Mohammad-Reza Foroutan (born December 28, 1968 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian actor. He graduated with a degree in clinical psychology from Azad University. He has passed some free courses in acting. His first film was Goal. After some minor roles his performance in an episode of TV series “The Clue” revealed his capabilities and Masoud Kimiay chose him for the leading role of Mercedes.His successful performance as a disappointed and isolated youth in the film brought him about such a role in other films. His stern, sullen and cold face led him to play the role of a quarrelsome and nervous man. The inner and natural performance is part of his characteristic features. As one of the young and popular figures in Iranian cinema, Foroutan was awarded Crystal Simorgh for Ghermez (film) | Red (1998, Jeirani).