Anthony Franciosa

Anthony Franciosa

Highest Rated: 89% The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Lowest Rated: 33% Death Wish II (1982)

Birthday: Oct 25, 1928

Birthplace: Not Available

A handsome, forceful, compact leading man of Italian descent with an easy, lithe manner and walk and an aggressive, sly quality not unlike Burt Lancaster, Franciosa first established himself on stage with a powerful turn as the brother of a drug addict in Michael V Gazzo's play "A Hatful of Rain" (1956). Hollywood beckoned and in 1957 he had roles in four prominent features: a nightclub owner in "This Could Be the Night," an unethical personal manager in Elia Kazan's "A Face in the Crowd," a hired man who falls for his boss' wife in "Wild Is the Wind" and recreating his stage triumph in Fred Zinnemann's film version of "A Hatful of Rain," for which he earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination. The actor was miscast as a weak Southerner in "The Long Hot Summer" (1958) but delivered a strong portrayal of a struggling actor in "Career" (1959).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
56% 37% City Hall Paul Zapatti (Character) $20M 1996
No Score Yet 17% Double Threat Crocker Scott (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 50% Backstreet Dreams Angelo (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 40% Ghost Writer Vincent Carbone (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 75% Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife Lou Di Luca (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 39% Stagecoach Henry Gatewood (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 58% Julie Darling Harold Wilding (Character) - 1983
75% 78% Unsane Peter Neal (Character) - 1982
33% 44% Death Wish II Herman Baldwin (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss My Grits Charlie Karkas (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Side Show Zaranov (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World Is Full of Married Men David Cooper (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cricket Annibale Meneghetti (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 29% Firepower Dr. Charles Félix (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 33% Curse of the Black Widow Mark Higbie (Character) - 1977
50% 49% The Drowning Pool Broussard (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matt Helm Matt Helm (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the West That Was J.W. McCanles (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost in the Noonday Sun Pierre Rodriguez (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Catcher Joe Cade (Character) - 1972
81% 79% Across 110th Street Nick D'Salvio (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deadly Hunt Ryab (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 33% Earth II Frank Karger (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Enemy Before Us Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love You, Billy Baker Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 11% Web of the Spider Alan Foster (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prisoner Within Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Man's Bluff Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Island of Gold and Precious Stones Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jenny Wilde Is Drowning Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Kind of a Spy Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King of Denmark Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 20% A Man Called Gannon Gannon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep the Doctor Away Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Answer Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laurie Marie Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Collector's Edition Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Incomparable Connie Walker Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fear of High Places Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Enemy Hands Charles (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweet Ride Collie Ransom (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Taker Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shine On, Shine On, Jesse Gil Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Enemy Country Charles (Character) - 1968
33% 41% Fathom Peter Merriwether (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Is the Name of the Game Jeff Dillon (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 38% A Man Could Get Killed Steve/Antonio (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 40% Assault on a Queen Vic Rossiter (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 58% The Swinger Ric Colby (Character) - 1966
50% 48% Rio Conchos Juan Luis Rodriguez/Juan Luis Martinez (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 24% The Pleasure Seekers Emilio Lacayo (Character) - 1964
71% 51% Period of Adjustment Ralph Baitz (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Naked in the World Nick Stratton (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 50% The Story on Page One Victor Santini (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 62% Career Sam Lawson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 17% The Naked Maja Francisco Jose de Goya (Character) - 1959
89% 82% The Long, Hot Summer Jody Varner (Character) - 1958
88% 94% A Face in the Crowd Joey DePalma (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 50% This Could Be the Night Tony Armotti (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 74% A Hatful of Rain Polo Pope (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 65% Wild Is the Wind Bene (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Cary Maxwell (Character) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matt Helm Matt Helm (Character) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Search Nick Bianco (Character) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Character) 1968-1970

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