Franco Nero

Actor
A handsome Italian leading man, Franco Nero first came to the attention of US audiences as Abel in John Huston's epic "The Bible. ..In the Beginning" (1966). The following year, he cut a dashing figure as the youthful ... Read more »
Born: 11/22/1941 in Parma, IT

Filmography

Actor (96)

Der Falke 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Django Lives 2014 (Movie)

Django (Actor)

Nymph 2014 (Movie)

Niko (Actor)

Road to Capri 2014 (Movie)

Guido (Actor)

A Memória Que Me Contam 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Island 2013 (Movie)

Marquis Polesini (Actor)

Django 2012 (Movie)

Django (Actor)

Django Unchained 2012 (Movie)

(Cameo)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Uncle Topolino (Voice)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Letters to Juliet 2010 (Movie)

Lorenzo (Actor)

Killing Is My Business, Honey 2009 (Movie)

Enrico Puzzo (Actor)

Albakiara - Il film 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bastardi 2008 (Movie)

Rene Iuvara (Actor)

Bathory 2008 (Movie)

King Mathias II (Actor)

La Rabbia 2008 (Movie)

Mentore (Actor)

Mario the Magician 2008 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

Mineurs 2007 (Movie)

Michele Acucella (Actor)

Forever Blues 2006 (Movie)

Luca (Actor)

Pope John Paul II 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Cattive inclinazioni 2003 (Movie)

Vagrant (Actor)

The Crusaders 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ultimo Stadio 2002 (Movie)

Antonio (Actor)

La Ragion Pura 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Megiddo: Omega Code 2 2001 (Movie)

General Francini (Actor)

Chimera 2000 (Movie)

Entrepreneur (Actor)

Mirka 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bella Mafia 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Talk of Angels 1998 (Movie)

Dr Vicente Areavaga (Actor)

Uninvited 1998 (Movie)

Barolo (Actor)

David 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Innocent Sleep 1997 (Movie)

Cavani (Actor)

The Versace Murder 1997 (Movie)

Gianni Versace (Actor)

Conquest 1996 (Movie)

Prince Arpad (Actor)

The Medal 1996 (Movie)

Ferrero (Actor)

Jonathan of the Bears 1994 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

A Breath of Life 1993 (Movie)

Gesualdo (Actor)

Brothers and Sisters 1992 (Movie)

Franco (Actor)

Amelia Lopes O'Neill 1991 (Movie)

Fernando (Actor)

Touch and Die 1991 (Movie)

Aquan (Actor)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 (Movie)

General Ramon Esperanza (Actor)

The Betrothed 1990 (Movie)

Fra Cristoforo (Actor)

Il Giovane Toscanini 1988 (Movie)

Claudio Toscanini (Actor)

Sidney Sheldon's "Windmills of the Gods" 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Night 1988 (Movie)

Janza (Actor)

Sweet Country 1987 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

The Girl 1987 (Movie)

John Berg (Actor)

Un Altare per la Madre 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Garibaldi - the General 1985 (Movie)

Garibaldi (Actor)

Die Forstenbuben 1984 (Movie)

Bohme (Actor)

Il Pentito 1984 (Movie)

Judge Falco (Actor)

The Last Days of Pompeii 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Salamander 1983 (Movie)

Dante Matucci (Actor)

Wagner 1983 (Movie)

Crespi (Actor)

Grog 1982 (Movie)

Nicola (Actor)

Querelle 1982 (Movie)

Lieutenant Seblon (Actor)

Ten Days That Shook the World 1982 (Movie)

John Reed (Actor)

Kamikaze '89 1981 (Movie)

Weiss (Actor)

Enter the Ninja 1980 (Movie)

Cole (Actor)

The Day of the Cobra 1979 (Movie)

Larry Stanciani (Actor)

The Man With Bogart's Face 1979 (Movie)

Hakim (Actor)

Force 10 From Navarone 1978 (Movie)

Captain Radicek/Nicolai Lescovar--Double Agent (Actor)

Le Rose di Danzica 1978 (Movie)

Konrad Von Der Berg (Actor)

Un Dramma Borghese 1978 (Movie)

Guido (Actor)

Submission 1976 (Movie)

Armand (Actor)

Autostop rosso sangue 1975 (Movie)

Walter Mancini (Actor)

Keoma 1975 (Movie)

Keoma Shannon (Actor)

La Marche Triomphale 1974 (Movie)

Captain Asciutto (Actor)

Corruzione al Palazzo di Giustizia 1973 (Movie)

