|Born||June 20, 1984|
|Education||Azad University (MBA)|
Amir Jadidi (Persian: امیر جدیدی; born June 20, 1984) is an Iranian actor and tennis player. He is well known in Iran for his starring roles in Crazy Rook (2015), A Dragon Arrives! (2016), The Lost Strait (2018), Cold Sweat (2018) and Day Zero (2020), whereas he is best known internationally for his role as Rahim in A Hero, which won the Grand Prix at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Jadidi has won the Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor at the 36th Fajr Film Festival for his performances in the war drama The Lost Strait and the sports drama Cold Sweat.
2010–2014: Career beginnings
Jadidi debuted as an Actor in 2011 with Houman Seyedi's Africa, as a young criminal with his friends who are ordered to keep a girl inside a house until her brother pays his debts. The film was praised for its new different style and strong acting.
In 2014, he starred in Thirteen and End of the Service films, for which he earned a Honorary Diploma for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 32nd Fajr International Film Festival and received praise from critics for his performances.
2015: Crazy Rook
Jadidi became known when he played Pirouz, the main character in the 2015 thriller drama Crazy Rook. The film was highly praised by critics and the audience at the 33rd Fajr Film Festival and won both Best Film and Audience Choice of Best Film, making it one of only five films in The history of cinema of Iran to win the latter (the other four are The Glass Agency, Low Heights, In Amethyst Color and Midday Adventures).
2016–2017: Rising popularity and breakthrough
Jadidi's performance in Soheil Beiraghi's I (2016) grabbed the industry's attention and received critical acclaim. He earned his first Crystal Simorgh, Hafez Award and Iran's Film Critics and Writers Association nominations for his acting.
In Phenomenon, his last 2016 film he starred alongside Hedieh Tehrani. The film is directed by the controversial director Ali Ahmadzadeh and it's still unreleased.
In 2017 he acted in Masoud Kimiai's Domestic Killer alongside Parviz Parastui, Parviz Poorhosseini, Hamid Reza Azarang and Pegah Ahangarani. He earned his second Hafez Award nomination for his performance.
2018–2020: Wide recognition
He won the Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor for his performances in Cold Sweat and The Lost Strait. Jadidi earned Hafez Award, Iran's Film Critics and Writers Association and Iran Cinema Celebration nominations for his performance as Yaser Shah Hosseini in Cold Sweat. He also received an Iran's Film Critics and Writers Association nomination for his role in The Lost Strait.
He starred in Saeid Malekan's directing debut Day Zero (2020) and earned his third Crystal Simorgh nomination. Jadidi played a security officer who is involved in the arresting of the famous terrorist Abdolmalek Rigi.
He received his first theater acting award in 2020 at the 38th Fajr Theater Festival for his performance in Herring (2019) which he also produced.
2021: Acclaim and worldwide recognition through A Hero
In 2021 he starred in Asghar Farhadi's universally acclaimed film A Hero which was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or At the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. The film won the Grand Prix and also was selected as the Iranian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards but was not nominated. The film garnered Jadidi international recognition and earned him his first Hafez Award and Palm Springs International Film Festival award in addition to nomination for Best Performance by an Actor at the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Jadidi's performance as a single father was highly praised by critics and brought him wide recognition.
2022–present: Play directing
|2013||Before Sunrise||Tahmineh Bahram Alian||Short film|
|End of the Service||Pourya||Hamid Zargarnezhad|
|2015||Crazy Rook||Pirouz||Abolhassan Davoudi|
|Koshk||Abdullah Al Kaabi||Short Film|
|2016||Atousa's Laughter||Behzad||Alireza Farid|
|A Dragon Arrives!||Babak Hafizi||Mani Haghighi|
|Phenomenon||Ali Ahmadzadeh||Unreleased film|
|2017||Domestic Killer||Siavash||Masoud Kimiai|
|2018||The Lost Strait||Hasan||Bahram Tavakoli|
|Cold Sweat||Yaser Shah Hosseini||Soheil Beiraghi|
|2019||Murphy's Law||Farokh||Rambod Javan|
|2020||Day Zero||Reza / Siavash||Saeed Malekan|
|2021||A Hero||Rahim||Asghar Farhadi||Shortlisted at the 94th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film|
|TBA||Untitled Mohammad Kart Project||Mohammad Kart|
|2013||Ring||Seyyed Jamal Seyyed Hatami||TV film|
|2014||Why Did You Leave Me?||Homayoun Shajarian|
|2012||An Unfinished Narration of an Adjourned Season||Houman Seyyedi||Houman Seyyedi||Hafez Hall|
|2015||Caligula||Albert Camus||Homayoun Ghanizadeh||Vahdat Hall|
|2016||The Soprano||Sahra Fathi, Mehdi Koushki||Sahra Fathi, Mehdi Koushki||Independent Theater of Tehran|
|2019||Herring||Ahmad Solgi, Reza Baharvand||Reza Baharvand||Shahrzad Theater||Also as producer|
|2022||300||Sohrab Pournazeri||Amir Jadidi||Sa'dabad Complex|
Awards and nominations
|Asia Pacific Screen Awards||2021||Best Performance by an Actor||A Hero||Nominated|
|Fajr Film Festival||2016||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||I||Nominated|
|2018||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Cold Sweat and The Lost Strait||Won|
|Fajr International Film Festival||2014||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Thirteen and End of the Service||Honorary Diploma|
|Fajr Theater Festival||2020||Best Actor||Herring||Won|
|Hafez Awards||2017||Best Actor – Motion Picture||I||Nominated|
|Iran Cinema Celebration||2019||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Cold Sweat||Nominated|
|Iran's Film Critics and Writers Association||2016||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||I||Nominated|
|2018||The Lost Strait||Nominated|
|Best Actor in a Leading Role||Cold Sweat||Nominated|
|Malaysia International Film Festival||2019||Best Actor||Hat-trick||Nominated|
|Palm Springs International Film Festival||2022||FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actor in an International Feature Film||A Hero||Won|
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