Character actor, Thomas Gomez, was born Sabino Tomas Gomez on Jul 10, 1905 in New York City, NY. Gomez died at the age of 65 on Jun 18, 1971 in Santa Monica, CA .
Although well into his thirties before he tried films, scowling American actor, Thomas Gomez, whose greasy black hair fitted his oily characters, was soon a staple part of villainy in numerous 1940s Hollywood thrillers. The 1950s only proved that he was less effective when used as comic relief, and he faded from the scene. He received an Academy Award nomination for "Ride the Pink Horse".(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Gomez was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1947||Best Supporting Actor||Ride the Pink Horse (1947)||Pancho||Nominated|
Leo Morse: Yes. I've been a businessman all my life. And honest - I don't know what a business is.
Sylvia Morse: Well, you had a garage... you had a real estate business.
Leo Morse: A lot you know. Real estate business... living from mortgage to mortgage... stealing credit like a thief. And the garage - that was a business! Three cents overcharge on every gallon of gas: two cents for the chauffeur and a penny for me. Penny for one thief, two cents for the other. Well, Joe's here now - I won't have to steal pennies anymore. I'll have big crooks to steal dollars for me!
Leo Morse: The money I made in this rotten business is no good for me, Joe. I don't want it back. And Tucker's money is no good either.
Joe Morse: The money has no moral opinions.
Leo Morse: I find I have, Joe. I find I have.
Hajji Baba: Once I thought she loved me.
Osman Aga: Then take her!
Hajji Baba: From Norel-Din?
Osman Aga: Why not?
Hajji Baba: He's a prince; a great and powerful prince. I-I am a barber.
Osman Aga: Aw, I despair for you. Without courage, one can neither be a merchant nor a prince.
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