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Thomas Jane

Jane attending the 2007 Comic Con to promote The Mist.
Birth name Thomas Elliott
Born January 29, 1969 (1969-01-29) (age 38)
Flag of the United States Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Spouse(s) Patricia Arquette
Official site http://www.thomasjane.com

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Biography

Early life

Jane was born Thomas Elliott III in Baltimore, Maryland to Cynthia, an antiques dealer, and Michael Elliott, a biogenetic engineer.[1][2] In 1987, he graduated from Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. Baltimore redirects here. ... ... Kenyans examining insect-resistant transgenic Bt corn. ... Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School is a high school in Rockville, Maryland. ... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ...


Career

Jane made his film debut in the Telugu film Padamati Sandhya Raagam (1986), directed by late Jandhyala. His early roles included Zeph in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). He had supporting roles in several high profile films, including The Crow: City of Angels (1996) Boogie Nights (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), Thursday (1998) and Magnolia (1999). After receiving critical acclaim as baseball player Mickey Mantle in 61*, Jane began receiving leading roles. “Telugu” redirects here. ... Jandhyala (January 14, 1951 - June 19, 2001) was a Telugu film screenwriter. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 comedy film about a Valley Girl cheerleader (Kristy Swanson) chosen by fate to fight and kill vampires. ... The Crow: City of Angels is the 1996 sequel to cult movie and comic The Crow by James OBarr. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Thin Red Line is an Academy Award nominated 1998 film which tells the story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It marked director Terrence Malicks return to filmmaking after a twenty year absence. ... Thursday is a 1998 American movie written and directed by Skip Woods. ... Magnolia is a 1999 drama film, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. ... This article is about the sport. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... 61* is a United States baseball movie, made for HBO, directed by Billy Crystal and written by Hank Steinberg. ...


Jane and director Jonathan Hensleigh and Avi Arad have said in many interviews that Jane was the first and only actor to be asked to play the title role in the 2004 movie The Punisher. Jane initially turned down the role twice, as well as a part in the first X-Men movie and a few other comic book movies, mainly because he does not see himself as a superhero actor and nor does he have any real interest or liking for superhero characters. Jane said that when they asked him the second time to play the Punisher that what really got him interested in playing the part was when Arad sent Tim Bradstreet's artwork of the Punisher. After finding out that the Punisher wasn't a superhero, but an anti-hero and a vigilante crime fighter, he accepted. He read as many Punisher comics as he could find and quickly became a fan. Jane trained for 6 or 7 months with Navy SEALs and gained more than twenty pounds of muscle for the part. Despite mixed reviews, comic book fans revered Jane's performance, much like that of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Patrick Stewart as Professor X, as being convincingly accurate to the personality and appearance of the comic book character he was playing. Jonathan Hensleigh is one of the most prolific screenwriters in the action/adventure genre of films, he is noted for being an old school action screenwriter and director. ... Avi Arad (Hebrew: אבי ארד) is an Israeli-American businessman. ... For the 1989 movie starring Dolph Lundgren, see The Punisher (1989 film) . The Punisher is a 2004 movie, based on the Marvel Comics character, starring Thomas Jane as Frank Castle and John Travolta as Howard Saint, the gangster who orders the death of Castles entire family. ... X-Men is a 2000 superhero film, based upon the fictional characters the X-Men. ... Tim Bradstreet (born February 16, 1967, in Cheverly, Maryland), is an artist and illustrator, best known for his work on comic books (covers and interiors), book covers, movie posters, roleplaying games and trading cards. ... In literature and film, an anti-hero is a central or supporting character that has some of the personality flaws and ultimate fortune traditionally assigned to villains but nonetheless also have enough heroic qualities or intentions to gain the sympathy of readers or viewers. ... For other uses, see Vigilante (disambiguation). ... The Punisher is a fictional vigilante in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... SEALs in from the water. ... Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian film producer, and film, television and stage actor, known for playing Wolverine in X-Men and its sequels, and for his Tony Award-winning performance on Broadway in The Boy from Oz. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... This article is about the actor. ... Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, known as the leader and founder of the X-Men. ...


As well as starring in the movie he also contributed his voice to The Punisher and the GUN video games. He has also recently written and financed a sci-fi comic book entitled Bad Planet which has been released by Image Comics. He is also a spokesperson for Steve Niles and in 2006 Tom modeled for the Dark Horse Comics character Cal McDonald in Criminal Macabre: A Cal McDonald Mystery. The Punisher is a violent action game which stars the Marvel Comics anti-hero the Punisher. ... This article is about the video game. ... According to ComicBookResources. ... Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ... Steve Niles is a comic book author, best known for his 2004 horror hit, 30 Days of Night, set in Barrow, Alaska. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In addition to his screen work, Jane has appeared several times on stage, and received strong critical reviews as Tom in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, and as Chris in Arthur Miller's All My Sons. He has also portrayed himself in the Fox television show Arrested Development. In 2005, Marvel released The Punisher video game. The video games' storyline is compiled with different situations and enemies from the Punisher comics, and a character based upon Jigsaw also appeared in the 2005 Punisher video game but with an origin that ties directly into the 2004 Punisher film. Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), better known by the pseudonym Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright and one of the prominent playwrights of the twentieth century. ... The Glass Menagerie is a play by Tennessee Williams. ... Arthur Bob Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. ... All My Sons is the name of a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Punisher is a violent action game which stars the Marvel Comics anti-hero the Punisher. ...


