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Franco Nero

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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.During the 1960s and 1970s, Nero was actively involved in many popular Italian "genre trends", including poliziotteschi, gialli, and Spaghetti Westerns. His best-known films include The Bible: In the Beginning... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franco Nero has received more than 4,415,857 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Franco Nero is the 216th most popular actor (down from 215th in 2019), the 505th most popular biography from Italy (up from 520th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Italian Actor.

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

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  • 68.08

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  • 42

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  • 6.20

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  • 3.20

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Among actors, Franco Nero ranks 216 out of 9,996Before him are Jeff Bridges, Shirley Temple, Peter Ustinov, Jodie Foster, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Dianne Wiest. After him are Pola Negri, Aishwarya Rai, Patrick Stewart, Geoffrey Rush, Maximilian Schell, and Paul Walker.

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Among people born in 1941, Franco Nero ranks 24Before him are Nick Nolte, Laura Antonelli, Tadao Ando, Dick Cheney, Robert Forster, and Faye Dunaway. After him are Nona Gaprindashvili, Jon Lord, Julia Kristeva, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor Zubkov, and Václav Klaus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Franco Nero ranks 505 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Sergius I (650), Pope Innocent II (1100), Trebonianus Gallus (206), Fabio Capello (1946), Pope Agapetus II (900), and Oriana Fallaci (1929). After him are Pope-elect Stephen (700), Francesco Redi (1626), Edmondo De Amicis (1846), Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1541), Totila (500), and Cornelius Nepos (-100).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Franco Nero ranks 13Before him are Monica Bellucci (1964), Yves Montand (1921), Roberto Benigni (1952), Giulietta Masina (1921), Silvana Mangano (1930), and Anna Magnani (1908). After him are Giuliano Gemma (1938), Rudolph Valentino (1895), Raffaella Carrà (1943), Ornella Muti (1955), Giancarlo Giannini (1942), and Lino Ventura (1919).

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