Maurizio Arena's acting talents were showcased on the big screen many times throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Arena found his beginnings in film with roles in the Vittorio De Sica comedy "Vacanze ad Ischia" (1957) and the crime feature "Las Vegas 500 Milliones" (1969) with Gary Lockwood. Later, Arena acted in the Enzo Cerusico drama "Anche Se Volessi Lavorare, Che Faccio?" (1971), "Per Amare Ofelia" (1974) with Francoise Fabian and "La Padrona e serita" (1976). He also appeared in "Making Opera" (1988). Later in his career, Arena worked on "Mefistofele From the San Francisco Opera" (PBS, 1990-91).