Jesús Franco

Biography

Jesús Franco Manera (12 May 1930 – 2 April 2013) was a Spanish filmmaker, composer, and actor,[1] known as a prolific director of stylish exploitation and B-movies. In a career that spanned from the early 1960s to the 2010s, he wrote, directed, produced, acted, and scored over 200 feature films, working both in his native Spain and abroad.

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Birth Name

Jesús Franco Manera

Birth Date

5/12/1930

Death Date

4/2/2013
Known For
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El Sadico de Notre Dame

Mathis Vogel

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Down Town

Al Pereira / private detective

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Rossa Venezia

(as Jess Franco)

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Debris Documentar

(as Jess Franco)

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Sexo Canibal

Self

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Drácula Barcelona

Himself (archive footage)

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Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell

Dr. James Wong (as Jess Franco)

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Revenge of the Alligator Ladies

El Director (as Jess Franco)

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Macumba sexual: Voodoo Jess

Self

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Perversion Stories

Self

Starring In
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Wild Session

Self (archive footage)

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Drácula Barcelona

Himself (archive footage)

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Two Cats in the Canaries

Self

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Handsome Harker

Self (archive footage)

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Vampyros Jesús

Self

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Revenge of the Alligator Ladies

El Director (as Jess Franco)

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¡Zarpazos!

Self (archive footage)

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Debris Documentar

(as Jess Franco)

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Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies

The Director (uncredited)

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Sexo Canibal

Self

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Beloved Count

Self

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The Inconfessable Orgies of Jess

Self - Interviewee (as Jess Franco)

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Bloody Jess

Self (as Jess Franco)

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Angel of Death 2: The Prison Island Massacre

Mad Prisoner (as Jess Franco)

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Ellos robaron la picha de Hitler

Padre del Dr. Weissman (as Jess Franco)

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Mansion of the Living Dead: The Mansion Jess Built

Self

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Macumba sexual: Voodoo Jess

Self

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Ban the Sadist Videos!

Self (as Jess Franco)

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Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos

Miyagi

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Rossa Venezia

(as Jess Franco)

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Perversion Stories

Self

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Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell

Dr. James Wong (as Jess Franco)

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Esmeralda Bay

Boat Captain

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Lilian (la virgen pervertida)

Bernardo (uncredited)

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Bahía blanca

El Miserias (uncredited)

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Black Boots, Leather Whip

Matón en cementerio de coches (voice) (uncredited)

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Night Of Open Sex

Conde (uncredited)

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Cries of Pleasure

Fenul (voice) (uncredited)

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The Treasure of the Living Dead

Zombie

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Bloody Moon

Doctor

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Sex Is Crazy

The Film Director (uncredited)

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Jailhouse Wardress

Oncle Jess (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Sadomania

Lucas

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White Cannibal Queen

Mr. Martin (uncredited)

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White Cannibal Queen

Mr. Martin (uncredited)

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Justine and the Whip

Strange Guy (as Jess Frank)

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El Sadico de Notre Dame

Mathis Vogel

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Je brûle de partout

(uncredited)

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Shining Sex

Dr. Seward

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Swedish Nympho Slaves

Amos' Assistant

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Ilsa: The Wicked Warden

Dr. Milton Arcos (as Jess Franco)

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Barbed Wire Dolls

Maria's Father (uncredited)

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Midnight Party

Janos Radeck

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But Who Raped Linda?

Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)

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Women Behind Bars

Bill (as Clifford Brown)

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Down Town

Al Pereira / private detective

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Celestine, Maid at Your Service

Le dormeur (uncredited)

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Night of the Skull

Andy (as J. Franco)

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Female Vampire

Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)

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Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac

Hernandez / Inspector (uncredited)

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The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein

Morpho (as J. Franco)

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A Virgin Among The Living Dead

Basilio (as Jesus Manera)

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Daughter Of Dracula

Cyril Jefferson

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The Vengeance of Doctor Mabuse

Crosby / Drunk Man in Nightclub

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Cuadecuc, vampir

Self / Van Helsing's Servant (uncredited)

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Edgar Wallace: Der Teufel kam aus Akasava

Tino Celli (uncredited)

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Count Dracula

Van Helsing's servant (uncredited)

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X-312 - Flight to Hell

Man at John Somers' (uncredited)

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The Castle of Fu Manchu

Inspector Ahmet (uncredited)

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Future Women

Guitar Player (uncredited)

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99 Women

Official (uncredited)

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The Blood of Fu Manchu

Inspector Ahmet (uncredited)

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Marquis de Sade's Justine

White turbaned host in theatre (uncredited)

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Operation Re Mida

Ciego / Zoltan / Guitarrista

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Cartes sur Tables

Pianist (uncredited)

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Death Whistles the Blues

Saxofonista en Club de Nueva Orleans (uncredited)

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Strange Voyage

Venancio Vidal

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Dr Jekyll's Mistresses

Piano Player

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The Awful Dr. Orlof

Pianista (uncredited)

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Ana dice Sí

Pianista (uncredited)

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Around the World in 80 Days

Extra (uncredited)

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