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Known Credits: 30

Birthday: 1955-04-03

Place of Birth: Auburn - California - USA

Adult Actor: False

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  • Thomas Clifford Arana

Tomas Arana

Biography

He co-starred as Quintus in Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000), the Dreamworks-Universal movie and winner of five Oscars, including Best Picture, co-starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, and Oliver Reed. Three of Tomas Arana's more recent films are: La volpe a tre zampe (2005), directed by Sandro Dionisio, a Teatri Uniti (Angelo Curti)/Cattelya Production that co-stars Miranda Otto, Angela Luce, and Nadja Uhl; Outpatient (2002), directed by Alec Carlin, with Justin Kirk and Catherine Kellner and the Jean-Claude Van Damme action film, Derailed (2002), directed by Bob Misiorowski. He was in Chimera (2001), directed by Pappi Corsicato, with Iaia Forte and Tommaso Ragno. He has appeared in more than 40 films, ranging from large budget Hollywood Studio pictures to Independent films in both the U.S. and Europe. His studio pictures include L.A. Confidential (1997) (as Bruening, a rogue cop), The Bodyguard (1992) (as Portman, Kevin Costner's antagonist and Whitney Houston's assassin), The Hunt for Red October (1990) (as Loginov, the Russian Saboteur), Tombstone (1993), and First Kid (1996).

He played Lazarus in Martin Scorsese's controversial The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). He was also featured in the Sundance-developed Wildflowers (1999), an independent film by Melissa Painter starring Clea DuVall and Daryl Hannah. Arana has played leading and supporting roles in over 30 European productions including films by directors such as Lina Wertmüller, Liliana Cavani, Carlo Verdone, Michele Soavi and with one of Japan's most successful directors: Koreyoshi Kurahara in the Toho production See You (1988). In theatre, Arana was the producer as well as a leading actor in the internationally acclaimed Theatre Company Falso Movimento, based in Naples, Italy. Under Arana and the artistic director Mario Martone (now a major Italian Film Director), Falso Movimento won many awards including Best Play of the Year, Best Set Design and the prestigious Mondello Prize. The company toured worldwide for more than nine years at major International Festivals including London, Frankfurt, New York, Los Angeles, Madrid, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Jerusalem, and others. Tomas Arana grew up in San Francisco and studied classical theatre at its prestigious American Conservatory Theatre, afterwards relocating to New York and acting in off-Broadway productions. He then hitchhiked throughout Europe and ended up living in Naples, Italy, where he worked in the Lucio Amelio Art Gallery, working with such artists as Warhol, Rauschenberg, Beuys, Richter, Longobardi, Clemente, Gilbert & George, etc. Andy Warhol painted his portrait, which is now part of his extensive art collection. He has both U.S. and Italian citizenship. He is married and has two sons.

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Acting
2014 The Possession of Michael King
2014 Intelligence - (10 episodes) as DNI Adam Weatherly
2013 Project: S.E.R.A. - (6 episodes) as Corvallis
2013 The President's Staff
2013 Verbrechen nach Ferdinand von Schirach - (1 episode) as Unbekannter Mann
2013 Verbrechen as Unbekannter Mann (Episode 6)
2011 Limitless as Man in Tan Coat
2011 The Roommate as Jeff Evans
2010 Mission London as Munroe
2008 Defiance as Ben Zion Gulkowitz
2007 Gladiator Of Pompeii as Massimo
2006 Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders as Angelo Buono
2004 Frankenfish as Jeff
2004 The Bourne Supremacy as Martin Marshall
2004 Il servo ungherese as August Dailermann
2004 Legami sporchi as Raymond Toom
2003 This Girl's Life as Aronson
2002 CSI: Miami - (1 episode)
2002 Derailed as Mason Cole
2001 Chimera
2000 Gladiator as Quintus
2000 Wildflowers as Wade
1997 Last Cut
1992 The Bodyguard as Greg Portman
1992 Body Puzzle as Michele
1991 The Sect as Damon
1989 The Church as Evan
1988 Domino as Gavros
1988 The Prince of Terror as Vincent Omen
1900 Tutti pazzi per amore - (28 episodes)