Nelson Rubien, Howard

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Nelson Rubien, Howard

Post by Ciavazzaro » 29/08/2018, 10:30

Howard Nelson Rubien (on the right) in Io, io, io... e gli altri (1966)
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Howard Nelson Rubien is another very interesting generico, who made many many movies from the 60's til the end of the 70's.
His most famous credited role is the one in Il gattopardo (1963), but he is credited too in Killer Kid (1967) as Nelson Rubien, in L'età di Cosimo De' Medici (1972) as Honard Nelson Rubien.
But the majority of the time he is uncredited.
Filmography
1961
  1. Che gioia vivere .... Officer at airship launch (uncredited)
  2. Il pianeta degli uomini spenti .... United Commission representative (uncredited)
  3. Il Re di Poggioreale .... Professor who asks for penicillin (uncredited)
  4. Una vita difficile .... Eccellenza, party guest (uncredited)

    1962
  5. Boccaccio '70 .... Man eating (uncredited)
  6. Il sorpasso .... Man waiting in toilet door (uncredited)
  7. L'orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock .... Laboratory specialist (uncredited)
  8. La marcia su Roma .... Professor Bellinzoni (credited as "Howard Rubiens")
  9. Maciste all'inferno .... Villager (uncredited)

    1963
  10. I 4 tassisti .... Man asking questions (uncredited) (uncertain identification)
  11. Il Gattopardo .... Don Diego (credited as "Howard N. Rubien")
  12. Maciste contro i Mongoli .... Mongol elder at Khan's funeral (credited as "Rubien Howard")

    1964
  13. Extraconiugale .... Man in Renato's home movie (uncredited)

    1965
  14. Due mafiosi contro Goldginger .... General (uncredited)
  15. Io uccido, tu uccidi - segment "Giochi acerbi" .... The count, a guest at the memorial service (uncredited)

    1966
  16. Bel Ami 2000 / 100 ragazze per un playboy .... Party guest (uncredited)
  17. Io, io, io... e gli altri .... Politician (uncredited)
  18. Ramon il Messicano .... The doctor (uncredited)
  19. Requiem per un agente segreto .... The professor (uncredited)
  20. Scusi lei è favorevole o contrario? .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1967
  21. Killer kid .... El Santo (credited as "Nelson Rubien")

    1969
  22. Cuore di mamma .... Dean of the university (uncredited)
  23. La caduta degli dei .... General (credited as "H. Nelson Rubien")

    1971
  24. Morte a Venezia .... Hotel guest (uncredited)
  25. Stress .... Marquis (uncredited)

    1972
  26. Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna .... Priest (uncredited)
  27. L'età di Cosimo de' Medici (TV mini series) - ep. 3 .... Giorgio Gemisto Pletone (credited as "Honard Nelson Rubien")
  28. Ludwig .... Ambassador (uncredited)

    1973
  29. Canterbury n.2 .... First storyteller (uncredited)
  30. Pane e cioccolata .... Restaurant customer (uncredited)
  31. Tutti figli di mammasantissima ... Corrupt senator (uncredited)

    1975
  32. Mahogany .... Man at fashion show (uncredited)

    1976
  33. A Matter of Time .... Disgruntled hotel guest (uncredited)
  34. Cassandra Crossing .... Train passenger (uncredited)
  35. Cuore di cane .... Professor's guest (credited as "Nelson Rubien")
  36. L'innocente .... Party guest (uncredited)
  37. Oh, Serafina! .... Augusto's grandfather (uncredited)
  38. Spogliamoci così senza pudor .... Friend of the Partibon family (uncredited)

    1978
  39. Le braghe del padrone .... Elegant man in car (uncredited)
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Re: Howard Nelson Rubien

Post by Ciavazzaro » 31/08/2018, 15:09

I have found him in many movies, so i wanted to open a topic for Howard too.

Here uncredited as party guest in Scusi lei è favorevole o contrario? (1966) - pic not mine
Scusi Lei E Favorevole - Rubien+Zanussi.jpg

He is a guest at the memorial service (uncredited) in Io uccido, tu uccidi (1965), segment "Giochi acerbi"
Io Uccido - Howard Nelson Rubien.jpg

And again uncredited in Boccaccio '70 (1962), segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"
Boccaccio 70 - Howard Nelson Rubien.jpg

And as Augusto's grandfather in Oh Serafina (1976) - still uncredited
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Re: Howard Nelson Rubien

Post by carlos » 31/08/2018, 15:11

Ah yes. This quite distinguished looking gentleman in the aforementioned Killer Kid as the patriarch of the revolution, El Santo (The Saint)

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And a very bad screen from Ramon il Messicano (1966) as the doctor (uncredited)
HowardNelsonRubien (Doc) Ramon.jpg
edit: replaced pic with a much better one - carlos

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Re: Howard Nelson Rubien

Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 15:15

Yes, Mr. Rubien is an interesting actor who definitely deserves his own topic! And like all good generici he also appeared in fotoromanzi! He has a very good role (credited as Howard Rubien) in Sofia N. 2: "Il giglio di Hong-Kong" (April 1964):

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Re: Howard Nelson Rubien

Post by Ciavazzaro » 31/08/2018, 15:23

More roles for Howard!

First his credited one from Visconti's famous La caduta degli dei (1969)

Damned - Howard Nelson Rubien.jpg

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Then his credited role in Cuore di cane (1976)

Cuore Di Cane - Howard Nelson Rubien.jpg

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And then a very nice but uncredited part in Tutti figli di mammasantissima (1973) as a corrupt senator

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Re: Howard Nelson Rubien

Post by Ciavazzaro » 31/08/2018, 15:33

I found a very nice little role for Howard in Cuore di mamma (1969).

He plays a general who protested to some young people because they made noises, but he doesn't feel well and all the boys dance like they are in the army!

Cuore Di Mamma - Howard Nelson Rubien1.jpg
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Also in Una vita difficile (1961)

Vita Difficile - Howard Nelson Rubien.jpg


And in Bel Ami 2000 a.k.a. 100 ragazze per un playboy (1966) as party guest husband of Irina Wassilchikoff

Bel Ami - Howard Nelson Rubien.jpg

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Re: Howard Nelson Rubien

Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 15:59

All pictures from the old forum are now restored, but to Ciavazzaro: the role in Una vita difficile is missing from the filmography. Can you write the role and whether he was credited or not in the filmography?

Anyway, I have found two more roles for Howard. After his role in La caduta degli dei (1969), he worked for Visconti in at least two more films.

In Morte a Venezia (1971) he can be seen in several scenes as a hotel guest and has some brief dialogue, too, but he's uncredited:

Morte Venezia - Howard Nelson Rubien.jpg
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He is also in L'innocente (1976) where he can be spotted in a few scenes as a party guest:

L'Innocente - Howard Nelson Rubien1.jpg
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Of course, as noted in the first post, he also acted for Visconti in Il gattopardo (1963), but we're still waiting for the picture.

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Re: Howard Nelson Rubien

Post by mortimer » 01/09/2018, 13:16

Due mafiosi contro Goldginger (1965) as General (uncredited)
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Canterbury n.2 (1973) as First storyteller (uncredited)
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plus a pic for Pane e cioccolata (1973), listed on IMDb
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Re: Howard Nelson Rubien

Post by Ciavazzaro » 06/09/2018, 1:07

A very nice role from Le braghe del padrone (1978) one of his last roles
In this scene Milena Vukotic must piss, but she does in this in Howard's car !
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Re: Howard Nelson Rubien

Post by Johan Melle » 05/01/2019, 20:38

Spogliamoci così senza pudor (1976) as Friend of the Partibon family
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