Qaribian, Faramarz (born November 17, 1941, Tehran)
Qaribian left his studies in acting unfinished at the School of Visual Arts in the US.
He then began working in the film industry as an assistant director and actor in ‘Come Stranger’ in 1968.
He went abroad for a few years and in 1972, he appeared in Masoud Kimiaei's ‘Soil’.
His brilliant acting in ‘The Deer’ (1974) alongside Behrouz Vosouqi brought him a nation-wide fame.
In the 1980s, he appeared in a number of movies and received the award of Best Actor in a Leading Role for ‘Train’ (1987) at the 6th Fajr International Film Festival.
He has experienced directing with ‘Fight in Tasouki’ (1986).
Then, Qaribian continued directing and proved his skills with ‘Her Eyes’ (1999). The film was screened at the Asia Pacific Film Festival (Indonesia), the International Forum of New Cinema (India), and The Cairo International Film Festival. And he won the Best Actor award for the film at the Harare International Film Festival (Zimbabwe).
Qaribian was nominated for the Best Actor award of the Fajr International Film Festival for ‘The Wolf’s Trail’ (1991).
He won his first Crystal Simorgh from the festival for ‘Misty Harbor’ in 1992 and the second one for ‘The Rain Man’ in 1999.
He won the Best Actor award for ‘Dancing in the Dust’ (2002) at the Iran Cinema Celebration Awards, Moscow International Film Festival and Asia Pacific Film Festival.
Qaribian was nominated for Best Actor for ‘The Beautiful City’ (2003) at the Fajr International Film Festival and Iran Cinema Celebration Awards, and won the Silver Peacock from the International Film Festival of India.
He won a Certificate of Merit for Best Actor from the Fajr International Film Festival in 2010 for ‘Alzheimer’ (2010).
Qaribian has appeared in several movies, including 'Ling Shadows of Wind' (1978), 'The Senator' (1983), 'Tornado' (1985), 'Death of a Leopard' (1989), 'Elephant in the Dark' (1989), 'The Exiles' (1991), 'I Want to Stay Alive' (1994), 'The Red Circle' (1995), 'The Eagle's Eye' (1998), 'The Chariot of Death' (2006), 'The Boss' (2006), 'Carnival of Death' (2008), and 'The Sinners' (2012).
He has also taken part in series such as 'The Last Invitation' (2008), 'Day of Envy' (2008), and 'Lean on the Wind' (2011).