Tomas Arana

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Tomas Arana
Tomas Arana.jpg
Tomas Arana in the movie Gladiator.
Born Thomas Clifford Arana
(1955-04-03) April 3, 1955 (age 60)
Auburn, California, U.S.
Other names Thomas Arana
Years active 1976–present
Website www.tomasarana.com

Tomas Arana (born Thomas Clifford Arana; April 3, 1955) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Arana was born in Auburn, California. He grew up in San Francisco and studied classical theatre at the American Conservatory Theater and at the City College of San Francisco.[1] Afterwards he relocated to New York and acted in off-Broadway productions. He then hitchhiked throughout Europe and ended up living in Naples, Italy, where he worked in the famous Lucio Amelio Art Gallery. There he worked with such artists as Warhol, Beuys, Rauschenberg, Richter, Longobardi, Clemente, Gilbert & George, etc. Andy Warhol painted his portrait, which is now part of Arana's extensive art collection. He lives between Italy and Hollywood and has three sons.

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. He appeared as Quintus in Ridley Scott's epic motion picture Gladiator, Michael Bruening in Curtis Hanson's L.A. Confidential and he also appeared in the second film of the Bourne series, The Bourne Supremacy. In theatre, Arana was the producer and a leading actor in the internationally acclaimed theatre company Falso Movimento, based in Naples, Italy. Under Arana and artistic director Mario Martone (now an Italian film director), Falso Movimento won many awards including Best Play of the Year and Best Set Design, as well as the Mondello Prize.

Arana also played the GRU sleeper agent Loginov in the 1990 film adaptation of Tom Clancy's novel The Hunt for Red October, the would-be killer in 1992's The Bodyguard starring superstars Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, a Belarusian resistance leader in Edward Zwick's 2008 film Defiance, and The Man In The Tan Coat in 2011's Limitless alongside Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. He appeared in the third installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, as Bruce Wayne's lawyer. In 2013 Arana performed as mysterious assassin in the miniseries Crimes of the German television broadcaster ZDF, a role without any subtext. In 2014, Arana appeared as a Kree ambassador in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Hunt for Red October Loginov (Cook)
1991 Shadows and Fog Confessing Man Uncredited
1992 Body Puzzle Michele
1992 The Bodyguard Portman
1992 Over the Line The Warden
1993 Tombstone Frank Stillwell
1996 First Kid Harold
1997 L.A. Confidential Breuning
1998 Heartwood Jordan Barrett
1999 Wildflowers Wade
2000 Gladiator Quintus
2001 Pearl Harbor Vice-Adm. Frank J. 'Jack' Fletcher
2002 Derailed Mason Cole
2003 This Girl's Life Aronson
2004 The Bourne Supremacy Martin Marshall
2005 Island of the Damned Nigel
2008 Defiance Ben Zion Gulkowitz
2011 The Roommate Jeff Evans
2011 Limitless Man in Coat
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Wayne's Lawyer
2013 Romeo & Juliet Lord Montague
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Kree Ambasador

References[edit]

  1. ^ filmreference.com Accessed May 25, 2010

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