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Shaun Toub is a Actor American born on 6 april 1963 at Tehran (Iran)

Shaun Toub

Shaun Toub
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Nationality USA
Birth 6 april 1963 (55 years) at Tehran (Iran)

Shaun Toub (Persian: شان طوب‎‎, born 1963) 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, and Majid Javadi in the Showtime TV series Homeland.

Biography

Toub, who is of Persian Jewish background, was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Manchester, England (his family left Iran before the 1979 revolution). At the age of fourteen, he moved to Switzerland, and after a two-year stay, he crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, New Hampshire to finish his last year of high school. His high school yearbook notes: "The funniest guy in school and the most likely to succeed in the entertainment world." After two years of college in Massachusetts, Shaun transferred to USC.

Shaun is active in the Iranian Jewish community. Through various charity events and public speaking engagements, he inspires the community to embrace the arts, as the arts enhance everyday life. He has been a recipient of the Sephard award at the Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival. Toub currently resides in Los Angeles.

Best films

Iron Man (2008)
(Actor)
The Last Airbender (2010)
(Actor)
The Kite Runner (2007)
(Actor)

Usually with

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(2 films)
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
(2 films)
Todd Phillips
Todd Phillips
(1 films)
Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
(1 films)
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Filmography of Shaun Toub (20 films)

