“The Martial Arts Kid” Writer/Director Says Matthew Ziff Was “Very Deserving” Of Best Supporting Actor Award From Sunscreen

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Baumgarten says Ziff threw himself into the role of Whitlaw to such a degree – Ziff normally looks like a clean-cut heartthrob instead of a bulky bully – that he is almost unrecognizable in the film to those who know him.

“Having Matthew Ziff win for Best Supporting Actor was very deserving”, says Baumgarten. “When an actor has the bravery and commitment to change his appearance and become somebody he truly is not, that’s exciting to me as a filmmaker and a movie fan.”

“Not enough actors take those kind of chances.”