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List of famous film actors and actresses from Iran, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Iran has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Iranian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Iran and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List features film actors like Ali Pourtash, Catherine Bell, and many more

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Iranian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Iran?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Iran in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Iranian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Omid Djalili is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Mummy
Omid Djalili is an English stand-up comedian, actor, television producer and writer.

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Peyman Moaadi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
A Separation, About Elly, Mourning
Peyman Moadi is a screenwriter and an actor.

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Sarah Shahi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Old School, Rush Hour 3, For Your Consideration
Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi is an American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader. She played Kate Reed in the USA Network legal drama Fairly Legal in 2011–12 and currently ...more

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Arash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Rhino Season, Chartbreak Hotel
Arash Labaf is an actor.

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Rita is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Ben is Back
Rita Jahan Foruz is a singer and actor.

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Catherine Bell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Still Small Voices
Catherine Lisa Bell is a British American actress known for her role of Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie of the television series JAG from 1997 to 2005, Denise Sherwood of the series Army ...more

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Negar Javaherian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Negar Javaherian A Cube of Sugar, Keep Us, Keep Us
Negar Javaherian (Persian: نگار جواهریان‎) (born 12 January 1983[1]) is an Iranian actress. Her noted movies are The Book of Law by Maziar Miri and Khabgah-e Dokhtaran ("The Girl's ...more

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Naser Malek Motiee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Naser Malek Motiee And Then There Were None, Broken Spell, Qeysar
Nasser Malekmotei is an actor and a film director.

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Arian Moayed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Arranged, Appropriate Behavior, Roadie
Arian Moayed is an Iranian-born American actor and theater producer. Moayed received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2011 for his performance as Musa in Bengal Tiger ...more

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Parvin Soleimani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Parvin Soleimani Ghazal, Prince Ehtejab, The Beehive
Parvin Solaymani was an actress.

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Shaun Toub is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Iron Man, Crash, Bad Boys
Shaun Toub is an Iranian film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Yinsen in 2008's Iron Man, Farhad in the 2004 movie Crash, Rahim Khan in the movie The Kite Runner, ...more

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Rana Azadivar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
About Elly, The Lizard
Rana Azadivar is an Iranian actress.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
X-Men: The Last Stand, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Lake House
Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian-American actress. Following numerous starring roles on the stage, her first major film role was in The Report directed Abbas Kiarostami, which won the Critics ...more

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Saeed Poursamimi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Saeed Poursamimi Iran Is My Land, A Cube of Sugar, Captain Khorshid
Saeed Poursamimi is an Iranian actor. He started film career acting in Captain Khorshid directed by Naser Taghvai. He received three Crystal Simorgh for Captain Khorshid, Tohfeh-ha and Pardeh-ye ...more

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Hanieh Tavassoli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Hanieh Tavassoli One Night, The Last Supper, White Nights
Hanieh Tavassoli is an Iranian actress. She is the winner of best actress in Fajr Film Festival for 2012.

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Marshall Manesh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
The Big Lebowski, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, True Lies
Marshall Manesh is an Iranian/American actor. Manesh has appeared in recurring roles on the television shows Will & Grace, Scrubs, Andy Barker, P.I.,Hot in Cleveland, Boston Legal, and, most ...more

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Shams Langroudi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Flamingo No.13
Shams Langroudi is a poet, lecturer and writer.

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Marco Khan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Iron Man, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, 2012
Marco Khan, also Marco Kahn or Marco Khanlian, is an Iranian-Armenian actor.

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Robert Hossein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Once Upon a Time in the West, Rififi, Madame
Robert Hossein is a French film actor, director, and writer of Azerbaijani and Jewish origin. He directed the 1982 adaption of Les Misérables, and appeared in Vice and Virtue, Le Casse, ...more

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Parviz Sayyad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
The Stoning of Soraya M., Ferestadeh, Samad dar rah ejdeha
Parviz Sayyād is a highly famed actor of Iranian cinema. His first film, the comedic Hasan Kachal, or "Hasan the Bald", is well remembered. He gained more fame starring in one of the ...more

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Barbet Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Mars Attacks!, The Darjeeling Limited, Paris
Barbet Schroeder is a Swiss-born French film director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques ...more

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Navid Negahban is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Charlie Wilson's War, Brothers, Powder Blue
Navid Negahban is an Iranian American actor. He has appeared on 24 and is a regular on Homeland.

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Bahar Soomekh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Crash, Mission: Impossible III, Saw III
Bahar Soomekh is an Iranian-American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.

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Abbas Kiarostami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
ABC Africa
Abbas Kiarostami is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1970, Kiarostami has been involved in over forty films, including shorts and ...more

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Yosef Shiloach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Jesus, The House on Chelouche Street, Rosebud
Yosef Shiloach was an Israeli actor of Kurdish-Jewish origin. Shiloach was considered by many in Israel one of the nation's most beloved actors, mostly thanks to his parts in many Bourekas ...more