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Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini at Cannes Film Festival
Born
Seyed Shahabedin Hosseini Tonekaboni

(1974-02-03) February 3, 1974 (age 47)
Occupation
Years active1997–present
Notable work
The Salesman
A Separation
About Elly
Superstar
Shahrzad
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Awards

Seyyed Shahab Hosseini (Persian: سید شهاب حسینی‎, born February, 3rd, 1974) is an Iranian actor, director and film producer. Hosseini is known for his collaborations with Iranian writer and director Asghar Farhadi in About Elly (2009), A Separation (2011),[1] and The Salesman (2016).

Early life

Shahab Hosseini was born on February, 3rd, 1974 in Tehran. He earned his high school diploma in Biology. He dropped out of the University of Tehran as a psychology student and emigrated to Canada. Later, he became a radio host in Iran, and hosted a TV show for youth. He also took on some small acting roles in a few TV series. Hosseini's cinematic debut was in Rokhsareh (2002) directed by Amir Ghavidel. His career took off with his performance in the movie The Fifth Reaction directed by Tahmineh Milani.[2] In June 2011, he announced that he would be taking a break but would return to cinema in 2013.[3] He also received a lot of attention in Young Police.

Career

Hosseini has won the Silver Bear for Best Actor for A Separation at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, and the Best Actor Award in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for his role in The Salesman.[4] Hosseini won his first award, Crystal Simorgh for Superstar in 2009.[5][6] In 2013, he made his directorial debut.[7] In 2020, Hosseini co-founded Pol Media ("pol" translating to "bridge" in Persian) with director Kourosh Ahari and producer Alex Bretow, a distribution and production company aiming to "bridge the gap" between Iranian art, culture and cinema with that of the U.S.[8] He is coming up with the first-ever Turkish-Iranian film, Mest-i Aşk. He will be in the lead role alongside Hande Erçel, Parsa Pirouzfar, İbrahim Çelikkol, Selma Ergeç, Bensu Soral and Boran Kuzum.

Personal life

Shahab Hosseini married Parichehr Ghanbari in 1996. They have two sons, Mohammad Amin, born on 3 February 2004, and Amir Ali, born on 11 August 2011.

Filmography

Film

Actor

Year Title Role Notes and awards
2002 Rokhsareh Mahan Farzam
Adamakha Morad
This women doesn't talk Mani
2003 Zahr-e Asal Shahin
A Candle in the Wind Babak Nominated Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated House of Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Fifth Reaction Majid Nominated House of Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actor
Elahe-ye Zigorat Bahram
Gheseye Eshgh Mehrdad
2004 Gardab Homayoun
2005 Salvation at 8:20 Foad Nominated Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival for Best Supporting Actor
Homicide Online Kamran
Pishnahad Panjah Milioni Barmak "Bari" Rahnama
Baghe Aloche Tele Films
2006 Gheyre Montazereh Mr.Salek
Bachehaye Abadi Iman
Tangna Hadi Tele Films
Istgahe Behesht Soroush
2007 Mahya Javid Winner Honorary Diploma Fajr Film Festival for Best Actor
Tanhayi Hamid Tele Films
Winner Golden Jasmine Statue for Best Actor Jasmine International Film Festival
2008 Flags of Kaveh's Castle Sadegh
Niloofar Aziz
Gozareshgar Republic of Azerbaijan Produced
2009 Heartbroken Amir Ali Doran Winner Best Actor Award Chehelcheragh Popular Festival
About Elly Ahmad Nominated Fajr Film Festival for Best Actor
Winner House of Cinema Award for Best Actor
Winner Statues for Best Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and writer
Winner Hafez Prize for Best Actor
Superstar Kourosh Zand Winner Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival for Best Actor
Winner Statues for Best Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and writer
Winner Hafez Prize for Best Actor
Anahita
2010 Parse Dar Meh Amin Winner House of Cinema Award for Best Actor
Winner Statues for Best Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and writer
Africa Shahab
2011 Final Whistle Saman
Barf Rooye Shirvani Dagh Bahman
A Separation Hojjat Winner Silver Bear for Best Actor at Berlin International Film Festival
Winner Honorary Diploma Fajr Film Festival for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated ICS Award for Best Supporting Actor International Cinephile Society
Winner Statues for Best Supporting Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and writer
Winner House of Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actor
(Full list of awards can be seen at A Separation)
Panjeh Short film
2012 Just an Hour Ago Short film
Someone Wanna Talk To You. Mostafa
Lovely Trash
The Paternal House Naser
Goodbye
Ziba and I
2013 Hush! Girls Don't Scream Interrogator Winner Best Actor in Action On Film International Film Festival
The Painting Pool Reza Winner Statues for Best Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and writer
Winner Merit Statue House of Cinema for Best Actor
Winner Special Award for Best Actor Lisbon International Film Festival
Dream Interpretation Major Winner Best Actor in International Film and TV Festival DetectiveFEST
Nominated Golden Cedar Jame Jam TV Festival Best of Actor
Winner Golden Statue for Best Actor in International Urban Film Festival
Nominated Golden Jasmine Statue for Best Actor Jasmine International Film Festival
2014 Time to Love Hamid Nominated Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival for Best Actor
Living Middle Class
Sweet Taste of Imagination
Five Stars Reza
Parallel shadows
2015 Come With Me (short)
Final Exam
2016 Gholam Gholam Iran-United Kingdom Joint Product
The Salesman Emad Winner Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor at Cannes Film Festival
My Brother Khosrow Khosrow
Lobby
2020 Mesti Aşk Shams Tabriz Turkish-Iranian film
The Night Babak Naderi US-Iran Co-Production
Any Day Now Bahman Mehdipour

