I saw a couple of your films. Listen, you can't fake those moves.
~ Art Lean's reply to Johnny Cage
Art Lean is a minor character of the first Mortal Kombat film. He is an Earthrealm fighter and meets Johnny Cage on the dock while he and other warriors of the Earthrealm wait to board the boat to the Mortal Kombat tournament.
Art Lean is the one of the few people who believe the authenticity of martial arts performed by the Hollywood superstar, Johnny Cage. After Johnny Cage seeing him fight in the city of London and being impressed by his fighting skills. While Cage is smirking, he mentions that Lean would tell that to the press. He joins forces with Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, and Sonya Blade at a feast gathering prior to the Mortal Kombat tournament. In a demonstration of anything to come at the start of the tournament, after witnessing Sub-Zero freezing a lackey and causing him to get shattered, Lean and Cage express both shock and discomfort.
Later, Art Lean is killed by Goro in battle and his soul is being taken by Shang Tsung. However, in the end, his soul has been freed from Shang Tsung by Liu Kang.