Carl Franklin Age, Net worth,Wife, Director, Education, Movies

Carl Franklin Biography

Carl Franklin is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, film and television director. He made his debut in 1983-1985 when he potrayed Captain Crane on The A-Team. He is also famous for Devil in a Blue Dress .He began his on-screen career with a film called Five on the Black Hand Side in 1973.

Later he acted in a string of guest roles on television shows such as The Rockford Files, Good Times, Caribe, The Incredible Hulk, McClain’s Law, and The Streets of San Francisco. He is one of the actors whose looks have typically landed him roles portraying men of power such as members of the police force or militants.

Carl Franklin Wife

Carl Franklin had previously married Honey Rufner from 1973 but divorced in 1981. He then proceeded in 2000 to marry Jesse B’Franklin and it is believed that they are still married to present.

Carl Franklin Age

Carl Franklin was born on 11th April, 1949 as Carl Michael Franklin Richmond, California, USA. He is now 69 years old as of 2019. Born  on in His zodiac sign is Aries. Carl Franklin has been in an on-screen match up with BernNadette Stanis in Good Times .

Carl Franklin Net Worth

Carl Franklin the Zen-inspired home of director is recently listed on the market. Fox News reported that the Hollywood Hills home was to be sold at the price of $2.5 million. His net-worth according to various sources have declared it to be $89 million dollars. Such an amount considering the amount of money he is releasing his house with.

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Carl Franklin Education

Carl Franklin studied history and dramatic arts at UC Berkeley. He attendeth television as an actor with guest shots, roles in TV movies, miniseries, and appearing as a regular on a few unsuccessful series.

Later he returned to school to receive his master’s degree in directing from the American Film Institute. Roger Corman’s Concorde Films hired  him as they were impressed with his thesis film.

Carl Franklin Director

Roger Corman’s Concorde Films then hired him because they were impressed with his thesis film. It took him a long time to make his directorial breakthrough with the crime drama One False Move (1992), with the story of a manhunt for three small-time criminals after a drug deal that had gone bad.

This film also merited him the New Generation Award by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in 1992, the MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker and the IFP Spirit Award for Best Director in 1993.

In 1995, Franklin wrote and directed Denzel Washington in Devil in a Blue Dress which received rave reviews from the critics but the film failed to attract an audience.

In 1998 Franklin directed the adaptation of Anna Quindlen’s autobiographical novel One True Thing  with Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, and William Hurt. This too got difficulty at the box office, but earned Streep Oscar and Golden Globe nominations as a mother dying of cancer.

We later saw him return to television for a few years directing the series Partners (1995). In 2002 he returned to films with igh Crimes.

Carl Franklin Good Times

Carl Franklin appeared as Larry Walters.

Carl Franklin 13 Reasons Why

Carl Franklin is a director for the series 13 Reasons Why.

Carl Franklin Interview

WM: Is Morgan positioned to the character as you make it?

Carl Franklin: He pays attention to details quite well. He’s a moralist at making sure he doesn’t take any false turns. Morgan is someone who does a lot of work before he comes on.

He’s prepared and very familiar with the character he’s playing. We had discussed this character quite a bit so he definitely had strong sense of who this character was before he took the role. He follows directions very well.

It’s interesting that the first time I was intimidated by someone who might have questioned my skills was Meryl Streep; and once Meryl was directable, I thought anybody is. I did Denzel when he wasn’t a big star as he is now.

WM: Did the government give you their stamp of approval?

CarlFranklin: We actually did have some military cooperation because we were at Pendleton and saw a trial. We were also down at a base in San Diego. A kid who accused of statutory rape was on trial. A lot of the extras that you see in the film are guys from the Marine Corp.

There were guys in the courtroom, and also on the jury, different personnel walking around. We wanted the originality around the setting; guys who were in shape and who knew the protocol. We wanted the real deal. So we did get some cooperation from the military but I don’t know if it was official.

WM: Do you think Ashley and Morgan had a shorthand in this film based on working with each other before?

Carl Franklin: They had a bit of a shorthand. They were kind of discovering themselves in this film in terms of these roles. The chemistry they had in “Kiss the Girls” was an established thing, and was a proven success in terms of the combination of two elements, the two of them.

In this one, I think it was the comfort factor that they had worked with each other before, and so well at that. But they were in different capacities and I think it was refreshing to see themselves, because there were times when they had a chance, to add some comedy.

WM: Can you talk your vision for the film in terms of scenery?

Carl Franklin: We wanted to have that kind of industrial military civil service look. The studio to do something with the courtroom, maybe dramatically prided us. I didn’t want to go with the traditional military look that one finds at an academy, where there’s lavish greenery all around and the buildings are like the ones you would see at West Point.

I wanted to have a colder feel. For the most part, the West Coast facilities are a lot more like that. They’re younger and were probably built during WWII in preparation for the war. And there is that post modern art deco thing that was going on, which I think is a beautiful look.

WM: How did you get involved with this film?

Carl Franklin: Well actually Janet Yang who brought it to us. Janet Yang and Lisa Henson had a company called Manifest Film which had the project first and I believe it was at Sony first. I was doing a pilot at the time, a TV pilot, and my wife Jesse, who’s my producer, and Janet had known each other a long time.

They ran into each other on the lot and they talked about this project and Janet said, “You guys ought to check it out”. She sent to Jesse and Jesse liked it. I read it and liked it and we signed on and then began to shop it to get interest. Actually, we didn’t have interest at the beginning and that changed. We went out and got Morgan and had a film.

WM: How important is it that the Morgan’s character is colorblind?

Carl Franklin: I think it’s really important. It gives us a lot more latitude. In fact, the film I entering with Denzel wasn’t written for a black actor either. What’s nice about that is him coming in; it changes the whole role so it creates an opportunity for multi-ethnic casting. I think it’s great when you can do that. Seems like the industry is more and more accepting the role.

WM: With this film reaching a wider audience, will you be able to cast blacks in colorless roles?

Carl Franklin: There are sometimes when you have to stick with it. For instance, if it’s an historical character, you can’t really change the ethnicity of someone that actually there.

In “Devil in a Blue Dress”, even though it wasn’t a historical character, it was an historical period time era, location, and moment that had to stay black. I think then you rob yourself if you start monkeying around with that because you revise history.

WM: What can you say about the music?

Carl Franklin: Graeme Revell did a great job of composing the music. I loved how he used the ethnic instruments from Central America. He got voices from Central America.

He got the ethnicity to be grounded in the proper area. The source music, that particular song, was great.There’s a mixer I’ve worked with twice now, Matthew Iadarola, and he’s a freak. He listens to lots of music. Anyway, he suggested I listen to this song by Lina.

WM: What’s your next film?

Carl Franklin: “Out of Time” with Denzel.

Carl Franklin movies and tv shows

  • Magic City (1 episode, 2012)
  • House of Cards (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
  • The Newsroom (1 episode, 2013)
  • Homeland (1 episode, 2013)
  • The Affair (2 episodes, 2014)
  • The Leftovers (4 episodes, 2014-2017)
  • Bloodline (1 episode, 2015)
  • Vinyl (1 episode, 2016)
  • 13 Reasons Why (2 episodes, 2017)
  • Ray Donovan (1 episode, 2017)
  • Ten Days in the Valley (1 episode, 2017)
  • I Am the Night (2 episodes, 2019)