Atom Egoyan
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"Atom Egoyan", Order of Canada/OC is a Canada/Canadian stage director and film director. Egoyan made his career breakthrough with Exotica (film)/Exotica (1994), a film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club.

Egoyan was born to Armenians/Armenian parents in Egypt. His family moved to Canada when he was two years old. His work often explores themes of social alienation/alienation and solitude/isolation, featuring characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy or other power structures. Egoyan's films often follow non-linear plot structures, in which events are placed out of sequence in order to elicit specific emotional reactions from the audience by withholding key information.

Egoyan's most critically acclaimed film is the drama The Sweet Hereafter (film)/The Sweet Hereafter (1997), and his biggest commercial success is the erotic thriller Chloe (film)/Chloe (2009). Egoyan has been nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, both for The Sweet Hereafter (film)/The Sweet Hereafter. He also won several awards at Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Genie Awards. In 2008 Egoyan received the Dan David Prize for "Creative Rendering of the Past".

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