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Faran Tahir is a Actor American born on 16 february 1963 at Los Angeles (USA)

Faran Tahir

Faran Tahir
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Birth name Faran Haroon Tahir
Nationality USA
Birth 16 february 1963 (59 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Faran Tahir (born February 16, 1964) is a Pakistani-American film and television actor. Tahir is best known for his act as Raza, the leader of a terrorist organization, "The Ten Rings" in Iron Man (2008).


Tahir has two brothers (born 1969 & 1974). His father is Naeem Tahir, Director General at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts.

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Filmography of Faran Tahir (16 films)

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Flight World War II, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Faran Tahir, Robbie Kay, Aqueela Zoll
Roles William Strong
Rating43% 2.1608652.1608652.1608652.1608652.160865
Flight 42 was on its way, when it comes across an unidentifiable storm. Realizing they must go through, find themselves in France, 1940, World war II. A young soldier (Robbie Kay) tells them they are in the middle of a war zone. Dodging bullets and bombs the flight will attempt to make it back to modern day, without changing history too much.
Jinn (2014)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Ray Park, Serinda Swan, Dominic Rains, Faran Tahir, William Atherton
Roles Ali
Rating41% 2.053732.053732.053732.053732.05373
The film has been said to "introduce the accurate mythological concept of the jinn to Western audiences".
Elysium (2013)
, 1h49
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Films about immigration, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Films about cancer, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga
Roles President Patel
Rating65% 3.299053.299053.299053.299053.29905
In 2154, Earth is overpopulated and polluted. Most of the earth's citizens live in poverty, on the edge of starvation, and with little technology and medical care. The rich and powerful live on Elysium — a gigantic, terraformed space habitat located in Earth's orbit. Elysium is technologically advanced; such technology includes Med-Bays: medical machines that can cure all diseases, reverse the aging process and regenerate new body parts. A long-running feud exists between the wealthy residents of Elysium and the citizens of Earth, who want Elysian technology to cure their medical ailments.
Torn (2013)
, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Mahnoor Baloch, Faran Tahir, John Heard, Patrick St. Esprit, Jeffrey Weissman, Adam Lazarre-White
Roles Ali Munsif
Rating59% 2.952162.952162.952162.952162.95216
It's the story of two mothers Maryam (Mahnoor Baloch) and Lea (Dendrie Taylor), grieving over their dead teenage sons and then begin to wonder if the other's son wasn't responsible for their child's death.
Escape Plan, 1h55
Directed by Mikael Håfström
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Évasion, Buddy films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Vincent D'Onofrio, 50 Cent
Roles Javed
Rating66% 3.3499753.3499753.3499753.3499753.349975
Ray Breslin is a former prosecutor who co-owns Breslin-Clark, a Los Angeles–based security firm specializing in testing the reliability of maximum security prisons. He spends his life getting into prisons to study their designs and the guards' habits to find and exploit their weaknesses, thus enabling him to escape without a hitch or a victim. His goal is to ensure that criminals sent to prison stay inside by eliminating the weakness of every prison; Breslin's wife and child were murdered by an escaped convict he had successfully prosecuted.
Mr. Jones
Mr. Jones (2013)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Jon Foster, Sarah Jones, Faran Tahir, David Clennon, Diane Neal
Roles The Anthropologist
Rating46% 2.30332.30332.30332.30332.3033
Scott (Jon Foster) and Penny (Sarah Jones) move out to the woods for a year to make a nature documentary. After a few weeks tensions rise as it becomes obvious that the project isn't as well thought out as they had intended. Things begin to look up when Scott's backpack is stolen and they trace the thief to a cabin not far from the one that they are staying in. This new cabin is surrounded by bizarre stick figures and other strange objects.
Star Trek
Star Trek (2009)
, 2h7
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Ben Cross
Roles Captain Robau
Rating78% 3.9465553.9465553.9465553.9465553.946555
In the 23rd century, the Federation starship USS Kelvin is investigating a "lightning storm" in space. A Romulan ship, the Narada, emerges from the storm and attacks the Kelvin. Narada‍ '​s first officer, Ayel, demands that the Kelvin‍ '​s Captain Robau come aboard to negotiate a truce. Once aboard, Robau is questioned about the current stardate and an "Ambassador Spock", whom he professes not to know. Narada‍ '​s commander, Nero, kills him, and continues his attack on the Kelvin. George Kirk, the Kelvin‍ '​s first officer, orders the ship's personnel, including his pregnant wife Winona, to evacuate the ship while he pilots the Kelvin on a collision course with the Narada, as the auto-pilot function has been damaged. At the cost of his life, Kirk ensures Winona's survival as she gives birth to James T.
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, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir
Roles Raza
Rating76% 3.8205653.8205653.8205653.8205653.820565
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
Roles Brigadier Rashid
Rating69% 3.4976853.4976853.4976853.4976853.497685
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.
ABCD (2005)

