Donny Alamsyah

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Donny Alamsyah
Born (1978-12-07) December 7, 1978 (age 40)
NationalityIndonesian
Other namesDoni Alamsyah
Occupation
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Putri Anggiareni (m. 2009)[1]
Children1[2]

Donny Alamsyah (born December 7, 1978) is an Indonesian actor, best known internationally for his role in action films Merantau (2009) and The Raid (2011). He became well known in Indonesia for his appearance in the 2006 criminal drama film 9 Naga.[1][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Donny was born in Jakarta on December 7, 1978. He had started practicing martial arts since he was a kid. His father, who is a pencak silat Cimande trainer, motivates 4-years-old Donny to learn martial arts. He later learned various martial arts to find something that would fit him. While he was an elementary schooler, he learned karate. In junior high school, he took up kung fu. During high school days, he learned Muay Thai, then continue to Wing Chun, wrestling, boxing, and aikido.[3][5]

Career[edit]

His acting career began when he starred the film Gie (2005), which is also played by Nicholas Saputra. In 2004, he often accompanied a friend who went to casting calls in Gie film. In the end, he was asked to join in the film and get a role in it.[1][3] His second film, 9 Naga, essentially cemented his reputation as a promising actor. Since then, he has received many casting calls. He starred several action films that require him to compete, such as Merah Putih, Merantau, Darah Garuda and The Raid. He also starred in several music videos from Ungu, Ari Lasso, Andra and The BackBone and many others. He was nominated for Best Actor category in the 2008 Indonesian Film Festival for his role as Bari (a writer) in Fiksi film, losing to Vino G. Bastian (Radit dan Jani).

Personal life[edit]

He married Putri Anggiareni on June 5, 2009. The couple have one child.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director(s) Notes Ref.
2005 Gie Jaka Riri Riza [3]
2006 9 Naga
(9 Dragons)
Donny Rudy Soedjarwo [6]
2007 Sang Dewi
(The Goddess)
Aliang Dwi Ilalang [7]
2007 Kala
(Time)
Henchman Leader Joko Anwar [8]
2007 Selamanya
(Forever)
Ipul Ody C. Harahap [9]
2008 Fiksi.
(Fiction.)
Bari Mouly Surya [10]
2008 Takut: Faces of Fear Andre Rako Prijanto On Show Unit segment [11]
2008 Drupadi Adipati Karna Riri Riza [12]
2009 Merantau
(Wander)
Yayan Gareth Evans [13]
2009 Merah Putih
(Red [and] White)
Tomas Yadi Sugandi Merah Putih Trilogy [14]
2010 Minggu Pagi di Victoria Park
(Sunday Morning in Victoria Park)
Vincent Lola Amaria [15]
2010 Darah Garuda
(Blood of Eagles)
Tomas Yadi Sugandi,
Conor Allyn
Merah Putih Trilogy [14]
2011 Hati Merdeka
(Hearts of Freedom)
Tomas Yadi Sugandi,
Conor Allyn
Merah Putih Trilogy [14]
2011 The Raid Andi Gareth Evans [16]
2012 Negeri 5 Menara
(Country of 5 Towers)
Ustadz Salman Affandi Abdul Rachman [17]
2012 Cinta di Saku Celana
(Love in a Pants Pocket)
Ahmad Fajar Nugros [18]
2012 Cita-Citaku Setinggi Tanah
(My Dreams is As High As the Ground)
Employee of Padang
cuisine restaurant
Eugene Panji [19]
2013 Kisah 3 Titik
(The Story of 3 Dots)
Anto Bobby Probowo [20]
2013 Get M4rried Surgeon Monty Tiwa Cameo role [21]
2014 The Raid 2 Andi Gareth Evans [22]
2015 Di Balik 98
(Behind 98)
Second Lieutenant
Bagus
Lukman Sardi [2]
2015 Comic 8: Casino Kings Part 1 Isa Anggy Umbara [23]
2015 Bulan di Atas Kuburan
(Moon on the Cemetery)
Tigor Edo W. F. Sitanggang [4]
2015 3 (Alif, Lam, Mim) Bima Anggy Umbara [24]
2015 Skakmat
(Checkmate)
Dito Ody C. Harahap [25]
2016 Comic 8: Casino Kings Part 2 Isa Anggy Umbara [26]
2016 Iseng
(Reckless)
Ludi Adrian Tang [27]
2016 Pinky Promise N/A Guntur Soeharjanto [28]
2017 Promise N/A Asep Kusdinar [29]
2017 Night Bus Haidar Emil Heradi [30]
2017 KL Wangan N/A Pekin Ibrahim Malaysian–Indonesian film [31]
2018 Rafira TBA TBA [32]
2018 Insya Allah Sah 2 Gani Anggy Umbara,
Bounty Umbara
[33]
2018 Buffalo Boys Young Arana Mike Wiluan [34]

