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Payman Maādi, also known as Peyman Moādi, (Persian: پیمان مَعادی‎) is an Iranian-American actor, screenwriter and director. He is best known for starring in the films A Separation and About Elly by director Asghar Farhadi and Last Knights with Morgan Freeman and the independent drama film Camp X-Ray.[2][3] For his role in A Separation, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor in 2011.

Peyman Maādi
Payman Maadi 2019.jpg
Maadi at Fajr Film Festival in 2019
Born (1970-06-30) June 30, 1970 (age 49)
ResidenceTehran, Iran
NationalityIranian, American
Alma materAzad University of Karaj
Occupation
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
  • director
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Farānak Ghavānloo
Children2[1]
Websitepaymanmaadi.com

CareerEdit

Maadi started his film career as a screenwriter with the film Swan Song in 2000. He later wrote several renowned Iranian films. He began his acting career in Asghar Farhadi's film About Elly (2009), continuing his working relationship with the director in the film A Separation, which was released to widespread critical acclaim.

Two years later, he received the Silver Bear award for Best Actor in Leading Role at the Berlin International Film Festival for his performance as Nader in Farhadi's A Separation (2011).[4] He was seen in the indie drama Camp X-Ray, which was accepted into the U.S. Dramatic Competition section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released October 17, 2014. Maadi also is appearing in the HBO television series The Night Of.[5][6] In 2014 he was a jury member at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Functioned as Notes
Director Writer Actor Role
2000 Swan Song No Yes No with Saeed Asadi
2002 Thirst No Yes No Costumes Designer
2004 Coma No Yes No
2006 Cafe Setareh No Yes No
2006 Wedding Dinner No Yes No Director Advisor
2007 Lipstick Yes Yes No Short film
2009 About Elly No No Yes Payman With Asghar farhadi
2011 Mourning No No Yes Honorary presence
2011 A Separation No No Yes Nader
2013 The Snow on the Pines Yes Yes No
2014 Camp X-Ray No No Yes Ali Amir
2014 Melbourne No No Yes Amir
2014 Tales No No Yes Taxi Driver
2015 Last Knights No No Yes Emperor With Morgan Freeman
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi No No Yes Amahl
2016 Life and a Day No No Yes Morteza
2016 The Night Of No No Yes Salim Khan, Nasir's father
2016 Window Horses No No Yes Payman Voice
2019 6.5 per meter No No Yes Samad
2019 Six Underground No No Yes

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Actor A Separation Nominated
Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Nominated
International Cinephile Society Awards Best Actor Won
Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear for Best Actor Won
2013 Fajr International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film (with Jamal Sadatian) The Snow on the Pines Won
2013 Fajr International Film Festival Best Director Nominated
2014 Vesoul International Film Festival Golden Wheel Nominated
Erbil International Film Festival Best Director Won
2016 Fajr International Film Festival Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor Life and a Day Nominated
House of Cinema Best Actor Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ فیلم پیمان معادی 4 میلیاردی شد
  2. ^ Soureh Cinema
  3. ^ Scott J. Davis (22 March 2015). "Blu-ray details for Camp X-Ray starring Kristen Stewart". Flickering Myth. Retrieved 2016-01-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Biography
  5. ^ sundance.org Archived 2013-12-13 at Archive.today
  6. ^ Festival

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