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Producer Far Shariat has only a handful of productions to his credit, but has made waves with his daring narratives. He broke into film in 2001 as co-producer on the romantic comedy "On the Line," which co-starred 'NSYNC boy band mates Lance Bass and Joey Fatone. Next, he collaborated with executive producer Rand Ravich on the sci-fi TV movie "The Time Tunnel"; this proved to be the beginning of a long and fruitful business relationship. Together the two produced megastar George Clooney's directorial debut, the controversial biopic "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," a provocative adaptation of "Gong Show" host Chuck Barris's autobiography in which he claims to have lived a double life: game show host by day, CIA hitman by night. The film garnered awards and cemented Shariat's reputation as a risk-taking producer. In 2007, he and Ravich re-teamed to executive produce the offbeat cop drama series "Life," which centers on a disgraced former cop who served jail time for a crime he didn't commit. Despite critical praise, the series lasted only two seasons. Undeterred, Shariat fearlessly took on a new subversive crime caper; "I Love You Phillip Morris" starred Jim Carrey as a gay con man who happily breaks...

Producer Far Shariat has only a handful of productions to his credit, but has made waves with his daring narratives. He broke into film in 2001 as co-producer on the romantic comedy "On the Line," which co-starred 'NSYNC boy band mates Lance Bass and Joey Fatone. Next, he collaborated with executive producer Rand Ravich on the sci-fi TV movie "The Time Tunnel"; this proved to be the beginning of a long and fruitful business relationship. Together the two produced megastar George Clooney's directorial debut, the controversial biopic "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," a provocative adaptation of "Gong Show" host Chuck Barris's autobiography in which he claims to have lived a double life: game show host by day, CIA hitman by night. The film garnered awards and cemented Shariat's reputation as a risk-taking producer. In 2007, he and Ravich re-teamed to executive produce the offbeat cop drama series "Life," which centers on a disgraced former cop who served jail time for a crime he didn't commit. Despite critical praise, the series lasted only two seasons. Undeterred, Shariat fearlessly took on a new subversive crime caper; "I Love You Phillip Morris" starred Jim Carrey as a gay con man who happily breaks the law to fund the decadent lifestyle he craves. The picture, which was based on the true story of one of America's most brazen criminals, struggled to find a domestic distributor due to scenes depicting gay sex. The comedy finally hit theaters in 2010 and garnered critical praise.

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