Actor Tomas Arana

Thomas Clifford Arana (born April 3, 1955) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the films The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Bodyguard (1992), L.A. Confidential (1997), Gladiator (2000), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Limitless (2011) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).


Arana has played leading and supporting roles in over 30 European productions including films by directors Lina Wertmüller, Liliana Cavani, Carlo Verdone and Michele Soavi, and with the Japanese director Koreyoshi Kurahara in the Toho production See You. He appeared as Quintus in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, Michael Bruening in Curtis Hanson’s L.A. Confidential and in the second film of the Bourne series, The Bourne Supremacy. In theatre, Arana was the producer and a leading actor in the 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 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 appeared in the miniseries Crimes of the German television broadcaster ZDF. In 2014, Arana appeared as a Kree ambassador in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Personal life

Arana divides his time between Italy and Hollywood and has three sons. He is fluent in Italian as well as English, and speaks conversational French and Spanish.[citation needed] He is a kendo practitioner.



Year Title Role Notes
1978 Blood Feud Fascist Uncredited role
1979 Atrocious Tales of Love and Death Walter Navarro
1981 The Skin American G.I.
1986 Incidente di percorso Rebelsky
1987 Io e mia sorella Gábor
1988 Intimacy Porter
The Last Temptation of Christ Lazarus
Umi e Juan Vasquez
Domino Gavros
1989 The Church Evan
Francesco Learned brother Uncredited role
1990 The Hunt for Red October Matrose Igor Loginov
1991 The Sect Damon
Shadows and Fog Confessing Man Uncredited role
1992 Body Puzzle Michael
The Bodyguard Greg Portman
Out of Control The Warden
1993 Tombstone Frank Stillwell
1996 First Kid Harold
1997 L.A. Confidential Det. Sgt. Michael Breuning
1998 Passage to Paradise Harrison
Heartwood Jordan Barrett
1999 Branchie Subotnik
Wildflowers Wade
2000 Gladiator Quintus
2001 Chimera Tomas Berti
Pearl Harbor Vice Adm. Frank J. Fletcher
2002 Derailed Mason Cole
2003 The Accidental Detective Matt Brandon
This Girl’s Life Aronson
2004 La volpe a tre zampe Il generale
Il servo ungherese August Dailerman
The Bourne Supremacy Martin Marshall
Legami sporchi Raymond Toom
2005 Private Property Nigel
2006 Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders Angelo Buono
2008 Defiance Ben Zion Gulkowitz
2010 Mission London Munroe
2011 The Roommate Jeff Evans
Limitless Man in Coat
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Ward Neeley
2013 The President’s Staff President Harry Carrey
Romeo & Juliet Lord Montague
2014 The Possession of Michael King Augustine
Guardians of the Galaxy Kree Ambassador
2016 Ustica: The Missing Paper Fragalà
Incarnate Felix
2017 American Satan Reporter
2019 Don’t Stop Me Now Eden Bauen


Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Taming of the Shrew Clown Television film
1985 Otello Iago
Perfidi incanti F. Scott Fitzgerald
1987 Il cespuglio delle bacche velenose Andrea
1988 The Prince of Terror Vincent Omen
1989 Miami Vice Walter Stevens 1 episode
1990 Blue Blood Ugo Mancini
1996 Seduced by Madness Leon Miniseries;
2 episodes
The Lazarus Man Andrew Hawthorne 1 episode
1997 The Burning Zone Prof. Herbert Tobler
The Hunger Rick McCabe
1998 Walker, Texas Ranger Jackson Mandell
Players Andrew Pickett
2001 ER Rifkin
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Rudy Langer
Thieves Honigger
2002 Il Comissario L’americano Miniseries;
2 episodes
Without a Trace Chuck 1 episode
2003 CSI: Miami Mr. Davis
Skin Garret
2003-04 Spooks Herman Joyce 2 episodes
2004 Crossing Jordan Father Casnelli 1 episode
Frankenfish Jeff Television film
2005 24 Dave Conlon 2 episodes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Joseph Diamond 1 episode
2006 In Justice Detective Ben Dryer
Justice League Unlimited Tharok
2007 Pompeii [es] Massimo Miniseries;
2 episodes
Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses Rene De Leon Television film
Bats: Human Harvest Dr. Benton Walsh
2008 Rebecca, la prima moglie Jack Favell
2008-09 Tutti pazzi per amore Riccardo Balstrieri 12 episodes
2009 Lie to Me Judge Simon 1 episode
2010 Crimini Zen
Colpo di fulmine Lorenzo Fieschi Television film
2012 6 passi nel giallo Marc Douglas 1 episode
2013 Project S.E.R.A. Corvallis Web series;
6 episodes
Crime Stories Unbekannter Mann 1 episode
2014 Intelligence DNI Adam Weatherly 10 episodes
2016 Code Black Admiral Stark 1 episode
2020 The New Pope Tomas Altbruck

External Links

Actor Tomas Arana – Wikipedia

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