Jesus Franco

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Age: 84
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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Jesús "Jess" Franco (born 12 May 1930 as Jesús Franco Manera) is 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 (1967), his first women-in-prison film Ninety-Nine Women (1968) 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 (Dracula vs Frankenstein, Vampyros Lesbos), 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 (Bloody Moon, Mondo Cannibale, Oasis of the Zombies), but after 1983, his career took a second downturn. With the exception of his Faceless (1988) and Killer Barbys (1996), his post-1984 films are almost unwatchable due to the incredibly low budgets he was forced to work with. 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. His fans tend to obsessively collect all of his films (both the good and the execrable) and line up for hours at horror conventions for a chance to meet him in person.

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Movie Character Year
D6vtujzm79q6l6hws1kdhfxbatg The Awful Dr. Orlof Piano Player 1962
65rstorxhndbp6a8t1qqx3hyanu The Secret of Dr. Orloff Piano Player 1964
Pzari8zx33jsiazqczjpzwrpyjv The Castle of Fu Manchu Insp. Ahmet 1969
3wnkjqd5llafgr8cr0wbq1i60ac Female Vampire Dr. Roberts 1973
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Bdkesijqxoqapgtxghzsqpr5mmh Ilsa, the Wicked Warden Dr. Milton Arcos 1977
Mydnwuggy7j3ge82vb5chgeimjl Swedish Nympho Slaves Radeck's Assistant 1977
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Popcorn Le dernier film de Jess Franco Himself 2013