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American screenwriter turned director. Franklin started his career as a screenwriter with the adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel, "The Name of the Rose" (1986). Which led to his penning the Ridley Scott thriller "Someone to Watch Over Me" (1987). Franklin made his directorial debut as co-director with Bill Murray on the comedy, "Quick Change" (1990). Franklin made his solo directorial debut with "The Public Eye" (1992), a stylized period portrait of a tabloid photographer starring Joe Pesci and Barbara Hershey.

American screenwriter turned director. Franklin started his career as a screenwriter with the adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel, "The Name of the Rose" (1986). Which led to his penning the Ridley Scott thriller "Someone to Watch Over Me" (1987). Franklin made his directorial debut as co-director with Bill Murray on the comedy, "Quick Change" (1990). Franklin made his solo directorial debut with "The Public Eye" (1992), a stylized period portrait of a tabloid photographer starring Joe Pesci and Barbara Hershey.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Larger Than Life (1996) Director
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  Public Eye, The (1992) Director
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  Quick Change (1990) Director

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1986:
Adapted the novel "The Name of the Rose" for film
1987:
Wrote the screenplay for Ridley Scott's "Someone to Watch Over Me"
1990:
Wrote the screenplay and co-directed the film "Quick Change"
1992:
Made solo directorial effort with "The Public Eye"; also wrote
2001:
Co-wrote thriller "AntiTrust"
2011:
Wrote screenplay for "The Big Year," based on Mark Obmascik's book; directed by David Frankel; starred Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin
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Education

University of California at Berkeley: - 1977

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