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.
Taslim was born in Palembang, Indonesia, the son of Maria Taslim and Mardjuki Taslim. He was exposed to martial arts at an early age. His martial arts training includes Pencak Silat, Wushu, Judo, Taekwondo and Shotokan. 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.
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. 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.
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)...
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