About Youssef Chahine
January 25, 1926 - July 27, 2008
|Place of Birth||:||Alexandria, Egypt|
|Also Known As||:||Gabriel Youssef Chahine, Yussef Shahin, Youssef Shahine, يوسف شاهين|
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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.