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Franco Nero

This tall, handsome, blue eyed, Italian film star made his mark in Spaghetti westerns such as “Django”, “A Professional Gun” & “Companeros” , while taking Hollywood by storm with appearances in “The Bible”, “Camelot”, “Force 10 From Navarone”, “Enter The Ninja”  & “Die Hard 2”.

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Birth Name:                            Francesco Sparanero

Date Of Birth: 23rd November 1941

Place Of Birth:                              San Prospero, Parama, Italy

Height: 6’ 2”

Son: Carlo Gabriel Nero (with actress Vanessa Redgrave)

Debut Film:                            Engagement Italiano (1964)

Signature Role: Django (1966)

Trademark : Blue Eyes

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Franco Nero’s Top 10 Movies on DVD

Texas, Adios [DVD](1966) DVD
Franco Nero temporarily relinquishes his post as the town sheriff of Widow Rock, Texas, to find and apprehend the man who murdered his father years earlier. Accompanied by his younger brother, the two manage to corner the desperado, only to learn a shocking secret that leads to ultimate chaos. Alberto Dell'Acqua co-stars. AKA: "The Avenger." 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, Italian Dolby mono; Subtitles: English; interview; biography; theatrical trailer.

Django [DVD](1966) DVD
The original, landmark "spaghetti western" that spawned a slew of unrelated sequels. Franco Nero stars as the wandering gunman who arrives, dragging his machine gun in a coffin behind him, in a decaying frontier town caught in the middle of a violent battle between Mexican bandits and a racist gang. Director Sergio Corbucci's compelling drama also stars Eduardo Fajardo. 90 min.

Camelot [DVD](1967) DVD
Richard Harris stars as King Arthur in this lavish, Academy Award-winning film adaptation of Lerner and Loewe's musical take on the legend of the Knights of the Round Table, with Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero as doomed lovers Guenevere and Lancelot. Among the memorable tunes are "Camelot," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" 180 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; filmographies; theatrical trailers; "making of" featurette; isolated music score; premiere special.

Massacre Time [DVD](1968) DVD
Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci turns to six-guns in this ultra-violent spaghetti western. Prospector Franco Nero returns home to help his alcoholic half-brother and finds a maniacal, bullwhip-wielding tyrant controlling the land and Nero's sibling. Nero joins forces with his kin to try to beat the sadistic creep and his followers. George Hilton and Nino Castelnuovo star. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English dubbed; poster gallery; theatrical trailers.

A Professional Gun [DVD](1970) DVD
Thrilling "Spaghetti Western" set in the Texas border region during the Mexican Revolution. Franco Nero, Tony Musante and Jack Palance star as hired gunslingers who work both sides of the law and team up for a crime spree, before greed breaks up their uneasy alliance. Music by Ennio Morricone. AKA: "The Mercenary." 92 min.

Companeros [DVD](1970) DVD
Interesting European Western with political themes in which mercenary Franco Nero joins revolutionary Thomas Milian to help free a pacifist professor and his students who are being imprisoned by Americans in Texas. During their trek, Milian and Nero encounter a nasty gunslinger with a wooden hand, played by Jack Palance. Fernando Rey co-stars. 120 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, Italian Dolby mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; theatrical trailer; biographies.

Confessions Of A Police Captain [DVD](1971) DVD
A gritty urban drama, as a dedicated policeman fights corruption and the establishment to track down an elusive killer. Martin Balsam, Franco Nero and Marilu Tolo star in this Italian production. AKA: "Confessions of a Police Commissioner to the District Attorney." 102 min.

Keoma [DVD](1976) DVD
This violent Spaghetti Western from Enzo Castellari features Franco Nero as a half-Indian gunslinger who decides to return to his childhood home. There, he learns that a villain has taken over the plague-ridden town and his three half-brothers are out to get him. Against the odds, Nero makes a desperate effort to save the town and himself. Woody Strode and Olga Karlatos co-star. AKA: "Desperado," "Django Rides Again," "The Violent Breed." 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English mono; audio commentary by Castellari; interview; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Hitch-Hike [DVD](1978) DVD
A cross-country drive for embittered, alcoholic writer Franco Nero and sexy wife Corinne Clery turns dangerous when they pick up a hitchhiker, unaware he's a demented, gun-happy bank robber on the lam, in the Nevada desert. Italian director Pasquale Festa Campanile's intense exploitation thriller co-stars David Hess, Joshua Sinclair. AKA: "Death Drive." 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Italian Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; theatrical trailer.

The Man With Bogart's Face [DVD](1980) DVD
Private eye Sam Marlowe is the man, a dedicated gumshoe and film buff who finds himself in a case that even Bogie would have trouble solving. Action and laughs abound; co-stars Michelle Phillips, Franco Nero, Herbert Lom, Sybil Danning and George Raft, with Robert Sacchi in the title role. 111 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; scene access.


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