Comedian Abdi dons makeup for “Lasagna” character resembling Donald Trump

February 7, 2018

TEHRAN – The Iranian comedy star Akbar Abdi had donned makeup to play a character in director Hossein Qana’at’s “Lasagna” that resembled U.S. President Donald Trump.

However, the makeup was cancelled for the character, said Abdoallah Eskandari, the makeup artist who published Abdi’s photos on his Instagram on Tuesday.

“The character was intended only to be associated with Trump in the comic movie, otherwise I would have made him broadly similar to Trump,” he noted.

The 57-year-old Abdi who has played roles in over 100 movies and series, most of which have been comedies, received a lifetime achievement award at the 36th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran last week.

Due to the wide variety of roles he played in the Iranian cinema and television, Abdi was dubbed “the man with a thousand faces of Iranian cinema.”

He has played women in several movies such as “I Feel Sleepy” by Reza Attaran and “Snowman” by Davud Mirbaqeri.

Photo: These photos show Iranian comedian Akbar Abdi donning makeup for a character in director Hossein Qana’at’s “Lasagna” that resembled U.S. President Donald Trump.   

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