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Behrouz Vossoughi


Behrouz Vossoughi, (born on March 10, 1938 as Khalil Vossoughi in Khoy, West Azerbaijan of Iran) is an Iranian International actor.






He is one of Iran’s most legendary actors.
Behrouz Vossoughi has over 40 years of experience in the motion picture industry, with featured appearances in more than 90 films. He started acting in films with Samuel Khachikian’s Toofan dar Shahre ma and Gole gomshodeh 1962 Abbas Shabaviz.






He became a major star as the brooding hero of the revenge drama Qeysar 1969 Masoud Kimiai. He has over 50 years of experience in the motion picture industry, with featured appearances in more than 90 films.






His work has brought him the recognition at several international film festivals, like winner Best Actor International Film Festival of India in 1974 and Lifetime Achievement Award San Francisco International Film Festival 2006.






He was one of the first to play in American and European Co-Productions such as in Caravans 1978 in 1978 co-starring with Anthony Quinn, Jennifer O’Neill and Michael Sarrazin. He was also to play in another Movie called The Invincible Six 1970 with Curd Jürgens in 1962 and Sphinx with Frank Langella, Lesley-Anne Down in 1981.






In 2000, at San Francisco Film Festival award ceremony, Abbas Kiarostami was awarded the Akira Kurosawa Prize for lifetime achievement in directing, but surprised everyone by giving it away to veteran Iranian actor Behrouz Vossoughi for his contribution to Iranian cinema. In 2012, Behrouz was an official festival judge for Noor Iranian Film Festival.






Notable Films
Vossoughi’s most famous film works are Qeysar 1969, The Invincible Six 1970, Reza Motori 1970, Dash Akol 1971, Toughi 1971, Deshne 1972, Baluch 1972, Tangsir 1973, Gavaznha 1974, Zabih 1975, Mamal Amricayi 1975, Zabih, Kandoo 1975, Hamsafar 1975, Sooteh-Delan 1978, Caravans 1978 and Sphinx 1981.
Toofan dar shahre ma (1958) – directed by Samuel Khachikian, Gole gomshodeh (1962) – directed by Abbas Shabaviz, The Hundred Kilo Bridegroom (1962) – directed by Abbas Shabaviz, An Angel in My House (1963) – directed by Aramis Aghamalian, Gamine (1964) – directed by Aramis Aghamalian, The Pleasures of Sin (1964) – directed by Siamak Yasemi, The Bride of the Sea (1965) – directed by Arman, Dozde Bank (1965) – directed by Esmail Koushan, Hashem khan (1966) – directed by Tony Zarindast, Today and Tomorrow (1966) – directed by Abbas Shabaviz, Twenty years of waiting (1966) – directed by Mehdi Reisfirooz, Khodahafez Tehran (1966) – directed by Samouel Khachikian, Dalahoo (1967) – directed by Siamak Yasemi, Zani Be Name Sharab (1967) – directed by Amir Shervan, Vasvaseye sheitan (1967) – directed by Tony Zarindast, Come Stranger (1968) – directed by Masoud Kimiai, Tange Ejdeha (1968) – directed by Siamak Yasemi, Red Plains (1968) – directed by Hekmat Aghanikyan, Gerdabe gonah (1968) – directed by Mehdi Reisfirooz, Man ham gerye kardam (1968) – directed by Samouel Khachikian, Hengameh (1968) – directed by Naser Mohammadi, Dozd e Siahpoosh (1969) – directed by Amir Shervan, Blue World (1969) – directed by Saber Rahbar, Qeysar (1969) – directed by Masoud Kimiai, The Window (1970) – directed by Jalal Moghadam, Dore Donya Ba Jibe Khali (1970) – directed by Khosrow Parvizi, The Invincible Six (1970) – directed by Jean Negulesco, Reza Motorcyclist (Reza Motori) (1970) – directed by Masoud Kimiai, Wood Pigeon (Toghi) (1970) – directed by Ali Hatami, Leyli and Majnun (1971) – directed by Siamak Yasemi, Dash Akol (1971) – directed by Masoud Kimiai, Rashid (1971) – directed by Parviz Nouri, Fleeing the Trap (1971) – directed by Jalal Moghadam, Yek Mard O Yek Shahr (1971) – directed by Amir Shervan, Baluch (1972) – directed by Masoud Kimiai, The Dagger – directed by Fereydun Gole, Gharibe (1972) – directed by Shapoor Gharib, The dagger (1972) – directed by Shapoor Gharib, Khak (1972) – directed by Masoud Kimiai, Gorg-e bizar (1973) – directed by Maziar Partow, Tangsir (1974) – directed by Amir Naderi, The Compromise (1974) – directed by Mohammad Motevaselani, Gavaznha (1974) – directed by Masoud Kimiai, Mamal Amricayi (1975) – directed by Shapoor Gharib, Zabih (1975) – directed by Mohammad Motevaselani, The Beehive (1975) – directed by Fereydun Gole, Hamsafar (1975) – directed by Masoud Asadollahi, Bot (1976) – directed by Iraj Ghaderi, Botshekan (1976) – directed by Shapoor Gharib, Malakout (1976) – directed by Khosrow Haritash, Honeymoon (1976) – directed by Fereydun Gole, Sooteh-Delan (1978) – directed by Ali Hatami, Cat in the Cage (1978) – directed by Tony Zarindast, Caravans (1978) – directed by James Fargo, Nafas-borideh (1980) – directed by Sirus Alvand, Sphinx (1981) – directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, Time Walker (1982) – directed by Tom Kennedy, Eyes (1987) – directed by Schwann Mikels, Terror in Beverly Hills (1989) – directed by John Myhers, Veiled Threat (1990) – directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh, The Crossing (1999) – directed by Nora Hoppe, Broken Bridges (2004) – directed by Rafigh Pouya, Zarin (2005) – directed by Shirin Neshat, Sepas (2011) – directed by Saeid Khoze, Keep the Flight in Mind (2012) – directed by Saeid Khoze, Rhino Season (2012) – directed by Bahman Ghobadi.
TV series
Falcon Crest (1981) – directed by Reza Badiyi, Nightingales (1989) – directed by Reza Badiyi.
Best Actor Sepas film Festival 1967, Best Actor Sepas film Festival 1970, Honorary Diploma Best Actor Tashkent International Film Forum 1972, Best Actor Tehran International Film Festival 1974, Best Actor International Film Festival of India 1974, Akira Kurosawa Award San Francisco International Film Festival 2000, Lifetime Achievement Award San Francisco International Film Festival 2006, Lifetime Achievement Award Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012, Special Achievement Award Tokyo Filmex 2012.
Personal life






Behrouz Vossoughi currently resides in San Rafael, California with his wife, Catherine Vossoughi. Previously, he was briefly married, in 1970s, to the Iranian singer Googoosh.
Source: Wikipedia