Jesús Franco

Jesús Franco

Known for: Directing
Biography: 1930-05-12
Deathday: 2013-04-02 (82 years old)

Biography

Jesús "Jess" Franco was a Spanish film director, writer, cinematographer and actor. His career took off in 1961 with his cult classic The Awful Dr. Orloff, which received wide distribution in the United States and England. Though he had some American box office success with Necronomicon, his first women-in-prison film Ninety-Nine Women, and his two Christopher Lee films, The Bloody Judge and Count Dracula, he never achieved wide commercial success. Franco moved from Spain to France in 1970 so that he could make more violent and sexual films, and it was at this point that his career began to go downhill commercially, as he turned to low-budget filmmaking with a heavier accent on adult-oriented films. Although he produced a few well-received, low budget horror films in the early 70's, many people in the industry considered him a porn director due to the huge number of X-rated adult films he began churning out. Franco returned to low-budget horror in a brief comeback period from 1980-1983, but after 1983, his career took a second downturn. With the exception of Faceless and Killer Barbies, his films after 1984 are quite disliked and obscure due to their incredibly low budgets. Franco has nevertheless retained a large cult following through the years with his sexually-charged horror films, some of which are regarded as masterpieces by his avid followers.

Filmography

all 252

Movies 251

Director 137

self 30

Writer 20

Producer 4

TV Shows 1

Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)
Wild Session

Wild Session (2019)

Movie
(archive footage)
Falks Frauen

Falks Frauen (2014)

Movie
Self - Destino TV Interviewee
Idoru

Idoru (2009)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Director
Blind Target

Blind Target (2000)

Movie
Director / Executive Producer / Original Music Composer / Screenplay
Tender Flesh

Tender Flesh (1997)

Movie
Matón en cementerio de coches
Black Boots, Leather Whip

Black Boots, Leather Whip (1983)

Movie
The Film Director
Sex Is Crazy

Sex Is Crazy (1981)

Movie
Hombre con el papel secreto
What a Honeymoon

What a Honeymoon (1980)

Movie
Mathis Vogel / Writer / Director
The Sadist of Notre Dame

The Sadist of Notre Dame (1979)

Movie
Amos' Assistant
Slaves

Slaves (1977)

Movie
Morpho / Director / Screenplay / Story
The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein

The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1973)

Movie
Director / Writer
The Demons

The Demons (1973)

Movie
Crosby / Drunk Man in Nightclub / Director / Original Music Composer / Screenplay
The Vengeance of Dr. Mabuse

The Vengeance of Dr. Mabuse (1972)

Movie
Cyril Jefferson / Director / Writer
Daughter of Dracula

Daughter of Dracula (1972)

Movie
Dr. Donen / Director / Writer
She Killed in Ecstasy

She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)

Movie
Memmet / Original Music Composer / Director / Screenplay / Special Effects Makeup Artist
Vampyros Lesbos

Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

Movie
Man on red ritual scene
Eugenie

Eugenie (1970)

Movie
Piano Player / Pianist (uncredited) / Director / Screenplay
Attack of the Robots

Attack of the Robots (1966)

Movie
Second Unit / Second Unit Director
Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Movie
6
Piano Player / Screenplay / Director / Dialogue
Dr. Orloff's Monster

Dr. Orloff's Monster (1964)

Movie
Assistant Production Manager
55 Days at Peking

55 Days at Peking (1963)

Movie
Pianista (uncredited) / Delegated Producer
Anna Said Yes

Anna Said Yes (1958)

Movie
Assistant Director
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas (1954)

Movie
Music / Script Supervisor
Comedians

Comedians (1954)

Movie

Ratings

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Information

Known For
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1930-05-12

Deathday
2013-04-02 (82 years old)

Birth Name
Jesús Franco Manera

Birth Place
Madrid, Spain

Relationships
Lina Romay (2008-04-25 - 2012-02-15)

Siblings
Enrique Franco, Dolores Franco Manera

Citizenships
Spain

Also Known As
Clifford Brown, A.L. Mariaux, Jess Franco, Pablo Villa, Joan Almirall, Rosa M. Almirall, Rosa María Almirall, Juan G. Cabral, Betty Carter, Candy Coster, Terry de Corsia, Rick Deconinck, Raymond Dubois, Chuck Evans, Toni Falt, Dennis Farnon, Jess Franck, Lennie Hayden, Frank Hollman, B.F. Johnson, J.P. Johnson, James Lee Johnson, James P. Johnson, David J. Khune, David Khunn, Lulú Laverne, Franco Manera, Jeff Manner, Roland Marceignac, C. Plaut, Robert Zinnermann, Dan L. Simon, Lowel Richmond, Jesus Manera, 헤수스 프랑코

Awards
Honorary Goya Award

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