Joe Taslim

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This is a Chinese Indonesian name; the family name is Taslim.
Joe Taslim
Born (1981-06-23) June 23, 1981 (age 35)
Palembang, Indonesia
Occupation Actor, model, martial artist, Singer
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Julia Taslim (m. 2004)
Children 3

Johannes Taslim or Joe Taslim (born June 23, 1981) is an Indonesian actor, model, and martial artist. He became well known in the Indonesian action film The Raid: Redemption (2011). He also became internationally recognized due to his villainous role in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), alongside Hollywood stars such as Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker. He also played a high-rank Federation officer of Anderson Le and turned to be an alien Manas in Star Trek Beyond (2016), alongside Chris Pine and Idris Elba.

Martial art and sport career[edit]

Taslim was born in Palembang, Indonesia, the son of Maria Taslim and Mardjuki Taslim.[1] He was exposed to martial arts at an early age. His martial arts training includes Pencak Silat, Wushu, Judo, Taekwondo and Shotokan.[2] However, he found his passion in Judo and this led to his career as a professional Judo athlete. He won several gold medals in national championships, a gold medal at the 1999 South East Asia Judo championships, and a silver medal at the 2007 ASEAN Games. Taslim was a member of Indonesia Judo national team from 1997 to 2009, when an injury forced him to retire.[3]

Acting career[edit]

Taslim is active as a model and actor, appearing in magazines, TV commercials and several Indonesian feature films. In 2010, Taslim won the role of Jaka, a sergeant in a special police squad, in the award-winning The Raid: Redemption, after a series of impressive fight auditions and reading.[4] Following The Raid, Taslim took part in HBO Asia's first action horror film, Dead Mine, which had a theatrical release in selected Asian territories in September 2012, followed by exclusive television premieres across the HBO Asia network.[5][6][7][8]

Taslim appeared in the feature film Fast & Furious 6 (2013), as the villainous Jah, a cold-blooded killer who uses his martial arts and parkour skills to fight two of the film's protagonists, Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) and Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang).[9]

In May 2013, it was reported that Taslim would star in the action thriller film The Night Comes for Us.[10] In September 2014, pre-production on the film was halted[11] and it was reported the script would instead become a graphic novel. In 2016, he played an antagonist character, Manas, a former first officer of Captain Balthazar Edison (played by Idris Elba), Anderson Le, turned to be an alien in Star Trek Beyond.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2008 Karma Armand Guan
2009 Rasa Allivan
2011 The Raid: Redemption Sgt. Jaka
2012 Dead Mine Joko
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Jah
2013 La Tahzan Yamada
2016 Star Trek Beyond Manas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deri. "Biography Joe Taslim: Judo Membawanya jadi Komandan Pasukan Khusus" (in Indonesian). 21 Cineplex. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ M2 Magazine, March 2012 edition (in Indonesian)
  3. ^ M. Berlian (January 15, 2012). "DA MAN Exclusive Fashion Feature: Joe Taslim of "The Raid"". DA MAN. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bio For: Johanes Taslim". CinemaReview.com. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ "HBO Asia's Dead Mine sports international cast and crew". The Sun Daily. December 31, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ Lisa Siregar (2011-12-27). "HBO Asia Film Is 'Dead' on Target". Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  7. ^ Leow Si Wan (January 6, 2012). "Dead Mine: Action-horror film is HBO Asia's first original production". Yahoo. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ Ngantung, Daniel (August 3, 2012). "Film Dead Mine Dirilis Pertengahan September" (in Indonesian). Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ Jeff Sneider (July 7, 2012). "'Raid' actor joins 'Fast and Furious 6'". Variety.com. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gareth Evans and XYZ Films Team Up for Bloody Thriller The Night Comes For Us". dreadcentral.com. May 17, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Yayan Ruhian Sports A Ghastly Image On The Set Of COMIC 8: CASINO KINGS". Film Combat Syndicate. 

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