Iran has unveiled the bust of late actor Ezzatollah Entezami on his first death anniversary on Saturday.
The bust was revealed in a ceremony with the presence of Entezami’s family. The sculpture was made by Iraj Mohammadi when Entezami was alive.
Tehran Municipality set up the bust near Entezami’s house. Besides, a street was named after this veteran actor.
Born in 1924, Entezami started his career on stage in 1941 and graduated from a theater and cinema school in Hanover, Germany, in 1958.
Upon his return to Iran, he became a voice and television actor.
His debut performance was in Dariush Mehrjoui’s ‘The Cow’ in 1969, which received a Golden Hugo from the Chicago International Film Festival in 1971.
He has received two Fajr International Film Festival’s Crystal Simorghs for Best Actor for ‘Grand Cinema’ and ‘Angel’s Day’.
Entezami also received a certificate of Merit from the Fajr Festival for ‘Nassereddin Shah Film Actor’.
He has acted in several movies, including 'Mr. Simpleton', 'The Postman', 'Hereafter', 'Kamal-ol-Molk', 'Suitcase', 'In the Storm's Path', 'The Angelica', 'Hamoon', 'Shadow of Illusion', 'The Empty House', 'The Fateful Day', 'A Place to Live', 'The Verdict', 'Night', 'Maritime Silk Road', and 'Being 40'.
He has also appeared in some series such as 'Hezar Dastan', 'Life', and 'The Trial'.
Entezami passed away on Friday morning August 17, 2018, in Tehran at his home, following a period of illness, at the age of 94.