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Franco Nero

Blue-eyed well-built Italian actor Franco Nero, once was a painting photographer, when he was discovered as an actor by director John Huston. Grew up in provincial northern Italian town in the family of a strict police sergeant, Nero got on the scene at six years old. Studied economics and trade in Milan University and, during that time, he was ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Marathon (announced)
Don Jose
 2016 Inferno by Dante (post-production)
Circles Introduction (Italian) (voice)
 2016 Keoma Rises (announced)
  Prairie Bones (pre-production)
Juliano (rumored)
  The Last Hit Man (announced)
Slade Muso
 2014 Figli di Maam
 2014 Love Island
Marquis Polesini
 2014 Killer Mermaid
 2013 Obsessive Rhythms
 2013 Handy
Frank The Black
 2012 Canepazzo
Alvaro Genta
 2012 New Order
Dr. Cornelius Van Morgen
 2011 Cars 2
Uncle Topolino (voice)
 2011/II Father
 2010 Rasputin
 2010 Angelus Hiroshimae
The Hunter
 2009 Palestrina - princeps musicae
Domenico Ferrabosco
 2009 Killing Is My Business, Honey
Enrico Puzzo
 2008 Bathory: Countess of Blood
King Mathias II
 2008 La rabbia
 2008 Bastardi
Rene Iuvara
 2008 Márió, a varázsló
 2007 Two Families
 2007 Mineurs
Michele Acucella
 2006 Amore e libertà - Masaniello
Vicerè D'Arcos
 2006 Hans
Homeless / Magistrate
 2005 Forever Blues
 2004 Post coitum
Bakchus, photographer
 2003 Cattive inclinazioni
 2002 Die 8. Todsünde: Das Toskana-Karussell
Giuseppe Mantaldo
 2002 Ultimo stadio
 2002 White Smoke
Cardenal Tura
 2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
Gen. Francini
 2001 Sacra Corona
Bishop Gellért
 2001 Chimera
 2000 Winds of Passion
Michele Giangrande
 2000 Mirka
 1999 Uninvited
Avvocato Ralph Barolo
 1999 Brigands
Il caporale dei carabinieri Nerza
 1998 Talk of Angels
Dr. Vicente Areavaga
 1997 La medaglia
Ing. Ferrero
 1997 Il tocco - La sfida
Jesus Barro
 1996 The Conquest
Árpád vezér
 1996 Ha-Italkim Ba'im
 1996 The Innocent Sleep
Adolfo Cavani
 1995 Io e il re
Maggiore Ferri
 1994 Jonathan degli orsi
 1993 Der Fall Lucona
Enzo Lombardo
 1992 Zoloto
Gabriele da Poppi
 1992 Fratelli e sorelle
 1992 Crimson Dawn
Paul Herzog
 1991 Amelia Lópes O'Neill
 1990 Breath of Life
 1988 Magdalene
 1988 Pygmalion 88
 1988 Run for Your Life
 1988 Young Toscanini
Claudio Toscanini
 1988 Top Line
Ted Angelo
 1987 Grosso guaio a Cartagena
Francis, il marinaio
 1987 The Girl
Johan (John) Berg
 1987 Sweet Country
 1985 The Repenter
 1985 André schafft sie alle
 1982 Grog
Nicola Fanelli
 1982 Querelle
Lieutenant Seblon
 1982 Kamikaze 89
 1981 Banovic Strahinja
Banovic Strahinja
 1980 Il giorno del Cobra
Larry Stanziani
 1980 The Blue-Eyed Bandit
Renzo Dominici
 1979 The Shark Hunter
Mike di Donato
 1979 Mimi
 1979 The Visitor
Jesus Christ (uncredited)
 1978 Force 10 from Navarone
 1977 Hitch Hike
Walter Mancini
 1977 Sahara Cross
John Ballard
 1976 Submission
 1976 Death Rite
 1976 Victory March
Captain Asciutto
 1975 The Flower in His Mouth
Professore Michele Belcore
 1975 Cipolla Colt
Onion Stark
 1975 How to Kill a Judge
Giacomo Solaris
 1975 Smiling Maniacs
Judge Dani
 1974 Street Law
 1974 The Last 4 Days
Walter Audisio 'Valerio'
 1974 I guappi
Nicola Bellizzi
 1973 Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears
Johnny Ears
 1973 Senza ragione
 1972 Pope Joan
 1971 Don't Turn the Other Cheek
Prince Dmitri Vassilovich Orlowsky
 1971 La vacanza
 1971 The Fifth Cord
Andrea Bild
 1971 Confessions of a Police Captain
Deputy D.A. Traini
 1970 Dropout
 1970 The Fifth Day of Peace
Bruno Grauber
 1970 The Virgin and the Gypsy
The Gypsy
 1970 Tristana
 1969 The Battle of Neretva
 1968 A Quiet Place in the Country
Leonardo Ferri
 1968 Sequestro di persona
 1967 Pride and Vengeance
José / Django
 1966 Texas, Adios
Burt Sullivan
 1966 Massacre Time
Tom Corbett
 1966 Wild, Wild Planet
Jake, Lieutenant
 1966 The Third Eye
Mino Alberti (as Frank Nero)
 1966 The War of the Planets
Lt. Jake Jacowitz
 1966 Django
 1966 Hired Killer
Tony Lo Bello (as Frank Nero)
 1965 The Tramplers
Charley Garvey (as Frank Nero)
 1965 I Knew Her Well
Italo - The garage attendant
 1965 La Celestina P... R...
 1962 Scorched Skin
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Provided the dubbing voice for Ruggero Deodato, for the English language trailer for Jungle Holocaust (1977). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frank Black | Frank Nero


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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on 11/27/1978] I was working as a set photographer on [Dino De Laurentiis'] The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966). Director John Huston had seen a photo of me and said, "That's the face I want". See more »


Stepfather of Joely Richardson and the late Natasha Richardson. See more »

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