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Franklin, Carl (1949–)

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FRANKLIN, CARL (1949–). Actor, writer, director. A native of Richmond, California, Franklin received a scholarship and studied history at the University of California at Berkeley, where he began to act. He moved to New York after graduation and began a stage career at the New York Shakespeare Festival, performing in Cymbeline, Timon of Athens , and Twelfth Night . He made his film debut in Five on the Black Hand Side, 1973, and worked steadily on television, guest starring on The Streets of San Francisco, Good Times, The Incredible Hulk , and The Rockford Files . After working for two seasons as a regular on The A-Team from 1983 to 1985, Franklin entered the directing program at the American Film Institute. After graduation, Franklin was hired as an apprentice at Concorde Films, the production company of fast-paced, low-budget filmmaking guru Roger Corman. While there, Franklin wrote, produced, directed, and often acted in three straight-to-video films: Nowhere to Run , 1989; Eye of the Eagle 2: Inside the Enemy , 1989; and Full Fathom Five , 1990. He moved on the write and direct One False Move , 1991, his critically acclaimed independent crime thriller, for which he won a New Generation Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Independent Award for Best Director, and an MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker. His other directing credits include the HBO miniseries Laurel Avenue , 1993, and the movie adaptation of Walter Mosley’s novel Devil in a Blue Dress .

Filmography: Punk , 1986; Nowhere to Run , 1989; Eye of the Eagle 2: Inside the Enemy , 1989. Full Fathom Five , 1990; One False Move , 1992; Laurel Avenue , 1993; Devil in a Blue Dress , 1995; One True Thing , 1998; High Crime , 2002; Out of Time , 2003; The Senator’s Wife , 2007.

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