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Behrouz Vossoughi
Behrouz Vossoughi.jpg BORN Khalil Vossoughi (1938-03-10) March 10, 1938 (age 79) Khoy , West Azerbaijan
West Azerbaijan
, Azerbaijan RESIDENCE San Rafael, California
San Rafael, California
, United States
United States
OCCUPATION Actor
Actor
YEARS ACTIVE 1961–present SPOUSE(S) Googoosh
Googoosh
(1975–1976) Catherine (1980–present) PARTNER(S) Pouri Banai (1971–1972) CHILDREN Mahshid (b. 1985) Mahan (b. 1990) WEBSITE Official WebsiteBEHROUZ VOSSOUGHI (Persian : بهروز وثوقی‎), (born 10 March, 1938 as Khalil Vossoughi Persian : خلیل وثوقی‎) , is an Iranian actor, TV host and model of Iranian Azerbaijani
Iranian Azerbaijani
origin, with appearances in more than 90 films and plays . He has also worked in television , radio and theater
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Amir Naderi
AMIR NADERI (Persian : امیر نادری‎‎, born 15 August 1946 in Abadan ) is an Iranian film director , screenwriter , and photographer . He is best known for The Runner and Vegas: Based on a True Story. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Filmography * 3 Awards, honors and competition entries * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links CAREER Amir Naderi
Amir Naderi
grew up in Abadan, a working-class port city in the south of Iran. He became interested in photography and cinema at an early age. As a filmmaker he was inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson's photography of urban experience and everyday life, as well as the aesthetics of Italian neorealist cinema, such as location shooting, the use of nonprofessional actors, looser narrative structures, and a focus on the plight of poor and working-class people
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Esmail Koushan
ESMAIL KOUSHAN or Kooshan (Persian : اسماعیل کوشان‎‎) (1917-1981) was an Iranian film director who was one of the pioneering figures of Persian cinema. He has been called "the father of the Iranian film industry" by Georges Sadoul . Koushan, who studied film-making in Germany at Universum Film Aktienge-Sellschafe (UFA), began by dubbing foreign-language films into Parsi . He then set up the Mitrafilm company, which produced the first Iranian "talkie" feature film in 1948, The Storm of Life. FILMOGRAPHY * The Storm of Life (1948) - producer * Pretty Foe (1962)SEE ALSO * Iranian cinema REFERENCES * ^ Sadoul, Georges (1949) Histoire du Cinema Mondial des Origines a Nous Jours, Flammarion, p. 485 * ^ "A BRIEF CRITICAL HISTORY OF IRANIAN FEATURE FILM (1896-1975)", University of Washington , retrieved 2011-01-29 * ^ A B Film, Issues 59-67 (1972), p. 13, British Federation of Film Societies This article about an Iranian film director is a stub
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Ali Hatami
ALI HATAMI (Persian : علی حاتمی‎‎, August 14, 1944 – December 7, 1996) was an Iranian film director , screenwriter , art director and costume designer . He graduated from the College of Dramatic Arts and began his professional career as a writer of short TV screenplays and also as a playwright. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Films * 3 Television series * 4 References * 5 External links BACKGROUNDGraduated in cinema from Faculty of Dramatic Arts, his debut was Hasan Kachal (Hasan the Bald), the first Iranian musical film. Since then, he paid attention to unusual rhythmic dialogs and also the use of traditional settings and architecture in his films that became the characteristics of his works. Although his works did not attract international attention, the Iranian audience praised him. His mind was occupied with making films on the basis of historical and folkloric figures. He was usually the art director of his own films
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Tangsir (film)
TANGSIR is a film made by Iranian filmmaker Amir Naderi . Behruz Vosoughi is the leading actor playing the role of Zar Mohammad (or Shir Mohammad). This film was based on a novel written by Sadeq Chubak . Tangsir which is set in the southwestern Iranian coastal province of Bushehr around 1935. Naderi’s film was a hit with the public, presumably because it evokes emotive feelings about justice, honor, and patriotism
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Mehdi Reisfirooz
MEHDI REISFIROOZ (Persian : مهدی رئیس فیروز ‎‎, born 1927 in Tehran ) was an Iranian film director
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Masoud Kimiai
MASOUD KIMIAI or MASOUD KIMIAEI (Persian : مسعود کیمیایی‎, born 29 July 1941 in Tehran
Tehran
) is an Iranian director , screenwriter and producer . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Filmography * 3 Awards * 4 Bibliography * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHYKimiai started his career as an assistant director and made his debut, Come Stranger, in 1968. With his second film, Qeysar (1969), he and Dariush Mehrjui with The film The Cow , caused a historical change in Iranian film industry. But Dariush Mehrjui's film with more artistic values has sustained its level of greatness through history of Iranian cinema. Qeysar became a great success at the box office and opened the way for young, talented filmmakers who never had a chance in the industry before. His films deal with people at the margin of the society with his anti-hero characters that die at the end
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Samouel Khachikian
SAMUEL KHACHIKIAN (Armenian : Սամուէլ Խաչիկեան Armenian pronunciation: ; Persian : ساموئل خاچیکیان‎‎ ;October 21, 1923, Tabriz Iran , – 22 October 2001, Tehran ) was an Iranian film director , screenwriter , author , and film editor of Armenian descent. He was one of the most influential figures in Iran's movie industry and was nicknamed "Iran's Hitchcock". CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Filmography * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYBorn 1923 in Tabriz to a family of Armenian immigrants. Khachikian's father escaped the Armenian Genocide in 1915 and settled in Tabriz. His mother admired cinema and the arts and often took her children to the theater. Samuel Khachikian published his first poem “The Prison” in the Armenian newspaper Alik when he was nine. Five years later, he gave his first stage performance in Tabriz in a play titled “Seville”
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Siamak Yasemi
