Parviz Parastui

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Parviz Parastui
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Parviz Parastui

(1955-06-24) 24 June 1955 (age 65)
OccupationActor, voice actor, singer
Years active1983–present
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)

Parviz Parastui (also spelt Parastooee or Parastouei, Persian: پرویز پرستویی‎, born 24 June 1955) is an Iranian theater, cinema, television actor and voice actor and singer.Parastui holds the record for the most Crystal Simorgh by an actor, he has upheld his standard by only working with high quality stories and film teams. His latest works are The Accomplice and Motreb, both were directed by Mostafa Kiae and have set records for the most watched series and film.

Personal life[edit]

Parviz Parastui was born in Kabudrahang, Hamadan province.[1] He married Shohreh Lorestani (an Iranian actress). Also, he served in the Iran-Iraq war.

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, another work by Kamal Tabrizi. He gained major popularity and fame after playing in Marmoulak as "Reza Marmoulak". Parastui in The Willow Tree, Majid Majidi the role of "Joseph", Performance was brilliant. Today, Reza Mirkarimi latest Movie of Important He is.

Television career[edit]

Parastui's TV works include series such as: The Apartment, Imam Ali, The Red Soil, Under the Pillory (Zir-e Tigh). He was awarded the Best Actor title in International TV Programs Rome Festival for playing in Zire Tigh.[2]He also plays the lead role in The Accomplice Home video series.


Year Film Film (English Language) Director Award
1983 Diar-e Asheghan Land of Lovers Hassan Karbakhsh Ravari Honorary Diploma Best Supporting Actor Fajr International Film Festival
1984 Pishtazan-e Fath Conquest Vanguards Naser Mohammadipour
1987 Sazmane 4 Secret Agency Hassan Javanbakhsh
1988 Shekar Hunting Majid Javanmard
1990 Hekayate An Marde Khoshbakht The Adventures of that Fortunate Man Reza Heydarnejad
1991 Maar The Snake Majid Javanmard
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 Honorary Diploma Best Actor Fajr International Film Festival
Ava-ye Fakhteh (TV series) The voice of the Cuckoo Bahman Zarin
1997 Zir-e Chatr-e Khorshid (TV series) Under the Umbrella of the Sun Bahman Zarrinpour
Mehr-e Madari Motherly Love Kamal Tabrizi
Ravani The Mad Dariush Farhang
The Glass Agency Ajanse Shishei Ebrahim Hatamikia Crystal Simorgh Best Actor Fajr International Film Festival
Statue Best Actor Celebration House of Cinema
Best Actor International Festival of Ethnological Film
Best Actor Moqavemat Film Festival
Hafez Award Best Actor
Marde Avazi The Changed Man Mohammad Reza Honarmand
1999 Rooban-e Ghermez Red Ribbon Ebrahim Hatamikia
Shookhi Joking Homayoun Assadian
2000 Eshgh-e Shisheh-yi The Glass Love Reza Heydarnejad
Moomiayi 3 Mummy III Mohammad Reza Honarmand
2001 Moje Mordeh The Dead Wave Ebrahim Hatamikia
Ab va Atash Water & Fire Fereydoun Jeyrani
Khak-e Sorkh (TV series) The Red Soil Ebrahim Hatamikia
2002 Azizam Man Kook Nistam I'm not winded Mohammad Reza Honarmand Hafez Award Best Actor
Divanei Az Ghafas Parid One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest Ahmadreza Motamedi
2003 My Lady Banooye Man Yadollah Samadi
2004 Duel Duel Ahmad Reza Darvish
Marmoulak The Lizard Kamal Tabrizi Special Jury Prize Seattle International Film Festival
Special Jury Award Best Actor Fajr International Film Festival
Statue Best Actor Celebration House of Cinema
Hafez Award Best Actor
2005 Café Transit Border Café Kambuzia Partovi Special Jury Award International Film Festival of Kerala
The Willow Tree Beed-e Majnoon Majid Majidi Crystal Simorgh Best Actor Fajr International Film Festival
2006 Be Name Pedar In the Name of the Father Ebrahim Hatamikia Crystal Simorgh Best Actor Fajr International Film Festival
Hafez Award Best Actor
Zire Tigh (TV series) Under the Pillory Mohammad Reza Honarmand Best Actor Award International TV Programs Rome Festival
Fans Fans Mohammad Rahmanian Best Actor Award Theatre Critics Society
2007 Padashe Sokoot Reward of Silence Maziar Miri
Sad Sal Be in Sal-ha Miss Iran Saman Moghaddam
2008 The Book of Law Ketabe Ghanoon Maziar Miri
2008 Bist Twenty Abdolreza Kahani Best Actor Award Batumi International Art-House Film Festival
2010 Sizdah 59 Thirteen 59 Saman Salur
2010 Khers Bear Khosro Masumi
2011 Man-o Zbia Ziba and I Fereydoun Hassanpour Best Actor Award Iranian Film Festival in Canada
2013 Mehman Darim We Guests Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour
2014 Today Emrooz Reza Mirkarimi Best Actor Award Rabat International Film Festival
Nominated Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival
Best Actor Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco
Best Actor Jaipur International Film Festival
2014 Wake for Three Days Bidari Baraye Se Rooz Masoud Amini
2014 Bofalou Buffalo Kaveh Sajjadi
2015 Dou Two Soheila Golestani
2015 Bodyguard Bodyguard Ebrahim Hatamikia Crystal Simorgh Best Actor Fajr International Film Festival


Musical activities[edit]

Parastui in Kiarostami Funeral

Besides acting in movies and on stage, Parastui is a singer and so far has recorded three albums. His first album called Daddy (Persian: بابایی‎) was released in 2006 and his second album Im Parviz Parastui (Persian: من پرویز پرستویی‎) was released in 2013. Parastui's most recent album, I'm an Actor (Persian: من یک بازیگرم‎), was released in 2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ زندگینامه: پرویز پرستویی (۱۳۳۴-) . Hamshahri. Retrieved on 11 November 2015.
  2. ^ An Iranian Actor Won the Best Actor of TV Programs Award International Rome TV Programs Festival.19 July 2007

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