John Benedy

(Giovanni De Benedettis)

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John Benedy

Post by vecchiaguardia » 28/08/2018, 12:20

John Benedy in La tua vita per mio figlio (1980)

La tua vita per mio figlio (1980).jpg

John Benedy, real name Giovanni De Benedettis, is an italian actor. He works in fotoromanzi in the 60's and (I presume) in the 70's as well. His filmography, as far as I know, consists in few movies, but his particular face (he had always villain roles) makes him unforgettable... at least to me.

I found some infos on the web, so I can tell you that he was born in 1938 in Mesagne, near Brindisi, and still lives in that part of Italy, in another little town called Serranova.

He usually had big moustaches and a strange hairstyle with a combover, very very 70's...

FILMOGRAPHY

1967
  1. Sette donne d'oro contro due 07 (as Giovanni De Benedittis) .... Man from Spain

    1968
  2. Un corpo caldo per l'inferno (as John Bennedy) .... Robert Servais

    1971
  3. I racconti di Padre Brown (TV) - Episode "Il re dei ladri" (as John Bennedy) .... Guard on horse
  4. Uccidi Django... uccidi per primo!!! (credited) .... role?

    1972
  5. L'amante del demonio (uncredited) .... Butler

    1978
  6. Provincia violenta (credited) .... Man of Augusto

    1979
  7. Strategia per una missione di morte (as John Benedit) .... Sheikh's son

    1980
  8. La tua vita per mio figlio (credited) .... Man of don Michele Ravasino
  9. Patrick vive ancora (credited) .... Peter Suniak

    1981
  10. Carcerato (credited) .... Bad prison officer
FOTOROMANZI
  1. Sospetto N. 3 (Anno III): "Gioco mortale" (March 1963) - as Gianni De Benedettis
  2. Sospetto N. 5 (Anno III): "Una donna di troppo" (May 1963) - as Gianni De Benedettis
  3. Genius N. 11: "Violenza a Mayoma" (31 October 1966) - as John Benedit
  4. Killing N. 38: "...E dopo uccidi" (April 1968)
  5. Killing N. 46: "Il premio è morire" (August 1968)
  6. Barbara N. 11: "Tramonto sul mare" (November 1971) - as John Benedit
+ Killing N. 25 - Actor profile

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Re: John Benedy

Post by vecchiaguardia » 12/09/2018, 11:53

Here's a young John Benedy without moustaches in Un corpo caldo per l'inferno (1968)
Un corpo caldo per l'inferno (1968).jpg

and here's John Benedy around 2009:
John Benedy around 2009.jpg

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Re: John Benedy

Post by vecchiaguardia » 12/09/2018, 11:56

Provincia violenta (1978) - credits snap by rudy van den bremt
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Provincia violenta (1978) 2.png

Patrick vive ancora (1980)
Patrick vive ancora (1980).jpg

Carcerato (1981)
Carcerato (1981).jpg

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Re: John Benedy

Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 15:54

Here he is in Strategia per una missione di morte (1979)
Strategia per una missione di morte (1979).jpg

As you mentioned he was in many fotoromanzi neri, including many, many numbers of Killing and Kimba, re dell'Africa nera (both from Ponzoni Editore).

Killing N. 38: "...E dopo uccidi" (April 1968)
Killing N. 38 ...E dopo uccidi (April 1968).jpg

Killing N. 46: "Il premio è morire" (August 1968)
Killing N. 46 Il premio è morire (August 1968).jpg

He was also in more traditional (romantic) fotoromanzi. This is him in Barbara N. 11: "Tramonto sul mare" (November 1971) - credited as "John Benedit" here
Barbara N. 11 Tramonto sul mare (November 1971).jpg

Benedy also had several uncredited roles in the 1960s. For example, he has a role in the famous Visconti film Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960). I know this because there is an actor profile on him in Killing N. 25 and several of his film roles are mentioned here. Unfortunately, I can't find out anything about some of the titles. I think maybe they are the titles used during production and that the titles were changed before the films reached the cinemas.

Here is Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25
Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25.jpg
Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25 2.jpg
Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25 3.jpg
Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25 4.jpg

A very funny thing I just noticed is that this picture above (from Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25) actually comes from the fotoromanzo Sospetto N. 3: "Gioco mortale" (1963)!

Just look at the picture below from Sospetto N. 3! It is cleary the same
Sospetto N. 3 Gioco mortale  (1963).jpg

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Post by vecchiaguardia » 12/09/2018, 15:56

I have seen Rocco e i suoi fratelli: great movie, but I miss John Benedy... And I think that Il mercenario could be La congiura dei dieci, directed by Baccio Bandini. In France it was called Le mercenaire...

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Re: John Benedy

Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 15:58

I suspect that Covo di spie a Casablanca is the film Noches de Casablanca a.k.a. Spionaggio a Casablanca (1963). Not sure about the others, though...

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Re: John Benedy

Post by vecchiaguardia » 12/09/2018, 15:59

Johan Melle wrote:
12/09/2018, 15:58
I suspect that Covo di spie a Casablanca is the film Noches de Casablanca a.k.a. Spionaggio a Casablanca (1963). Not sure about the others, though...
You're right with no doubt, because the french title is Casablanca, nid d'espions...

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Re: John Benedy

Post by Emiliano » 12/09/2018, 16:05

7 donne d'oro contro due 07 (1966) pic by Buono Legnani
7 donne d'oro contro due 07 (1966).jpg

L'Amante del Demonio (1972) pic by Rogerio Ferraz
L'Amante del Demonio (1972).jpg

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Re: John Benedy

Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 16:08

More bad guys roles for John Benedy!

Looking a little different with a beard and glasses in the fotoromanzo Sospetto N. 3 (Anno III): "Gioco mortale" (March 1963) - here he is credited as Gianni De Benedettis
Sospetto N. 3 Gioco mortale  (1963).jpg

And here he gets rough with Delia D'Alberti in Sospetto N. 5 (Anno III): "Una donna di troppo" (May 1963) - credited as Gianni De Benedettis here too
Sospetto N. 5 (Anno III) Una donna di troppo  (May 1963).jpg

And as a sadistic Mexican in Genius N. 11: "Violenza a Mayoma" (31 October 1966) - credited as John Benedit
Genius N. 11 Violenza a Mayoma  (31 October 1966).jpg
Genius N. 11 Violenza a Mayoma  (31 October 1966) 2.jpg

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Re: John Benedy

Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 16:21

But another interesting little thing about Benedy: even though he is uncredited in L'amante del demonio, he is credited very prominently on the poster! Hard to see because of the size but Benedy is credited just after Rosalba Neri's name:
L'amante-del-Demonio-(1972)-poster-mod.jpg

You will see that Miriam Begolli (I think that's what it says), Wolfgang Hillinger and Nando Poggi are also credited on the poster but none of them are credited on the IMDb. So I suppose they are not credited in the film. I have seen it before that an actor is credited on the poster but not in the film but to have four actors who are credited prominently on the poster but not credited at all in the actual film is very strang I think!

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