Tomas Milian

Biography

Date of Birth 3 March 1932, Havana, Cuba Birth Name Tomás Quintín Rodríguez Milian was born in Havana. The son of a Cuban general, he settled in the United States to study in New York's Actor's Studio and became an American citizen. After an unsuccessful start in the United States, he relocated to pursued acting jobs in Italy, where he gradually became a very successful performer. He lived in Italy for over 25 years. Although his voice was dubbed most of the time due to his accent, Milian performed his lines in Italian (or in English, depending on the film). He initially starred in arthouse movies and worked with directors such as Mauro Bolognini and Luchino Visconti. He soon became a star in spaghetti westerns, where he often played Mexican bandits or revolutionaries, roles in which he spoke in his real voice. As the genre dwindled, Milian remained a star in many genre films, often playing the villain in poliziotteschi movies. He starred with Barbara Bouchet in Non si sevizia un paperino. He later turned to comedy. While his voice was dubbed most of the time by Ferruccio Amendola, Milian wrote his own lines in Roman slang. Milian's inventive use of romanesco (roman dialect) made him somewhat of a cult performer in Italy, even though his later films were critically panned. As he aged, Milian found himself less in demand after renouncing his previous screen personas. He eventually decided to go back to the US, where he pursued a low-key career as a character actor. He has played many roles on stage. He could be seen in such movies as Sidney Pollack's Havana, Steven Spielberg's Amistad, Steven Soderbergh's Traffic as well Andy Garcia's The Lost City, about Revolutionary Cuba. Milian now resides in Miami. His estranged son, Tomaso Milian, is the creative director for the History Book Club, based in Garden City, NY.

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Birth Name

Tomás Quintín Rodríguez

Birth Place

La Habana, Cuba

Birth Date

3/3/1933

Death Date

3/22/2017
Known For
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Cats and Dogs

Tony Roma

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Fools Rush In

Tomas Fuentes

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The Big Gundown

Manuel 'Cuchillo' Sanchez

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Django, Kill... If You Live, Shoot!

Hermano

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Run, Man, Run

Manuel 'Cuchillo' Sanchez

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Der Vernichter

Rambo

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Brothers Till We Die

Vincenzo Marazzi 'Il Gobbo' / Sergio Marazzi 'Er Monnezza'

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Tough Cop

Sergio Marazzi 'Monnezza'

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Compañeros

El Vasco

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The Conspiracy of Torture

Olimpo Calvetti

Starring In
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Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s

Self (archive footage)

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The Lost City

Don Federico Fellove

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The Feast of the Goat

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The Spaghetti West - An IFC Original Documentary

Himself

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Washington Heights

Eddie

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Ambush

Passenger

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Traffic

General Arturo Salazar

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The Yards

Manuel Sequiera

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For Love or Country - The Arturo Sandoval Story

Sosa

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Amistad

Calderon

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Fools Rush In

Tomas Fuentes

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The Cowboy Way

Manny Huerta

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Nails

Pedro Herrera

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JFK

Leopoldo

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Money

Robert Zarra

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Havana

Menocal

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Revenge

Cesar

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Drug Wars: The Camarena Story

Florentino Ventura

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Havana

Menocal

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Cat Chaser

Andres DeBoya

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King David

Akiss (uncredited)

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The Equalizer - Season One

Duràn / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1987)

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Delitto in formula uno

Nico Giraldi

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Delitto al Blue Gay

Inspector Nico Giraldi

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Cats and Dogs

Tony Roma

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Identification of a Woman

Niccolò

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Monsignor

Francisco

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Delitto sull'autostrada

Nico Giraldi

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Uno contro l'altro, praticamente amici

Quinto Cecioni 'Er Monnezza'

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Delitto a Porta Romana

Nico Giraldi

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Luna

Giuseppe

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Squadra Antigangsters

Nico Giraldi

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Assassinio sul Tevere

Nico Giraldi

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Winter Kills

Frank Mayo

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Brothers Till We Die

Vincenzo Marazzi 'Il Gobbo' / Sergio Marazzi 'Er Monnezza'

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Der Superbulle räumt die Wüste auf

Luigi Panacchioni

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Little Italy

Nico Giraldi

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The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist

Luigi 'The Chinaman' Maietto

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Caligula II - Messalina, Messalina

Baba

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Squadra antitruffa

Nico Giraldi

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Destruction Force

Sergio Marazzi - 'Monnezza'

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Sex with a Smile

Cavaliere Marelli, the "Dream Girl" male (segment "La cavallona")

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Tough Cop

Sergio Marazzi 'Monnezza'

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Liberi Armati Pericolosi

Commissario

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Cop in Blue Jeans

Nico Giraldi

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Folies Bourgeoises

Le détective / Detective

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Squadra Antifurto

Nico Giraldi

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The Tough Ones

Moretto

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Der Vernichter

Rambo

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Four of the Apocalypse

Chaco

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Il bianco, il giallo, il nero

Sakura

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Mad Enough to Kill

Thompson

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Silent Action

Captain Mario Sperli

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Almost Human

Giulio Sacchi

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Emergency Squad

Ravelli

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Counselor at Crime

Thomas Accardo

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Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza?

Providence

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Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?

Provvidenza

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Don't Torture a Duckling

Martelli

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Sonny and Jed

Jed Trigado

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The Boxer

Hippy

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The Designated Victim

Stefano Argenti

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The Last Movie

Priest

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The Year of the Cannibals

Emone

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Compañeros

El Vasco

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L'amore coniugale

Silvio Pataneo

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O Cangaceiro

Espedito

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Tepepa

Jesus Maria Moran / Tepepa

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The Conspiracy of Torture

Olimpo Calvetti

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Death Sentence

O'Hara

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The Violent Four

Commissario Basevi

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Run, Man, Run

Manuel 'Cuchillo' Sanchez

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Face to Face

Solomon 'Beauregard' Bennet

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Django, Kill... If You Live, Shoot!

Hermano

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The Big Gundown

Manuel 'Cuchillo' Sanchez

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Les tueurs de l'ouest

José Gómez

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

Raphael

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The Camp Followers

Ten.Gaetano Martino

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Il Giorno più Corto

Self

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Mad Sea

Efisio

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Ro.Go.Pa.G.

Centurione (segment "La ricotta") (uncredited)

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Boccaccio’70

Conte Ottavio (segment "Il lavoro") (as Thomas Milian)

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Disorder

Bruno

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Laura nuda

Marco

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A Day for Lionhearts

Gino Migliacci

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I Delfini

Alberto De Matteis

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The Big Night

Moretto

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