Sophan Sophiaan

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Sophan Sophiaan
Born Sophan Sophiaan
(1944-04-26)April 26, 1944
Makassar, Indonesia
Died May 17, 2008(2008-05-17) (aged 64)
Ngawi, Indonesia
Occupation Actor, film director, and politician
Years active 1971–2008
Spouse(s) Widyawati
Children Roma Sophiaan
Romi Sophiaan
Parent(s) Manai Sophiaan

Sophan Sophiaan (April 26, 1944 – May 17, 2008) was an Indonesian film actor and politician. He was a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP).[1]

Sophiaan was born in the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi, on April 26, 1944.[1]

His last appearance was in the 2008 film, Love, opposite his real life wife, Indonesian actress, Widyawati.[2]

Sophiaan was killed in a motorcycle accident in Sragen, Central Java, on May 17, 2008 at the age of 64. He was participating in a motorcycle parade called "The Route of the National Awakening" to commemorate the 100th anniversary of National Awakening Day when the accident occurred. The parade, which began in Jakarta on April 12, 2008, was to make stops across Java in the cities of Rengas Dengklok, Cirebon, Pekalongan, Semarang, Rembang, Tuban and Surabaya, before ending in Monas, Jakarta, on May 20, 2008. Sophiaan's accident occurred after he joined in the parade. He was riding his motorcycle when he struck a large hole in Sragen, near the town's border with Ngawi, East Java, at approximately 9:30 A.M. He suffered internal injuries and a broken leg in the accident. Sophiaan died at Sragen Hospital at around 10 A.M. on May 17, 2008.[1]

Former President of Indonesia and chair of the (PDIP), Megawati Sukarnoputri, issued a statement expressing condolences after the accident. Sophiaan and Megawati had become colleagues when she founded her PDIP political party.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1971 Lisa Harun
1971 Pengantin Remaja Romi
1971 Lorong Hitam Kartono/Kusuma
1971 Matahari Hampir Terbenam Max
1972 Perkawinan Mr. Tok Leading Role Actor II in Indonesian Film Festival 1973
Runner Up IV Actor (Best Actor/Actress 1972-1973) in PWI Awards
1972 Tjintaku Djauh Dipulau Unknown Role
1972 Si Bongkok Gusti
1972 Pemberang Johan Arifin
1972 Mutiara Dalam Lumpur Khalid
1973 Pencopet Abdul Kadir Zailani
1973 Anak Yatim Yeyen's dad
1973 Percintaan Herman/Surya Mulyono
1973 Timang-Timang Anakku Sayang Erwin
1973 Perempuan Hendrawansyah
1974 Romi dan Juli Unknown Role
1974 Cinta Remaja Mirta
1974 Aku Cinta Padamu Baron Isfandari
1974 Kehormatan Iwan
1974 Gaun Pengantin Unknown Role
1974 Demi Cinta Johan
1975 Jinak-Jinak Merpati Dimas
1976 Sentuhan Cinta Toha
1977 Rahasia Seorang Ibu Johan Sitompul
1977 Letnan Harahap Unknown Role
1980 Kemilau Kemuning Senja Andi Bastian
1980 Buah Hati Mama Hendrik Maulana
1981 Amalia S.H. Frans
1983 Kadarwati Unknown Role
1984 Saat-Saat Yang Indah Unknown Role
1984 Tinggal Landas Buat Kekasih Wimar
1987 Arini (Masih Ada Kereta yang Akan Lewat) Helmi
1988 Suami Bram Bahrumsyah
1989 Sesaat Dalam Pelukan Andi Nominations Citra Award for Best Leading Actor in Indonesian Film Festival 1990
1990 Perempuan Kedua Dr. Yanuar
1991 Yang Tercinta Umar Abdullah Nomiantions Citra Award for Best Supporting Actor in Indonesian Film Festival 1991
1994 Sesal Affan
2008 Love Nugroho Favorite Leading Role Actor in Indonesian Movie Awards 2009

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role
1997-1998 Abad 21 Harry Dewanto
1998-1999 Kemuning
2008 Elang Mr. Piet

Director and Scriptwriter[edit]

Year Role Title Notes
1975 Jinak-Jinak Merpati Director
1976 Widuri Kekasihku Director
1977 Letnan Harahap Director
1978 Bung Kecil Director
1980 Buah Hati Mama Director
1981 Jangan Ambil Nyawaku Director Nominations Citra Award for Best Director in Indonesian Film Festival 1982
1982 Bunga Bangsa Director and Scriptwriter Nominations Citra Award for Best Stories in Indonesian Film Festival 1983
Nominations Citra Award for Best Scenario in Indonesian Film Festival 1983
1983 Kadarwati Director
1984 Saat-Saat Yang Indah Director and Scriptwriter
1984 Tinggal Landas Buat Kekasih Director and Scriptwriter Nominations Citra Award for Best Scenario in Indonesian Film Festival 1985
1985 Melintas Badai Director
1985 Damai Kami Sepanjang Hari Director and Scriptwriter
1986 Di Balik Dinding Kelabu Director
1987 Arini (Masih Ada Kereta yang Akan Lewat) Director Nominations Citra Award for Best Director in Indonesian Film Festival 1987
1988 Ayu dan Ayu Director and Scriptwriter
1988 Suami Director and Producer
1989 Sesaat Dalam Pelukan Director Nominations Citra Award for Best Director in Indonesian Film Festival 1990
1991 Ketika Senyummu Hadir Director
1994 Sesal Director and Scriptwriter

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Film Results
1973 PWI Awards Runner Up IV Actor (Best Actor/Actress 1972-1973) Perkawinan Won
1973 Indonesian Film Festival Leading Role Actor II Perkawinan Won
1982 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Director Jangan Ambil Nyawaku Nominated
1983 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Stories Bunga Bangsa Nominated
1983 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Scenario Bunga Bangsa Nominated
1985 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Scenario Tinggal Landas Buat Kekasih Nominated
1987 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Director Arini (Masih Ada Kereta yang Akan Lewat) Nominated
1990 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Leading Actor Sesaat Dalam Pelukan Nominated
1990 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Director Sesaat Dalam Pelukan Nominated
1991 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Supporting Actor Yang Tercinta Nominated
2009 Indonesian Movie Awards Favorite Leading Role Actor Love Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sophan Sophiaan Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Central Java". Antara. 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  2. ^ Liem, Iskandar (2008-02-24). "A love-hate relationship with Kabir Bhatia's latest offering". Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 

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