Maadi at Fajr Film Festival in 2019
|Alma mater||Azad University of Karaj|
Payman Maadi, also known as Peyman Moaadi, (Persian: پیمان مَعادی) is an Iranian-American actor, screenwriter and director. He is best known for starring in the films A Separation and About Elly by director Asghar Farhadi and the independent drama film Camp X-Ray. For his role in A Separation, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor in 2011.
Maadi started his film career as a screenwriter in late 2000 with the successful movie Swan Song. He later wrote several renowned Iranian films. He began his acting career in Asghar Farhadi's film About Elly (2009).
Two years later, he received the Silver Bear award for Best Actor in Leading Role at the Berlin International Film Festival for his performance as Nader in Farhadi's A Separation (2011). He was seen in the indie drama Camp X-Ray, which was accepted into the U.S. Dramatic Competition section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released October 17, 2014. Maadi also is appearing in the HBO television series The Night Of. In 2014 he was a jury member at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival.
|2000||Swan Song||No||Yes||No||with Saeed Assadi|
|2006||Wedding Dinner||No||Yes||No||Director Advisor|
|2013||The Snow on the Pines||Yes||Yes||No|
|2014||Camp X-Ray||No||No||Yes||Ali Amir|
|2016||13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi||No||No||Yes||Amahl|
|2016||Life and a Day||No||No||Yes||Morteza|
|2016||The Night Of||No||No||Yes||Salim Khan, Nasir's father|
|2011||Asia Pacific Screen Awards||Best Actor||A Separation||Nominated|
|Village Voice Film Poll||Best Actor||Nominated|
|International Cinephile Society Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|Berlin International Film Festival||Silver Bear for Best Actor||Won|
|2013||Fajr International Film Festival||Audience Award for Best Film (with Jamal Sadatian)||The Snow on the Pines||Won|
|2013||Fajr International Film Festival||Best Director||Nominated|
|2014||Vesoul International Film Festival||Golden Wheel||Nominated|
|Erbil International Film Festival||Best Director||Won|
|2016||Fajr International Film Festival||Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor||Life and a Day||Nominated|
|House of Cinema||Best Actor||Won|
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