Actor (film)

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Actor FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Produced by Yasmine Nour
Written by G. Dordi
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Starring Akbar Abdi
Fatemah Motamed-Aria
Mahaya Petrossian
Music by Ahmad Pezhman
Cinematography Aziz Sa'ati
Edited by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Release dates
  • 1993 (1993)
Country Iran
Language Persian

Actor (Persian: هنرپیشه ‎, Honarpisheh), is a 1993 Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The film features Akbar Abdi as Akbar, Fatemeh Motamed-Aria as his wife, Simin, and Mahaya Petrosian as the gypsy girl. The film is a combination of fiction and reality since the leading character has the same name and occupation as the actor who portrays the role, while the details and events are fictional.


An Iranian actor named Akbar is trying to become a serious actor instead of the clown everyone considers him to be. However financial problems force him to abandon his dream of being an artistic actor. He also has to deal with his family problems and his wife's inability to become pregnant.

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