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Marshall Manesh is a Actor American born on 16 august 1950 at Mashhad (Iran)

Marshall Manesh

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Nationality USA
Birth 16 august 1950 (69 years) at Mashhad (Iran)

Marshall Manesh (born August 16, 1950 in Mashhad, Iran) is an Iranian/American actor.

Manesh has appeared in recurring roles on the television shows Will & Grace, Scrubs, Andy Barker, P.I.,Hot in Cleveland, Boston Legal, and, most notably, How I Met Your Mother, where he plays the Bangladeshi taxi/town car/limo driver Ranjit. He has also guest starred on many shows, including Burn Notice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Persons Unknown, The X-Files, Scrubs, ER, JAG, NYPD Blue, and Prison Break as the Indian prime minister Nandu Banerjee. Manesh has acted in several movies, including True Lies (his debut), Stealing Harvard, The Big Lebowski, Kazaam, The Poseidon Adventure, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, as Sri Sumbhajee, one of the Pirate Lords and as Hossein in the Vampire western A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. He has also a cameo appearance as the cab driver on Madonna's 2005 video for "Hung Up". He served as a judge at the 6th annual, Noor Iranian Film Festival.

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Filmography of Marshall Manesh (22 films)

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, 1h39
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Romance, Western
Themes Feminist films, Vampires in film, Political films
Actors Marshall Manesh, Sheila Vand, Dominic Rains, Mozhan Marnò, Reza Sixo Safai, Pej Vahdat
Roles Hossein 'The Junkie'
Rating69% 3.4989253.4989253.4989253.4989253.498925
A young, hardworking Iranian man named Arash lives with and takes care of his heroin addicted father, Hossein. They are harassed by a cruel, drug-dealer pimp named Saeed, who seizes the young man’s prized car in exchange for money the father owes him. In a crime of opportunity, Arash steals a pair of diamond earrings from the wealthy young woman he works for. The pimp comes across a strange, young woman in a chador at night, and back at his apartment she grows long fangs and goes for his neck. As she leaves she passes by the young man, who has come to offer the earrings for his car. He finds the drug dealer dead, taking back his car keys, along with the drugs and cash. The young man dresses up as Dracula, and goes to a night club where he is seduced into taking one of the “X” pills he is selling by a young woman he knows. Under the influence, he is rejected by her, and ends up lost at night on the street.
Shirin in Love, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Amy Madigan, Nazanin Boniadi, Riley Smith, Marshall Manesh, Maz Jobrani, Anahita Khalatbari
Roles Nader
Rating50% 2.5108752.5108752.5108752.5108752.510875
Shirin is an absent-minded, yet sophisticated, young Iranian-American woman who lives in "Tehrangeles", the large Iranian community of Los Angeles. While Shirin has been engaged for years to a successful Iranian plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, she lives with her overbearing mother and empathetic father. When she falls in love with a mysterious young man who lives in a lighthouse in Northern California, a secret unravels and cultures clash, challenging all the tradition Shirin grew up with - and she re-discovers herself in the process.
Afternoon Delight, 1h37
Directed by Jill Soloway
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Juno Temple, Kathryn Hahn, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch, Annie Mumolo, Jessica St. Clair
Roles Taxi Driver
Rating57% 2.851182.851182.851182.851182.85118
Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) is a mother living in an unhappy life, frustrated by the roles of being a stay-at-home mom and not having had sex with her husband Jeff (Josh Radnor) for months. She visits her therapist, Lenore (Jane Lynch) but is unable to find any help in her advice.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, 1h41
Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Films about religion, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Disaster films
Actors Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Brody, William Petersen, Derek Luke
Roles Indian Man
Rating66% 3.3487053.3487053.3487053.3487053.348705
A news report is broadcast informing the world that a mission to stop an incoming asteroid from destroying life on earth has failed and that it will make impact in three weeks time. Dodge Petersen (Steve Carell) and his wife Linda (Nancy Carell) listen to the broadcast from the side of the road. After Dodge has an uninterested response, Linda looks at him in abject disgust and flees the vehicle without saying a word.
