Kiai-Kick All-Star #2: Marc Dacascos
Upcoming Films: Operation Rogue, Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 (Kung Lao)
Favorite Fight Choreographer: Himself
Favorite Director: Steve Wang
Primary Martial Arts Style: Kung Fu
Place in Cinema: Marc is a classis case of “what if”. Drive, Only The Strong and Brotherhood of the Wolf were good films that should’ve propelled him into the same sphere as Seagal and JCVD, but alas that didn’t happen. Marc needs to do what Michael Jai White did, and take his career into his own hands and make his own films. He still has time to do this. He’s still young enough and talented enough. Maybe he needs to give Isaac Florentine a call?
Every single moment of the film Drive. It really gave martial arts aficionados a look at how good Marc’s skills as a martial artist are, and how he was pretty good with comedic moments as well. With a wider viewership this film could’ve catapulted him to better films. Runner up moment: getting to fight Sammo Hung in what was the best episode of Martial Law.
Worst Career Moment:
Leaving martial arts films to work on the Iron Chef tv series for what seemed like forever. The Martial Arts world needed Marc, and he went elsewhere. Folks gotta eat, I get it, but we missed him during some prime years. You actually thought I might’ve said Cradle to the Grave or Double Dragon, didn’t you? I thought about it, but leaving film altogether hurt him–and us–worse.
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