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Thomas Jane

Displaying astonishing versatility with a wide range of upcoming films, Thomas Jane combines a leading man's profile with a character actor¹s art of performance. His next project is starring in the title role of Stander for director Bronwen Hughes. Based on a true story, Jane stars as a South African police officer who, in the early 1980s, turned to a life of crime, robbing as many as four banks a day.

Jane recently completed starring roles in Roger Kumble¹s romantic comedy The Sweetest Thing opposite Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Selma Blair; in the role of baseball legend Mickey Mantle in the Emmy nominated, Billy Crystal helmed 61* for HBO pictures; and opposite Samantha Morton in Eden, which premiered at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. Jane also starred opposite Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman and Monica Belucci in the independent thriller Under Suspicion, a remake of the French film Gare de Vue directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Peter Illif. The film made its audience debut at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Jane is also well known for his starring role in the Warner Bros. Pictures thriller Deep Blue Sea. Directed by Renny Harlin, the film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Saffron Burrows and LL Cool J. He starred with Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jim Caviezel, Woody Harrelson, John Cusack and Adrien Brody in Terrence Malick's Academy Award nominated World War II drama The Thin Red Line, based on James Jone's classic novel. Jane received critical praise for his work starring opposite Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore and John C. Reilly in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights. The film also starred Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle and William H. Macy, and the actors were nominated for a 1998 SAG Award for Best Ensemble Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture. Jane also received critical attention for his portrayal of Neal Cassady opposite Keanu Reeves, Claire Forlani and Adrien Brody in Stephen Kay's independent drama The Last Time I Committed Suicide. Other film credits include Lance Lane's Junked, in which Jane reprised the role of Switch that he originated in the stage production at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre.

On stage, Jane received critical notice for his role of Tom in Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie at the Laguna Playhouse and Chris in Arthur Miller's All My Sons at the Odyssey Theater.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Thomas Jane Facts

Birth Name Thomas Elliott
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1969 (53)
BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA
Height5' 11½" (1m82)  How tall is Thomas Jane compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Weeping Somnambulist
The Light Between Oceans
Beauty and the Beast
I Love You, Man
Highway to Havasu
Dirty Dancing
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
The Sweetest Thing
Rat Race
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
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