“From Karkheh to Rhein” makeup artist Masud Valadbeigi dies at 86 

TEHRAN – Makeup artist Masud Valadbeigi, whose collaboration in “From Karkheh to Rhein” and several other different motion pictures earned him large acclaim, died of coronary heart failure at Tehran’s Mehrad Hospital on Tuesday. He was 86.

He was admitted to the hospital twice over the previous two months, his son-in-law Nima Fallah informed the Persian service of MNA.
Born in Kermanshah, Valadbeigi started his profession with director and author Nader Ebrahimi’s TV collection “Fire with out Smoke” throughout the Seventies. A display model of the collection known as “The Sound of the Desert” was launched in 1975.
He additionally pursued an performing profession in Iran’s post-revolution cinema within the early Eighties by working with director Behruz Afkhami within the TV collection “Kuchake Jangali” in regards to the Jangali Movement, which took form within the aftermath of the 1905-11 Constitutional Revolution beneath the management of Mirza Kuchak Khan Jangali in response to the interval of political decay led to by the appearance of World War I and the occupation of Iran by Anglo-Russian and Ottoman troops.  
As a makeup artist and an actor, Valadbeigi additionally collaborated with quite a few celebrated administrators, equivalent to Ali Hatami, Mohammad-Ali Sajjadi, Masud Kimiai, Iraj Qaderi and Fereidun Jeirani.   
His sensible performing didn’t win him acclaim from critics and movie festivals, however his expertise in makeup earned three Crystal Simorgh at the Fajr Film Festival for “The Last Act” in 1991, “From Karkheh to Rhein” in 1992 and “The Ugly and the Beautiful” in 1998.
During the 2000s, Valadbeigi additionally starred as Najdat ibn Amir, the chief of the Kharijites in Mecca, within the TV collection “Mokhtarnameh”, which was about an rebellion organized by Mokhtar Saqafi after the occasions of Ashura, the tenth of Muharram, to take revenge in opposition to the killers of Imam Hussein (AS).
He additionally collaborated as a makeup artist on this mission with prime makeup designer Abdollah Eskandari.
“Makeup artwork in Iran is indebted to him,” Eskandari stated after expressing his condolences to his household in an interview with the Persian service of ISNA.
“He was a veteran makeup artist, a very variety and spirited man. I had the consideration of working with him in ‘Mokhtarnameh’ and I noticed carefully how he was working with affection,” he added.
He made a cameo look within the first season of the TV collection “Setayesh” within the 2010s, and his persistent sickness introduced Valadbeigi’s actions in cinema and TV to a halt. 
Photo: Makeup artist and actor Masud Valadbeigi in an undated photograph.

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