- John Arcilla has won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 78th Venice Film Festival
- The Filipino star got the award for his lead role in the political-thriller film “On the Job: The Missing 8”
- He was able to beat Hollywood stars Oscar Isaac and Benedict Cumberbatch in the best actor race
- John expressed his regret in his virtual acceptance speech of not being able to physically attend the ceremony in Italy
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John Arcilla made Filipinos proud after winning the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 78th Venice Film Festival.
He won the award for his lead role in the political-thriller film by Erik Matti entitled “On the Job: The Missing 8.”
Some of the biggest actors he beat in the best actor race include Oscar Isaac of “Star Wars” and Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In his virtual acceptance speech, John expressed his regret of not being able to physically attend the ceremony in Italy. He also talked about the unity brought by the art of cinema among people of different colors and races.
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“If there’s one thing I regret tonight is, I will not be able to see my picture there, kissing my own Volpi Cup, just like the other 77 actors who received their most prestigious award…
“I know that we can understand each other despite our differences and it’s because of the arts – the arts of cinema,” he said.
On Instagram, John also showed the five-minute standing ovation that their film received during the said film festival.
John Arcilla, whose full name is Romeo Gonzales Arcilla, is an acclaimed actor and environmentalist from the Philippines. He is best known for playing the lead role of Antonio Luna in the historical drama, 'Heneral Luna'. John won the Best Actor Award at the 78th Venice Film Festival for his lead role in the film ‘On the Job: The Missing 8.’
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The actor went viral after he opened up about the death of his father, Dominador Arcilla, at the age of 86. The actor clarified that his beloved father did not die because of COVID-19. He stated that the lockdown made his father’s death even more painful because he and his siblings were not able to bury their father since he died in Baler.
KAMI also reported that John, who plays the main antagonist Renato Hipolito in the action drama series 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano' recently answered some questions regarding the teleserye. One of the questions the actor addressed was a popular comment about how people never run out of bullets in the series.