Franco Nero Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 31, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on May 09, 2022
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About Franco Nero

Franco Nero, with the real name Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero, is a famous Italian producer, director, and actor.
He is also known for his voice-over role and is also regarded as a voice actor. Franco Nero's groundbreaking role in 'Django', a Spaghetti Western film of 1966, earned him a name as a pop sociocultural superstar.
This role kickstarted his professional career that included over 200 renowned and assisting characters in a broad range of TV shows and movies. Franco Nero was born on November 23, 1941. Keep reading to find out more about Franco Nero.

Franco Nero's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Franco Nero’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of Franco Nero is around $10 million. The main source of his income is his acting career, including his professions of producing and directing.

How much does Franco Nero earn per year?

Franco Nero's annual earnings are unknown and yet to be evaluated and reported.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Franco Nero?

The height of Franco Nero is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm).

How old is Franco Nero?

Franco Nero was born in San Prospero Parmense, Parma, Italy on November 23, 1941. At present, the age of this actor, producer, and director is 80 years.

Childhood And Education

Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero was born on November 23, 1941 in San Prospero Parmense, Parma, Italy. The father of Franco Nero was a Carabinieri officer who was in a good position, and the parents are believed to be from San Severo, Foggia, Apulia. Later, Franco Nero was raised in Bedonia as well as Milan. Most of his early life has been spent in these places.
Franco Nero studied at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. His majors were in the economy and trade department at a local university. Raffaele Sparanero is his known sibling. His grandchildren are Raphael Nero, Raphael Walter Elliott Sparanero, and Lilli Angelina Rose Sparanero.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Franco Nero’s partner?

Franco Nero is a married man who has been married since 2006. Vanessa Redgrave and Nero had a strong association, initially starting amid the making of the movie 'Camelot'. Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero married in 2006 and have a son, Carlo Gabriel Nero. Carlo Gabriel Nero is also an actor whose real name is Carlo Gabriel Redgrave Sparanero. Franco Nero had earlier been in a relationship with Mauricia Mena from 1987 until 1989. Through this relationship, they had a child named Franquito Sparanero. Throughout the '70s, Franco Nero was in relationships with Catherine Deneuve, Goldie Hawn, as well as Ursula Andress.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

The best-known works by Franco Nero are 'Camelot' in 1967, 'Battle Of Neretva' in 1969, 'Tristana' in 1970, 'Keoma' in 1976, 'The Bible: In The Beginning' in 1966, 'The Day Of The Owl' in 1968, 'Street Law' in 1974, 'High Crime' in 1973, 'The Fifth Cord' in 1971, 'Die Hard 2' in 1990, 'Letters To Juliet' in 2010, 'Car 2' in 2011, 'Enter The Ninja' in 1981, 'Force 10 From Navarone' in 1978, 'Django Unchained' in 2012, and many others. Franco Nero has worked in Spaghetti Westerns and Italian films.

Charity Work

Franco Nero is a charitable person and has contributed to many charitable organizations. He is indeed a supporter of Tivoli's Don Bosco Orphanage.

What awards has Franco Nero won?

Franco Nero has won for his work in the movie 'Camelot' the Golden Globe Award for the Most Promising Newcomer. For his portrayal in 'Confessions Of A Police Captain', Franco Nero was awarded the Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Apart from this, he has won many awards and golden globes and is majorly famous for his movies in Italy.

Other Interesting Franco Nero Facts And Trivia

  • Nero made his debut in the 1962 movie 'Pelle Viva', and his first starring appearance in 'Django' by Sergio Corbucci in 1966, which was a famous Spaghetti Western and one of his most well-known movies.
  • He moved on to feature in eight additional movies in 1966, notably 'Texas, Adios' of 1966, as well as 'Massacre Time', after 'Django Unchained'.
  • 'Django Unchained' (2012) is also his most well-known movie.
  • 'The Mercenary' of 1968 was also well known among the people for whom he played the role of Sergei Kowalski.
  • In the 1982 movie 'Red Bells', he played the role of John Reed and again reappeared in 'Red Bells II'.
  • In Toronto, Canada, Franco Nero was given a star by the Italian Walk of Fame in 2011.
  • In 2012, Franco Nero played the role of Amerigo Vessepi in 'Django Unchained'.
  • As of 2020, Franco Nero said that he is living in Rome while his wife, Vanessa Redgrave, is living in London.
  • Vanessa Redgrave met Franco Nero on the set of 'Camelot'.
  • The estimated net worth of Franco Nero is expected to increase every year as he is an experienced artist from Italy.
  • He has won several honors. The Italian Republic honored him with a knighthood for his contributions to the world of art in the year 1992, which was bestowed by the President of Italy.

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Franco Nero Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero

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180 cm

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Actor, Director, Producer

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Vanessa Redgrave


Raffaele Sparanero
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