Heading the cast of Veronika: The Siberian's Tale

Franco Nero, the man who started all the hullabaloo starring in Sergio Corbucci's 1964 fan favorite, Django, then in the 1987 Django Rides Again, and a cameo appearance in Quentin Tarantino's 2012 award winning Django Unchained, this international acting legend will take the principal part in our short film teaser, as Professor Max Brahms.

His role as Abel in John Houston’s film The Bible (1964) marked a crucial point in his career. A few months later he had his big break with the internationally acclaimed cult-classic Spaghetti-Western, “Django”. The following year Joshua Logan cast him in the film version of “Camelot” (Warner Bros.), opposite Vanessa Redgrave, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award.

Nero has appeared in more than 185 movies around the world and has worked with Europe’s top directors, such as Luis Bunuel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Claude Chabrol, Sergei Bondarciuk, Michael Cacoyannis, Elio Petri, Marco Bellocchio, just to mention a few. He has also played the role of leading national heroes such “Garibaldi” (Italy), “Arpad” (Hungary), and “Banovic Strakigna” (Former Yugoslavia). In the United States he has been seen in successful mini-series such as “The Pirate” (Warner Bros.), “The Last Days of Pompei” (CBS), “Young Catherine” (TNT), “Bella Mafia” (CBS), “The Painted Lady”, “Saint Augustine”, and movies such as “The Legend of Valentino”, “21 Hours to Munich” , “Force Ten from Navarone”, “Enter the Ninja”, “The Versace Murder”, “Die Hard 2”, and recently “Letters to Juliet”.

At the beginning of the 80’s, he also began producing, writing and directing. This year he was honored with the Grossman Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Film Festival.

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