Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for "The Past"
Wins Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar for "A Separation"
Wins Silver Bear at Berlin Film Festival for "About Elly"
Feature directorial debut, "Dancing in the Dust"
Named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2012.
First Iranian filmmaker to receive an Oscar or receive a BAFTA nomination.
Served on the jury of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in 2012.
Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2012.
Lived with his family in France for two years without ever learning the language.