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The Guardian: Ahmadinejad turns down chance to star in Oliver Stone film

The Guardian: Ahmadinejad turns down chance to star in Oliver Stone film

His thirst for the limelight has driven him to launch a multilingual blog and issue a string of headline-grabbing statements. But Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was surprisingly camera-shy when his extrovert persona drew the attention of Hollywood, turning down a request by Oliver Stone, the director of “JFK,” “Nixon” and “Platoon,” to make a documentary film about him. He dismissed the American filmmaker as “part of the Great Satan,” the Iranian regime’s standard term of abuse for the U.S. Robert Tait reports.

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