Donadeo, Alberico

Former Arena-lookalike

the most famous and prolific background actors of Italian cinema
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Donadeo, Alberico

Post by Johan Melle » 27/08/2018, 16:27

Alberico Donadeo in Preparati la bara! (1967).
Preparati La Bara - Donadeo.jpg

Another generico who appeared in many, many westerns. He bears somewhat of a resemblance to Fortunato Arena is why he was been nicknamed by us the "Arena lookalike".
Filmography
1965
  1. Adios Gringo .... Member of the lynch mob (uncredited)
  2. I due parà .... Man in cafeteria (uncredited)
  3. Made in Italy .... Train passenger (uncredited)
  4. Operazione poker .... Russian agent (uncredited)

    1966
  5. Arizona Colt .... Man in saloon (uncredited)
  6. Bill il taciturno .... Mexican bandit (uncredited)
  7. Cifrato speciale .... Asylum patient (uncredited)
  8. Django spara per primo .... Saloon customer (uncredited)
  9. El Rojo .... Saloon patron (uncredited)
  10. Het gangstermeisje .... Gangster (credited?)
  11. I due figli di Ringo .... Saloon patron (uncredited)
  12. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo .... Man in crowd (uncredited)
  13. Il pianeta errante .... Man at the funeral (uncredited)
  14. Johnny Yuma .... Felton henchman (uncredited)
  15. La Bibbia .... Sinful man (uncredited)
  16. La resa dei conti .... Mexican soldier (uncredited)
  17. M M M 83 - Missione Morte Molo 83 .... Circus worker (uncredited)
  18. Non faccio la guerra, faccio l'amore .... Arab henchman (uncredited)
  19. Per mille dollari al giorno .... Courtroom observer (uncredited)
  20. Per pochi dollari ancora .... Saloon reveler (uncredited)
  21. Sugar Colt .... Saloon guest (uncredited)
  22. Testadirapa .... Brigand (credited)
  23. Uccidi o muori .... Shop owner (uncredited)
  24. Un fiume di dollari .... Milton cowboy (uncredited)
  25. Uno sceriffo tutto d'oro .... El Paso citizen (uncredited)

    1967
  26. 7 pistole per un massacro .... Man in the saloon (uncredited)
  27. 7 winchester per un massacro .... Durango deputy (uncredited)
  28. 10.000 dollari per un massacro .... Mendoza's foreman (uncredited)
  29. Bandidos .... Townsman (uncredited)
  30. Da uomo a uomo .... Mexican (uncredited)
  31. Due rrringos nel Texas .... Confederate soldier at fortress (uncredited)
  32. Il bello, il brutto, il cretino .... Union soldier in trench (uncredited)
  33. Il figlio di Django .... Man in the crowd (uncredited)
  34. Indomptable Angélique / L'indomabile Angelica .... Rower on the ship / Sailor (uncredited)
  35. Killer Kid .... Vilar rebel fighter (uncredited)
  36. La cintura di castità .... Knight (uncredited)
  37. Le due facce del dollaro .... Soldier (uncredited)
  38. Non aspettare Django, spara .... Navarro henchman (uncredited)
  39. Requiescant .... Mexican picking up rocks (uncredited)
  40. Tutto per tutto .... Mexican (uncredited)
  41. Tutto Totò (TV series) - episode 6: "Totò ciak" .... Man in the saloon (uncredited)
  42. Un dollaro tra i denti .... Aguilar henchman (uncredited)
  43. Un poker di pistole .... Man in saloon (uncredited)
  44. Wanted .... Mexican (uncredited)

    1968
  45. Al di là della legge .... Silver-mine worker (uncredited)
  46. Donne, botte e bersaglieri .... Spectator at race (uncredited)
  47. Execution .... Soldier (uncredited)
  48. I 2 deputati .... Man in audience at Ciccio's speach (uncredited) / Politician (uncredited)
  49. Il mio corpo per un poker .... Pinkerton man (uncredited)
  50. Joe... cercati un posto per morire! .... Chato bandit (uncredited)
  51. Odissea (TV mini-series) .... Man in Alcinoo's court (uncredited)
  52. Preparati la bara! .... Paco, one of Lucas' men (uncredited)
  53. Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco .... Card player (uncredited)
  54. Sentenza di morte .... Mexican (uncredited)
  55. The Secret of Santa Vittoria .... Member of the Grand Council (uncredited)
  56. Tre passi nel delirio - segment "Toby Dammit" .... Rabbi at the airport (uncredited)
  57. Un buco in fronte .... Cantina bartender (uncredited)
  58. Un minuto per pregare, un instante per morire .... Townsman (uncredited)
  59. Una forca per un bastardo .... Party brawler / man in Lintonville saloon (uncredited)
  60. Uno dopo l'altro .... Citizen in street (uncredited)
  61. Uno straniero a Paso Bravo .... Townsman (uncredited)

