Indonesian Movie Actor, Iko Uwais

The world of acting art contributes greatly to a film industry in presenting a masterpiece that can be enjoyed by every circle. It requires a high level of commitment and seriousness to be able to create high-quality movies and can attract the enthusiasm of movie lovers around the world. Surely in every filmmaking, the thing that makes the film look real is the talented actors, in addition to visual and perfection through technology. Speaking of talented actors, Indonesia has many talents whose acting qualities have been tested by Hollywood’s highest film caste. One of them is Uwais Qorny or known by the stage name Iko Uwais.

In the world of international cinema, the name Iko Uwais may not have been as popular as Jason Statham, Bradd Pitt or Jackie Chan, but for film enthusiasts in Indonesia, Iko Uwais is one of Indonesian pride movie icons because of the films that have starred among the most popular is The Raid 1 and The Raid 2. Iko Uwais was born in Jakarta, February 12, 1983, and he started his film career in 2007 when film director Gareth Evans was filming for a documentary about Silat. At the martial arts school where Iko is studying martial arts there, Evans is interested in charisma and Iko’s natural martial arts talent and his great natural presence in front of the camera prompts Evans to make him the lead role for his first martial arts film, Merantau.

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The success of the movie Merantau increasingly paved the way for Iko to continue to work in the arts world of acting. Total films that starred in overall have 7 movie titles:

Merantau (2009)


The Raid (2012)

The Raid

Man of Tai Chi (2013)

Man of Tai chi

The Raid 2: Rookie (2014)

The Raid 2

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars Force Awaken

Headshot (2016)


Beyond Skyline (2017)

Beyond Skyline

Now in 2018, Iko will again star in a Hollywood movie and will compete acting with Mark Wahlberg. Of course not much different from the films that have been starring Iko before, there will be many dangerous scenes and fighting scenes that must be played by Iko in this movie. Miles 22 is the title of the film that will use Iko Uwais’s services in an atmosphere of tension in carrying out the secret mission of a CIA agent involving Li Noor (a figure played by Iko).

Not only joined the actors, Iko and two other talents from Indonesia also lined up as a choreographer for action scenes. He was asked to collaborate on the battle scene on Mile 22 with martial moves on The Raid, the film that popularizes Iko’s name. Gareth Evans movie is indeed known in the world, even played in the United States.

At Mile 22, Iko also teaches some Hollywood stars, including actor John Markovich and actress Ronda Rousey. However, Iko did not explain the details of his interaction with them.The film will be rumored to release the upcoming August in America. There is no definite news for the release date in Indonesia.


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