Iranian actor Parviz Parastoui has joined director Tina Pakravan’s latest project ‘Los Angeles – Tehran’.
Enjoying the cast of many renowned thespians, the film also welcomed Parastoui as the latest actor to join the production.
Co-produced by Tina Pakravan and Ali Hosseini, ‘Los Angeles – Tehran’ is currently in the shooting stage.
Gohar Kheirandish, Mahaya Petrosian, Mahnaz Afshar, Zoheir Yari and Jubin Rahbar star in the movie.
The script of the film is mutually written by Tina Pakravan and Anali Akbari.
Parastoui received his first awards from the Youth Palace for his performance in 'Kiosk' and 'The Submitters' plays.
He earned a degree in Dramatic Arts, the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
His film debut was in 1983 in 'Land of Lovers', which earned him the Diploma of Honor for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Fajr International Film Festival.
Parastoui has since displayed his range of talents by playing the leading role in many movies and series of different genres.
One notable role was as the lead in the comedy 'Leily is with Me' (1995), which brought a new perspective to the genre of movies dealing with the Iran-Iraq imposed war.
He has won numerous awards, including the Crystal Simorgh at the Fajr International Film Festival for Best Actor in a Leading Role for 'The Glass Agency' (1999), 'Willow Tree' (2005), 'In the Name of My Father' (2006), and ‘Bodyguard’ (2015).
The Special Jury Award at the Fajr International Film Festival for 'The Lizard' (2004) and the Diploma of Honor at the Fajr International Film Festival for 'Leily is with Me' (1995) are some of his other notable accolades.
Parastoui's TV works are 'Rana' (1990), 'Imam Ali (PBUH)' (1991), 'The Apartment' (1993), 'The Cuckoo Song' (1996), 'Under the Umbrella of the Sun' (1997), 'The Red Soil' (2000), 'Under the Blade' (2006) for which he received widespread acclaim.
Besides being a prolific actor, Parastoui is a singer. He has recorded three albums so far, including the latest one entitled 'Daddy' (2006).