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Franco Nero

Born: 1941

Biography

Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero (born 23 November 1941), known professionally as Franco Nero, is an Italian actor, producer, and director. His breakthrough role was as the title character in the Spaghetti Western film Django (1966), which made him a pop culture icon and launched an international career that includes over 200 leading and supporting roles in a wide variety of films and television programmes. During the 1960s and 1970s, Nero was actively involved in many popular Italian "genre trends", including poliziotteschi, gialli, and Spaghetti Westerns. His best-known films include The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966), Camelot (1967), The Day of the Owl (1968), The Mercenary (1968), Battle of Neretva (1969), Tristana (1970), Compañeros (1970), Confessions of a Police Captain (1971), The Fifth Cord (1971), High Crime (1973), Street Law (1974), Keoma (1976), Hitch-Hike (1977), Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Enter the Ninja (1981), Die Hard 2 (1990), Letters to Juliet (2010), Cars 2 (2011), and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). Nero has had a long relationship with Vanessa Redgrave, which began during the filming of Camelot. They were married in 2006, and are the parents of the actor Carlo Gabriel Nero. Description above from the Wikipedia article Franco Nero licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth San Prospero Parmense, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Resources

Movies

Die Hard 2

General Ramon Esperanza in Die Hard 2

Touch and Die

Aquani in Touch and Die

The Bible: In the Beginning...

Abel in The Bible: In the Beginning...

David

Natan in David

Saint Paul

Gamaliel in Saint Paul

Django

Django in Django

Blood Brothers

Nicola Bellizzi in Blood Brothers

Texas, Adios

Burt Sullivan in Texas, Adios

Keoma

Keoma in Keoma

The Battle of Neretva

Capitani Michele Rossi in The Battle of Neretva

Massacre Time

Tom Corbett in Massacre Time

The Wild, Wild Planet

Lt. Jake in The Wild, Wild Planet

Tristana

Horacio in Tristana

The Man with Bogart's Face

Hakim in The Man with Bogart's Face

The Fifth Cord

Andrea Bild in The Fifth Cord

Jonathan of the Bears

Jonathan in Jonathan of the Bears

Victory March

Captain Asciutto in Victory March

Compañeros

Yodlaf Peterson in Compañeros

Bathory: Countess of Blood

King Mathias in Bathory: Countess of Blood

The Last Four Days

Walter Audisio in The Last Four Days

Killing Is My Business, Honey

Enrico Puzzo in Killing Is My Business, Honey

Grog

Nicola Fanelli in Grog

The Blue-Eyed Bandit

Renzo Dominici in The Blue-Eyed Bandit

Day of the Cobra

Larry Stanziani in Day of the Cobra

The Assassination of Matteotti

Giacomo Matteotti in The Assassination of Matteotti

Brothers and Sisters

Franco in Brothers and Sisters

Vasco Rossi - È solo un rock'n'roll show

Judge in Vasco Rossi - È solo un rock'n'roll show

Enter the Ninja

Cole in Enter the Ninja

Force 10 from Navarone

Lescovar in Force 10 from Navarone

Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire

Augustinus (age 76) in Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire

The Mercenary

Sergei Kowalski, The Polish in The Mercenary

Cars 2

Uncle Topolino (voice) in Cars 2

Detective Belli

Commissario Stefano Belli in Detective Belli

Django Unchained

Amerigo Vessepi in Django Unchained

The Conquest

Árpád vezér in The Conquest

Camelot

Lancelot Du Lac in Camelot

Mimi

Guido in Mimi

The Virgin and the Gypsy

The gypsy in The Virgin and the Gypsy

Rasputin

Narratore in Rasputin

21 Hours at Munich

Issa in 21 Hours at Munich

The 5th Day of Peace

Bruno Grauber in The 5th Day of Peace

Redneck

Mosquito in Redneck

Street Law

Carlo Antonelli in Street Law

Hitch Hike

Walter Mancini in Hitch Hike

Devil's Crude

Nick in Devil's Crude

Talk of Angels

Dr. Vicente Areavaga in Talk of Angels

A Quiet Place in the Country

Leonardo Ferri in A Quiet Place in the Country

Cry, Onion!

Onion Stark in Cry, Onion!

Li chiamarono... briganti!

Caporale Nerza in Li chiamarono... briganti!

