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May 24, 2015

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worked at a theater company. Times were tough, though, and he admitted to sleeping in the streets some nights if he missed the train. His love of acting, however, made him keep at it. who has been captured in this interrogation room. What would he do? How calm would he be? How would he answer." Eventually, he explained that he was shoot- ing a television show and the rest of the trip went smoothly. The dramatic drive grabbed hold of Negahban from a very young age, seeing him perform in plays as young as eight years old. He cites Behrouz Vossoughi, one of the most legendary Iranian actors, as a great inspiration for him, describing Vossoughi as the "Iranian Marlon Brando." "I grew up with him," Negahban said. "I would skip school just to go and see his movies." He eventually got to meet Vossoughi and counts meeting his hero as one of the most special moments in his life. It was his passion for acting that prompted his move from Iran when he was 20. After spending some time in Turkey as well as Bulgaria, Negahban's star began to rise while he lived in Germany and the creation of an under- ground railroad to help people escape from a brutal dictator- ship in Iran in 1979. Benhuri's story drew Iranian-born Negahban to the role, and he was inspired further when they had a chance to meet. "Marc himself answered some of the questions I've had my entire life," Negahban said. "You play a character, you want to fall in love with that character and I fell in love with Marc." One not-so-loveable charac- ter Negahban played that is probably his most well known is that of Abu Nazir on "Homeland." He said he gets recognized all the time when he's out, but especially at air- ports. People do double-takes, but can't quite place why they know his face. One incident occurred during a trip to Israel when Negahban was interro- gated in a room for several hours. "The entire time I was sit- ting there," he recounted, "I was thinking that I am Abu By Andrew Sawyer TV Media A n actor's career is defined by the roles they play. A great character actor inhabits those characters to give them life on screen and brings a lit- tle piece of that experience to everything that comes after. Navid Negahban is one such actor with many credits to his name, and audiences may best recognize him as the villainous Abu Nazir from Showtime's "Homeland" or from the recent box office hit "American Sniper" (2014). A self-described character actor, Negahban took some time out of his busy shooting schedule for an exclusive interview with TV Media. The film he was working on was "Price for Freedom," which will have its world pre- miere at the Hoboken International Film Festival Friday, May 29, in Middletown, New York. Based on the true story and book by Dr. Marc Benhuri, the film chronicles Wishbone Restaurant 2 x 6.5" TV May 24 - 30, 2015 TIFTAREA Actor Navid Negahban SUNDAY DAYTIME MAY 24, 2015 10 AM 10:30 11 AM 11:30 12 PM 12:30 1 PM 1:30 2 PM 2:30 3 PM 3:30 4 PM 4:30 5 PM 5:30 6 PM 6:30 BROADCAST CHANNELS

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