American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Franco, Francisco Known as "El Caudillo.” 1892-1975. Spanish soldier and political leader who directed the Nationalist government and rebel armed forces that defeated the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). He ruled as dictator (1939-1975) until his death, upon which the Bourbon monarchy was restored.
“(Soundbite of song, "Azda") FRANCO: (Singing) (Foreign language spoken) MILES: The "Francophonic" collections feature the most vibrant, full sound of any Franco releases, particularly in the vintage sides.”
“Francisco Franco is still dead — as Chevy Chase used to say in the early years of "Saturday Night Live" — and Malasa ñ a is still the center of Madrid's flourishing nightlife.”
“James Franco is an amazing guy," I said to a man, who appeared as eager to chat with me as a Republican with Rachel Maddow.”
“Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Festival, Howl has garnered significant acclaim and Franco is tipped by some to receive a nod when the Oscar nominations are revealed.”
“However, these aspects of Ginsberg's life aren't explored in great detail so while Franco is perfectly convincing as the late poet, his performance lacks emotional depth.”
“Franco is mesmerizing as he steers his character from one who acts with reckless disregard to an introspective, remorseful soul, all the while maintaining his playful spark.”
“James Franco is barely recognizable on the cover of Candy Magazine.”
“Before he got caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place (the name of his 2004 book), Ralston, under the good-guy guise of Franco, is shown in Boyle's film to be a helpful, charming and go-for-the-gusto free spirit.”
“Franco is definitely game for the role, delivering the kind of excellent performance we've now come to expect - and almost take for granted - from him.”
“This just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.”
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