Tomas Milian (1933–2017)


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Tomas Milian, an American actor born in Cuba; was trained at the Actors Studio. He appeared in a few plays on Broadway, as well as in a show by Jean Cocteau in Spoleto. Mauro Bolognini noticed him and that was the starting point of a rich cinematographic career in Italy, where he played in all manner of genres. He interpreted a mad psychopath in ... See full bio »

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(age 84) in Miami, Florida, USA

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Traffic General Arturo Salazar
(2000)
JFK Leopoldo
(1991)
Amistad Calderon
(1997)
The Tough Ones Vincenzo Moretto
(1976)

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 2014 Fugly!
Gramps
 2005 The Feast of the Goat
Rafael Leonidas Trujillo
 2005 The Lost City
Don Federico Fellove
 2002 Washington Heights
Eddie
 2001 UC: Undercover (TV Series)
Señor Ortega
- Of Fathers and Sons (2001) ... Señor Ortega
 2001 Ambush (Short)
Passenger
 2000 Traffic
General Arturo Salazar
 2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Colonel Emilio Pantoya
- Vaya Con Dios (2000) ... Colonel Emilio Pantoya
 2000 The Yards
Manuel Sequiera
 1997 Amistad
Calderon
 1997 Oz (TV Series)
Ricardo Alvarez
- To Your Health (1997) ... Ricardo Alvarez
- Visits, Conjugal and Otherwise (1997) ... Ricardo Alvarez
 1997 Fools Rush In
Tomas Fuentes
 1994 The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (TV Movie)
Darli Alves
 1994 The Cowboy Way
Manny Huerta
 1993 Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (TV Movie)
Carlo Rossi
 1993 Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage (TV Movie)
Joe Profaci
 1992 Frannie's Turn (TV Series)
Joseph Escobar
- Frannie and the Kitchen Sink (1992) ... Joseph Escobar
- Gentlemen, Wrap Your Guava (1992) ... Joseph Escobar
- How Do You Say Death in Spanish? (1992) ... Joseph Escobar
- Sex and Saints (1992) ... Joseph Escobar
- Money Talks, Olivia Walks (1992) ... Joseph Escobar
 1992 Nails (TV Movie)
Pedro Herrera
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Ramon Cires
- Bitter Harvest (1992) ... Ramon Cires
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Enrico Montejano
- Day of the Dead (1992) ... Enrico Montejano
 1991 JFK
Leopoldo
 1991 Money
Robert Zarra
 1991 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Joseph Sifuentes
- The Gods Must Be Lawyers (1991) ... Joseph Sifuentes
 1990 Voglia di vivere (TV Movie)
Tony
 1990/I Havana
Menocal
 1990/I Revenge
Cesar
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series)
Florentino Ventura
- Part 3 (1990) ... Florentino Ventura
- Part 2 (1990) ... Florentino Ventura
- Part 1 (1990) ... Florentino Ventura
 1989 Massacre Play
Clem Da Silva
 1989 Cat Chaser
Andres DeBoya
 1988 Una casa a Roma (TV Movie)
Fabrizio Oderisi
 1985-1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Duran / Immanuel Pena
- Shadow Play (1987) ... Duran
- Reign of Terror (1985) ... Immanuel Pena
 1987 Distant Lights
Bernardo Bernardi
 1986 Salomè
Herod
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Octavio Arroyo
- Bought and Paid For (1985) ... Octavio Arroyo
 1985 King David
Akiss (uncredited)
 1984 Cop in Drag
Inspector Nico Giraldi
 1984 Delitto in Formula Uno
Nico Giraldi
 1983 Il diavolo e l'acquasanta
Bruno Marangoni
 1983 Thieves and Robbers
Tony Roma
 1982 Monsignor
Francisco
 1982 Delitto sull'autostrada
Nico Giraldi
 1982 Identification of a Woman
Niccolò
 1981 Delitto al ristorante cinese
Nico Giraldi / Ciù Ci Ciao
 1981 Uno contro l'altro, praticamente amici
Quinto Cecioni 'Er Monnezza'
 1981 Manolesta
Gino Quirino
 1980 Delitto a Porta Romana
Nico Giraldi
 1980 Il lupo e l'agnello
Er Cuculo
 1979 Assassination on the Tiber