Jane is not set to return in the planned sequel to the The Punisher. In an interview Jane stated that he has pulled out of the movie saying "What I won't do is spend months of my life sweating over a movie that I just don't believe in. I've always loved the Marvel guys, and wish them well. Meanwhile, I'll continue to search for a film that one day might stand with all those films that the fans have asked me to watch".


Thomas Jane said in June 2007 that movie director Zack Snyder had expressed interest in casting him for the adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel Watchmen.[3] But Tom said no to the role.[4] Tom will also begin his directing debut in the fall of 2007 called Dark Country to which he will also star in as the main character. Tom has said that the film will be a Hitchcockian thriller and will be filmed in Stereoscopic 3-D. [5] Zack Snyder (born March 1, 1966, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA) is an American film director. ... For other uses, see Watchman. ... Stereoscopy, stereoscopic imaging or 3-D (three-dimensional) imaging is a technique to create the illusion of depth in a photograph, movie, or other two-dimensional image, by presenting a slightly different image to each eye. ...


Personal life

Jane is divorced from Aysha Hauer, the daughter of actor Rutger Hauer. He and fellow actress Patricia Arquette (Medium) are parents to daughter Harlow Olivia Calliope, who was born on February 20, 2003. Jane and Arquette married in Venice, Italy, on June 24, 2006. Rutger Oelsen Hauer (IPA: [rʏtxɛr ulsɛn hʌuɛr]) (born in Breukelen, January 23, 1944) is a Dutch film actor. ... Patricia T Arquette (born April 8, 1968) is an Emmy Award-winning and a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actress. ... Medium is an American drama television series about a woman (played by Patricia Arquette) who acts as a research medium for the Phoenix, Arizona, district attorneys office. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Jane spent time in his early Hollywood days as a busker. He commented on this in a Newsweek article published May 31, 2004 (p. 21): Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

"I had two songs in my repertoire that I hammered to death — Hey Joe and Knockin' on Heaven's Door," he recalled. "People used to pelt me with change just to shut me up."[6] Hey Joe is an American popular song from the 1960s that has become a rock standard, and as such has been performed in a multitude of musical styles. ... Knockin on Heavens Door is a song written by Bob Dylan from Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, the soundtrack of the 1973 film of the same name. ...

Filmography

Producer: 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4... Killshot, the 1989 novel by author Elmore Leonard, tells the story of a married couple who find themselves in Cape Girardeau, Missouri while on the run from a pair of hitmen. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4... Mutant Chronicles is originally a traditional role-playing game developed by the Swedish company Target Games and soon to be a film starring Thomas Jane. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4... The Mist is a 2007 horror film based on the 1980 novella The Mist by Stephen King. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... The Tripper is a slasher film shown as a bonus film as part of 2006s 8 Films to Die For. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... This article is about the video game. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... The Punisher is a violent action game which stars the Marvel Comics anti-hero the Punisher. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Punisher (Frank Castle) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero. ... For the 1989 movie starring Dolph Lundgren, see The Punisher (1989 film) . The Punisher is a 2004 movie, based on the Marvel Comics character, starring Thomas Jane as Frank Castle and John Travolta as Howard Saint, the gangster who orders the death of Castles entire family. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Stander is a 2003 biographical film about Captain André Stander, a South African police officer who turned into a bank robber, starring Tom Jane. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... André Stander was a police Captain in the robbery and homicide division of the police in Johannesburg, South Africa who began robbing banks in the 1970s. ... Dreamcatcher (2003) is a movie adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... For the Juice Newton song, see The Sweetest Thing (Ive Ever Known). ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the 2001 film. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... 61* is a United States baseball movie, made for HBO, directed by Billy Crystal and written by Hank Steinberg. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Under Suspicion is the name of at least two films: Under Suspicion (2000) starring Gene Hackman, and Under Suspicion (1991) starring Liam Neeson. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Magnolia is a 1999 drama film, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Molly is a 1999 romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Duigan and written by Dick Christie. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 science fiction horror film that stars Thomas Jane, Samuel L. Jackson, and Saffron Burrows. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... The Thin Red Line is an Academy Award nominated 1998 film which tells the story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It marked director Terrence Malicks return to filmmaking after a twenty year absence. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... The Velocity of Gary is an American movie starring Thomas Jane, Salma Hayek, and Vincent DOnofrio. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Thursday is a 1998 American movie written and directed by Skip Woods. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Face/Off is a 1997 film starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage and directed by John Woo. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... The film The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997) is based on a letter written by Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... The Crow: City of Angels is the 1996 sequel to cult movie and comic The Crow by James OBarr. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 comedy film about a Valley Girl cheerleader (Kristy Swanson) chosen by fate to fight and kill vampires. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ...

Director: 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4... The Tripper is a slasher film shown as a bonus film as part of 2006s 8 Films to Die For. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing...

  • Dark Country (2008) (announced)

TV Appearances: 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4...

Medium is an American drama television series about a woman (played by Patricia Arquette) who acts as a research medium for the Phoenix, Arizona, district attorneys office. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The One Where They Build a House is the twenty-fourth episode aired of TV comedy series Arrested Development. ...

Awards & nominations

  • In 1998 he won an FFCC Award Best for ensemble cast for Boogie Nights.
  • In 1998 he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Boogie Nights.

This article contains a trivia section. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/98/Thomas-Jane.html
  2. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800018849/bio
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Thomas Jane on Watchmen", ComingSoon.net, 2007-06-28. Retrieved on 2007-06-28. 
  4. ^ http://fanboyradio.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=237976
  5. ^ http://www.mania.com/55649.html
  6. ^ http://anecdotage.com/index.php?aid=20038

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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