    1969
  62. Barbagia (La società del malessere) .... Gonnario, member of Graziano's gang (uncredited)
  63. Beatrice Cenci .... Man in church (uncredited)
  64. Django il bastardo .... Spectator at dynamite duel (uncredited)
  65. Fellini - Satyricon .... Soldier on ship (uncredited)
  66. Gli specialisti .... Blackstone citizen (uncredited)
  67. It Takes a Thief (TV series) - season 3, episode 9: "The King of Thieves" .... Café customer questioned by the police (uncredited)
  68. La collina degli stivali .... Man in the crowd (uncredited)
  69. Quintana .... A prisoner (uncredited)
  70. Satyricon .... Centurion (uncredited)
  71. Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino .... Poker Falls citizen (uncredited)
  72. Un esercito di 5 uomini .... Man in the crowd (uncredited)
  73. Uno di più all'inferno .... Bank customer (uncredited)
  74. Zenabel .... Man at the inn (uncredited)

    1970
  75. Arizona si scatenò... e li fece fuori tutti .... Saloon patron (uncredited)
  76. Brancaleone alle crociate .... Follower of the pastor disciple of Pope Gregory (uncredited)
  77. Buon funerale amigos... paga Sartana .... Casino gambler (uncredited)
  78. C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara! .... Man sleeping on street (uncredited)
  79. Django sfida Sartana .... Townsman (uncredited)
  80. E Dio disse a Caino... .... Convict doing hard labor in the mines (uncredited)
  81. I vendicatori dell'Ave Maria .... Card player in saloon (uncredited)
  82. Indio-Black: sai che ti dico? Sei un gran figlio di... .... Man in crowd (uncredited)
  83. L'homme orchestre .... Member of the Sicilian family (uncredited)
  84. Lo chiamavano Trinità... .... Mormon (uncredited)
  85. Ninì Tirabusciò, la donna che inventò la mossa .... Worker on strike (uncredited)
  86. Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale .... Plainclothes policeman (uncredited)
  87. The Adventures of Gerard .... Bystander (uncredited)

    1971
  88. Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata .... Dancer at the ballroom (uncredited)
  89. Detenuto in attesa di giudizio .... Prisoner being transported to the prison (uncredited)
  90. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! .... Townsman (uncredited)
  91. Er Più - Storia d'amore e di coltello .... Man in the bar (uncredited)
  92. Giù la testa .... Santerna soldier (uncredited)
  93. Il mio nome è Mallory... M come morte .... Townsman (uncredited)
  94. Il suo nome era Pot... ma... lo chiamavano Allegria ... Assistant sheriff (uncredited)
  95. Io non vedo, tu non parli, lui non sente .... Curious man at the cemetary (uncredited)
  96. L'istruttoria è chiusa: dimentichi .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  97. La supertestimone .... Barba, convict (uncredited)
  98. Le juge (All'ovest di Sacramento) .... Saloon patron (uncredited)
  99. Maddalena .... Parishioner at the bus leaving (uncredited)
  100. Spara Joe... e così sia! .... Bandit pushing gold wagon (uncredited)
  101. Uomo avvisato, mezzo ammazzato... parola di Spirito Santo .... Mexican soldier (uncredited)

    1972
  102. Afyon oppio .... Opium mine worker (uncredited)
  103. Camorra .... Laughing man in crowd (uncredited)
  104. Fellini's Roma .... Passerby (uncredited)
  105. Hai sbagliato... dovevi uccidermi subito! .... Saloon patron (uncredited)
  106. Il caso Pisciotta .... Prisoner who watches the rape (uncredited)
  107. Il vero e il falso .... Passerby (uncredited)
  108. Jesse & Lester - Due fratelli in un posto chiamato Trinità .... Poker henchman (uncredited)
  109. Meo Patacca .... Jew in the ghetto (uncredited)
  110. Trinità e Sartana figli di... .... .... El Tigre bandit (uncredited)

