Ezatollah Entezami Bold Tribute To Shah’s Brother In Law Mehrdad Pahlbod on IRI TV


Ezatollah Entezami Bold Tribute To Shah’s Brother In Law Mehrdad Pahlbod on IRI TV
by Darius Kadivar

In a bold interview on IRI TV Legendary Movie Star Ezatollah Entezami pays tribute to Shah’s Brother in Law and Pahlavi Era Minister of Culture for his efforts in enhancing Iranian Arts going as far as referring to the Shah’s Royal Title “Alahazrat”aka “His Majesty”. Entezami is best remembered for his role in Dariush Mehrjui’s The Cow (Gaav) which triggered controversy as a politically subversive film deemed critical of the Shah’s White Revolution. Although initially faced with state censorship, Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi moved by the movie interfered as Patron of the Arts to lift the censorship ban on the film which was ultimately released and awarded including at international film festivals where the film received critical acclaim.

About Ezatollah Entezami:
Ezatollah Entezami (Born June 21, 1924) is an award-winning Iranian actor 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 Golden 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 (eightfilms), 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.

Related Pictory:

pictory:Mehrdad Pahlbod Minister of Culture and Arts, 1964-1978

pictory: Dizzy Gillespie with Princess Shams Pahlavi, Abadan (1956)

Recommended Watchings:

SHIRAZ INTL ARTS FESTIVAL '69: Documentary "Sound the Trumpets Beat the Drums" (1969)

MON CINEMA:Dariush Mehrjui discusses "THE COW"

A LIFE IN PICTURES: Miri the Comic Genius of Iran's pre revolution cinema ( Bebin TV)

A LIFE IN PICTURES: Parviz Sayyad Explains it all ( Bebin TV)

A LIFE IN PICTURES: Reza S. Badiyi The Last TV Tycoon

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM: Manouchehr Vossough Leaves Iran thanks to Kurd Rebels (1978/79)

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UN CERTAIN REGARD: In tribute To Siamak Pourzand (1930-2011)

Asghar Farhadi Triumphs As An Artist But Fails As A Citizen

UNITED ARTISTS : Manoocher Vossough and Googoosh Re-United in London For The First Time in 30 Years

Related "MON CINEMA" Blogs:

MON CINEMA: "Kandoo" Starring Behrouz Vossoughi, Ebi, Davoud Rashidi (1975)

MON CINEMA: "Dokhtar-e Lor" aka "The Lor Girl" First Sound Film (1933)

MON CINEMA: Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "Boykot" aka "Boycott" (1985)

MON CINEMA: Agatha Christie's 'And Then They Were None" (1974)

MON CINEMA: Khosro Sinai's "VIVA !" (1979)

MON CINEMA: The Poppy is Also a Flower (1966)

MON CINEMA: The Guns and the Fury (1981)


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by HHH on

He looks great for 87 and still funny and aware. He's a great actor. I always remember his movie "Gaav" where the bad guys killed his favorite cow and he went crazy.