Had he not listened to a sermon at Friday prayer, Agus Kuncoro would be a sculptor instead of an actor he is now.
Born in Jakarta on Aug. 11, 1972, Agus said he initially did not intend to be an actor. A graduate of the Jakarta Arts Institute (IKJ) in sculpture, he chose to walk a different life path after listening to a sermon about how Islam sees sculpture making.
“I was hesitant. Then, when I was reconsidering my intention [to be a sculptor], a chance to be an actor came,” he told The Jakarta Post after a preview of his recent movie, titled only with a question mark, ?.
His first appearance in the film industry was as the main character in Mahkota Mayangkara (Mayangkara Crown), a soap opera, in the early 1990s. It opened the way to more opportunities in the acting world.
Agus, who has also played in action soap operas such as Tutur Tinular and Anglin...