    1973
  111. Amarcord .... Man in the town square (uncredited)
  112. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? .... Retired bandit (uncredited)
  113. Diario di una vergine romana .... Spectator in the arena (uncredited)
  114. Kid, il monello del West .... One of Wilson's men (uncredited)
  115. Küçük kovboy .... Saloon rowdy (uncredited)
  116. L'emigrante .... Party guest (uncredited)
  117. La mano nera .... Man in police line-up (uncredited)
  118. La rivolta delle gladiatrici .... Audience at gladiator fight (uncredited)
  119. Le Amazzoni - Donne d'amore e di guerra .... Villager (uncredited)
  120. Le favolose notti d'oriente .... Palace brawler (uncredited)
  121. Li chiamavano i tre moschettieri... invece erano quattro .... Villager who applauds (uncredited)
  122. No, il caso è felicemente risolto .... Man in police mugshot (uncredited)
  123. Piazza pulita .... Sparks henchman (uncredited)
  124. Vogliamo i colonnelli .... Man at the electoral meeting (uncredited)

    1974
  125. A pugni nudi .... Franz henchman (credited as Alberigo Donadeo)
  126. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Man in the street (uncredited)
  127. Cagliostro .... role? (uncredited)
  128. Che botte, ragazzi! .... Saloon guest (uncredited)
  129. Farfallon .... Agricultural penal colony guard (uncredited)
  130. Le amanti del mostro .... Hangman (uncredited)
  131. Moses the Lawgiver (TV mini-series) .... Egyptian consul (uncredited)

    1975
  132. I sette del gruppo selvaggio .... Blacksmith (uncredited)

    1981
  133. Il turno .... Man in the courtroom (uncredited)

    1982
  134. Il conte Tacchia .... Man at ballet (uncredited)
  135. Parole e sangue (TV mini series) .... Shop customer (uncredited)

    1983
  136. The Scarlet and the Black (TV) .... role? (uncredited)

    1985
  137. Ladyhawke .... Man at the tavern (uncredited)

    1986
  138. Il camorrista .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  139. Scuola di ladri .... Delinquent at the wedding (uncredited)
Additional credits
  • Ciao, Federico! (1970) - Documentary about the shooting of Fellini Satyricon (1969). Includes footage of Alberico on the set during the making of the film.
Donadeo or Arena?
  • Chiedi perdono a Dio... non a me (1968) - The character of "Man carrying corpse" looks a lot like Donadeo in some images, but is clearly Arena in others. After much deliberation it has been decided that it must Arena in the role.
Fotoromanzi
  1. Killing N. 10: "Scacco alla mala" (15 January 1967)
  2. Killing N. 12: "Il racket del vizio" (15 February 1967)
  3. Killing N. 13: "Per un pugno di sporchi smeraldi" (1 March 1967)
  4. Killing N. 14: "Le maschere della morte" (15 March 1967)
  5. Il re dell'F.B.I. N. 2: "L'inferno c'è per tutti" (April 1968)
  6. Dossier Segreto N. 2: "L'inferno è il mio mondo" (May 1969) - credited as Alberto Donadeo
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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 22:33

I don't have too many films with this actor but here are some more pictures:

La bibbia (1966) - with a shaved head and face paint as a sinful man
Bibbia - Donadeo.jpg

Fellini - Satyricon (1969) - as a soldier aboard the ship
Fellini Satyricon - Donadeo1.jpg
Fellini Satyricon - Donadeo2.jpg

Zenabel (1969) - as a man at the inn
Zenabel - Donadeo1.jpg
Zenabel - Donadeo2.jpg

Camorra (1972) - not sure but I think it looks like him as a laughing man in crowd
Camorra - Donadeo.JPG

La rivolta delle gladiatrice (1973) - as audience at the gladiator fight
Arena -Donadeo.jpg

Moses the Lawgiver (1974) (TV mini series) - looking very different without his beard as a Egyptian consul
Moses - Donadeo.jpg

The Scarlet and the Black (1983) (TV) - not so easy to see but it is him for certain
Scarlet - Donadeo1.jpg
Scarlet - Donadeo2.jpg

Ladyhawke (1985) - he appears briefly as a man at the tavern in this Hollywood production shot in Italy
Ladyhawke - Donadeo.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 22:39

The Arena-lookalike too has appeared in fotoromanzi, including a few appearances in Killing.

Here in a great bad guy role in Killing N. 10: "Scacco alla mala" (published 15 January 1967)
Killing 10 - Alberico Donadeo1.jpg
Killing 10 - Alberico Donadeo2.jpg

He also appeared in other Killing numbers - always as a bad guy:

Killing N. 12: "Il racket del vizio" (15 February 1967) - together with John Benedy
Killing 12 - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Killing N. 13: "Per un pugno di sporchi smeraldi" (1 March 1967) - without his usual beard
Killing 13 - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Killing N. 14: "Le maschere della morte" (15 March 1967)
Killing 14 - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Ghibarian » 30/08/2018, 22:58

should be him in Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973) .... Man at the electoral meeting
Vogliamo Colonnelli - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