Directed by Saravana Subbiah
Actors Shaam, Sheetal Sheth, Sneha, Aparna, Vadivelu, Nandana
Rating24% 1.2183651.2183651.2183651.2183651.218365
Anandh (Shaam), an MBA Chartered Accountant, runs from pillar to post in search of job. He stays in the house of an old Brahmin whose daughter Chandra (Sneha) returns home following the death of her husband (Sharavana Subbaiya), who had been torturing her since their wedding. She slowly gets attracted towards Anandh for he shows love and affection towards her.
Anywhere but Here, 1h54
Directed by Wayne Wang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Shawn Hatosy, Eileen Ryan, Hart Bochner, John Diehl
Roles Hisham Badir
Rating61% 3.0994453.0994453.0994453.0994453.099445
Adele August (Susan Sarandon) is an eccentric woman who, with her reluctant daughter Ann (Natalie Portman), leaves a small Wisconsin town and moves to Beverly Hills to realize her dreams. However, it becomes apparent that Adele is uncertain of what those dreams are - expressing ideas such as marrying a rich man - and often makes irresponsible and impulsive decisions, including a used Mercedes she cannot afford in order to drive to Beverly Hills. While upset with Adele's decisions, the more practical Ann finds she cannot leave her mother and resents her for leaving Ann's stepfather for a better life. Furthermore, Ann still loves her father, who left her family when Ann was still young.
ABCD (1999)
, 2h47
Genres Comedy
Actors Sheetal Sheth, Dulquer Salmaan, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Jaffrey, Aparna Gopinath, Gregory Jacob
Roles Raj
Rating67% 3.3988153.3988153.3988153.3988153.398815
The story revolves around two spoiled youngsters: Johns Isaac (Dulquer Salmaan) and his cousin Korah (Jacob Gregory). Johns is the son of a billionaire named Isaac (Lalu Alex) who is settled in New York, while Korah's mother left for Paris with her new husband. Johns and Korah enjoy their luxurious life by driving luxurious cars, going to pubs etc. One day, they are arrested by the police for beating up a guy in a pub, who takes revenge by attacking Johns' house. Johns' parents convince him to go to Kerala in India with Korah for vacation. Although reluctant at first, Johns and Korah leave for India.
A Price Above Rubies, 1h57
Directed by Boaz Yakin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Renée Zellweger, Julianna Margulies, Christopher Eccleston, Allen Payne, Glenn Fitzgerald, Kim Hunter
Roles Hrundi Kapoor
Rating64% 3.244943.244943.244943.244943.24494
The film tells the story of Sonia (Zellweger), a young Brooklyn woman who has just given birth to her first child. She is married, through an arranged marriage, to Mendel (Glenn Fitzgerald), a devout Hasidic Jew who is too immersed in his studies to give his wife the attention she craves. As a result, Sonia develops a relationship with Mendel's brother, the jeweler Sender (Eccleston), who brings her into the business. Sender is the only release for Sonia's repressed sexuality, and he takes full advantage of that fact as often as he can, but she is repelled by his utter lack of morals as she finds balance between what she feels and what she has been taught is "sinful". The jewelery business brings her into close contact with the young Puerto Rican artist and jewelery designer Ramon (Payne), but when Sender finds out about their connection he reveals it to the family, and Sonia is divorced and ostracized. The film ends on a more tolerance-friendly note, with Sonia balancing desire and every day life, and Mendel accepting her differences with a blessing and the promise to restore custody of their son.
Picture Perfect, 1h45
Directed by Glenn Gordon Caron
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas, Olympia Dukakis, Anne Twomey
Roles Sajit
Rating55% 2.751842.751842.751842.751842.75184
Kate (Jennifer Aniston) is struggling in the advertising business in New York: she cannot move forward despite her talent. Her boss, Mr. Mercer (Kevin Dunn), passes her up for a promotion because she is "not stable enough". Her co-worker, Darcy (Illeana Douglas), invents a story claiming Kate is engaged to Nick (Jay Mohr), a freelance videographer who lives in Massachusetts, with whom Kate had her picture taken during a friend's wedding