Ezzatolah Entezami

Ezatollah Entezami

Entezami in 2015
Born (1924-06-21) June 21, 1924
Tehran, Iran
Residence Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1949–present
Spouse(s) Mina Entezami (1946–2010, her death)
Children Majid (b. 1947)
Website Ezatollah Entezami

Ezzatolah Entezami (Persian: عزت‌الله انتظامی, born June 21, 1924) is an Iranian actor.[1]


Graduated from theatre and cinema school in Hanover, Germany in 1958, Entezami started his career on stage in 1941. He has been acting in movies since 1969. His debut performance in Darius Mehrjui’s admired classic film, The Cow(Gaav), received the Silver Hugo in Chicago International Film Festival in 1971. He shined in the role of a naive villager who cannot endure the death of his beloved cow and starts to believe that he is the cow himself.

He is known as one of the most prominent actors in Iranian cinema and has been labelled as the greatest actor in history of the cinema of Iran. He has worked with most of the prominent Iranian film directors, including Darius Mehrjui (eight films), Ali Hatami (four films), Nasser Taqvaee, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Behrouz Afkhami and Rakhshan Bani-Etemad. He has been awarded the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Actor twice from the International Fajr Film Festival, for Grand Cinema and The Day of Angel. His work and accomplishments were recognized in October 2006 at the Iran cultural center in Paris.[2]

Selected filmography

Entezami in Dayere-e Mina

Personal life

His son, Majid Entezami is an Iranian film score composer.


External links

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