I think he appears with and without beard but I don't know if they are two different roles
Django sfida Sartana (1970) (uncredited)
AlbericoDonadeo (saloon patron) DjangoDefiesSartana.jpg
AlbericoDonadeo (townsman 3) DjangoDefiesSartana.jpg

L'emigrante (1973) .... Party guest
L'Emigrante - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

La supertestimone (1971) .... Barba, convict
Supertestimone - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Fellini's Roma (1972) (uncredited) .... Passerby
Fellini's Roma (1972).jpg

You can see him in a mug shot at the police station in No il caso è felicemente risolto (1973)
No Il Caso - Alerico Donadeo.jpg

Il conte Tacchia (1982)
Il conte Tacchia (1982).jpg

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Post by Emiliano » 30/08/2018, 23:05

Due rrringos nel Texas (1967) (uncredited) .... Confederate Soldier at fortress
Due Rrringos - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Meo Patacca (1972) (uncredited) .... Jew in the ghetto
Meo Petacca - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 23:13

He can be seen as a rabbi at the airport in the segment "Toby Dammit" from Tre passi nel delirio (1968)
Tre Passi Nel Delirio - Donadeo1.jpg
Tre Passi Nel Delirio - Donadeo2.jpg
On IMDb, this role is attributed to Ettore Arena but of course that's yet another mistake!


He appears in the fotoromanzo Dossier segreto N. 2: "L'inferno è il mio mondo" (May 1969) where he is very probably credited
Dossier Segreto 2 - Donadeo1.jpg
Dossier Segreto 2 - Donadeo2.jpg

Here is the cast list
Dossier Segreto 2 - Donadeo3.jpg

Unfortunately, it does not say who plays who but the only unidentified name is Alberto Donadeo so that should be our man. I'm 99% sure it's him but I cannot confirm it because I have not seen anything else where he is credited.

But there is an actor named Alberico Donadeo, who could very well be the same guy. He is credited in three films:

- Testa di rapa (1966)
- Fusil chargé (1972)
- A pugni nudi (1974)

Unfortunately, all these films are extremely rare and difficult to find so it will not be very easy to check...


In reply to TRS who posted:
"Someone add his name as Alberico Donadeo in the IMDb!"


Hmmm... well I don't know what to believe.

The French forum Western Maniac has a topic about him here: http://western-maniac.forum-pro.fr/t529 ... tore-arena

According to them, this man is Fortunato Arena's brother and his name is Ettore Arena (the same name as Fortunato's son). According to what is written, this information seems to come from a certain Jean-Pierre Pecqueriaux and was apparently confirmed by Alberto Dell'Acqua. The question is whether or not this is reliable information. Maybe, maybe not. I don't know...

TRS posted:
"Hmmmm, i don't know, but it's a interesting hypothesis!
Only, i asked all stuntmen, but nobody knew his name, but often i spoke too about Fortunato Arena, the they can recognize .. oh Ettore, Fortunato. And Goffredo Unger said that he had a son, but didn't spoke about a brother..."

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Post by carlos » 30/08/2018, 23:20

Posted by Ghibarian:
Our man appears in A pugni nudi (1974), as you can see in this fotobusta:
Pugni Nudi Fotobusta Donadeo.jpg

So he could really be Alberico Donadeo.

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Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 23:26

Good discovery! To me it seems more plausible that he is Alberico Donadeo. Has anyone tried to contact anyone in the French forum for more information?


TRS replied:
"For me is very sure that he is Alberico Donadeo! No, i don't tried it because my english is very bad! :-)
I bought the poster and there is the name Alberico Donadeo! No there is listed AlberiGo with G!!!"


Anyway, here is the presumed Alberico Donadeo as a crazy asylum patient in Cifrato speciale (1966):

Cifrato Speciale - Alberico Donadeo.jpg


TRS replied:
"I watched with Ghib A pugni nudi and now we can be very very very sure that he is Alberigo Donadeo (in the cast list he is named like Alberigo)!
Johan, i am sure you sent me one time immages from a FR in wich i meaned that one of the actors can be his brother/father. Now i saw on the net images from Odissea where is too an actor who looks like him, but older!

PS: i would say we can change the toppic name! :-)"


Ooooh! Well, that removes all doubt then! Finally we can say that he really is Alberico Donadeo, and that it's just nonsense that his name is Ettore Arena. Congratulations! :victory:

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Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 23:32

Alberico can be seen briefly as a shop custumer in the TV mini series Parole e sangue (1982)
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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by carlos » 30/08/2018, 23:44

Clean shaven not-so-Arena-like. As henchman in Johnny Yuma (1966)
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