Biography

Youssef Chahine (Arabic: يوسف شاهين‎; 25 January 1926 – 27 July 2008) was an Egyptian film director, of Lebanese origin. 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.

Youssef Chahine (Arabic: يوسف شاهين‎; 25 January 1926 – 27 July 2008) was an Egyptian film director, of Lebanese origin. 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.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 45

Birthday 1926-01-25

Day of Death 2008-07-27

Place of Birth Alexandria, Egypt

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Also Known As

  • Gabriel Youssef Chahine
  • Yussef Shahin
  • Youssef Shahine

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Struggle in the Pier Director
2007 Chaos Director
2007 To Each His Own Cinema Director
2004 Alexandria... New York Director
2002 11'09''01 - September 11 Director
2001 Silence...We're Rolling Director
1999 The Other Director
1997 Destiny Director
1995 Lumière and Company Director
1994 The Emigrant Director
1991 Cairo as Told by Youssef Chahine Director
1990 Alexandria, Again and Forever Director
1986 The Sixth Day Director
1985 Adieu Bonaparte Director
1982 An Egyptian Story Director
1979 Alexandria… Why? Director
1976 The Return of the Prodigal Son Director
1972 Those People of the Nile Director
1972 The Sparrow Director
1971 Golden sands Director
1970 The Land Director
1970 The Choice Director
1968 Once Upon A Time The Nile / The Nile and Life Director
1965 The Ring Seller Director
1964 Dawn of a New Day Director
1963 Saladin the Victorious Director
1961 Call of the Lovers Director
1961 A Man in My Life Director
1960 In Your Hands Director
1959 Forever Yours Director
1958 Cairo Station Director
1958 Jamila, the Algerian Director
1957 My one and only love Director
1957 Farewell to Your Love Director
1957 Enta Habibi Director
1956 Dark Waters Director
1954 Devil of the Desert Director
1954 Struggle in the Valley Director
1953 Women Without Men Director
1952 The great clown Director
1952 The Lady on the Train Director
1951 Son of the Nile Director
1950 Father Amin Director

Writing

Struggle in the Pier Screenplay
2001 Silence...We're Rolling Writer
1997 Destiny Writer
1990 Alexandria, Again and Forever Writer
1985 Adieu Bonaparte Writer
1982 An Egyptian Story Writer
1979 Alexandria… Why? Writer
1976 The Return of the Prodigal Son Writer
1972 The Sparrow Writer Screenplay
1963 Saladin the Victorious Screenplay

Acting

1990 Alexandria, Again and Forever as Yehia
1987 Trio
1986 The Sixth Day as Rafah
1964 Dawn of a New Day
1958 Cairo Station as Qinawi

Production

1982 An Egyptian Story Producer
1977 The Water Carrier Died Producer

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