Youssef Chahine

Youssef Chahine

Highest Rated: 100% Silence, We're Rolling (2001)

Lowest Rated: 77% 11-09-01: September 11 (2002)

Birthday: Jan 25, 1926

Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

The output of this preeminent Egyptian filmmaker is in striking contrast to the light musicals which dominate his national industry. From an early age, Youssef Chahine had been enthralled by performing. His father had hoped to secure Chahine's success by sending him to a Catholic primary school and later boarding school in England. At his family's insistence, he enrolled at Alexandria University as an engineering major but eventually persuaded his family to allow him to pursue an acting career. In the mid-1940s, Chahine attended the Pasadena Playhouse where he was befriended by Robert Preston and Victor Jory. When he graduated in 1948, he returned to his homeland and apprenticed with the Italian documentarian Gianni Verniccio.

Highest rated movies

Alexandria, Again and Forever
Cairo Station




No Score Yet No Score Yet Heya Fawda Director - 2007
No Score Yet 27% Alexandrie... New York Director - 2004
77% 66% 11-09-01: September 11 Director,
$120.0K 2002
100% 33% Silence, We're Rolling Director,
- 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Director,
- 1999
80% 79% Destiny Director,
- 1997
No Score Yet 74% The Emigrant Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cairo As Seen by Chahine Director - 1991
100% 59% Alexandria, Again and Forever Yehia (Character),
- 1990
No Score Yet 100% Le Sixieme Jour Director - 1986
No Score Yet 62% Adieu, Bonaparte Director - 1985
100% 75% An Egyptian Story Director,
- 1982
No Score Yet 94% Alexandria... Why? Director,
- 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return of the Prodigal Son Director - 1976
No Score Yet 62% The Sparrow Director,
- 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Land Director - 1969
No Score Yet 60% Saladin Director,
- 1963
100% 88% Cairo Station Qinawi (Character),
- 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet My One and Only Love Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Waters Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Struggle in the Valley Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seraa Fi Elwady Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of the Nile Director,
- 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baba Amin Director - 1950