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Jakarta Post

Reza Rahardian: Young actor with many faces

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 16 2011   /  11:59 am

Reza Rahardian might only be 23 but he has won two Citra awards at the Indonesian Film Festival (FFI), making him one of the country’s most wanted actors.Reza recalled how surprised he was when he was named Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 FFI for his role in Hanung Bramantyo’s film Perempuan Berkalung Sorban, or Woman with a headscarf.The hustle and bustle of customers at a cafe in a posh mall in Senayan, South Jakarta, could not distract him from his thoughts. Reza said he was touched, speechless and even teary-eyed when on stage at the FFI ceremony. Winning the award meant he beat veteran actors, such as Deddy Mizwar, Frans Tumbuan, Mamiek Prakoso and Verdy Sulaiman.“I’m really proud of being nominated at a big event like the FFI alongside my seniors, such as Deddy Mizwar and Frans Tumbuan. I was just 22,” he said.  “My hard work finally paid off. Perempuan Berkalung...