Nico Giraldi
 1979 Luna
Giuseppe
 1979 Winter Kills
Frank Mayo
 1979 Squadra antigangsters
Nico Giraldi
 1978 Little Italy
Nico Giraldi
 1978 Brothers Till We Die
Vincenzo Marazzi 'Il Gobbo' / Sergio Marazzi 'Er Monnezza'
 1978 The Son of the Sheik
Luigi Panacchioni
 1977 Squadra antitruffa
Nico Giraldi
 1977 Messalina, Messalina
Baba
 1977 Destruction Force
Sergio Marazzi - 'Monnezza'
 1977 The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist
Luigi 'The Chinaman' Maietto
 1976 Young, Violent, Dangerous
Commissario
 1976 Squadra antifurto
Nico Giraldi
 1976 Il trucido e lo sbirro
Sergio Marazzi 'Monnezza'
 1976 The Twist
Le détective / Detective
 1976 Cop in Blue Jeans
Nico Giraldi
 1976 The Tough Ones
Vincenzo Moretto
 1976 Sex with a Smile
Cavaliere Marelli, the "Dream Girl" male (segment "La cavallona")
 1975 Mad Enough to Kill
Thompson
 1975 Syndicate Sadists
Rambo
 1975 Silent Action
Captain Mario Sperli
 1974 Almost Human
Giulio Sacchi
 1974 Emergency Squad
Ravelli
 1973 Counselor at Crime
Thomas Accardo
 1972 Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?
Provvidenza
 1972 Don't Torture a Duckling
Andrea Martelli
 1972 Sonny and Jed
Jed Trigado
 1972 Ripped-Off
Hippy
 1971 The Last Movie
Priest
 1971 The Designated Victim
Stefano Augenti
 1970 Companeros
El Vasco
 1970 L'amore coniugale
Silvio Pataneo
 1970 Viva Cangaceiro
Espedito
 1969 The Conspiracy of Torture
Olimpo Calvetti
 1969 Tepepa
Jesus Maria Moran / Tepepa
 1968 A Fine Pair
Roger
 1968 Run, Man, Run
Manuel 'Cuchillo' Sanchez
 1968 The Violent Four
Commissario Basevi
 1968 Crónica de un atraco
Chino
 1968 Death Sentence
O'Hara
 1967 Face to Face
Solomon 'Beauregard' Bennet
 1966 The Big Gundown
Manuel 'Cuchillo' Sanchez
 1966 The Ugly Ones
José Gómez
 1966 Madamigella di Maupin
Chevalier d'Albert
 1965 I soldi
Bob
 1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy
Raphael
 1965 The Camp Followers
Lieutenant Gaetano Martino (as Thomas Milian)
 1965 I Kill, You Kill (segment "Il Plenilunio")
 1964 Time of Indifference
Michele
 1964 L'uomo (TV Movie)
 1963 Mare matto
Efisio
 1963 The Attic
Claudio
 1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G.
Centurione (segment "La ricotta") (uncredited)
 1962 La banda Casaroli
Gabriele Ingenis
 1962 Disorder
Bruno
 1962 Boccaccio '70
Conte Ottavio (segment "Il lavoro") (as Thomas Milian)
 1961 Day by Day, Desperately
Dario Dominici
 1961 A Day for Lionhearts
Gino Migliacci
 1961 Laura nuda
Marco
 1961 Unexpected
Thomas Plemian
 1960 Silver Spoon Set
Alberto De Matteis
 1960 Bell' Antonio
Edoardo
 1959 The Big Night
Moretto
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Second Sailor
- The Louise Benson Story (1959) ... Second Sailor
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
Juan Ortega
- Fiesta at Midnight (1958) ... Juan Ortega
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Other Works:

Sang the title song for Corri, uomo, corri (1968).

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Milian

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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During my first year in Italy, I made mainly intellectual movies where I was bored to death. See more »

Trivia:

After the tremendous success of Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (1964) starring Clint Eastwood, Milian grubbed up his own image and propelled himself to stardom in like fashion in such classic "spaghetti westerns" as The Ugly Ones (1966), The Big Gundown (1966) with Lee Van Cleef, Face to Face (1967), Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967) and Run, Man, Run (1968). See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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