Tomas Arana

Tomas Arana

Highest Rated: 88% The Hunt for Red October (1990)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 3, 1955

Birthplace: Auburn, California, USA

It's very easy for a character actor to get stereotyped, but Tomas Arana enjoyed a varied career in both the United States and Italy. Born Thomas Clifford Arana on April 3, 1955 in Auburn, California, Aran grew up in San Francisco, where he studied classical theater at the American Conservatory and at City College of San Francisco. Like a lot of young people in the 1960s, he took off for Europe, hitchhiking through the regions until he finally settled in Naples, Italy. Arana ended up at the Lucio Amelio Art Gallery where he worked with Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and other acclaimed artists. Warhol also painted his portrait, and it became one of Arana's prized possessions. Arana worked as a producer and lead actor for the acclaimed theater company Falso Movimento in Naples, where he won awards for Best Play of the Year, Best Set Design, and the Mondello Prize. Arana toured around the world for over nine years as a performer at many major stage festivals. Arana made his small screen debut in a TV movie version of "The Taming of the Shrew" (1976) playing a clown. He worked steadily overseas before playing Lazarus in Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988). His next major movie was "The Hunt For Red October" (1991), where he played Loginov. Arana then played one of the best known villain roles of the '90s as the assassin in the Whitney Houston smash "The Bodyguard" (1992), and was part of an impressive ensemble cast in the updated western "Tombstone" (1993). Other prominent big screen appearances included playing Quintus in "Gladiator" (2000) and "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012), where he played Bruce Wayne's (Christian Bale) lawyer. Arana maintained dual American and Italian citizenship, dividing his time between the two countries and working extensively in both American and Italian productions.

Highest rated movies

The Hunt for Red October The Bourne Supremacy Gladiator
Private Property
The Church
The Devil's Daughter




No Score Yet 94% Echoes of the Past General von Le Suire (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Stop Me Now Eden Bauen (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet MMA Love Never Dies Rocco (Character) - 2017
17% 24% Incarnate Felix (Character) $4.8M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Bette Met Mae Stan (Character) - 2014
32% 39% The Possession of Michael King Augustine (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The President's Staff President Harry Carrey (Character) - 2013
23% 46% Romeo & Juliet Lord Montague (Character) $1.2M 2013
69% 74% Limitless Man in Tan Coat (Character) $79.2M 2011
3% 27% The Roommate Rebecca's Dad (Character) $37.3M 2011
No Score Yet 49% Mission London Munroe (Character) - 2010
59% 72% Defiance Ben Zion Gulkowitz (Character) $28.6M 2008
No Score Yet 12% Bats: Human Harvest Dr. Benton Walsh (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses Rene De Leon (Character) - 2007
71% No Score Yet Private Property Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 33% Frankenfish Jeff (Character) - 2004
82% 90% The Bourne Supremacy Martin Marshall (Character) $176.0M 2004
No Score Yet 15% Hillside Strangler Angelo Buono (Character) - 2004
50% 44% This Girl's Life Aronson (Character) - 2003
0% 21% Derailed Mason Cole (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chimera Tomas (Character) - 2001
78% 87% Gladiator Quintus (Character) $187.7M 2000
57% 44% Wildflowers Wade (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passaggio Per Il Paradiso Harrison (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Into the Night Harrison (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Line The Warden (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 14% Body Puzzle Michele (Character) - 1992
35% 64% The Bodyguard Herb Farmer (Character) $61.0K 1992
60% 47% The Devil's Daughter Damon (Character) - 1991
88% 88% The Hunt for Red October Igor Loginov, Cook - Red October (Character) $119.1M 1990
64% 49% The Church Evan (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Domino Gavros (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Seduction portiere d'albergo (Character) - 1988


No Score Yet 84% Code Black Admiral Stark (Guest Star) 2016
38% 62% Intelligence Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
40% No Score Yet In Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 80% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
87% 87% 24 Dave Conlon (Guest Star) 2005
70% No Score Yet Skin Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 64% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bella Mafia Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunger Unknown (Character) 1997
43% No Score Yet The Burning Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1989