Behrouz Vossoughi

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Behrouz Vossoughi
بهروز وثوقی
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Born Khalil Vossoughi
(1938-03-10) March 10, 1938 (age 77)
Khoy, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran
Residence San Rafael, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1961–present
Spouse(s) Googoosh (1975–1976)
Catherine (1980–present)
Partner(s) Pouri Banai (1971–1972)
Children Mahshid (b. 1985)
Mahan (b. 1990)

Behrouz Vossoughi (Persian: بهروز وثوقی‎,[1] born as Khalil Vossoughi (Persian: خلیل وثوقی‎))[2] (10 March 1938 in Khoy, Iranian Azerbaijan) is an Iranian actor.


Behrouz Vossoughi is one of Iran's most legendary actors. He has over 40 years of experience in the motion picture industry, with featured appearances in more than 90 films. Vossoughi In addition to his work in films, television, radio and theater. He started acting in films with Samuel Khachikian's Toofan dar Shahre ma and Gole gomshodeh 1962 Abbas Shabaviz. He became a major star as the brooding hero of the revenge drama Qeysar 1969 Masoud Kimiai. He has over 50 years of experience in the motion picture industry, with featured appearances in more than 90 films. His work has earned him recognition at several international film festivals, like winner Best Actor International Film Festival of India in 1974 and Lifetime Achievement Award San Francisco International Film Festival 2006. He was one of the first to play in American and European Co-Productions such as in Caravans in 1978 co-starring with Anthony Quinn, Jennifer O'Neill and Michael Sarrazin. He also appeared in The Invincible Six (1970) with Curd Jürgens, and Sphinx (1981) with Frank Langella, Lesley-Anne Down. In 2000, at the San Francisco Film Festival award ceremony, Abbas Kiarostami was awarded the Akira Kurosawa Prize for lifetime achievement in directing, but surprised everyone by giving it away to veteran Iranian actor Behrouz Vossoughi for his contribution to Iranian cinema.[3][4] Behrouz In 2012, he was an official festival judge for the Noor Iranian Film Festival.

Notable Films[edit]

His most famous film works are Qeysar 1969, The Invincible Six 1970, Reza Motori 1970, Dash Akol 1971, Toughi 1971, Deshne 1972, Baluch 1972, Tangsir 1973, Gavaznha 1974, Zabih 1975, Mamal Amricayi 1975, Zabih, Kandoo 1975, Hamsafar 1975, Sooteh-Delan 1978, Caravans 1978 and Sphinx 1981.


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Personal life[edit]

Behrouz Vossoughi currently resides in San Rafael, California with his wife, Catherine Vossoughi. Previously, he was briefly married, in the 1970s, to the Iranian singer Googoosh.


  1. ^ His surname is also spelled as Behrooz Vosooghi, Behrooz Vossoughi, Behrooz Vosoughi and Behrouz Vossough).
  2. ^ : Entekhab News : Interviews with Entekhab
  3. ^ Judy Stone. "Not Quite a Memoire". Firouzan Films. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  4. ^ Jeff Lambert (2000). "43rd Annual San Francisco International Film Festival". Sense of Cinema. 

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