Television[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2018 Heaven and Hell Chris' direct higher-up HOOQ [35]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Work Result Ref.
2008 Indonesian Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor Sang Dewi Nominated
2008 Indonesian Film Festival Best Leading Actor Fiksi. Nominated [36]
2011 Indonesian Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor Minggu Pagi di Victoria Park Nominated [37]
2011 Indonesian Movie Awards Favorite Supporting Actor Minggu Pagi di Victoria Park Won [38]
2013 Indonesian Movie Awards Best Chemistry
(shared with Iko Uwais)
The Raid Nominated [39]
2015 Indonesian Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor The Raid 2 Nominated [40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dewi, Trifosa (April 20, 2012). "Eksplorasi Peran Donny Alamsyah" [Exploring Donny Alamsyah roles]. Femina (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Ramadhan, Rahmi Suci (January 8, 2015). "Donny Alamsyah Ingat Anak Saat Syuting Film 'Di Balik 98'" [Donny Alamsyah remembers his child when filming 'Di Balik 98']. CNN Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "The Humble Persona of Action Star Donny Alamsyah". DA MAN. February 12, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Afrisia, Rizky Sekar (April 16, 2015). "Donny Alamsyah, dari Spesialis Laga Ingin Jajal Komedi" [Donny Alamsyah, from action to comedy films]. CNN Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Zulhuda, Ahmad (March 20, 2014). "Bela Diri Donny Alamsyah" [Donny Alamsyah's martial arts]. Fitness for Men (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "'9 Naga', Penjahat yang Tobat" ['9 Dragons', repentant criminals]. Liputan 6 (in Indonesian). January 15, 2006. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "'Sang Dewi': Kisah 'Rocky' Rasa Indonesia" ['The Goddess': 'Rocky' ala Indonesia]. Detik.com (in Indonesian). August 2, 2007. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "'Dead Time' (2007)". IMDb. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "'Selamanya' (2007)". 21 Cineplex (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "'Fiksi.' (2008)". IMDb. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "'Takut: Faces of Fear' (2008) – Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "'Drupadi' (2008)". IMDb. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  13. ^ Elley, Derek (November 8, 2009). "'Merantau' review". Variety. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  14. ^ a b c "'Hati Merdeka', Trilogi Terakhir Pasukan Indonesia" ['Hati Merdeka', the last trilogy of Indonesian troops]. Liputan 6 (in Indonesian). June 5, 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  15. ^ Lestari, Puput Puji (June 10, 2010). "'Minggu Pagi di Victoria Park', Realita TKW dalam Drama" ['Sunday Morning in Victoria Park', Reality of women's labor in drama]. KapanLagi.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  16. ^ Lambrechts, Stephen (February 14, 2012). "'The Raid' review". IGN. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  17. ^ Ariyadi, Alit Bagus (February 25, 2012). "'Negeri 5 Menara' Jadi Cerminan Donny Alamsyah di Dunia Akting" ['Negeri 5 Menara' became a reflection of Donny Alamsyah in acting]. 21 Cineplex (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  18. ^ "'Cinta di Saku Celana'". 21 Cineplex (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  19. ^ "Belajar Menghargai Mimpi Lewat 'Cita-citaku Setinggi Tanah'" [Learn to cherish dreams through 'Cita-Citaku Setinggi Tanah']. Kompas (in Indonesian). October 4, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "'Kisah 3 Titik' (2013)". IMDb. