Fact: Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo and veteran actor James Hong are to be honoured at the inaugural Asian World Film Festival later this month (Oct15). Aghdashloo will be handed the first Global Vanguard Award for Cinematic Achievement, while Hong will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards presentations will take place at the opening night red carpet awards gala on 26 October (15).
Quote: "My parents took me very seriously. I was such a serious child that they took me to a psychologist when I was 12 - they were concerned because I wasn't laughing or smiling." Iranian-born actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Fact: <p>Iranian Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo has signed on to star in Brett Ratner's upcoming X-Men 3 movie. The HOUSE OF SAND + FOG star will play mutant DR CECILIA REYES, who has the power to create force fields around herself. </p>