Tomas Milian

Fleeing Cuba after his general father was arrested, Tomas Milian trained at the Actors Studio in New York, but found fame in Italy. In 1959, he was spotted on stage by director Mauro Bolognini, who cast him in the ... Read more »
Born: 03/03/1932

Filmography

Actor (58)

Django Lives 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fugly! 2014 (Movie)

Gramps (Actor)

Non Si Sevizia un Paperino 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Feast of the Goat 2006 (Movie)

Rafael Leonidas Trujillo (Actor)

The Lost City 2006 (Movie)

Don Federico Fellove (Actor)

Washington Heights 2003 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

UC: Undercover 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Yards 2000 (Movie)

Manuel Sequiera (Actor)

Traffic 2000 (Movie)

General Arturo Salazar (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1991 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Amistad 1997 (Movie)

Calderon (Actor)

Fools Rush In 1997 (Movie)

Tomas (Actor)

The Burning Season 1994 (Movie)

Darli Alves (Actor)

Frannie's Turn 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Nails 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Cat Chaser 1990 (Movie)

Anres DeBoya (Actor)

Drug Wars: the Camarena Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Giocodi Massacro 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Havana 1990 (Movie)

Menocal (Actor)

Revenge 1990 (Movie)

Cesar (Actor)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Luci Lontane 1986 (Movie)

Bernardo (Actor)

Salome 1986 (Movie)

Herod (Actor)

Delitto Al Blue Gay 1983 (Movie)

Nico Giraldi (Actor)

Delitto sull'autostrada 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Identification of a Woman 1982 (Movie)

Niccolo Farra (Actor)

Monsignor 1982 (Movie)

Francisco (Actor)

A Blow to the Heart 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rambo Sfida la Citta 1981 (Movie)

Rambo (Actor)

Delitto a Porta Romana 1979 (Movie)

Inspector Giraldi (Actor)

Luna 1979 (Movie)

Giuseppe (Actor)

Milano Odia: La Polizia non Puo' Sparare 1979 (Movie)

Julio Sacchi (Actor)

Messalina, Messalina 1978 (Movie)

Baba (Actor)

Winter Kills 1978 (Movie)

Frank Mayo (Actor)

Folies bourgeoises 1976 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Squadra antiscippo 1975 (Movie)

Nico Girardi (Actor)

40 gradi soto il lenzuolo 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Folle a Tuer 1974 (Movie)

Killer (Actor)

Roma A Mano Armata 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Il Bianco, Il Giallo, Il Nero 1973 (Movie)

White (Actor)

Il Consigliori 1972 (Movie)

Tomas Accardo--Consigliore (Actor)

La Vita, a Volte e Molto Dura, Vero Provvidenza? 1971 (Movie)

Providenza (Actor)

Sonny & Jed 1971 (Movie)

Jed (Actor)

A Fine Pair 1969 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

I Cannibali 1969 (Movie)

Haimon (Actor)

Bandits in Milan 1968 (Movie)

Commissario Basevi (Actor)

Beatrice Cenci 1968 (Movie)

Olympio Calvetti (Actor)

Faccia a Faccia 1966 (Movie)

Solomon "Beauregard" Bennett (Actor)

Se Sei Vivo, Spara 1966 (Movie)

Django (Actor)

The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965 (Movie)

Raphael (Actor)

The Big Gundown 1965 (Movie)

Cuchillo (Actor)

Boccaccio '70 1962 (Movie)

Count Ottavio (Actor)

Il Bell'Antonio 1962 (Movie)

Eduardo (Actor)

The Dauphins 1959 (Movie)

Alberto (Actor)

Biography

Fleeing Cuba after his general father was arrested, Tomas Milian trained at the Actors Studio in New York, but found fame in Italy. In 1959, he was spotted on stage by director Mauro Bolognini, who cast him in the dramas "La Notte brava" and "Il bell'Antonio". But, while he worked with auteurs like Luchino Visconti and Pier Paolo Pasolini on the portmanteau pictures "Boccaccio '70" and "RoGoPaG", Milian tired of playing bourgeois dupes in arthouse dramas and accepted the role of the psychotic fugitive in "The Bounty Killer" to pay his passage home. Such was his success, however, that his Mexican bandits and revolutionaries became snarling staples of such cult Spaghetti Westerns as "The Big Gundown", "Django Kill!" and "Face to Face". As the genre began to wane in the early 1970s, Milian took leads in diverse outings like the comedy "Where Are You Going All Naked?", the period melodrama "Beatrice Cenci" and the giallo "Don't Torture a Duckling". But he reinvented himself again by playing petty thief Sergio "Monnezza" Marazzi in a trio of underworld thrillers and Inspector Nico Giraldi in 11 crime comedies for director Bruno Corbucci. In each case, Milian wrote his own dialogue in Roman slang, but he was invariably dubbed by Ferruccio Amendola. Despite continuing to appear in quality titles like Bernardo Bertolucci's "La Luna" and Michelangelo Antonioni's "Identification of a Woman", Milian eventually returned Stateside and took supports in such prestige dramas as "JFK", "Amistad" and "Traffic".

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