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "'Get M4rried' (2013)". IMDb. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  22. ^ "'The Raid 2' details and credits". Metacritic. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  23. ^ Tampubolon, Hans David (July 26, 2015). "'Comic 8: Casino Kings Part 1': A glorified collection of shallow jokes". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  24. ^ "Lagi, Donny Alamsyah Jadi Tentara" [Again, Donny Alamsyah became a soldier]. Gatra (in Indonesian). January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  25. ^ Adzani, Fadli (November 25, 2015). "Aksi Tukang Ojek Penjemput Maut dalam 'Skakmat'" [Action of death picker taxibike in 'Skakmat']. CNN Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  26. ^ Tampubolon, Hans David (March 6, 2016). "'Comic 8: Casino Kings Part II' needs a punchline". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  27. ^ Simanjuntak, Tertiani ZB (March 12, 2016). "'Iseng' The Urban Tales". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  28. ^ "Trailer, Poster, and OST 'Pinky Promise'". Majalah Film (in Indonesian). August 20, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  29. ^ HPS, Puji Astuti (January 9, 2017). "4 Hari Tayang, Berapa Penonton yang Diraih Film 'Promise'?" [4 Days since released, how many movie goers of 'Promise' film?]. Liputan 6 (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  30. ^ "'Night Bus' returns to big screen". The Jakarta Post. November 30, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  31. ^ "'KL Wangan' sarat aksi mendebarkan" ['KL Wangan' is full of thrilling action]. Kosmo! (in Malay). December 17, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  32. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (November 30, 2017). "ATF: 108, Aurora Co-Production Deal to Include Mattie Do Project". Variety. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  33. ^ Setuningsih, Novianti (June 5, 2018). "Campurkan 4 Genre Sekaligus, "Insya Allah Sah 2" dijamin Mengocok Perut" [Combining 4 genres at once, "Insha Allah Sah 2" will loled you]. Jawa Pos (in Indonesian). Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  34. ^ Wirastama, Purba (March 13, 2018). "Film Laga "Buffalo Boys" Kenalkan Sejumlah Pemain" [Cast announced for action film "Buffalo Boys"]. MetroTV News (in Indonesian). Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  35. ^ Kotzathanasis, Panos (March 31, 2018). "Film Review: "Heaven and Hell" (2018) by Bobby Prabowo". Asian Movie Pulse. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  36. ^ Maharrani, Anindhita (December 12, 2008). "Nominasi Festival Film Indonesia 2008" [Nominees of the 2008 Indonesian Film Festival]. Viva (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  37. ^ "Ini Dia Nominasi Indonesian Movie Awards 2011" [Here are the nominees of the 2011 Indonesian Movie Awards]. Detik.com (in Indonesian). April 22, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  38. ^ Mahfiroh (May 10, 2011). "Inilah Pemenang Indonesian Movie Awards 2011" [Here are the winners of the 2011 Indonesian Movie Awards]. Okezone (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  39. ^ Yuniar, Nanien (May 21, 2013). "Daftar nominasi Indonesian Movie Awards 2013" [List of the nominees of the 2013 Indonesian Movie Awards]. Antara News (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  40. ^ "Nominasi dan Pemenang Indonesian Movie Awards 2015" [Nominees and winners of the 2015 Indonesian Movie Awards]. Kios Media (in Indonesian). May 18, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2018.

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