From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ramin Bahrani (born March 20, 1975) is an American director and screenwriter. Film critic Roger Ebert listed Bahrani's film Chop Shop as the 6th best film of the decade and hailed Bahrani as "the director of the decade." Bahrani was the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, and was the subject of several international retrospectives including the MoMA in New York City, Harvard University, and the La Rochelle Film Festival in France. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ramin Bahrani, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.