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Thomas Jane

Highest Rated:   92% Boogie Nights (1997)
Lowest Rated:   4% Vice (2015)
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Birthplace:   Baltimore, Maryland, USA
An actor with handsome, everyman good looks and undeniable screen presence, Thomas Jane has turned up in everything from low-budget indies to sprawling, big-budget Hollywood action spectacles. Born January 29th, 1969, the Baltimore native's unusual entry into show business found him cast in a Romeo and Juliet-inspired Bollywood musical while still in high school. At just 17 years old, Jane was spotted by a pair of Indian producers looking to cast a young, fair-haired American to act as Romeo to a young Indian actress' Juliet. Alas, the lure of Bollywood weighed heavier than the prospect of another year in high school, so Jane soon dropped out to film Padamati Sandhya Ragam in Madras, India. When filming wrapped, he quickly returned stateside despite some tempting offers in India, and a year later, the struggling actor was making the move to Los Angeles. Finding work in L.A. didn't prove easy, but thanks to persistence and hard work, Jane eventually made his way into the local theater scene. A small role in the gay-themed drama I'll Love You Forever...Tonight was followed by a small part in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Two short years later, Jane stepped into the lead for the quirky crime comedy At Ground Zero, and a role in the ill-fated Crow sequel The Crow: City of Angels followed in 1996. The next year, Jane was cast in the major starring role of real-life beatnik Neal Cassady for the independent film The Last Time I Committed Suicide with Keanu Reeves. By late 1997, Jane's star was steadily rising thanks to supporting parts in Face/Off and Boogie Nights. In 1998, he went indie once again with a role as a former heroin dealer looking to go straight in Thursday and then took a small part in the all-star ensemble cast of the war drama The Thin Red Line.With his role as a shark wrangler in the open-water thriller Deep Blue Sea in 1999, Jane graduated to full-on Hollywood action hero. After returning to Paul Thomas Anderson's fold for Magnolia later that year, he portrayed baseball legend Mickey Mantle in the acclaimed, made-for-HBO feature 61* (2001). His role as a quick-tempered detective working alongside Morgan Freeman's character in Under Suspicion (2000) found Jane at the top of his game, and though performances in The Sweetest Thing (2002) and Dreamcatcher (2003) went largely unseen due to poor box-office performances, audiences could rest assured that they would see plenty of the newly buff actor when he donned the famous skull T-shirt and loaded up to rid the streets of crime in the eagerly anticipated comic book adaptation The Punisher (2004). Two years later Jane would continue his onscreen love-affair with firearms as a Federal Witness Protection program particpant whose cover is dangerously blown in the Elemore Leonard adaptation Killshot. While Jane's performance as an infamous gangster was solid in the action thriller Give 'Em Hell Malone, he wouldn't find true success with mainstream audiences until he took on the leading role in HBO's Hung (2009-2012), a dark comedy following a history teacher (Jane) who moonlights as a prostitute.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hot Summer Nights
  • Actor
2017
9% USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
  • Adrian Marks
2016
53% Standoff
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Carter
2016
No Score Yet The Veil
  • Jim Jacobs
2016
29% Before I Wake
  • Mark
2016
36% Into The Grizzly Maze
  • Beckett
2015
20% Broken Horses
  • Gabriel Heckum
2015
4% Vice
  • Roy
2015
No Score Yet
  • Actor
2015
4% Reach Me
  • Wolfie
2014
57% White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Detective Scieziesciez
2014
8% Drive Hard
  • Peter Roberts
2014
No Score Yet Buttwhistle
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Heavenly Sword
  • Loki
2014
50% Drew: The Man Behind The Poster
  • Actor
$3.6k 2013
13% Hustlers
  • The Man
$5.4k 2013
No Score Yet Sirius
  • Actor
2013
17% LOL
  • Alan
2012
12% I Melt with You
  • Executive Producer
  • Richard
$4.7k 2011
No Score Yet DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet DC Showcase: Jonah Hex
  • Jonah Hex
2010
No Score Yet Give 'em Hell Malone
  • Malone
2010
No Score Yet The Job
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Dark Country
  • Dick
  • Director
2009
43% Killshot
  • Wayne Colson
2008
18% Mutant Chronicles
  • Mitch Hunter
2008
72% The Mist
  • David Drayton
$25.5M 2007
33% The Tripper
  • Buzz Hall
  • Executive Producer
2007
29% The Punisher
  • Frank Castle
$33.7M 2004
73% Stander
  • Andre Stander
2004
30% Dreamcatcher
  • Henry
$33.8M 2003
26% The Sweetest Thing
  • Peter Donahue
$24.5M 2002
12% Original Sin
  • Billy/Walter Downs
$15.2M 2001
80% 61*
  • Mickey Mantle
2001
49% Under Suspicion
  • Det. Felix Owens
2000
84% Magnolia
  • Young Jimmy Gator
1999
14% Molly
  • Sam
1999
57% Deep Blue Sea
  • Carter Blake
1999
22% The Velocity of Gary
  • Gary
1999
No Score Yet Junked
  • Switch
1999
78% The Thin Red Line
  • Pvt. Ash
1998
33% Thursday
  • Casey
1998
No Score Yet Zack and Reba
  • Actor
1998
92% Boogie Nights
  • Todd Parker
1997
92% Face/Off
  • Burke Hicks
1997
No Score Yet Hollywood Confidential
  • V Phree
1997
No Score Yet The Whole of the Moon
  • Actor
1997
12% The Crow: City of Angels
  • Nemo
1996
No Score Yet The Last Time I Committed Suicide
  • Neal
1996
No Score Yet Nemesis
  • Billy
1993
35% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Zeph
1992
No Score Yet Padamati Sandhya Ragam
  • Actor
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
85% The Expanse
2015
  • Detective Miller
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
48% Hung
2009-2011
  • Ray Drecker
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Clay Bicks
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2013
  • Himself
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Hung
  • Ray Drecker
No Score Yet Superdotado
2009
  • Ray Drecker

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