Franco Nero
Italian actor
Franco Nero
Franco Nero is an Italian actor. He is best known for his roles of the title character in Sergio Corbucci's Django (1966), Sir Lancelot in Joshua Logan's Camelot (1967), Horacio in Luis Buñuel's Tristana (1970), the title character in Enzo G.
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New 'Django' Film to See Original Star Franco Nero as Movie Consultant
Ace Showbiz - about 3 years
The film will be set in 1915 Hollywood and directed by Quentin Tarantino's frequent collaborator Joe D'Augustine.
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'The Visitor': lost sci-fi oddity returns to Cinefamily
LATimes - over 3 years
How a film that stars John Huston, Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, Glenn Ford, Franco Nero and Sam Peckinpah went unnoticed is a mystery. But the 1979 sci-fi obscurity "The Visitor" is returning for a run at the Cinefamily starting Saturday following sell-out shows last weekend of its new HD restoration undertaken by Drafthouse Films.
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Xaque Gruber: L.A.'s Italian Film Fest Honors Al Pacino With the Jack Valenti Legend Award
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The Italian government has declared 2013 as "The Year of Italian Culture in the United States," and the west coast's celebration is highlighted by L.A. Italia, also known as the Italian Film Festival, which rolls into the Chinese Theatres on Hollywood Boulevard from February 17 - 23. It is a celebration of the Mediterranean nation's finest film and music, and has blossomed into a world class event, crowned by the inaugural Jack Valenti Legend Award being given to Al Pacino. Producer Mark Canton (300, Immortals) serves as L.A. Italia's Honorary Chair. He comments on this year's festival. When you look at the quality of the pictures, filmmakers, and musicians coming this year, it's really a big impressive array, and shows the growth of the festival. L.A. Italia has really gotten a foothold in the community, especially the week before the Oscars when people might otherwise be distracted. And for me personally, being the inaugural year for the Jack Valenti Award, the fes ...
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Django Unchained Is All Talk With Nothing to Say
The New Republic - about 4 years
There’s an old Gestapo story. A prisoner is brought in for interrogation, and one of the guys in black does the regulation line, “We have ways of making you talk.” He can shout it out, or whisper it; there are stylistic choices. Either way, the prisoner’s face brightens— he loves to talk. And almost before the Gestapo can get a shorthand typist in to take it all down, the fellow is talking, talking, talking, and it’s lovely stuff, with different voices for scenes where he needs to recount a conversation. He’s like a Sierra stream as the snows melt. On and on. Finally the Gestapo shoot him just to shut him up. “He had nothing to say,” says one Gestapo guy, the pistol still hot in his hand, the blood speckled on the wall. “I like that shade of red,” says another guy in black. The blood in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is like that sort of talk. It leaps and turns; it has its own ballet movements; it’s Jackson Pollock on speed; and it spouts from bodies the way oil arrives in Gia ...
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Movies to see this weekend, Jan. 4
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Movies to see this weekend, Jan. 4 Tristana A restoration of Luis Buñuel's 1970 masterpiece stars Catherine Deneuve as the title character, a young innocent corrupted by her guardian (Buñuel regular Fernando Rey), who seeks escape with her lover (Franco Nero). Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western, about an escaped slave (Jamie Foxx) who teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife from an evil plantation lord (Leonardo DiCaprio), is the most consistently entertaining film of the year, full of dazzling dialogue, imaginative story turns and moments of high tension. Hitchcock This account of Alfred Hitchcock's making of "Psycho" is brisk and entertaining, and it does right by his wife, Alma Reville, who was an integral part of his creative process.
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Carole Mallory: Django Unchained: A Review
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Django Unchained has the passion and spirit that was missing in Lincoln. Tarantino shows the crude cruel, seamy side of slavery that Spielberg glossed over. Slaves fighting to their death in the living room of a sumptuous plantation while wagers are placed on their lives. Blood is spilled on the plush carpet. A neck is broken. Sport. Tarantino is not afraid to call a slave a slave. To show their victimization at the hands of southern plantation owners who are absurd, grotesque parodies of European aristocracy. Tarantino said to an audience of Bafta members that the research he did was "incredibly shocking" and that violent as his film may seem, slavery's reality was "far worse." He wanted his film to have a visceral effect on the audience. "I wanted to break that 'history under a glass' aspect. I wanted to throw a rock into that glass and shatter it for all times and take you into it." In Django Unchained the acting is first class and directed with precision a ...
