Franco Nero is one of those actors that just leaves an impression on you, whenever you do get to see him perform, be it in a film, or in anything else that he may display his talents in from a professional acting perspective. This is because Franco Nero is an awesome Italian actor in every sense of the word.
Franco Nero's first professional role in a motion picture was a small part that he did in La ragazza in prestito in 1964. His very first leading film role was in a spaghetti western of Sergio Corbucci's called Django in 1966. This film would become one of the best known of all the films he would ever end up doing from an acting aspect. He would go on to play Lancelot in the movie Camelot in 1967, and this is where he ended up meeting Vanessa Redgrave, with whom he would fall in love and have a lifelong romance with for all time.
Due to the fact that he couldn't speak English, very well, it would end up being something that would severely limit his movie roles. However, he did appear in some English language motion pictures, and some of these were The Virgin and the Gypsy, Force 10 from Navarone, Enter the Ninja, and Diehard 2. Nero has managed to appear in more than 150 films. He has also written, produced, and starred in one, too.
Franco Nero is the quintessential Italian actor in all the ways that make international actors truly outstanding. He is also an actor of top caliber in that he has managed to play a wide range of character very successfully, some of which have typecast him for life, and others that have revealed the depth of personality and greatness that he does have as his very own person.