Director

Year Title Notes and Award
2014 Resident of The Middle Floor Best Director at Action on Film America
2016 Come With Me (short)
2018 Residents of Nowhere

Television Series

Actor

Year Title Role Network Notes and awards
1999 Popular Family Mohammad Amin IRIB TV2
2000 After the Rain Ali Ahmadi IRIB TV3
2001 Young Police Yunes Behgar IRIB TV3 The first Official Career
2001 Hamsafar Reza IRIB TV3
2003 Tabe Sard Shahab Kianfar IRIB TV3
2007 Zero Degree Turn Habib Parsa IRIB TV1 Joint Product (Iran Hungary France Lebanon)
Dance Fly Dr Vahid Molaei IRIB TV2
2011 Flying Passion Abbas Babaei IRIB TV1 Special Award and Honorary Diploma Resistance International Film Festival for Best Actor
2014 Sarzamine Kohan Rahi IRIB TV3
2015 Red Hat Guest IRIB TV2

Home Video

Year Title Role Director Notes
2015–2018 Shahrzad Ghobad Divansalar Hassan Fathi distributed in Video CD

TV executive

Music

Awards

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 27th Fajr International Film Festival Best Actor Superstar Won
2011 61st Berlin International Film Festival Best Actor A Separation Won (as a member of the actors' ensemble)
2014 Lisboa Film Festival Special Best Actor The Painting Pool Won
2016 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor The Salesman Won
2016 16th Hafez Awards[9] Shahrzad Nominated
2017 17th Hafez Awards The Salesman Won
2020 Molins Film Festival The Night Won
2021 Jussi Awards Any Day Now Won

References

  1. ^ Review The Washington Times 'A Separation'
  2. ^ Shahab Hosseini in MUBI
  3. ^ Shahab Hosseini says goodbye to cinema
  4. ^ Iranian star Shahab Hosseini wins Best Actor Award at Cannes
  5. ^ Shahab Hosseini in IMDB
  6. ^ Festival Cannes 2016 – Shahab Hosseini
  7. ^ Iranian star Shahab Hosseini wins Best actor award at Action on Film Festival
  8. ^ "Shahab Hosseini, Kourosh Ahari and Alex Bretow Team for New Production Company (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  9. ^ The Hafez Awards was held at Tehran's Vahdat Hall, First Kiarostami prize awarded to “Fish and Cat” director – Tehran Times