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Gading Marten ready to spread wings

Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Fri, February 7, 2020  /  05:14 pm
Gading Marten ready to spread wings

Learning curve: Gading Marten (right) and fellow actor Boris Bokir converse on location. (BASE Entertainment/-)

People used to joke about Gading Marten using his dad’s name and his baby daughter’s popularity on social media to increase his own. Such jokes even made into the horror comedy Hangout in 2016, in which he played himself.  But it looks like Gading got the last laugh after taking home the Best Actor award at the 2018 Indonesia Film Festival (FFI) for his role in drama Love For Sale. In his acceptance speech, he acknowledged that he just "borrowed" the family name to gain popularity in the entertainment world. Up close and personal: After winning the Best Actor award at the 2018 Indonesia Film Festival (FFI), Gading Marten is ready to keep on challenging himself. (JP/Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak) “But I can use it with pride now,” said the son of actor Roy Marten and father of Gempita Nora Marten, whom he shares with his ex-...