Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Good Morning, Gratuitous Arash Mirandi

My intention was to do this post last week in correlation with my Sheila Vand in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night episode of my "Great Moments in Horror Actressing" series, since Arash Mirandi here is that film's beautiful dripping-with-Dean leading man and I never much mentioned him in that piece. I intended to, then didn't. I don't know. There's a lot going on in the world, man. Cut me some slack. We're here now! 

Anyway I didn't realize that Mirandi is a German actor -- he was born in Iran but raised in Germany and seems to work there mainly. Besides A Girl Walks Home he's got one other super good horror movie under his belt -- he played the doctor in Under the Shadow, Babak Anvari's 1980s post-Revolution Tehran-set thriller about a woman and her daughter trapped in their apartment building with a bomb lodged in the roof. That movie rules -- I reviewed it here.

Looks like he also played gay in 2018 in a flick called Fireflies, about an Iranian in exile in Veracruz, Mexico. Anybody seen it? Anyway re-watching A Girl Walks Home Alone last week reminded me what a treat he is, visually...

... Ana Lily Amirpour knows how to shoot male beauty (see also Jason Momoa in The Bad Batch) and then some. Fingers crossed that Mirandi shows up in more stuff that makes it here to the States but until then, his Instagram's worth a follow, and hey he's made it into a post here on MNPP! Hit the jump for the rest...

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