Iranian star Shahab Hosseini wins best actor award at Cannes

Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini talks on stage after being awarded with the Best Actor prize during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Alberto Pizzoli)
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Cannes (France) (AFP) - Iranian star Shahab Hosseini won the best actor award at the Cannes film festival Sunday for his role as a husband shaken by an attack on his wife in "The Salesman".

The 42-year-old won a Golden Globe in for his part in 2011's "A Separation", which was also directed by Iranian master Asghar Farhadi.

"This prize belongs to my people and I give it to them with all my heart," he said.

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