White Fang

Jason Scott in White Fang

Django Strikes Again

Django in Django Strikes Again

The Day of the Owl

Captain Bellodi in The Day of the Owl

The Shark Hunter

Mike di Donato in The Shark Hunter

Fumata blanca

Cardenal Tura in Fumata blanca

High Crime

Commissario Belli in High Crime

War of the Planets

Lt. Jake Jacowitx in War of the Planets

The Flower in His Mouth

Professore Michele Belcore in The Flower in His Mouth

Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s

Self in Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s

Challenge to White Fang

Jason Scott in Challenge to White Fang

Sahara Cross

Jean Ballard in Sahara Cross

Man, Pride and Vengeance

José in Man, Pride and Vengeance

The Girl

Johan (John) Berg in The Girl

Mein Herz in Chile

Carlos Sanchez in Mein Herz in Chile

Amelia Lópes O'Neill

Fernando in Amelia Lópes O'Neill

Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears

Johnny Ears in Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears

Top Line

Ted Angelo in Top Line

La rabbia

Mentore in La rabbia

The Salamander

Carabinieri Colonel Dante Matucci in The Salamander

Confessions of a Police Captain

Sostituto Procuratore Traini in Confessions of a Police Captain

How to Kill a Judge

Giacomo Solaris in How to Kill a Judge

The Tramplers

Charley Garvey in The Tramplers

Don't Turn the Other Cheek

Prince Dimitri Vassilovich Vladek Orlowsky in Don't Turn the Other Cheek

Vacation

Osiride in Vacation

Submission

Armand in Submission

Gold

Gabriele da Poppi in Gold

Red Bells Part I: Mexico on Fire

John Reed in Red Bells Part I: Mexico on Fire

New Order

Dr. Cornelius Van Morgen in New Order

Red Bells Part II: I Saw the Birth of a New World

John Reed in Red Bells Part II: I Saw the Birth of a New World

Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Last Works

Self in Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Last Works

Memories They Told Me

Paolo in Memories They Told Me

Post Coitum

Bakchus in Post Coitum

Crazy Dog

Alvaro Genta in Crazy Dog

Prigioniero di un segreto

Il barbone in Prigioniero di un segreto

Márió, a varázsló

Mario in Márió, a varázsló

Obsessive Rythms

Carmine in Obsessive Rythms

Death Rite

Sadry in Death Rite

The Falcon

Banović Strahinja in The Falcon

The Last Alchemist

Felix the Alchemist in The Last Alchemist

Killer Mermaid

Niko in Killer Mermaid

Megiddo: The Omega Code 2

Gen. Francini in Megiddo: The Omega Code 2

The Monk

Ambrosio in The Monk

Smiling Maniacs

Judge Dani in Smiling Maniacs

Sardinia Kidnapped

Gavino in Sardinia Kidnapped

Die achte Todsünde: Das Toskana-Karussell

Giuseppe Mantaldo in Die achte Todsünde: Das Toskana-Karussell

Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker

Self in Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker

Das Babylon Komplott

Chris Lang in Das Babylon Komplott

Sacra Corona

Bishop Gellért in Sacra Corona

The Last Gunfighter

The pistolero in The Last Gunfighter

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

Self - Actor in Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

Il tesoro di Damasco

Andrea in Il tesoro di Damasco

The Hired Killer

Tony Lo Bello in The Hired Killer

Mirka

Il Sindaco in Mirka

A Night at the Grand Hotel

Ferran Moreno in A Night at the Grand Hotel

The Outsider - The Cinema of Antonio Margheriti

Self in The Outsider - The Cinema of Antonio Margheriti

The Legend of Valentino

Rudolph Valentino in The Legend of Valentino

Figli di Maam

in Figli di Maam

Earth

in Earth

Mineurs

Michele Acucella in Mineurs

Run for Your Life

Commissario in Run for Your Life

Die Försterbuben

Böhme in Die Försterbuben

Andre Handles Them All

Andre in Andre Handles Them All

The Pirate

Baydr Al Fay in The Pirate

The Case Is Closed, Forget It

Vanzi in The Case Is Closed, Forget It

Denn sie kennen kein Erbarmen: Der Italowestern

Self in Denn sie kennen kein Erbarmen: Der Italowestern

I Knew Her Well

Italo - The garage attendant in I Knew Her Well

The Innocent Sleep

Adolfo Cavani in The Innocent Sleep

Love Island

Marquis Polesini in Love Island

Django Lives!

Django in Django Lives!

