STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 618 this week

Franco Nero


Blue-eyed and well-built Italian actor in international cinema, Franco Nero, was a painting photographer when he was discovered as an actor by director John Huston. He has since appeared in more than 200 movies around the world, working with Europe's top directors, such as Luis Buñuel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Claude Chabrol, Sergey Bondarchuk, ... See full bio »

"The IMDb Show": 'Star Wars' Creatures We Love

From giant slug monsters to adorable space bears, we share our favorite creatures from a galaxy far, far away.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 people
created 01 Sep 2013
 
a list of 42 people
created 18 Jun 2014
 
a list of 44 people
created 27 Nov 2014
 
a list of 44 people
created 23 Jan 2015
 
a list of 31 people
created 5 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Franco Nero's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

John Wick: Chapter 2
(2017)
Django Unchained
Django Unchained Amerigo Vessepi
(2012)
Camelot
Camelot Lancelot Du Lac
(1967)
Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2 Esperanza
(1990)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (221 credits)
 2019 Peace (filming)
Angelo
 2018 Red Land (Rosso Istria) (post-production)
Professore Ambrosin
 2018 The Final Mile (announced)
Don Jose
 2018 Inferno by Dante (post-production)
Circles Introduction (Italian) (voice)
 2018 Silent Life (filming)
Alexander De Salm
 2018 A Rose in Winter (post-production)
Rainer Praeger
 2018 Ed è subito sera (post-production)
Rosario De Martino
 2007 Two Families (completed)
Morandi
  Prairie Bones (announced)
Juliano (rumored)
  The Last Hit Man (announced)
Slade Muso
 2017-2018 Delicious (TV Series)
Joe Benelli
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... Joe Benelli
- Episode #2.3 (2018) ... Joe Benelli
- Episode #2.2 (2018) ... Joe Benelli
- Episode #2.1 (2017) ... Joe Benelli
 2017 The Broken Key
Hiram Abif
 2017 Inferno Dantesco Animato (Short)
Circles Introduction (voice)
 2017 The Executrix
Carlo
 2017 Death of the Sheik
Rudolph Valentino's soul
 2017/I The Neighborhood
Guglielmo
 2017 Der Mann aus dem Eis
Ditob
 2017 The Time of Their Lives
Alberto
 2017 John Wick: Chapter 2
Julius
 2016 The Lost City of Z
Baron De Gondoriz
 2016 Il Ragazzo Della Giudecca
Salvatore
 2016 Along the River (Short)
Frank De Ville
 2015/III The Kid (Short)
Franco Nero
 2015 Gemma di Maggio (Short)
Gaetano Old
 2015 il Buio (Short)
Clochard
 2014 Figli di Maam
Herod
 2014 Love Island
Marquis Polesini
 2014 Mamula
Niko
 2013 Dante's Hell Animated (Short)
Circles Introduction
 2013 Cadences obstinées
Carmine
 2013 Handy
Frank The Black
 2012 The Last Alchemist (Short)
Felix the Alchemist
 2012/I The Woods
Enzo Philipo
 2012 Django Unchained
Amerigo Vessepi
 2012 Canepazzo
Alvaro Genta
 2012 New Order
Dr. Cornelius Van Morgen
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Roberto Distasio
- Scorched Earth (2011) ... Roberto Distasio
 2011 Cars 2
Uncle Topolino (voice)
 2011/II Father
Enrico
 2010 Rasputin
Narrator
 2010 Letters to Juliet
Lorenzo
 2010 Angelus Hiroshimae
The Hunter
 2010 Sant'Agostino (TV Movie)
Augustinus (age 76)
 2009 Palestrina - princeps musicae
Domenico Ferrabosco
 2009/IV Lullaby (Short)
Angelo della morte
 2009 Killing Is My Business, Honey
Enrico Puzzo
 2008/II Elena (Short)
Colonel
 2008 Four Seasons (TV Mini-Series)
Max Freeman
- Summer (2008) ... Max Freeman
- Autumn (2008) ... Max Freeman (uncredited)
 2008 Eine Nacht im Grandhotel (TV Movie)
Ferran Moreno
 2008 Mein Herz in Chile (TV Movie)
Carlos Sanchez
 2008 Il sangue e la rosa (TV Series)
Umberto Mancini
- Prima puntata (2008) ... Umberto Mancini
 2008 Una storia di lupi (Short)
Hermit
 2008 Bathory: Countess of Blood
King Mathias II
 2008 La rabbia
Mentore
 2008 Bastardi
Rene Iuvara
 2008 Márió, a varázsló
Mario
 2007 Der Fürst und das Mädchen (TV Series)
Conte Massimo di Romano / Herzog Massimo di Romano
- Machtspiele (2007) ... Conte Massimo di Romano
- Familienbande (2007) ... Conte Massimo di Romano
- Mutterglück (2007) ... Conte Massimo di Romano
- Nicolai (2007) ... Herzog Massimo di Romano
