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Also Known As: Frank Military Jr. Died:
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Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, director

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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...

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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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Last Castle, The (2001)
2.
 Crisscross (1992)
3.
 Doors, The (1991)
4.
 Everybody Wins (1990) Felix
5.
 Dead Bang (1989)
6.
7.
 C.A.T. Squad (1986) Willie Darby
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1998:
Penned "Blind Faith" (Showtime)
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TV acting debut in episode of "Miami Vice"
1989:
Film acting debut, "Dead Bang"
:
Submitted a spec script to "Vice" producer Michael Mann who hired him to pen two episodes of the series, one in 1985 and the other in 1986
1985:
Wrote an episode of the CBS series "The Equalizer"
1987:
Acted in the NBC miniseries "Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder"
1991:
Appeared in Oliver Stone's biopic "The Doors"
1986:
Appeared in the NBC pilot "C.A.T. Squad"
1992:
Last feature acting role for almost a decade, "CrissCross"
2001:
Returned to film acting appearing alongside Robert Redford in "The Last Castle"
1997:
Wrote the TNT original movie "Buffalo Soldiers"
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Education

Northwestern University: Evanston, Illinois - 1984

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wife:
Gita Donovan. Filmmaker.

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daughter:
Talia Military.

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