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Carl Franklin
Born Carl Michael Franklin
April 11, 1949 (1949-04-11) (age 60)
Richmond, California
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, Film and television director
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Franklin (? - 1990) August 31, 1981)
Jesse Beaton (2000 - Present)

Carl Franklin (born April 11, 1949) is an American actor, screenwriter and film and television director. He attended the AFI Conservatory and graduated with an M.F.A. degree in 1986. Franklin is most noted for Devil in a Blue Dress, which was based on the book by Walter Mosley and starred Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. He also attended the University of California, Berkeley.






  • Punk (1986)
  • Eye of the Eagle 2: Inside the Enemy (1989)
  • Last Stand at Lang Mei (1990)
  • Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Film
1992 Deauville Film Festival Nominated Critics Award One False Move
1992 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Won New Generation Award
1992 Mystfest Nominated Best Film One False Move
Won Best Direction One False Move
1993 Cognac Festival du Film Policier Won Grand Prix One False Move
Critics Award One False Move
1993 Fantasporto Nominated Best Film One False Move
1993 Independent Spirit Awards Won Best Director One False Move
1993 MTV Movie Awards Won Best New Filmmaker One False Move
1995 San Sebastián International Film Festival Nominated Golden Seashell Devil in a Blue Dress
1996 American Film Institute Nominated Franklin J. Schaffner Award
1996 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Nominated Best Motion Picture Devil in a Blue Dress
2004 Black Reel Awards Nominated Film: Best Director Out of Time

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