Iko Uwais to announce shock retirement from acting?

Uwais created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Uwais fans. Speculation had been rife that the Indonesian actor best known for his role in The Raid: Redemption, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 38, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 10/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouIko was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Iko Uwais was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouIko”
— @universalObserver, 9 Apr 2021
“I thought Iko Uwais retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 9 Apr 2021

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