ifilm has lined up exclusive interview with famed Iran actor Amin Hayaee starring in ‘Made in Iran’ series.
In the exclusive interview, ‘Made in Iran’ star Amin Hayaee talks with ifilm about developments in his acting career.
Here are the highlights of what he said to ifilm:
- The reality is that in our cinema, when one is so-called "well-settled" in a role, everyone expects a reprise. I have always tried to keep away from this and acted in various genres of films and series, including action, comedy and drama.
- I also say that I greatly respect my beloved people and always want to be chosen and loved by my people.
- Every actor likes to have a resume with artistic values. But the audience members determine everything. People look at films and pay attention to a string of films marking the cinematic route. For example, at one point a romantic genre is on-demand; at another a change of heart is possible to comedy or the action and war genres.
- I'm doing my level best to act in every genre. Even with a low wage, I agreed to play in a number of cinematic works because I felt that the artistic value in such projects was very high, and this means a lot to me.
Amin Hayaee started his acting career in theater, and in 1991 appeared in his first movie, 'Two Travel Companions'.
He was nominated for the Fajr International Film Festival Crystal Simorgh for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role by starring in ‘Slivers of the Sun’ (1995).
Hayaee was one of the most prolific Iranian actors in the early 2000s.
In 2004 and 2005, he was nominated for two Crystal Simorghs at Fajr International Film Festival for 'The Lucky Bride' (2002) and 'The Unwanted Woman' (2004).
His spectacular performances in films such as 'Coma' (2003) and 'Mom’s Guest' (2003) turned him into a superstar.
He has also won the Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor at the Fajr International Film Festival for his performance in 'Night' (2007).
Hayaee has acted in other movies, including 'The Cliff' (1993), 'Cardboard Hotel' (1996), 'Bitter Almonds' (1997), 'Tainted Hands' (1998), 'Crank Call' (2001), 'The Yellow Rose' (2002), 'Iranian Girl' (2002), 'Chocolate' (2003), 'Mask' (2004), 'Charlatan' (2004), 'Who Killed Amir?' (2005), 'Aquarium' (2005), 'Deportees' (2006), 'Night' (2007), 'Tambourine' (2007), 'A Tiny Mistake' (2008), 'Deportees 2' (2008), 'St. Petersburg' (2009), 'Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus' (2010), 'The Gilded Cage' (2010), 'Six and Five' (2010), 'Deportees 3' (2010), 'The Golden Collars' (2011), 'Octopus' (2011), 'Golden Diet' (2012), and 'P-22' (2014).
He has also appeared in the series 'The Green House' (1993), 'Apartment' (1992-1993), 'Days of Youth' (1997), 'Neighbors' (2000), 'Shams-ol-Emareh' (2009), 'The Pahlavi Hat' (2012-2013), 'Heart of Ice' (2010-2011), 'Made in Iran' (2011), 'Good, Bad, Ugly' (2014), 'My Sky' (2013-2014), and 'Amen' (2014).
He has worked in the music industry as well and has published two music albums.
His spouse is Niloufar Khoshkholq, a television and cinema actress.