Art Lean is a character in the film Mortal Kombat (film). He is an Earthrealm fighter and meets Johnny Cage in the movie on the dock while he and the other Earthrealm warriors wait to board the boat to the tournament.
He is one of the few people who believe the authenticity of Johnny Cage's martial arts. After Cage mentions seeing Lean fight in London and being impressed by his skills, Lean replies "I saw a couple of your films. Listen, you can't fake those moves." Cage, smirking, mentions that he should tell that to the press. Prior to the tournament, he joins Cage, Liu Kang, and Sonya Blade at a feast gathering. During a demonstration of things to come when the tournament begins, both Lean and Cage express shock and discomfort after witnessing Sub-Zero freeze a minion and causing him to shatter into pieces.
Later in the film, despite Cage, Liu Kang, and Sonya cheering him on in the crowd, he is slain by Goro in battle, and his soul becomes absorbed by Shang Tsung. Learning from Lean's battle with the Shokan prince, Cage devises a plan and later avenges him when he challenges and kills Goro.
Art's soul is freed along with all of the souls that Shang Tsung had stolen when Shang Tsung is killed in the final battle of the tournament.