- Verluste (2007) ... Conte Massimo di Romano
 2007 Mineurs
Michele Acucella
 2006 La sacra famiglia (TV Movie)
Zachary
 2006 Amore e libertà - Masaniello
Vicerè D'Arcos
 2006 Hans
Homeless / Magistrate
 2005 Summer Solstice (TV Movie)
Lorenzo
 2005 Forever Blues
Luca
 2004 Guardiani delle nuvole
Padre
 2004 L'unica testimone (Short)
 2004 Post coitum
Bakchus, photographer
 2003 Cattive inclinazioni
Vagrant
 2003 Herz ohne Krone (TV Movie)
Bear's Trainer
 2003 Liebe, Lügen, Leidenschaften (TV Mini-Series)
Pietro Bellini / Fashion Billionaire
- Das Komplott (2003) ... Pietro Bellini
- Die Überraschung (2003) ... Fashion Billionaire
 2002 L'ultimo pistolero (Short)
Pistolero
 2002 Die 8. Todsünde: Das Toskana-Karussell
Giuseppe Mantaldo
 2002 Fumata blanca
Cardenal Tura
 2002 Ultimo stadio
Antonio
 2001 Crociati (TV Movie)
Ibnazul
 2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
Gen. Francini
 2001 Sacra Corona
Bishop Gellért
 2001 Chimera
Imprenditore
 2000 St. Paul (TV Movie)
Gamaliel
 2000 Maestrale
Michele Giangrande
 2000 Mirka
 1999 La voce del sangue (TV Movie)
Antonio Castaldi
 1999 Uninvited
Ralph Barolo
 1999 Li chiamarono... briganti!
Il caporale dei carabinieri Nerza
 1998 Talk of Angels
Dr. Vicente Areavaga
 1998 Il tesoro di Damasco (TV Movie)
Andrea
 1998 The Versace Murder
Gianni Versace
 1997 Painted Lady (TV Movie)
Robert Tassi
 1997 Bella Mafia (TV Movie)
Mario Domino
 1997 Nessuno escluso (TV Movie)
Alfonso Martinez
 1997 Il deserto di fuoco (TV Mini-Series)
Marcel Duvivier
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Marcel Duvivier
 1997 La medaglia
Ing. Ferrero
 1997 Il tocco - La sfida
Jesus Barro
 1997 David (TV Movie)
Nathan
 1996 The Conquest
Árpád vezér
 1996 The Return of Sandokan (TV Mini-Series)
Yogi Azim
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Yogi Azim
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Yogi Azim
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Yogi Azim
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Yogi Azim
 1996 Ha-Italkim Ba'im
Luigi
 1996 The Innocent Sleep
Adolfo Cavani
 1995 Io e il re
Maggiore Ferri
 1995 Desideria e l'anello del drago (TV Movie)
Dragon King
 1994 Nemici intimi (TV Movie)
Lorenzo Stradella
 1994 Jonathan degli orsi
Jonathan
 1993 Das Babylon Komplott (TV Movie)
Chris Lang
 1993 Der Fall Lucona
Enzo Lombardo
 1993 Azzurro profondo (TV Movie)
Luca Morinari
 1992 Zoloto
Gabriele da Poppi
 1992 Fratelli e sorelle
Franco
 1992 Prova di memoria
Paul Herzog
 1992 From Time to Time (Short)
Leonardo da Vinci
 1992 Touch and Die (TV Movie)
Aquani
 1991 Julianus barát (TV Series)
Fra Domenico
- Episode #1.1 ... Fra Domenico
- Episode #1.3 ... Fra Domenico
- Episode #1.2 ... Fra Domenico
 1991 Amelia Lópes O'Neill
Fernando
 1991 Young Catherine (TV Movie)
Count Vorontsov
 1990 Breath of Life
Angelo
 1990 Die Hard 2
Esperanza
 1990 Blaues Blut (TV Mini-Series)
Sandro Castellani
- Gegen die Uhr (1990) ... Sandro Castellani
 1989 Oggi ho vinto anch'io (TV Movie)
Saverio Palluca
 1989 Il Magistrato (TV Movie)
Paolo Pizzi
 1989 I promessi sposi (TV Mini-Series)
Friar Cristofero
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Friar Cristofero
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Friar Cristofero
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Friar Cristofero
 1988 Magdalene
Janza
 1988 Pigmalione 88
Lorenzo
 1988 Run for Your Life
Commissare
 1988 Il giovane Toscanini
Claudio Toscanini
 1988 Top Line
Ted Angelo
 1988 Windmills of the Gods (TV Mini-Series)
Ionescu
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Ionescu
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Ionescu
 1987 Grosso guaio a Cartagena
Francis, il marinaio
 1987 The Girl
Johan (John) Berg
 1987 Il generale (TV Mini-Series)
Giuseppe Garibaldi
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Giuseppe Garibaldi
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Giuseppe Garibaldi
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Giuseppe Garibaldi
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Giuseppe Garibaldi
 1987 Sweet Country
Paul
 1986 Un altare per la madre (TV Movie)
 1985 Il pentito
Falco
 1985 Un marinaio e mezzo (TV Movie)
