From The Spaghetti Western Database
Franco Nero, whose real name is Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero, was born November 23, 1941 in San Prospero and grew up in Parma, Italy. As a child he loved it to take small roles in theatres, later he organized small performances in his school. He studied Economics in Milan when he shot his breakthrough movie Django with director Sergio Corbucci. Now Franco Nero is one of the biggest Italian movie stars. His genious and on-screen presence has lead to many immitators. His success lasts on till today where he starred in many Hollywood productions as well. He is married with the Britsh Actress Vanessa Redgrave, and in 1969 they had a son, Carlo Gabriel Sparanero (known professionally as Carlo Nero). Franco Nero is one of the last living icons of 60s Italian film.
Good to know
- He wasn't the first choice for being the Django in Django, he seemed to be too young (like Clint Eastwood in Fistful of Dollars).