Parviz Parastui

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Parviz Parastui
Born Parviz Parastui
(1955-06-24) June 24, 1955 (age 59)
Kabudrahang, Iran
Years active 1983–2012
Spouse(s) Nastaran Parastui
Children 2

Parviz Parastui (also spelt Parviz Parastooee, Persian: پرویز پرستویی ‎, born 24 June 1955) is an Iranian actor and singer.

Career beginning[edit]

Parviz Parastui had worked in judicature before he became an actor. He began his career by starring in the film Diar-e Asheghan. Following Diar-e Asheghan, Parastui began a long lasting career in films.

Film career[edit]

After starring in films such as Pishtazan-e Fath, Hunting, etc., Parviz Parastui acted as Sadeq Meshkini, a comedy role in the highly acclaimed yet controversial movie Leily is with Me directed by Kamal Tabrizi. The war film Leily Is with Me brought a new perspective to the Iran–Iraq War which up to then was viewed as taboo material. The movie tells the comical story of a war-fearing employee of Iranian Television Broadcasting unknowingly advancing straight to enemy lines, while actually trying to flee the war when he is assigned to accompany a director to a city close to enemy lines to film a documentary piece. Since then, Parastui has expanded his presence as a comedy film actor by starring in other revolutionary comedy films.

Parviz Parastui also starred in some war films like: The Red Ribbon,The Glass Agency, Dead Wave, etc. Ebrahim Hatamikia directed most of Parastui's war films.

Parviz Parastui had been known as a comedian with playing roles in The Snowman, The Glass Love, Mard-e Avazi before he played a role in the satire film The Lizard (Marmoulak), another work by Kamal Tabrizi. He gained major popularity and fame after playing in Marmoulak as Reza Marmoulak.

Television career[edit]

Parastui's TV works are limited to some serials such as: The Apartment, Imam Ali, The Red Soil, Under the Pillory (Zir-e Tigh) . Parastui's acting in Under the Pillory (Zir-e Tigh) gained him widespread admiration by the people. He was awarded the Best Actor title in International TV Programs Rome Festival for playing in Zire Tigh.[1]


Year Film Film (in English) Director of the Film
1983 Diar-e Asheghan Land of Lovers
1984 Pishtazan-e Fath Conquest Vanguards
1987 Sazman-e Chahar Secret Agency
1988 Shekar Hunting
1990 Hekayat-e An Mard-e Khoshbakht The Adventures of that Fortunate Man
1991 Maar The Snake
1992 Emam Ali (TV series) Imam Ali Davoud Mirbagheri
1995 Adam Barfi The Snowman Davoud Mirbagheri
1996 Leily Ba Man Ast Leily is with Me Kamal Tabrizi
Ava-ye Fakhteh (TV series) The voice of the Cuckoo
1997 Zir-e Chatr-e Khorshid (TV series) Under the Umbrella of the Sun
Mehr-e Madari Motherly Love Kamal Tabrizi
Ravani The Mad Dariush Farhang
Ajans-e Shisheh-yi The Glass Agency Ebrahim Hatamikia
Mard-e Avazi The Changed Man Mohammad Reza Honarmand
1999 Rooban-e Ghermez Red Ribbon Ebrahim Hatamikia
Shookhi Joking Homayoon As'adiaan
2000 Eshgh-e Shisheh-yi The Glass Love
Moomiayi 3 Mummy III Mohammad Reza Honarmand
2001 Mowj-e Mordeh The Dead Wave Ebrahim Hatamikia
Ab va Atash Water & Fire Fereydoon Jeiraani
Khak-e Sorkh (TV series) The Red Soil Ebrahim Hatamikia
2002 Azizam Man Kook Nistam I'm not winded Mohammad Reza Honarmand
Divaneh-yi az Ghafas Parid One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest Ahmadreza Motamedi
2003 Banoo-ye Man My Lady
2004 Duel Duel Ahmad Reza Darvish
Marmoulak The Lizard Kamal Tabrizi
2005 Café Transit Border Café Kambuzia Partovi
Beed-e Majnoon The Willow Tree Majid Majidi
2006 Be Nam-e Pedar In the Name of the Father Ebrahim Hatamikia
Zire Tigh (TV series) Under the Pillory Mohammad Reza Honarmand
Fans (Theater) Fans Mohammad Rahmanian
2007 Padash-e Sokut The Bonus for the Silence Maziar Miri
Sad Sal Be In Sal-ha Saman Moghaddam
2008 Ketab-e Ghanoon Law Book Maziar Miri


He won the Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor award at the 2005 Fajr Film Festival for his role in The Willow Tree (2005). He had previously won the Diploma of Honour for the Best Leading Actor at the 1996 Fajr Film Festival for acting in Leily Is with Me, as well as the Crystal Simorgh for Best Leading Actor from the same festival for his performance in The Glass Agency.

Musical activities[edit]

Besides acting in movies and on stage, Parastui is a singer and so far has recorded three albums. His last album called Daddy (Persian: بابایی‎) was released in 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Parviz Parastui was born in Challu, Kabudrahang, and is of Iranian Azerbaijani descent.[2]

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