Judge Cusani (Actor)

Il Cittadino Si Ribella 1973 (Movie)

Carlo (Actor)

Last Days of Mussolini 1973 (Movie)

Colonel Valerio (Actor)

Perche si uccide un Magistrato 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears 1972 (Movie)

Johnny Ears (Actor)

Don't Turn the Other Cheek 1972 (Movie)

Prince Dmitri Vassilovich Orlowsky (Actor)

Il Delitto Matteotti 1972 (Movie)

Giacomo Matteotto (Actor)

Le Moine 1972 (Movie)

Ambrosio (Actor)

Pope Joan 1972 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

Senza Ragione 1971 (Movie)

Mosquito (Actor)

A Quiet Place in the Country 1970 (Movie)

Leonard, the Pop Artist (Actor)

Confessione di un Commissario di Polizia al Procuratore Della Repubblica 1970 (Movie)

District Attorney Traini (Actor)

La Vacanza 1970 (Movie)

Poacher (Actor)

The Battle of Neretva 1970 (Movie)

Italian Captain (Actor)

Tristana 1970 (Movie)

Horacio (Actor)

The Mercenary 1969 (Movie)

Bill Douglas (Actor)

The Virgin and the Gypsy 1969 (Movie)

Gypsy (Actor)

The Brute and the Beast 1968 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Camelot 1966 (Movie)

Lancelot (Actor)

The Bible 1965 (Movie)

Abel (Actor)

21 Hours at Munich (TV Show)

Actor

Painted Lady (TV Show)

Actor

The Avenger (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Days of Pompeii (Movie)

(Actor)

The Legend of Valentino (TV Show)

Actor

Young Catherine (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (7)

Love Island 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

La Rabbia 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Forever Blues 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Uninvited 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Conquest 1996 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Jonathan of the Bears 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Breath of Life 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Forever Blues 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Forever Blues 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A handsome Italian leading man, Franco Nero first came to the attention of US audiences as Abel in John Huston's epic "The Bible. ..In the Beginning" (1966). The following year, he cut a dashing figure as the youthful Lancelot opposite Vanessa Redgrave's Guenevere in Joshua Logan's opulent filming of the hit musical "Camelot". Since then, Nero has appeared in over 50 motion pictures ranging from "A Quiet Place in the Country" (1968) to "Force Ten From Navaronne" (1978) to "Querelle" (1982) to "Die Hard 2: Die Harder" (1990). More recently, he played an idealistic doctor whose family is touched by the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in "Talk of Angels" and was cast as the slain fashion designer in "The Versace Murders" (both 1998).

Relationships

Carroll Baker Actor

Companion
In a June 2000 interview with the London Times, Baker revealed their affair

Mauricia Mena

Companion
Had a brief affair while filming in Cartagena in 1987, which produced a son named Franquito

Carlo Nero

Son
Born Sept. 16, 1969 mother, Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave Actor

Wife
Met on the set of "Camelot" (1967); he played Lancelot to her Guenevere Separated for many years, during which they both had relationships with other people They later reunited and married on Dec. 31, 2006 after almost 40 years together

Natasha Richardson Actor

Step-Child

EDUCATION

Piccolo Teatro di Milano

Milestones

2010

Co-starred with wife Vanessa Redgrave in "Letters to Juliet"

2001

Appeared in Koltay's "Sacra Corona"

1998

Co-starred as an idealistic physician in "Talk of Angels"

1998

Portrayed Gianni Versace in the "The Versace Murder"

1996

Starred in Hungarian director Gábor Koltay's "Honfoglalás"

1993

Wrote, produced and starred in "Jonathan degli orsi"

1993

Established own production company

1982

Cast as the gay lieutenant in "Querelle"

1978

Made TV miniseries debut in "The Pirate" (CBS)

1975

Made his American TV debut as Valentino in "The Legend of Valentino" (ABC)

1974

Played the humiliated engineer out for revenge in "Street Law"

1969

Featured in the English language film "The Virgin and the Gypsy"

1969

Served as one of the producers on "Drop Out"

1968

Appeared in the mafia film "Il giorno della civetta" opposite Claudia Cardinale

1967

Portrayed Lancelot in his first English language film "Camelot"; met long time romantic partner, Vanessa Redgrave, who also co-starred

1966

Had featured role as Abel in John Huston's "The Bible: In the Beginning"

1966

Had first lead role in Sergio Corbucci's "Django"

1964

Made feature film debut in "La ragazza in prestito"

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