. His most celebrated films include Iskanderija... lih? (1979), Hadduta misrija (1982) and Destiny (1997).

Before Fame

He made his directorial debut with the film Baba Amin in 1950.

Trivia

He received the 50th annual Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

Family Life

He was raised in a Catholic Levantine-Egyptian family.

Associated With

He helped launch the career of star actor Omar Sharif, who made his acting debut in Chahine's 1954 film Sira’ fi-l-Wadi (The Blazing Sun).