Nick
 1985 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Dr. Peter Milne
- Murderous Feelings (1985) ... Dr. Peter Milne
 1985 André schafft sie alle
André
 1984 Die Försterbuben (TV Movie)
Boehme
 1984 The Last Days of Pompeii (TV Mini-Series)
Arbaces
- Part 3 (1984) ... Arbaces
- Part 2 (1984) ... Arbaces
- Part 1 (1984) ... Arbaces
 1981-1983 Wagner (TV Series)
Crespi
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Crespi
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Crespi
 1982 Grog
Nicola Fanelli
 1982 Querelle
Lieutenant Seblon
 1982 Kamikaze 89
Weiss
 1982 Mexico in Flames
John Reed
 1981 Enter the Ninja
Cole
 1981 Banovic Strahinja
Banovic Strahinja
 1981 Le rose di Danzica (TV Mini-Series)
Il generale Konrad Von Den Berg (1981)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Il generale Konrad Von Den Berg (1981)
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Il generale Konrad Von Den Berg (1981)
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Il generale Konrad Von Den Berg (1981)
 1981 The Salamander
Carabinieri Colonel Dante Matucci
 1980 Il giorno del Cobra
Larry Stanziani
 1980 The Blue-Eyed Bandit
Renzo Dominici
 1979 Il cacciatore di squali
Mike di Donato
 1979 Un dramma borghese
Guido
 1979 The Visitor
Jesus Christ (uncredited)
 1978 The Pirate (TV Movie)
Baydr Al Fay
 1978 Force 10 from Navarone
Lescovar
 1977 Hitch-Hike
Walter Mancini
 1977 Sahara Cross
Jean Ballard
 1976 Keoma
Keoma Shannon
 1976 21 Hours at Munich (TV Movie)
Issa
 1976 Submission
Armand
 1976 Death Rite
Sadry
 1976 Victory March
Captain Asciutto
 1975 The Legend of Valentino (TV Movie)
Rudolph Valentino
 1975 The Flower in His Mouth
Professore Michele Belcore
 1975 Cipolla Colt
Onion Stark
 1975 Perché si uccide un magistrato
Giacomo Solaris
 1975 Smiling Maniacs
Judge Dani
 1974 Challenge to White Fang
Jason Scott
 1974 Street Law
Carlo
 1974 The Last 4 Days
Walter Audisio 'Valerio'
 1974 I guappi
Nicola Bellizzi
 1973 White Fang
Jason Scott
 1973 La polizia incrimina la legge assolve
Vice-Commissioner Belli
 1973 Il delitto Matteotti
Giacomo Matteotti
 1973 Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears
Johnny Ears
 1973 Senza ragione
Mosquito
 1972 Le moine
Ambrosio
 1972 Pope Joan
Louis
 1971 Don't Turn the Other Cheek
Prince Dmitri Vassilovich Orlowsky
 1971 La vacanza
Osiride
 1971 Giornata nera per l'ariete
Andrea Bild
 1971 Confessions of a Police Captain
Deputy D.A. Traini
 1970 Companeros
Yodlaf Peterson
 1970 Dropout
Bruno
 1970 The Fifth Day of Peace
Bruno Grauber
 1970 The Virgin and the Gypsy
The Gypsy
 1970 Tristana
Horacio
 1969 Bitka na Neretvi
Riva
 1969 Un detective
Commissario Stefano Belli
 1968 The Mercenary
Sergei Kowalski - the Polish
 1968 Un tranquillo posto di campagna
Leonardo Ferri
 1968 Sequestro di persona
Gavino
 1968 Il giorno della civetta
Capt. Bellodi
 1967 Pride and Vengeance
Sergeant José / Django
 1967 Camelot
Lancelot Du Lac
 1966 Texas, Adios
Burt Sullivan
 1966 The Brute and the Beast
Tom Corbett
 1966 The War of the Planets
Lt. Jake Jacowitz
 1966 The Wild, Wild Planet
Jake, Lieutenant
 1966 The Third Eye
Mino Alberti (as Frank Nero)
 1966 Django
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...
Fabrizio
 1963 Un delitto (Short)
The Boy
 1962 Pelle viva
Show Show Producer (14 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (52 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Provides his own dubbing in the Italian post-synchronized version of Renny Harlin's "Die Hard 2" (58 minuti per morire - Die Harder). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Frank Black | Frank Nero

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I am the busiest actor. Why? Because an actor either decides he wants to be a star and play the same role over and over, or be an actor and change all the time. See more »

Trivia:

A popular (though incorrect) urban legend in Europe is that Sergio Corbucci discovered Nero for the leading role of Django (1966) while the latter was working the pumps at a gas station. Nero had, in fact, appeared in several films (though never in a leading role) before he was cast. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show