SIAMAK YASEMI (Persian : سیامک یاسمی‎‎) was an Iranian director , screenwriter , producer , and poet . He was the son of Rashid Yasemi . FILMOGRAPHY * 1970 Leyli and Majnoon * 1968 Bar asman neyeshte * 1968 Tange ejdeha * 1966 Shamsi pahlevoon * 1965 Croesus' Treasure * 1965 The Champion of Champions * 1964 The Pleasures of Sin * 1964 Mr
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Anthony Quinn
ANTONIO RODOLFO QUINN OAXACA (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001), more commonly known as ANTHONY QUINN, was an American actor, painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including La Strada
La Strada
, The Guns of Navarone , Zorba the Greek , Guns for San Sebastian , Lawrence of Arabia , The Message and Lion of the Desert . He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice: for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Mafia * 4 Painting and writing * 5 Personal life * 6 Death * 7 Tributes/legacy * 8 Filmography * 9 Awards * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links EARLY LIFEQuinn was born Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico , during the Mexican Revolution
Mexican Revolution
to Manuela "Nellie" (née Oaxaca) and Francisco "Frank" Quinn
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Frank Langella
FRANK A. LANGELLA, JR. (born January 1, 1938) is an American stage and film actor. He has won four Tony Awards , two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
in the play Frost/Nixon and for his role as André in The Father and two for Best Featured Actor in a Play for the role of Leslie in Edward Albee
Edward Albee
's Seascape and for his role as Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatchov in Ivan Turgenev 's Fortune\'s Fool . Additionally, Langella has won two Obie Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film production of Frost/Nixon (2008)
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Lesley-Anne Down
LESLEY-ANNE DOWN (born 17 March 1954) is an English actress, former model, and singer. She achieved fame as Georgina Worsley in the ITV drama series Upstairs, Downstairs (1973–75). She received further recognition for her performances in the films The Pink Panther Strikes Again
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
(1976), A Little Night Music (1977), The First Great Train Robbery (1979), Hanover Street (1979), Sphinx (1981) and Nomads (1986). She is also known as Madeline Fabray in the miniseries North and South (1985–86), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
in 1986. In 1990, Down played the role Stephanie Rogers in the CBS
CBS
drama series Dallas . During 1997–99 she played Olivia Richards in the NBC series Sunset Beach
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San Francisco Film Festival
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (abbreviated as SFIFF) is among the longest running film festivals in the Americas. Organized by the San Francisco Film Society , the International is held each spring for two weeks, presenting around 200 films from over 50 countries annually. The Festival highlights current trends in international film and video production with an emphasis on work that has not yet secured U.S. distribution. Since its inception, the International has grown to serve over 70,000 patrons, with screenings held in San Francisco and Berkeley. In March 2014, Noah Cowan, former executive director of the Toronto International Film Festival , became executive director of the SFFS and SFIFF, replacing Ted Hope . Prior to Hope, the festival was briefly headed by Bingham Ray , who served as SFFS executive director until his death after only ten weeks on the job in January 2012
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Akira Kurosawa
AKIRA KUROSAWA (黒沢 明, March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, he directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. Kurosawa entered the Japanese film industry in 1936, following a brief stint as a painter. After years of working on numerous films as an assistant director and scriptwriter, he made his debut as a director during World War II with the popular action film Sanshiro Sugata (a.k.a. Judo Saga). After the war, the critically acclaimed Drunken Angel (1948), in which Kurosawa cast then-unknown actor Toshiro Mifune in a starring role, cemented the director's reputation as one of the most important young filmmakers in Japan. The two men would go on to collaborate on another 15 films
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Curd Jürgens
CURD GUSTAV ANDREAS GOTTLIEB FRANZ JüRGENS (13 December 1915 – 18 June 1982) was a German-Austrian stage and film actor. He was usually billed in English-speaking films as CURT JURGENS. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Partial filmography * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFEJürgens was born on 13 December 1915 in the Munich borough of Solln , Kingdom of Bavaria
Kingdom of Bavaria
, German Empire
German Empire
. His father, Kurt, was a trader from Hamburg, and his mother, Marie-Albertine, was a French teacher. He began his working career as a journalist before becoming an actor at the urging of his actress wife, Louise Basler. He spent much of his early acting career on the stage in Vienna. Jürgens was critical of National Socialism in his native Germany. In 1944, he was sent to an internment camp in Hungary as a "political unreliable"
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Jennifer O'Neill
JENNIFER O\'NEILL (born February 20, 1948) is a Brazilian American actress, model, author and speaker, known for her role in the 1971 film Summer of \'42 and modelling for CoverGirl cosmetics starting in the 1970s. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television * 5 Books written * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFEO'Neill was born in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil . Her mother was English and her father was a Brazilian of Portuguese, Spanish and Irish ancestry. She and her older brother Michael were raised in New Rochelle, New York , and Wilton, Connecticut . When she was 14, the family moved to New York City. On Easter Sunday, 1962, O'Neill attempted suicide because the move would separate her from her dog Mandy and horse Monty — "her whole world". That same year, she was discovered by the Ford modeling agency
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