Muslim American Actor Opens Up About The Roles He Won't Play And What's Missing In Hollywood

April 8, 2015 1:10 PM

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Muslim American Actor Opens Up About The Roles He Won't Play And What's Missing In Hollywood

Actor Faran Tahir has played his fair share of criminals. One of the most high-profile was the archvillain Raza, who Tahir played alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the 2008 movie “Iron Man,” directed by Jon Favreau.

Tony Stark, the protagonist played by Downey, is captured in the Afghan desert by a group of terrorists under the leadership of Raza. Tahir, who is Muslim and comes from a Pakistani-American family, said he was concerned at first that the character was too overtly religious.

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