Howard Franklin

Director, Screenwriter
American screenwriter turned director. Franklin started his career as a screenwriter with the adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel, "The Name of the Rose" (1986). Which led to his penning the Ridley Scott thriller "Someone ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (9)

The Wedding Contract 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Big Year 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Antitrust 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hollow Man 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Public Eye 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Name of the Rose 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (3)

Larger Than Life 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The Public Eye 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

American screenwriter turned director. Franklin started his career as a screenwriter with the adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel, "The Name of the Rose" (1986). Which led to his penning the Ridley Scott thriller "Someone to Watch Over Me" (1987). Franklin made his directorial debut as co-director with Bill Murray on the comedy, "Quick Change" (1990). Franklin made his solo directorial debut with "The Public Eye" (1992), a stylized period portrait of a tabloid photographer starring Joe Pesci and Barbara Hershey.

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley

1977

Milestones

2011

Wrote screenplay for "The Big Year," based on Mark Obmascik's book; directed by David Frankel; starred Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin

2001

Co-wrote thriller "AntiTrust"

1992

Made solo directorial effort with "The Public Eye"; also wrote

1990

Wrote the screenplay and co-directed the film "Quick Change"

1987

Wrote the screenplay for Ridley Scott's "Someone to Watch Over Me"

1986

Adapted the novel "The Name of the Rose" for film

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