Biography

Franco Nero (born 23 November 1941) is an Italian actor. He is best known for his roles of the title character in Sergio Corbucci's Django (1966), Sir Lancelot in Joshua Logan's Camelot (1967), Horacio in Luis Buñuel's Tristana (1970), the title character in Enzo G. Castellari's Keoma (1976), Captain Nikolai Lescovar/Colonel von Ingorslebon in Guy Hamilton's Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Cole in Menahem Golan's Enter the Ninja(1981), his reprising role again as the title character in Nello Rossatti's Django Strikes Again (1987), General Ramon Esperanza in Renny Harlin's Die Hard 2 (1990), Gianni Versace in Menahem Golan's The Versace Murder (1998), General Francini in Brian Trenchard-Smith's Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001) and Lorenzo Bartolini in Gary Winick's Letters to Juliet (2010). He also played the narrator in the film Rasputin (2010) directed by Louis Nero and voiced the character of Uncle Topolino in the animated film Cars 2 (2011) directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Brad Lewis. In 2012 Nero made a cameo appearance inQuentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

Franco Nero (born 23 November 1941) is an Italian actor. He is best known for his roles of the title character in Sergio Corbucci's Django (1966), Sir Lancelot in Joshua Logan's Camelot (1967), Horacio in Luis Buñuel's Tristana (1970), the title character in Enzo G. Castellari's Keoma (1976), Captain Nikolai Lescovar/Colonel von Ingorslebon in Guy Hamilton's Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Cole in Menahem Golan's Enter the Ninja(1981), his reprising role again as the title character in Nello Rossatti's Django Strikes Again (1987), General Ramon Esperanza in Renny Harlin's Die Hard 2 (1990), Gianni Versace in Menahem Golan's The Versace Murder (1998), General Francini in Brian Trenchard-Smith's Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001) and Lorenzo Bartolini in Gary Winick's Letters to Juliet (2010). He also played the narrator in the film Rasputin (2010) directed by Louis Nero and voiced the character of Uncle Topolino in the animated film Cars 2 (2011) directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Brad Lewis. In 2012 Nero made a cameo appearance inQuentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 183