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Actor

Arms and the Dudes, 1h54
Directed by Todd Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas, Kevin Pollak, Shaun Toub, Barry Livingston
Roles Marlboro
Rating70% 3.5477553.5477553.5477553.5477553.547755
Two arms dealers, Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, secure a $300 million government contract to supply weapons for US allies in Afghanistan. They soon find themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.738813.738813.738813.738813.73881
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
Stretch
Stretch (2014)
, 1h34
Directed by Joe Carnahan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Chris Pine, Brooklyn Decker, Patrick Wilson, James Badge Dale, Ed Helms, Jessica Alba
Roles Nasseem
Rating64% 3.2480553.2480553.2480553.2480553.248055
A man nicknamed Stretch is thrown out of his car after a traffic accident in which the other driver, Candace, ignores a red light. Miraculously uninjured, he confronts Candace, only to fall instantly in love with her. A year later, Stretch is inspired to give up his addictions to cocaine and gambling. As Stretch considers proposing to her, Candace abruptly tells him that she wants to break up. Hurt by the sudden rejection, Stretch's life spirals into self-destruction and failure, which he blames on Candace. A failed actor, he works in Los Angeles as a limo driver. Though he has quit gambling, he retains a $6000 debt to Ignacio, who demands the debt be paid by midnight. At the same time, Stretch begins hallucinating the bitter ghost of another failed actor and limo driver named Karl, who committed suicide in front of a customer.
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 (2013)
, 2h10
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Christmas films, Films about terrorism, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak
Roles Ho Yinsen
Rating71% 3.5971053.5971053.5971053.5971053.597105
Tony Stark recalls a New Years Eve party in 1999 where he meets scientist Maya Hansen, the inventor of Extremis, an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow recovery from crippling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers them a place in his company Advanced Idea Mechanics, but Stark rejects the offer, humiliating Killian.
Setup
Setup (2011)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, Ryan Phillippe, Jenna Dewan, Jordan Trovillion, Will Yun Lee
Roles Roth
Rating44% 2.2034952.2034952.2034952.2034952.203495
In Detroit three friends, Sonny (50 Cent), Dave (Brett Granstaff) and Vincent (Ryan Phillippe), plan out a detailed heist. Their plans turn deadly when Vincent betrays the others, shooting Sonny and Dave (who dies on the spot). Sonny manages to survive and seeks revenge by teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town (Bruce Willis) to retrieve the money from the heist.
The Last Airbender, 1h43
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Martial arts, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Sports films, Martial arts films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Toub, Aasif Mandvi
Roles Uncle Iroh
Rating41% 2.0537852.0537852.0537852.0537852.053785
Fourteen-year-old Katara and her fifteen-year-old brother, Sokka, are near a river at the Southern Water Tribe, a small village in the South Pole. While hunting, they discover an iceberg that shoots a beam of light into the sky. Inside of the iceberg is a twelve-year-old boy named Aang and a giant flying bison named Appa. Unknown to them, Aang is the long-lost Avatar — the only person capable of "bending" all four elements of Water, Earth, Air, and Fire. One hundred years have passed since the Fire Nation has declared war on the other three nations of Air, Water, and Earth in their attempt to conquer the world.
Iron Man
Iron Man (2008)
, 2h6
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about terrorism, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Demoustier, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir
Roles Yinsen
Rating78% 3.9466253.9466253.9466253.9466253.946625
Genius, billionaire, and playboy Tony Stark, who has inherited the defense contractor Stark Industries from his father, is in war-torn Afghanistan with his friend and military liaison, Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes to demonstrate the new "Jericho" missile. The convoy is ambushed and Stark is critically wounded by one of his own rocket propelled grenades. He is captured and imprisoned in a cave by the terrorist group the Ten Rings, and an electromagnet is grafted into his chest by fellow captive Yinsen to keep the shrapnel shell shards that wounded him from reaching his heart and killing him. Ten Rings leader Raza offers Stark freedom in exchange for building a Jericho missile for the group, but Tony and Yinsen agree Raza will not keep his word.
Charlie Wilson's War, 1h40
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Documentary, Spy, Historical
Themes Spy films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Om Puri, Emily Blunt
Rating70% 3.548523.548523.548523.548523.54852
The film opens with a large gathering inside an aircraft hangar. Everyone is attending a private ceremony for Democratic U.S. Representative Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), who is receiving a major commendation for supporting the U.S. clandestine services. As everyone looks in admiration upon a clearly moved Wilson, the movie goes back in time.
The Kite Runner, 2h8
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about immigration, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, Saïd Taghmaoui
Roles Rahim Kahn
Rating75% 3.798513.798513.798513.798513.79851
The film opens with an Afghan-American writer Amir Qadiri (Khalid Abdalla) and his wife, Soraya (Atossa Leoni), who are watching children flying kites at a bayside park. When they arrive home, Amir finds waiting for him packages of his new novel, A Season for Ashes, which has just been published. Soraya refers to the book as Amir’s “baby,” hinting at the couple’s inability to have a child of their own. Amir then receives an unexpected call from an old friend of his father’s, Rahim Khan (Shaun Toub), who is living in Peshawar, Pakistan.
The Nativity Story, 1h41
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Pregnancy films, Christmas films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Keisha Castle-Hugues, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass, Stanley Townsend, Ciarán Hinds
Roles Joachim
Rating67% 3.3974653.3974653.3974653.3974653.397465
The plot begins with the portrayal of the Massacre of the Innocents in the Nativity. The remainder of the movie portrays the annunciation (conception) and birth of Jesus Christ to explain why King Herod the Great (Ciarán Hinds) ordered the murder.
The Path to 9/11, 4h
Directed by David L. Cunningham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Harvey Keitel, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Benyaer, Stephen Root, Barclay Hope, Patricia Heaton
Roles Emad Salem
Rating62% 3.1002853.1002853.1002853.1002853.100285
The miniseries presented a dramatization of the sequence of events leading to the September 11, 2001 attacks by Al Qaeda on the United States, starting from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and up to the minutes after the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001. The point of view of the movie is from two primary protagonists: John P. O'Neill, and a composite Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent, "Kirk". O'Neill was the real-life Special Agent in charge of Al Qaeda investigations at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He died in the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11 shortly after retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and taking the position of Director of Security for the World Trade Center. The composite CIA agent "Kirk" is shown dealing with various American allies, especially Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, in Afghanistan. In addition, "Patricia", a CIA headquarters analyst, represents the views of the rank and file at CIA headquarters. The miniseries features dramatizations of various incidents summarized in the 9/11 Commission Report, and represented in high level discussions held within both the Clinton and Bush administrations. The final hour of the movie dramatizes the events of 9/11, including a re-creation of the second plane entering the World Trade Center, Tom Burnett's calls to his wife, and John Miller's reporting near the scene of the attacks. The film concludes with information about the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, as well as the performance evaluation the Commission gave the government when it reconvened in 2005.
Crash
Crash (2005)
, 1h52
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about racism, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Gangster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Karina Arroyave, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser
Roles Farhad
Rating77% 3.8988553.8988553.8988553.8988553.898855
Today The film begins with commentary by passenger Detective Graham Waters (Don Cheadle) having suffered a car accident with his partner Ria (Jennifer Esposito). He mentions that the denizens of Los Angeles have lost their "sense of touch." Ria and the driver of the other car, Kim Lee, exchange racially charged insults. When Waters exits the car, he arrives at a police investigation crime scene concerning the discovery of "a dead kid."
Land of Plenty, 2h3
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Shaun Toub, Burt Young, Wendell Pierce, Richard Edson
Roles Hassan
Rating64% 3.249393.249393.249393.249393.24939
The movie presents a view of post-9/11 United States as seen through the eyes of Lana (Williams), an American girl who has lived in Africa and the Middle East for years with her missionary parents. She is returning from a long trip to the West Bank. In Los Angeles, she works at a homeless mission and looks up her only living relative in the US, her late mother's brother, Paul (Diehl). He is a paranoid Vietnam veteran who drives around filming and spying on Arabs and people with Arab features. Lana, in contrast, leans toward anti-war convictions and has been changed by her experiences abroad, so feels outside American culture.
Maryam
Maryam (2002)

Genres Drama
Actors Shohreh Aghdashloo, Maz Jobrani, David Ackert, Shaun Toub, Sabine Singh
Roles Dr. Darius Armin
Rating69% 3.484923.484923.484923.484923.48492
Stigmata
Stigmata (1999)
, 1h43
Directed by Rupert Wainwright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about religion
Actors Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce, Nia Long, Rade Šerbedžija, Enrico Colantoni
Roles Doctor
Rating61% 3.0996653.0996653.0996653.0996653.099665
The film opens in the Brazilian village of Belo Quinto, with Father Andrew Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne), a former scientist and an ordained Jesuit priest who investigates supposed miracles, examining a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe weeping blood at the funeral of Father Paulo Alameida (Jack Donner). While Andrew is collecting evidence, a young boy steals the rosary from the father's hand. The boy later sells it to a woman in a marketplace, who sends it to her atheist daughter Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette) living in Pittsburgh.