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Dynamic Web Service Composition Based on Operation Flow Semantics
B net - about 4 years
Dynamic Web service composition is a process of building a new value added service using available services to satisfy the requester's complex functional need. In this paper, the authors propose...
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WATCH: See The Difference Between The U.S. & International 'Django' Trailers
Huffington Post - over 4 years
'Django Unchained' is a Quentin Tarantino film, which is shorthand for "an extremely violent movie." The "Kill Bill" director is known for pushing the limits of what audiences -- and the MPAA -- can tolerate. Judging by the comparison below, the "Django Unchained" trailer may have been too much for the U.S. There is way less blood hitting the cotton in this shot (which takes place at 1:53 in the domestic version), but it's not clear that this change was made at the behest of the MPAA. It's not uncommon for studios to release different cuts of trailers for different audiences, and clips included in trailers are sometimes noticeably different from those used in the actual end product. "Django" stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, Franco Nero and M.C. Gainey. The film hits theaters on Christmas, and Will Smith is not a part of the cast. [via Reddit] U.S. Trailer: International Trailer: More:
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'Django Unchained': Five Secrets From The Trailer
MTV News - over 4 years
We're just as obsessed with the sneak peek of Quentin Tarantino's latest as you are. By Kevin P. Sullivan Jamie Foxx in "Django Unchained" Photo: Columbia Pictures The trailer for "Django Unchained" is finally here, and if you're here, you've paused the trailer long enough to read this, so thank you. We here at MTV News are just as obsessed with the trailer for Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited Southern, so we've put together the trailer commentary below, and if you're looking for an even deeper dive, here are the five secrets of the "Django Unchained" trailer: What's In A Name? Tarantino has always filled his movies with some subtle (and not so subtle) references to the movies he admires. The title character in "Django Unchained" owes his name to the rich legacy of other Djangos in film. The original Django appeared in an Italian-made Western from 1966 by director Sergio Corbucci. In the original "Django," the character is a mysterious drifter who drags a coffi ...
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'Django Unchained' Trailer: Five Key Scenes
MTV News - over 4 years
Sneak peek gives us a closer look at Quentin Tarantino's wholly original next film. By Kevin P. Sullivan Jamie Foxx in "Django Unchained" Photo: The Weinstein Company You have never seen a cowboy movie quite like this. Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is a western unlike any other. For starters, it doesn't take place in the Old West, but in the pre-Civil War South. Secondly, it stars Jamie Foxx as a freed slave, out to save his wife from servitude. But what else would you expect from Tarantino? The first trailer from "Django Unchained" hit the Web on Wednesday (June 6), and we've taken the opportunity to break it down for you into our five key scenes. Django Is Off The Chain Right from the start of the first trailer, Tarantino lets us know how "Django Unchained" is going to handle slavery. While the auteur will obviously bring his own irreverent spin to the subject, he is not shying away from showing the ugliest parts of slavery. Once freed, Django stylis ...
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More Images From Django Unchained – Glaring, Staring, Shooting And A Special Guest Star
Bleeding Cool - over 4 years
Sometime later this week or next, the first trailer for Django Unchained will appear. It’s going to roll out in US cinemas with Prometheus, and there’s an online launch set too. Ahead of that, some more images have been issued. Most of the following are in the current issue of Empire magazine, as received by subscribers today. We have The Tarantino Archives and Cinema Adhoc to thank for them. This final picture is particularly noteworthy as it features Franco Nero, the “original Django” and the first man to reveal the existence of this film.
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Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' Loses Baron Cohen and Russell
Get The Big Picture - almost 5 years
For all the casting misfortune Django Unchained is going through, I half wonder if Quentin Tarantino crossed an ancient Sumerian god or a old gypsy woman.  It's losing actors faster then a...I don't really have a comparison to make, but it's losing actors.  The movie has already gone through Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Franco Nero, Kevin Costner, Jonah Hill, and Joseph Gorden-Levitt.  Now, we can add two other names who have dropped out: Sacha Baron Cohen and Kurt Russell.  What does it take for Tarantino to keep an actor these days?