Birthday 1941-11-23

Place of Birth San Prospero Parmense, Italy

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Restless Heart - The Confessions of Augustine
Django Lives! as Django
2019 A Rose in Winter as Rainer Praeger
2019 The Collini Case as Fabrizio Collini
2019 Ed è subito sera
2018 Red Land (Rosso Istria)
2017 Iceman as Ditob
2017 The Broken Key as Hiram Abif
2017 The Executrix as Carlo
2017 The Neighborhood as Guglielmo
2017 Il crimine non va in pensione as il primario
2017 The Lost City of Z as Baron de Gondoriz
2017 The Time of Their Lives as Alberto
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 as Julius
2016 Emigratis (2 episodes)
2015 Sergio Corbucci: The Smiling Man as Himself
2015 Terra
2014 Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films as Himself
2014 Figli di Maam
2014 Love Island as Marquis Polesini
2014 Nymph
2014 Obsessive Rythms as Carmine
2013 Memories They Told Me as Paolo
2013 The Outsider as Himself
2012 Django Unchained as Amerigo Vessepi
2012 The Last Alchemist as Felix the Alchemist
2012 Crazy Dog as Alvaro Genta
2012 Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s as Himself
2012 New Order as Dr. Cornelius Van Morgen
2011 Cars 2 as Uncle Topolino (voice)
2011 Rasputin as Narratore
2010 Prigioniero di un segreto as Il barbone
2010 Letters to Juliet as Lorenzo Bartolini
2010 Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire as Augustinus
2009 Killing Is My Business, Honey as Enrico Puzzo
2008 Four Seasons - Summer as Max Freeman
2008 Ti Stramo as Il Barbone
2008 Márió, a varázsló as Mario
2008 Eine Nacht im Grandhotel as Ferran Moreno
2008 Bathory: Countess of Blood as King Mathias
2008 Bastardi as Rene Iuvara
2008 La rabbia as Mentore
2008 Mein Herz in Chile as Carlos Sanchez
2007 Mineurs as Michele Acucella
2007 L'inchiesta - Anno Domini XXXIII (2 episodes) as Caifa
2006 The Final Inquiry as Caifa
2006 The Holy Family as Zachary
2006 Denn sie kennen kein Erbarmen: Der Italowestern as Himself
2006 Giornata Nera
2005 Summer Solstice as Lorenzo
2005 Forever Blues as Luca
2005 Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker as Himself
2005 Rosamunde Pilcher: Zauber der Liebe
2005 Vasco Rossi - E' Solo Un Rock'N' Roll Show as Giudice
2005 Rosamunde Pilcher - Zauber der Liebe (2 episodes)
2005 The Spaghetti West as Himself
2004 Post Coitum as Bakchus
2004 Guardiani delle nuvole as Padre
2003 Bad Inclination as Il barbone
2003 Der Fürst und das Mädchen (0 episodes)
2003 Herz ohne Krone as Bear's Trainer
2002 The Last Gunfighter as The pistolero
2002 Die achte Todsünde: Das Toskana-Karussell as Giuseppe Mantaldo
2002 Through the Night with... (1 episode)
2002 Ultimo stadio as Antonio
2002 Fumata blanca as Cardenal Tura
2002 Liebe, Lügen, Leidenschaften (1 episode) as Fashion Billionaire
2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 as Gen. Francini
2001 Sacra Corona as Bishop Gellért
2001 The Crusaders as Ibnazul
2000 St. Paul as Gamaliel
2000 Uninvited
2000 Mirka
1999 Li chiamarono... briganti! as Caporale Nerza
1998 Talk of Angels as Dr. Vicente Areavaga
1998 Il tesoro di Damasco as Andrea
1998 The Versace Murder as Gianni Versace
1998 Die Rückkahr des Sandokan (4 episodes) as Yogi Azim
1997 Painted Lady (2 episodes)
1997 David as Natan
1996 The Conquest as Árpád
1996 The Return of Sandokan as Yogi Azim
1996 The Innocent Sleep as Adolfo Cavani
1995 Jonathan of the Bears as Jonathan
1994 The Dragon Ring as Dragon King
1993 Das Babylon Komplott as Chris Lang
1993 Der Fall Lucona as Enzo Lombardi
1992 Gold as Gabriele da Poppi
1992 Brothers and Sisters as Franco
1991 Amelia Lópes O'Neill as Fernando
1991 Young Catherine (2 episodes) as Count Vorontsov
1991 Touch and Die as Aquani
1990 Breath of Life as Angelo
1990 Die Hard 2 as General Ramon Esperanza
1989 I promessi sposi (5 episodes) as fra Cristoforo
1988 Magdalene as Janza
1988 Young Toscanini as Claudio Toscanini
1988 Top Line as Ted Angelo
1988 Blue Blood. Leben und Sterben in der Society
1988 Race to Danger as Francis, il marinaio
1988 Run for Your Life as Commissario
1987 Django Strikes Again as Django
1987 The Girl as Johan (John) Berg
1987 Sweet Country as Paul
1985 The Repenter as Falco
1985 André schafft sie alle as Andre
1985 Devil's Crude as Nick
1984 Die Försterbuben as Böhme
1984 The Last Days of Pompeii (3 episodes) as Arbaces
1983 The Hitchhiker (1 episode)
1983 Red Bells Part II: I Saw the Birth of a New World as John Reed
1982 Red Bells Part I: Mexico on Fire as John Reed
1982 Grog
1982 Querelle as Lieutenant Seblon
1982 Rainer Werner Fassbinder - Last Works
1982 Kamikaze 1989 as Weiss
1982 Na sowas! (1 episode)
1981 Enter the Ninja as Cole
1981 The Falcon as Banović Strahinja
1981 The Salamander as Carabinieri Colonel Dante Matucci
1980 The Man With Bogart's Face as Hakim
1980 Day of the Cobra as Larry Stanziani
1980 The Blue-Eyed Bandit as Renzo Dominici
1979 The Shark Hunter as Mike di Donato
1979 Le rose di Danzica as General Konrad von Der Berg
1979 Mimi as Guido
1979 The Visitor as Jesus Christ (uncredited)
1978 The Pirate as Baydr Al Fay
1978 Force 10 from Navarone as Lescovar
1978 Sahara Cross as Jean Ballard
1977 Hitch Hike as Walter Mancini
1976 Keoma as Keoma
1976 Submission as Armand
1976 21 Hours at Munich as Issa
1976 Death Rite as Sadry
1976 Victory March as Captain Asciutto
1975 The Legend of Valentino as Rudolph Valentino
1975 The Flower in His Mouth as Professore Michele Belcore
1975 Cry, Onion! as Onion Stark
1975 How to Kill a Judge as Giacomo Solaris
1975 Smiling Maniacs as Judge Dani
1974 Challenge to White Fang as Jason Scott
1974 Street Law as Carlo Antonelli
1974 The Last Four Days as Walter Audisio
1974 Blood Brothers as Nicola Bellizzi
1973 White Fang as Jason Scott
1973 High Crime as Commissario Belli
1973 Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears as Johnny Ears
1973 Redneck as Mosquito
1973 Il delitto Matteotti as Giacomo Matteotti
1972 The Monk as Ambrosio
1972 Pope Joan as Louis
1971 Don't Turn the Other Cheek as Prince Dimitri Vassilovich Vladek Orlowsky
1971 The Case Is Closed, Forget It as Vanzi
1971 Vacation as Osiride
1971 The Fifth Cord as Andrea Bild
1971 Confessions of a Police Captain as Deputy D.A. Traini
1970 Dropout as Bruno
1970 Companeros as Yodlaf Peterson
1970 5th Day of Peace as Ens. Bruno Grauber
1970 The Virgin and the Gypsy as The gypsy
1970 Tristana as Horacio
1969 The Battle of Neretva as Capitani Michele Rossi
1969 Detective Belli as Commissario Stefano Belli
1968 A Quiet Place in the Country as Leonardo Ferri
1968 The Mercenary as Sergei Kowalski, The Polish
1968 Sardinia Kidnapped as Gavino
1968 The Day of the Owl as Capitano Bellodi
1967 Pride and Vengeance as Django
1967 Camelot as Lancelot Du Lac
1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... as Abel
1966 Texas, Adios as Burt Sullivan
1966 Massacre Time as Tom Corbett
1966 The Wild, Wild Planet as Lt. Jake
1966 The Third Eye as Mino
1966 The War of the Planets as Lt. Jake Jacowitx
1966 Django as Django
1966 Hired Killer as Tony Lo Bello (as Frank Nero)
1965 The Tramplers as Edith Wickett
1965 I Knew Her Well as Italo - The garage attendant
1965 La Celestina P… R… as Fabrizio
1964 Italian Engagement
1963 Un delitto

Production

2005 Forever Blues Producer
1995 Jonathan of the Bears Producer
1979 The Shark Hunter Co-Producer
1971 Vacation Producer
1970 Dropout Co-Producer

Writing

2005 Forever Blues Writer
1995 Jonathan of the Bears Story

Crew

2012 Django Unchained Thanks

Directing

2005 Forever Blues Director

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