Franco Nero

1941 - Today

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Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero (born 23 November 1941), known professionally as Franco Nero, is an Italian actor, producer, and director. His breakthrough role was as the title character in the Spaghetti Western film Django (1966), which made him a pop culture icon and launched an international career that includes over 200 leading and supporting roles in a wide variety of films and television programmes.His best-known films include The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966), Camelot (1967), The Day of the Owl (1968), The Mercenary (1968), Battle of Neretva (1969), Tristana (1970), Compañeros (1970), The Fifth Cord (1971), High Crime (1973), Street Law (1974), Keoma (1976), Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Enter the Ninja (1981), Die Hard 2 (1990), Letters to Juliet (2010), Cars 2 (2011) , and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franco Nero has received more than 3,521,415 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Franco Nero is the 215th most popular actor (down from 188th in 2019), the 520th most popular biography from Italy (down from 507th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Italian Actor.

Franco Nero is most famous for his portrayal of Django in the 1966 film "Django".

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Among actors, Franco Nero ranks 215 out of 10,030Before him are Michael J. Fox, Richard Kiel, Daniel Day-Lewis, Peter Fonda, Leonard Nimoy, and Dianne Wiest. After him are Susan Sarandon, Anna Magnani, James Caan, Nicole Kidman, Fernandel, and Julia Roberts.

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Among people born in 1941, Franco Nero ranks 23Before him are Martha Argerich, Lee Myung-bak, Nick Nolte, Jon Lord, Paul Simon, and Art Garfunkel. After him are Fausto Cercignani, Tadao Ando, Julia Kristeva, Faye Dunaway, Dennis Ritchie, and Václav Klaus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Franco Nero ranks 520 out of 4,088Before him are Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807), Gaius Caesar (-20), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Totila (500), and Alphonsus Liguori (1696). After him are Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Conrad IV of Germany (1228), Umberto Nobile (1885), Fausto Cercignani (1941), Pope John XI (910), and Marcello Malpighi (1628).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Franco Nero ranks 12Before him are Yves Montand (1921), Monica Bellucci (1964), Roberto Benigni (1952), Rudolph Valentino (1895), Giulietta Masina (1921), and Lucia Bosè (1931). After him are Anna Magnani (1908), Silvana Mangano (1930), Giuliano Gemma (1938), Ornella Muti (1955), Vittorio Gassman (1922), and Virna Lisi (1936).

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