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'SVU' to open with story reminiscent of Strauss-Kahn case - The Daily News Online (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Franco Nero (“Letters to Juliet”) will play the official, NBC said in a news release. The network insists "SVU" is fiction. But the episode description appears to mirror the case of ex-International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn,
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It's official: Jennifer Lopez returning to 'Idol' - Los Angeles Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Franco Nero, who appeared last year in the film "Letters to Juliet," stars as the official. The network routinely insists "SVU" is fiction. But this episode appears to mirror the case of ex-International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn,
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'DSK' on a role - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
Those verbal taunts were aimed at veteran actor Franco Nero, 69, playing an Italian DSK knockoff -- possibly the country's prime minister, sources said. Actress Kathleen Garrett played the defendant's stand-by-your-man wife
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Business diary: Sinking feeling for the French - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
He'll be played by Franco Nero. There's no leak on how the episode concludes, but presumably Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be glued to the screen. Here is some more bad news for the pubs and restaurant trade, which is already being hit for six by the
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Franco Nero to guest star in 'Law & Order: SVU' - Digital Spy
Google News - over 5 years
The storyline is thought to be based on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, in which the head of the International Monetary Fund was accused of sexually assaulting a maid. Strauss-Kahn has denied the charges
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Franco Nero
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 70
    In 2012, Nero made a cameo appearance in the film Django Unchained in one scene alongside Jamie Foxx, who stars as Django Freeman in the film.
    More Details Hide Details In the scene Nero plays the original Django, an Italian Mandingo Fighter manager. Nero's Django then questions Foxx's Django about how his name is spelt, and asks him to spell it, referencing a scene from Nero's role as Django in the original Django film. Upon learning that their names are spelt the same way, Nero's Django says "I know" to Foxx's Django.
    In 2012, Nero made a cameo appearance in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. He is also known for his ties to the Redgrave family, and has had a long-standing relationship with Vanessa, which began during the filming of Camelot. They were married in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero was born in San Prospero Parmense (province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna), the son of a commissioner officer in the Carabinieri, originally from San Severo. He grew up in Bedonia and in Milan. He studied briefly at the Economy and Trade faculty of the local university, before leaving to study at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. Nero's first film role was a small part in Pelle viva (1962), and he had his first lead role in Sergio Corbucci's Django (1966) a spaghetti western and one of his best-known films.
  • 2011
    Age 69
    In 2011 he appeared as a guest star on the season 13 premiere episode of Law and Order SVU.
    More Details Hide Details His character, although Italian, was based on Dominique Strauss-Kahn. In the same year, he received a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Canada.
  • 2009
    Age 67
    In 2009 he played an eccentric author called "Mario Puzzo" in Mord ist mein Geschäft, Liebling ("Murder is my trade, darling", Italian title "Tesoro, sono un killer").
    More Details Hide Details German critics found his performance was the best part of the film: "Having Franco Nero playing in this film is really a great joy - it is only regrettable that after his appearances there is still so much film left." In 2010, Nero appeared in the film Letters to Juliet with Redgrave.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 54
    More recently, he starred in Hungarian director 's Honfoglalás (Conquest) in 1996, in Li chiamarono... briganti! (1999) by Pasquale Squitieri and subsequently in Koltay's Sacra Corona (Holy Crown) in 2001.
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  • 1994
    Age 52
    Nero walked his future stepdaughter Natasha Richardson down the aisle when she married actor Liam Neeson in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Her father, Tony Richardson, had died in 1991.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 26
    Following this he appeared in the mafia film Il giorno della civetta opposite Claudia Cardinale released in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details A lack of proficiency in English tended to limit these roles, although he also appeared in other English-language films including The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970), Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Enter the Ninja (1981) and Die Hard 2 (1990). Although often typecast in films like Los amigos (1972) or Keoma (1976) he has attempted an impressive range of characters, such as Abel in John Huston's epic The Bible: In The Beginning (1966), the humiliated engineer out for revenge in Street Law, the gay lieutenant in Querelle (1982) and Serbian mediaeval hero in The Falcon (1983). He has appeared in over 150 films, and has written, produced and starred in one: Jonathan degli orsi (1993).
  • 1967
    Age 25
    In 1967, he appeared in Camelot as Lancelot, where he met his longtime romantic partner, and later on in life his wife, Vanessa Redgrave.
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  • 1966
    Age 24
    His romantic involvement with British actress Vanessa Redgrave began in 1966 when they met on the set of Camelot. In 1969, they had a son, Carlo Gabriel Redgrave Sparanero (known professionally as Carlo Gabriel Nero), a screenwriter and director. After separating for many years, during which they both had relationships with other people, they reunited and married on 31 December 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Carlo Nero directed Redgrave in the cinematic adaptation of Wallace Shawn's play The Fever.
    In 1966 from Django he went on to appear in eight more films released that year including Texas, Adios (1966) and Massacre Time.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Born
    Born on November 23, 1941.
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