Bringing new life to the legendary role of “Kurt Sloane” made famous by Jean-Claude Van Damme in the 80’s action film Kickboxer, Hollywood’s most in-demand stuntman Alain Moussi makes his unbelievable transition from stuntman to leading man in Kickboxer: Retaliation.

Supporting actors include Jean-Claude Van Damme himself, boxing icon Mike Tyson, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson “The Mountain” from HBO’s Game of Thrones, as well as Christopher Lambert from Highlander.

Known for his jaw-dropping high-kicks, killer precision and natural charm, Alain has been fighting his way through the entertainment industry where he has quickly risen as the quintessential stuntman and fight choreographer. With over 25 years of experience in martial arts and 30+ films to his credits, Alain has become the go-to expert to choreograph Hollywood’s blockbuster action fight scenes.

Born in Africa, Alain and his family spent the first two years of his life between Libreville, and the Ivory Coast before moving to Ottawa, Canada. Growing up, Alain was very active with sports and discovered Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 7, but it wasn’t until he discovered the classic film Bloodsport starring Jean-Claude Van Damme that his passion was realized. After that, Alain made it his life goal to be able to do what Jean-Clade did in the movies and become a famed martial artist, and he remarkably just reprised the role played by the very person who he so idolized.

When Alain is not acting, choreographing fights, falling out of buildings, or running his martial arts school, he enjoys spending time with his wife Janie and daughter Annabelle at their home in Canada, and of course having a drink in his hot tub!

Chillin' with Alain Moussi, martial arts pose with weapon

Chillin’ with Alain Moussi

Photo by Bobby Quillard

Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on.

Right now I have Kickboxer 2: Retaliation which was released in January and am currently in
prep for Kickboxer 3: Armageddon which is shooting in early 2018.

With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?

I love going out to restaurants, having drinks in a lounge, going to the movies or to simply chill at home either watching Netflix or having a drink in the hot tub.

When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?

To me variety is the spice of life haha!  I’ll do pub style beer and appetizers or class it up to a Michelin star restaurant with some wine paring. French, Italian, Brazilian, Lebanese … I like it all!

Chillin' with Alain Moussi, black suit, portrait

Chillin’ with Alain Moussi

Photo by Bobby Quillard

What types of dishes do you usually order?

It’s always different, but when I’m in a pub I’m a big fan of chicken nachos. I’m also a huge fan of steak so I love steak houses. If I’m in a fancy restaurant, I love doing a chef’s blind menu with wine pairing.

Do you cook?

I enjoy cooking but I only do the simple stuff: pasta, steak, chicken, and I do a mean dill salmon. My wife Janie is the chef in the house; she’s brilliant even if she’s so modest about it.

What types of drinks do you order when out?

I just love a smooth Belgian white or a tasty IPA. I really enjoy wine pairing so it really depends on what I’m eating. I do usually lean towards a nice full-bodied red like a California Cab. When I’m out in a lounge or club I’m a vodka soda kind of guy.

Chillin' with Alain Moussi, knee thrust

Chillin’ with Alain Moussi

Photo by Bobby Quillard

Do you prepare drinks at home?

All the time.

Do you own a home bar?

Yup.

What is it stocked with?

Beer, wine, vodka, gin, rum, tequila, Cîroc and more.

Chillin' with Alain Moussi, high kick in black suit, on white

Chillin’ with Alain Moussi

Photo by Bobby Quillard

What is your favorite drink/cocktail?

I love a good Mojito!

Have you ever been a bartender?

I worked the bar sometimes when I worked as a banquet server at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.

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