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Franco Nero


Date of Birth: 23 November 1941San Prospero Parmense, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Birth Name: Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero

Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Short Biography: Blue-eyed and well-built Italian actor in international cinema, Franco Nero, was a painting photographer when he was discovered as an actor by director John Huston. He has since appeared in more than 200 movies around the world, working with Europe's top directors, such as Luis Buñuel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Claude Chabrol, Sergey Bondarchuk, Mihalis Kakogiannis, Elio Petri, Marco Bellocchio, Enzo G. Castellari, among many others.

Nero was born in Parma (Northern Italy), in the family of a strict police sergeant. His inclination for acting had already become obvious in his teenage years, when he began organizing and participating in student plays. After a short stint at a leading theater school, he moved to Rome, where he joined a small group of friends for the purpose of making documentaries. Still unsure of his ultimate vocation, he worked various jobs on the crew. He studied economics and trade in Milan University, and appeared in popular Italian photo-novels. This gave him a chance to gain a little role in Carlo Lizzani's La Celestina P... R... (1965).

A year later, the handsome face of Nero was noticed by Huston, who chose him for the role of "Abel" in The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966) (aka La Bibbia). But success came after he got the role of the lonely gunfighter, dragging a coffin, in one of the best spaghetti-westerns; Sergio Corbucci's Django (1966). Nero then filmed a few other westerns of that style as Ferdinando Baldi's Texas, Adios (1966) and Lucio Fulci's The Brute and the Beast (1966).

In 1967, Joshua Logan cast him in the film version of the musical Camelot (1967) (Warner Bros.), opposite Vanessa Redgrave, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award. During filming of Camelot, he met actress Vanessa Redgrave, who become his long-time partner (they married decades later). He played with Catherine Deneuve in Luis Buñuel's Tristana (1970) and was directed by Sergey Bondarchuk in the war drama The Battle on the River Neretva (1969). Later, director Bondarchuk cast Nero for the role of famous American reporter "John Reed" in two-part "Krasnye kolokola II" (1982). In the late 60s and during the 70s, Nero played many different roles, but most of them connected with political and criminal genre, which criticized the Italian justice system.

In the early 80s, Nero was chosen for the role of the white ninja, "Cole", in Enter the Ninja (1981) and in 1990 as terrorist "Gen. Esperanza", opposite Bruce Willis, in Renny Harlin's Die Hard 2 (1990). He has also payed the roles of leading national heroes, such as "Garibaldi" (Italy), "Arpad" (Hungary), and "Banovic Strahinja" (Yugoslavia). In the USA, he has been in successful mini-series, such as "The Pirate" (Warner Bros), "The Last Days of Pompeii" (CBS), "Young Catherine" (TNT), "Bella Mafia" (CBS), "The Painted Lady", "Saint Augustine", and movies such as "The Legend of Valentino", "21 Hours to Munich", "Force 10 from Navarone", "Enter the Ninja", "The Versace Murder", and Letters to Juliet (2010).

He worked with the top European directors from Carlo Lizzani, Damiano Damiani, Luigi Zampa, Luis Buñuel, Elio Petri, Mihalis Kakogiannis, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Claude Chabrol, 'Vatroslav Mimica', Marco Bellocchio, etc. At the beginning of the 80s, he also began producing, writing and directing. Between films, he participates in various theatrical events.

Apart from his cinematographic work, Nero also works for charitable organizations. Over the last 45 years, he has been a benefactor of the Don Bosco orphanage in Tivoli. He has received many awards and, in 1992 for his artistic merits, a knighthood of the Italian Republic was bestowed on him by the President of Italy. In 2011, he was honored by Brunel University of London with the honorary degree of doctor of Letters honoris causa and, in Toronto, with a star on the Walk of Fame.


The Collini Case (2019)

# 16489 IMDb

The Collini Case (2019)

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner

Crime, Drama, Thriller (2h 03min)

Germany Germany

Rated 7.3 after 924 votes on 10-Oct-19.

