Shaun Toub

Shaun Toub is an Iranian-American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Farhad in the 2004 movie Crash, as Rahim Khan in the movie The Kite Runner, and as Yinsen in the film adaptation of the Iron Man comic book series. Toub, who is of Persian Jewish background, was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Manchester, England (his family left Iran before the 1979 revolution). At the age of fourteen, he moved to Switzerland and after a two year stay, he crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, New Hampshire to finish his last year of high school. His high school yearbook notes: "The funniest guy in school and the most likely to succeed in the entertainment world." After two years of college in Massachusetts, Shaun transferred to USC. Shaun is active in the Iranian Jewish community. Through various charity events and public speaking engagements, he inspires the community to embrace the arts, as the arts enhance everyday life. He has been a recipient of the Sephard award at the Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival. Toub currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Iron Man (2008)

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After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Terrence Howard  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Terrence Howard  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Setup (2011)

A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Gunther
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  James Remar  •  50 Cent

A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Gunther
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  James Remar  •  50 Cent

Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Téa Leoni  •  Tchéky Karyo

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Téa Leoni  •  Tchéky Karyo

Broken Arrow (1996)

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them back. Traversing the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Christian Slater  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Delroy Lindo

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them back. Traversing the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Christian Slater  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Delroy Lindo

Crash (2005)

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In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

Executive Decision (1996)

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Baird
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Steven Seagal  •  Halle Berry  •  John Leguizamo

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Baird
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Steven Seagal  •  Halle Berry  •  John Leguizamo

Stigmata (1999)

A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking cardinal requests that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Nia Long

A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking cardinal requests that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Nia Long

The Nativity Story (2006)

Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Shaun Toub

Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Shaun Toub

Maryam (2002)

An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramin Serry
CAST:  Mariam Parris  •  David Ackert  •  Shaun Toub  •  Shohreh Aghdashloo

An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramin Serry
CAST:  Mariam Parris  •  David Ackert  •  Shaun Toub  •  Shohreh Aghdashloo

Land of Plenty (2004)

After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Michelle Williams  •  John Diehl  •  Shaun Toub  •  Burt Young

After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Michelle Williams  •  John Diehl  •  Shaun Toub  •  Burt Young

Iron Man 3 (2013)

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When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Guy Pearce  •  Don Cheadle

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Guy Pearce  •  Don Cheadle

Stretch (2014)

A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Jessica Alba  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Norman Reedus

A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Jessica Alba  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Norman Reedus

War Dogs (2016)

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Miles Teller  •  Jonah Hill  •  Ana de Armas  •  Barry Livingston

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Miles Teller  •  Jonah Hill  •  Ana de Armas  •  Barry Livingston

Unity (2015)

Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can't seem to get along, even after thousands and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shaun Monson
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Lena Headey  •  Amanda Seyfried

Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can't seem to get along, even after thousands and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shaun Monson
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Lena Headey  •  Amanda Seyfried

The Last Airbender (2010)

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Noah Ringer  •  Nicola Peltz  •  Jackson Rathbone  •  Dev Patel

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Noah Ringer  •  Nicola Peltz  •  Jackson Rathbone  •  Dev Patel

D.R.E.A.M. Team (1999)

J.W. Garrison, the head of a top-secret sub agency of the United Nations, discovers that a team of terrorists, led by the murderous Oliver Maxwell, plan on producing a bomb carrying an anthrax virus to be used in the United States. Garrison summons CIA agent Zack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Hamilton
CAST:  Jeff Kaake  •  Angie Everhart  •  Traci Bingham  •  Eva Halina

J.W. Garrison, the head of a top-secret sub agency of the United Nations, discovers that a team of terrorists, led by the murderous Oliver Maxwell, plan on producing a bomb carrying an anthrax virus to be used in the United States. Garrison summons CIA agent Zack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Hamilton
CAST:  Jeff Kaake  •  Angie Everhart  •  Traci Bingham  •  Eva Halina

Steel Sharks (1996)

In this undersea thriller, a United States submarine is seized by terrorists. But a rescue attempt by an elite group of Navy Seals goes wrong when they are captured. Now they must wage a silent war beneath the waves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodney McDonald  •  William C. Martell
CAST:  Gary Busey  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Billy Warlock  •  Shaun Toub

In this undersea thriller, a United States submarine is seized by terrorists. But a rescue attempt by an elite group of Navy Seals goes wrong when they are captured. Now they must wage a silent war beneath the waves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodney McDonald  •  William C. Martell
CAST:  Gary Busey  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Billy Warlock  •  Shaun Toub

Out of Time (1988)

A cop from the future goes back in time to Los Angeles and teams up with his grandfather to capture a master criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Bruce Abbott  •  Bill Maher  •  Rebecca Schaeffer  •  Kristian Alfonso

A cop from the future goes back in time to Los Angeles and teams up with his grandfather to capture a master criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Bruce Abbott  •  Bill Maher  •  Rebecca Schaeffer  •  Kristian Alfonso

Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015)

In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Yari
CAST:  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Joely Richardson  •  Adrian Sparks  •  Minka Kelly

In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Yari
CAST:  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Joely Richardson  •  Adrian Sparks  •  Minka Kelly

The Kite Runner (2007)

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Khalid Abdalla  •  Atossa Leoni  •  Shaun Toub  •  Zekeria Ebrahimi

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Khalid Abdalla  •  Atossa Leoni  •  Shaun Toub  •  Zekeria Ebrahimi
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