Parsa Pirouzfar

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Parsa Pirouzfar
Parsa Pirouzfar.jpg
Pirouzfar in May 2013
Born (1972-09-13) September 13, 1972 (age 44)
Tehran, Iran
Residence Tehran
Los Angeles
Alma mater University of Tehran
Occupation
Years active 1994–present
Website parsapirouzfar.com

Parsa Pirouzfar (Persian: پارسا پیروزفر‎‎ , born September 13, 1972 in Tehran), is an Iranian actor and theater director.

Biography[edit]

Parsa Pirouzfar is an Iranian actor and theater director. During 1984 to 1990 when he was at school he designed comic strips without publishing them. He graduated from high school in 1990 having studied the Maths and Physics major. He began his academic education in painting in 1991 at the University of Tehran's Faculty of Fine Arts; at the same time, he also started acting on stage, in different university plays.

He worked as a voice over actor from 1993 to 1997.

He made his film debut by playing a brief part in Dariush Mehrjui's Pari in 1994.

In the same year, he took a course in Stanislavsky's acting method with Mahin Oskouie.

In 1995, he passed some acting courses at the Samandarian Institute of Dramatic Art.

Parsa received his bachelor's degree in painting in 1997.

He directed Yasmina Reza's play Art in 2001.

He gave acting lessons at Karnameh Institute of Culture and Art as well as in the extracurricular acting classes of Allameh Tabatabaie University in 2004 and 2005 and also at Hilaj Film School in 2007, 2010 and 2011.

Since graduation from high school, he has also been involved periodically in sculpture, graphic design and making teasers.

He directed David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross in 2011.

Parsa is a founder member of Iranian Theatre Actors Association and also member of Khaneh Cinema (The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds), Iranian Film Actors Association (I.F.A.A.), Iranian Theatre Actors Association and The Theatre Forum.

Works[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Here Without Me (INJA BEDOONE MAN), Director: Bahram Tavakoli/ 2010-2011

Horses Are Noble (ASB HEYVANE NAJIBIST) Director: Abdolreza Kahani/ 2010

The Day Goes and the Night Comes (SHABANEROOZ), Director: Omid Bonakdar, Keyvan Alimohammadi/ 2008

Mask (NEGHAB) Director: Kazem Rastgoftar/ 2004

The Unwanted Woman (ZANE ZIADI) Director: Tahmineh Milani/ 2004

Mama's Guest (Mehmane Maman) Director: Dariush Mehrjui/ 2003

Tear of the Cold (ASHKE SARMA) Director: Azizollah Hamidnezhad/ 2003

The Walnut Harvest (VAGHTE CHIDANE GERDUHA) Director: Iraj Emami/ 2002

The Lucky Bride (AROOSE KHOSHGHADAM) Director: Kazem Rastgoftar/ 2002

A Girl Named Tondar (DOKHTARI BE NAME TONDAR) Director: Hamidreza Ashtianipoor/ 2000

Protest (ETERAZ) Director: Masud Kimiai/ 1999

Wating Girls (DOKHTARANE ENTEZAR) Director: Rahman Rezaie/ 1999

Sheida Director: Kamal Tabrizi/ 1998

Mercedes Director: Masud Kimiai/ 1997

Banquet (ZIAFAT) Director: Masud Kimiai/ 1995

Pari Director: Dariush Mehrjui/ 1994

TV series[edit]

In the Wind's Eye (Dar Chashm-e Baad) Director: Masoud Jafari Jozani/ 2005-2009

The Green Journey (SAFARE SABZ) Director: Mohammadhosein Latifi/ 2001-2002

In My Heart (DAR GHALBE MAN) Director: Hamid Labkhandeh/ 1997-1998

Under Your Shelter (DAR PANAHE TO) Director: Hamid Labkhandeh 1994-1995

Theatre[edit]

Glengarry Glen Ross Writer: David Mamet Director: Parsa Pirouzfar Role: Richard Roma/ 2011

Art Writer: Yasmina Reza Director: Parsa Pirouzfar Role: Marc/ 2001

The Lady Aoi (Bahram Beyzai production) Writer: Yukio Mishima Director: Bahram Beyzaie Role: Hikaru/ 1998

Les Miserables Writer: Victor Hugo Director: Behrouz Gharibpour Role: Marius Pontmercy/ 1995-1997

Short films[edit]

Late at Night (Dirvaght) Director: Asghar Naeemi/ 2004

Awards[edit]

Jaam-e-jam International TV Network, 2010, The Best Actor by the Audience in In the Wind's Eye

The 15th China 'Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival'[1], 2006, The Golden Rooster International Film Exhibition, The Best Foreign Feature Actor by the Audience in Tear of the Cold

The 7th [2]'Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian Cinema', Delhi 2005, Asian Competition, Best Actor in Tear of the Cold

Celebration of 'Khaneh Cinema (The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds)'[3], 2004, Best Supporting Actor in Mama's Guest

Nominations[edit]

Celebration of 'Khaneh Cinema (The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds)'[4] 2004, Best Actor in Tear of the Cold

Fajr International Film Festival 2004, Best Supporting Actor in Mama's Guest

Celebration of 'Khaneh Cinema (The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds)'[5] 2000, Best Supporting Actor in Protest

Celebration of 'Khaneh Cinema (The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds)'[6] 1999, Best Actor in Sheida

Member of the jury[edit]

The Theatre Forum 2010-2011

14th Celebration of 'Khaneh Cinema (The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds)'[7] 2010

10th Celebration of 'Khaneh Cinema (The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds)'[8] 2001

9th Celebration of 'Khaneh Cinema (The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds)'[9] 2000

Association memberships[edit]

  • Iranian Theatre Actors Association, founder member
  • Khaneh Cinema (The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds)
  • Iranian Film Actors Association (I.F.A.A.)
  • Iranian Theatre Actors Association
  • Theatre Forum

Teaching[edit]

Hilaj Film School, 2007, 2010 & 2011

Extracurricular Acting Classes of Allameh Tabatabaie University, 2004–2005

Karnameh Institute of Culture and Art, 2004–2005

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