Forever Blues

Luca in Forever Blues

Summer Solstice

Lorenzo in Summer Solstice

Pope Joan

Louis in Pope Joan

The Dragon Ring

Dragon King in The Dragon Ring

Le rose di Danzica

General Konrad von Der Berg in Le rose di Danzica

Young Toscanini

Claudio Toscanini in Young Toscanini

Der Fall Lucona

Enzo Lombardi in Der Fall Lucona

The Crusaders

Ibnazul in The Crusaders

La Celestina P… R…

Fabrizio in La Celestina P… R…

Breath of Life

Angelo in Breath of Life

John Wick: Chapter 2

Julius in John Wick: Chapter 2

The Time of Their Lives

Alberto in The Time of Their Lives

Uninvited

Ralph Barolo in Uninvited

The Lost City of Z

Baron de Gondoriz in The Lost City of Z

Race to Danger

Francis, il marinaio in Race to Danger

Dropout

Bruno in Dropout

The Neighborhood

Guglielmo in The Neighborhood

Bad Inclination

Il barbone in Bad Inclination

The Repenter

Falco in The Repenter

The Broken Key

Hiram Abif in The Broken Key

The Final Inquiry

Caifa in The Final Inquiry

Magdalene

Janza in Magdalene

Iceman

Ditob in Iceman

Agony

Carlo in Agony

The Versace Murder

Gianni Versace in The Versace Murder

Kamikaze 1989

Weiss in Kamikaze 1989

The Uncrowned Heart

Bear's Trainer in The Uncrowned Heart

The Spaghetti West

Self in The Spaghetti West

Il crimine non va in pensione

il primario in Il crimine non va in pensione

A Rose in Winter

Rainer Praeger in A Rose in Winter

Red Land

Professor Ambrosin in Red Land

The Holy Family

Zachary in The Holy Family

Guardiani delle nuvole

Padre in Guardiani delle nuvole

The Collini Case

Fabrizio Collini in The Collini Case

Sergio Corbucci: The Smiling Man

Himself in Sergio Corbucci: The Smiling Man

Sweet Country

Paul in Sweet Country

Ultimo stadio

Antonio in Ultimo stadio

Italian Engagement

in Italian Engagement

Ed è subito sera

in Ed è subito sera

Bastardi

Rene Iuvara in Bastardi

Giornata Nera

in Giornata Nera

Un delitto

in Un delitto

Christmas in Rome

Luigi Forlinghetti in Christmas in Rome

The Medal

Ing. Ferrero in The Medal

The Third Eye

Mino Alberti (as Frank Nero) in The Third Eye

Road to Capri

Guido in Road to Capri

Querelle

Lieutenant Seblon in Querelle

Letters to Juliet

Lorenzo in Letters to Juliet

Istintobrass

Self in Istintobrass

Off the Rails

Giovanni in Off the Rails

Azzurro profondo

Luca Morinari in Azzurro profondo

Recon

Angelo in Recon

The Dark Dance

L'Impresario in The Dark Dance

Havana Kyrie

Vittorio Arditi De Bellis in Havana Kyrie

Red Chairs - Parma and the Cinema

Self in Red Chairs - Parma and the Cinema

Immortalist

Paolo Spersoni in Immortalist

Bella Mafia

Mario Domino in Bella Mafia

The Man Who Drew God

Emanuele in The Man Who Drew God

Silent Life

Spirit in Silent Life

The Match

Old Branko in The Match

The Jester from Transylvania

One-eye in The Jester from Transylvania

Two Men Alone

Himself in Two Men Alone

Father

Enrico in Father

Amore e libertà - Masaniello

in Amore e libertà - Masaniello

Django & Django: Sergio Corbucci Unchained

Self in Django & Django: Sergio Corbucci Unchained

La battaglia di Gorthene

in La battaglia di Gorthene

Hans

Giudice/barbone in Hans

Harmonie

in Harmonie

La ragion pura

Marito in La ragion pura

Django, Sartana, Trinita' et les autres…

Lui-même in Django, Sartana, Trinita' et les autres…

The Pope's Exorcist

The Pope in The Pope's Exorcist

Desert of Fire

Marcel Duvivier in Desert of Fire

The Man from Rome

The Pope in The Man from Rome

The Visitor

Jesus Christ in The Visitor

Io e il re

Maggiore Ferri in Io e il re

Test of Memory

Paul Herzog in Test of Memory

The Duel

in The Duel

Road to Ruin

Self in Road to Ruin

We Are Cinema

Self (archive footage) in We Are Cinema

I Tarantiniani

Self in I Tarantiniani

Along the River

Frank De Ville in Along the River

Marina Cicogna - La vita e tutto il resto

Himself in Marina Cicogna - La vita e tutto il resto

The Harder They Come

Django (archive footage) in The Harder They Come

Oggi ho vinto anch'io

Saverio Pallucca in Oggi ho vinto anch'io

Giorni Felici

in Giorni Felici

In the Hand of Dante

in In the Hand of Dante

On Our Way

in On Our Way

Un altare per la madre

- in Un altare per la madre

In the Company of Compañeros

Self in In the Company of Compañeros

Iceman

Ditob in Iceman

Entree Des Artists

Henry's Grandfather in Entree Des Artists

Handy

Frank The Black in Handy

The Temptation Of Gracie

in The Temptation Of Gracie

Rack Up

Jesus Barro in Rack Up

TV Shows