Iranian American Actor Navid Negahban Being A…Goofball

Navid Negahban stopped by Page Six to deliver classic heroic movie lines, from “Die Hard” to “Apollo 13” to “Braveheart.” The Iranian-born actor has played villains in hit shows like “Homeland,” but in real life, he says, he’s just a goofball. “Don’t judge the book by its cover,” said Negahban, while waxing about his early career auditioning for stereotypical roles. “It was fun. I kept dying in so many different ways.” His next film, “12 Strong,” hits theaters nationwide Jan. 19, 2018.


Subscribe to The Iranian newsletter
Sign up for our daily newsletter to get the top news stories delivered to your inbox.

Support The Iranian

The Iranian is an online magazine for those who care deeply about all things Iranian: identity, culture, music, history, politics, literature, and one another. Stories like this are made possible by readers like you. Please donate or subscribe to help fund independent journalism for the Iranian Diaspora.
Ali Namaki :Iran-related news junkie from Tehran, Iran. University of Washington graduate.