5 Days of War, 1h43
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Andy García, Val Kilmer, Richard Coyle, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rupert Friend, Johnathon Schaech
Roles Lech Kaczyński, President of Poland, Chairman of the delegation leaders of the former Eastern bloc
Rating56% 2.800442.800442.800442.800442.80044
In 2007, during the Iraq War, a Georgian contingent of the coalition forces saves the life of American reporter Thomas Anders (Rupert Friend), although one of his colleagues (Heather Graham) is killed in the process. One year later, in 2008, he returns to Los Angeles, California but soon goes to Georgia on the advice of some of his friends in Tbilisi, who suspect that a large conflict is brewing. He, along with his cameraman Sebastian Ganz (Richard Coyle), delve deeper into Georgian life as conflict escalates and they get caught in the crossfire when an air raid strikes a local wedding they stumble upon. With members of the wedding party (Emmanuelle Chriqui), and the help of a Georgian soldier (Johnathon Schaech) who had earlier saved them in Iraq, their mission becomes getting their footage of an atrocity by Russian irregulars out of the country. But they find themselves faced with international apathy due to the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games. Their flight leads them to the Battle of Gori.
Year One
Year One (2009)
, 1h40
Directed by Harold Ramis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes La préhistoire, Films about religion, Buddy films
Actors Jack Black, Michael Cera, Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, June Diane Raphael
Roles Slave Trader
Rating49% 2.4501452.4501452.4501452.4501452.450145
Zed (Jack Black) is a hunter and Oh (Michael Cera) is a gatherer. After being informed that Zed ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the shaman (Bill Hader) and Marlak (Matthew Willig) banish him from the tribe. After Zed burns down the village by accident, Oh decides to go with Zed on his journey to discover all the world has to offer. Along the way, they encounter Cain and Abel (David Cross and Paul Rudd). Cain kills Abel and informs Zed and Oh that they must escape with him or else be accused of killing Abel.
Crossing Over, 1h53
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Tammin Sursok, Jim Sturgess, Lizzy Caplan
Roles Sanjar Baraheri
Rating66% 3.3474653.3474653.3474653.3474653.347465
(Note: There are several stories interwoven throughout the movie. For simplicity, they are separated out in this description, each with its own paragraph.)
Life Blood
Life Blood (2009)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sophie Monk, Anya Lahiri, Scout Taylor-Compton, Electra and Elise Avellan, Patrick Renna, Charles Napier
Roles Steve
Rating39% 1.970861.970861.970861.970861.97086
On New Year's Eve 1968, a lesbian couple, named Brooke and Rhea, encounter the Creator of the Universe while driving on the Pearblossom Highway as they leave a party, when Brooke killed a rapist. The women are laid to rest for 40 years and awake New Year's Day 2009... as vampires. The film follows them as they are meant to lead a life of greater purpose.
The Onion Movie, 1h20
Directed by Tom Kuntz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Len Cariou, Steven Seagal, Nick Chinlund, Ahmed Ahmed, Daniel Dae Kim, Brendan Fletcher
Roles Announcer
Rating62% 3.1003853.1003853.1003853.1003853.100385
The plot revolves around a fictitious Onion television news anchorman, Norm Archer (Len Cariou), who is forced to face the inevitability of a corporate takeover by the Onion's perennial fictitious multinational, Global Tetrahedron. Onion news is described as "fair and balanced" in the context of the film. The plot serves as a springboard for various comedy sketches featuring The Onion's satirical humor. Vignettes include parodies of music videos reminiscent of Britney Spears' work, and Steven Seagal appearing as a parody of the type of action hero he normally portrays. The film is interrupted (fictitiously) by film reviewers and commentators weighing in on the progress of the film, with one commentator preparing to stage an immediate walkout of all African American audience members unless a positive portrayal of an African American is inserted into the film.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, 2h48
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Children's films
Actors Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander
Roles Sri Sumbhajee Angria
Rating71% 3.5508353.5508353.5508353.5508353.550835