1 nomination

A young lawyer stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case.

Der Mann aus dem Eis (2017)

# 17149 IMDb Not Rated 

Der Mann aus dem Eis (2017)


Director: Felix Randau

Drama (1h 36min)

Germany Germany, Italy Italy, Austria Austria

Rated 6.3 after 1,185 votes, 52% postive reviews on 07-Jan-20.

5 nominations

The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab's responsibility to be the keeper of the group's holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

# 13651 IMDb

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

TaglineNever stab the devil in the back

Director: Chad Stahelski

Action, Crime, Thriller (2h 02min)

USA USA, Hong Kong Hong Kong, Italy Italy, Canada Canada

Rated 7.5 after 261,114 votes, 75% postive reviews on 16-Feb-19.

4 wins & 6 nominations

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

The Lost City of Z (2016)

# 13781 IMDb

The Lost City of Z (2016)

TaglineIn 1925, Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon in search of a myth. What he discovered became legendary.

Director: James Gray (directed by)

Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History (2h 21min)


Rated 6.6 after 63,900 votes, 78% postive reviews on 06-Feb-19.

5 wins & 28 nominations

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by (...)

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

# 16114 IMDb R 

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

TaglineAt Cannon Films, 52 movies a year just wasn't enough...

Director: Mark Hartley

Documentary, Biography, History (1h 46min)

UK UK, Israel Israel, Australia Australia, USA USA

Rated 7.4 after 4,689 votes on 15-Aug-19.

The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Django Unchained (2012)

# 10572 IMDb TOP250 #59

Django Unchained (2012)

TaglineLife, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Action, Drama, Western (2h 45min)


Rated 8.4 after 1,169,113 votes, 81% postive reviews on 19-Dec-18.

Won 2 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 114 nominations

Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django's wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner.

Cars 2 (2011)

# 08958 IMDb

Cars 2 (2011)

Director: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis (co-director)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family (1h 46min)


Rated 6.2 after 134,466 votes, 57% postive reviews on 20-Feb-19.

1 win & 16 nominations

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

The Rite (2011)

# 08324 IMDb

The Rite (2011)

TaglineYou can only defeat it when you believe.

Director: Mikael Håfström

Drama, Horror, Thriller (1h 54min)


Rated 6.0 after 85,784 votes, 38% postive reviews on 01-Jul-19.

1 win & 3 nominations

An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.

Letters to Juliet (2010)

# 07515 IMDb

Letters to Juliet (2010)

TaglineWhat if you had a second chance to find true love?

Director: Gary Winick

Comedy, Drama, Romance (1h 45min)


Rated 6.6 after 84,663 votes, 50% postive reviews on 01-Jan-19.

4 nominations

An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.

Bathory (2008)

# 06028 IMDb

Bathory (2008)

Director: Juraj Jakubisko

Drama, Fantasy, History (2h 18min)

Slovakia Slovakia, Czech Republic Czech Republic, UK UK, Hungary Hungary, USA USA

Rated 5.9 after 3,848 votes on 18-Oct-18.

2 wins & 2 nominations

Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to mens aspirations for power and wealth.

Bella Mafia (1997)

# 04366 IMDb

Bella Mafia (1997)

TaglineHell hath no fury like the women of... [Bella Mafia]

Director: David Greene

Crime, Drama (1h 57min)


Rated 7.1 after 1,944 votes on 01-Jan-19.

3 nominations

When Sofia marries into a Mafia family, she doesn't know what she's getting into. When her husband, all her brothers-in-law, and her father-in-law are murdered by a rival family, Sofia, her mother-in-law and her sisters-in-law swear to get revenge upon the family.

Painted Lady (1997)

# 04162 IMDb

Painted Lady (1997)

Director: Julian Jarrold

Crime, Drama (3h 24min)


Rated 7.0 after 482 votes on 01-Jan-19.

