Behrouz Vossoughi

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Behrouz Vossoughi
بهروز وثوقی

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Behrouz Vossoughi.jpg
Born Khalil Vossoughi
(1938-03-10) March 10, 1938 (age 79)
khoy, West Azerbaijan, 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)
Website Official Website

Behrouz Vossoughi (Persian: بهروز وثوقی‎‎),[1] born as Khalil Vossoughi (Persian: خلیل وثوقی‎‎)[2] (10 March 1938 in Khoy, Iran), is an Persian actor, TV host and model.

Career[edit]

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. In addition to his work in films, Vossoughi has worked in television, radio and theater. He started acting in films with Samuel Khachikian Toofan dar Shahre Ma and Abbas Shabaviz's Gole gomshodeh (1962). He became a major star as the brooding hero of the revenge drama Qeysar (1969), directed by Masoud Kimiai. his role Qeysar as a symbol of the Iran community became, and received Best Actor Award Sepas Film Festival, His work has earned him recognition at several international film festivals, he won the prize for Best Actor at the International Film Festival of India in 1974 and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2006. He went on to collaborate with Kimiaie on five more films includingDash Akol (1971). His next collaboration with Kimiai The Deers in (1974) the role Seyed Rasoul. Vossoughi most acclaimed performance as Zar Mohamad, a peasant seeking justice in Tangsir occurred in (1975). This compelling epic, directed by Amir Naderi. In the same year in the The Beehive movie the role Ebi. Vossoughi the 1978 year partnership with Ali Hatami in movie Sooteh-Delan appeared in a different role. He was one of the first Iranians to appear in American and European co-productions, such as 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 and 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. He is a judge on Persian Talent Show.

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).

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Winner of people's heart, presented by a heart, from an Iranian-American former U.S. Army, disabled from Berkeley, Ca- January 14th, 2017
  • winner Statue Sepas for Best Actor Sepas Film Festival 1969
  • Winner Statue Sepas for Best Actor Sepas Film Festival 1970
  • Nominated Statue Sepas for Best Actor Sepas Film Festival 1971
  • Honorary Diploma for Best Actor Tashkent International Film Forum 1972
  • Winner Winged Goat Award for Best Actor Tehran International Film Festival 1974
  • Nominated Winged Goat Award for Best Actor Tehran International Film Festival 1975
  • Nominated Winged Goat Award for Best Actor Tehran International Film Festival 1977
  • Best Actor Award International Film Festival of India 1974
  • Akira Kurosawa Award San Francisco International Film Festival 2000
  • Lifetime Achievement Award San Francisco International Film Festival 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012
  • Special Achievement Award Tokyo Filmex 2012

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.

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. 

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