The Actor (1993)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Iran   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Iran's comic leading man (Akbar Abdi) plays Akbar, a comedy actor whose ambition has outgrown the shlock that has made him famous and well-known. His driving goal is to move into more artistically challenging work; he models himself on Charlie Chaplin. His agent, looking at the prospect of a drastically reduced cut of the star's earnings, is trying to fend off these ambitions. At home, Akbar's wife is frantic to provide him with an heir. In fact, she is so determined that Akbar should have a child that, since she appears to be sterile, she has arranged for him to marry a deaf-mute gypsy girl. In one humorous scene, Akbar gets caught in a traffic jam and his fellow "jamees," on seeing him, are convinced that they are extras in one of his movies.



actor, ambition, comedy, stars [celebrities]