Missing Oscar This Time, Late Ayatollah May Have Another Chance

Feb 25, 2013

A cardboard cutout of the late Ayatollah Khomeini apparently schmoozing with the cast of Glee.
The "Cardboard Khomeini" spotted in Hollywood.
Credit Flickr/ maryatexitzero

“Iranian State TV Declares 'Argo' Oscars Win A Victory For Iran.” That was the headline this morning on the satirical website known as the Pan Arabia Enquirer. But if the late Ayatollah Khomeini missed a posthumous Oscar for his role in the movie "Argo," he may have another chance coming up.

The author Salman Rushdie’s life is ripe for a screenplay. His story began when the Ayatollah effectively placed a hit on him. Then, it was into the attic for Rushdie. Hear the author tell his own story here, before Hollywood gets involved.

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