From the Irish countryside to London to New York and back again, Maggie reenters the world as a countess and shady art dealer. With her panache and charisma, she finds more than an auction, a rekindled interracial love affair, helpful relatives and a painting of great price. She finds more than she bargained for in the labyrinth and milieu of stolen art.

Die Hard 2 (1990)

# 00595 IMDb

Die Hard 2 (1990)

TaglineDie Harder.

Director: Renny Harlin

Action, Adventure, Thriller (2h 04min)


Rated 7.1 after 306,311 votes, 67% postive reviews on 29-Dec-18.

1 win & 1 nomination

John McClane is forced to battle mercenaries who seize control of an airport's communications and threaten to cause plane crashes if their demands are not met.

Querelle (1982)

# 04852 IMDb

Querelle (1982)

(Querelle: A Film About Jean Genet's 'Querelle de Brest')

TaglineIt will take you into a surreal world of passion and sexuality, further than most would dare to go.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Drama (1h 48min)

West Germany West Germany, France France

Rated 6.8 after 5,247 votes on 02-Jul-19.

3 nominations

French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the lady owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice with Nono, Lysiane's husband : if you win, you are allowed to make love with Lysiane, if you lose, you have to make love with Nono... Querelle loses on purpose...

The Salamander (1981)

# 15675 IMDb R 

The Salamander (1981)

Director: Peter Zinner

Thriller (1h 43min)

USA USA, Italy Italy, UK UK

Rated 6.2 after 700 votes on 15-Apr-19.

3 wins

An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the government.

Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

# 07558 IMDb

Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

TaglineThe Odds Against Them Were 10,000 to 1...But What the Hell!

Director: Guy Hamilton

Action, Drama, War (1h 58min)


Rated 6.4 after 15,148 votes, 42% postive reviews on 24-Jan-19.

Mallory and Miller are back. It seems that there was traitor with them at Navarone, whom they thought was executed. But it seems that not only was he not executed, and he was not a traitor but a German spy. Intelligence believes he made it to Yugoslavia and is now with the Partisans. So, Mallory and Miller being the only ones who can positively identify him are sent along with a unit called Force (...)

Autostop rosso sangue (1977)

# 05297 IMDb

Autostop rosso sangue (1977)

(Hitchhike: Last House on the Left)

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile

Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller (1h 44min)

Italy Italy

Rated 6.9 after 2,224 votes on 11-Aug-19.

Walter Mancini is a egostical newspaper editor whom is driving across California with his spiteful wife, Eve, on a weekend getaway to save their troubled marriage. But things take a turn when they pick up a straded motorist, named Adam, whom takes them hostage revealing himself to be a fugitive running from both the police and his two acomplices after robbing a bank and making off with all the (...)

Keoma (1976)

# 02839 IMDb

Keoma (1976)

(Django's Great Return)

Director: Enzo G. Castellari

Drama, Western, Action (1h 37min)

Italy Italy

Rated 7.2 after 4,303 votes on 17-Oct-18.

After the American Civil War, the half-breed Keoma (Franco Nero) returns to his homeland and rescues a beautiful pregnant woman accused of having plague, Lisa (Olga Karlatos), from a gang leaded by the landlord Caldwell (Donald O'Brian). Later he meets his former slave servant and friend George (Woody Strode), now a drunk free man, and his father, William Shannon (William Berger), and he is (...)

Il cittadino si ribella (1974)

# 17597 IMDb R 

Il cittadino si ribella (1974)

(Street Law)

TaglineWhen there's no where else to turn.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari

Action, Thriller (1h 45min)

Italy Italy

Rated 7.0 after 1,101 votes on 05-Mar-20.

Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.

Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica (1971)

# 15718 IMDb PG 

Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica (1971)

(Confessions of a Police Commissioner to the District Attorney)

TaglineHe cut the red tape and left it full of bullet holes!

Director: Damiano Damiani

Crime, Drama (1h 41min)

Italy Italy

Rated 7.2 after 974 votes on 08-May-19.

2 wins & 1 nomination

One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public prosecutor try to prove that the architect in the city is in the mafia.

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