To control the oceans, Lord Cutler Beckett executes anyone associated with piracy and uses Davy Jones to destroy pirate ships. Condemned prisoners sing “Hoist the Colours” to compel the nine Pirate Lords to convene at Shipwreck Cove to hold the Brethren Court. However, Captain Jack Sparrow, one of the Lords, never named a successor. Captain Barbossa, along with Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Tia Dalma, and the crew of the Black Pearl, plot to rescue Jack from Davy Jones’ Locker. Travelling to Singapore, the crew meet Sao Feng who owns navigational charts to the Locker. Beckett’s soldiers invade, but the crew escape, Feng and Turner making a deal to give Jack to Feng so he in turn can use the Pearl to rescue his father Bootstrap Bill from the Flying Dutchman. The crew successfully rescue Jack, but find themselves trapped in the Locker, encountering dead souls, including Elizabeth’s murdered father Governor Swann. They learn the Dutchman must have a captain, and their heart must be cut out to captain the vessel.
Car Babes
Car Babes (2006)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Ben Savage, Jon Gries, Blake Clark, Donnell Rawlings, Arj Barker, Marshall Manesh
Roles Babu Gulab
Rating56% 2.81242.81242.81242.81242.8124
Ford Davis, a 24-year-old recent college graduate with no direction in his life, is forced to live with his parents and work for his dad, Big Len, at his car dealership to pay off a loaner car he damaged. On the lot, Ford quickly learns that the game of car sales is not easy. His only saving grace becomes his co-workers, the heartwarming and irreverent CarBabes, who teach him that selling cars is about selling yourself. After an unforgettable test drive with a self-assured hairdresser, Ford begins to gain confidence not only selling cars, but with his new sexy girlfriend.
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, 1h38
Directed by Albert Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Penny Marshall, Albert Brooks, Sheetal Sheth, Emma Lockhart, Jon Tenney, Amy Ryan
Rating53% 2.6524152.6524152.6524152.6524152.652415
Albert Brooks, a Jewish-American comedian, is asked by the United States government to travel to India and Pakistan to find out "what makes Muslims laugh." References are made to Brooks's earlier films, including Finding Nemo, Lost In America and Defending Your Life, along with his earlier stand-up comedy material.
The Poseidon Adventure, 2h54
Directed by Irwin Allen, Ronald Neame, John Putch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Adam Baldwin, Alexa Hamilton, Rutger Hauer, Steve Guttenberg, Bryan Brown, C. Thomas Howell
Roles Jordanian General
Rating44% 2.214142.214142.214142.214142.21414
The plot centers on the SS Poseidon, a 135,000-ton state-of-the-art luxury cruise ship on a cruise from Cape Town, South Africa to Sydney, Australia as well as the stories and dramas of some of the 3,700 passengers and crew.
Hidalgo
Hidalgo (2004)
, 2h16
Directed by Joe Johnston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, Le désert
Actors Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Saïd Taghmaoui, Zuleikha Robinson, Silas Carson, Adam Alexi-Malle
Roles Camel Skinner
Rating66% 3.3494953.3494953.3494953.3494953.349495
In 1891, American Frank Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) and his mustang, Hidalgo, are part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, where they are advertised as "the world's greatest distance horse and rider". Hopkins had been a famous distance rider, a cowboy, and a dispatch rider for the United States government; in the latter capacity he carried a message to the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment authorizing the Wounded Knee Massacre of Lakota Sioux.
Surviving Christmas, 1h31
Directed by Mike Mitchell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Christmas films
Actors Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Bill Macy, Christina Applegate, Sy Richardson, Catherine O'Hara
Rating54% 2.7017052.7017052.7017052.7017052.701705
Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) is a wealthy advertising executive. Just before Christmas, he surprises his girlfriend Missy (Jennifer Morrison) with first class tickets to Fiji. She is horrified that he would want to spend Christmas away from his family. Citing the fact that Drew has never even introduced her to his family, she concludes that he will never get serious about their relationship and dumps him. Drew has his assistant send her a Cartier bracelet to apologize. Desperate not to spend Christmas alone, Drew calls all of his contacts to find a place to stay on Christmas, but he is not close enough to anyone to be invited.