Di Benedetto, Giovanni


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Di Benedetto, Giovanni

Post by Emiliano » 04/09/2018, 15:01

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Giovanni Di Benedetto in the late eighties
Born in 1921, degree in political science, Giovanni Di Benedetto (alias Gianni Di Benedetto, Gianni De Benedetto, John Hawkwood), was a good supporting actor, of beautiful and solid presence. He was also a publicist and translator (spoking English, German and French).[1]

Filmography
1952
  1. Il brigante di Tacca del Lupo .... Priest (uncredited)
  2. Il cappotto .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1954
  3. Amori di mezzo secolo - segment "L'amore romantico" .... Musician (uncredited)
  4. L'arte di arrangiarsi .... On. Toscano (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  5. La romana .... Model painter (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1958
  6. Le sorelle omicidi (TV movie) .... "A man" (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1959
  7. Ottocento (TV mini series) - episode 3 .... Usher (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1960
  8. I delfini .... Party guest (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  9. Et mourir de plaisir / Il sangue e la rosa .... Police Marshal (uncredited)

    1961
  10. Barabba .... Officer outside sulphur mines (uncredited)
  11. Romolo e Remo .... King Tazio's man (uncredited)

    1963
  12. Ercole sfida Sansone .... Argos (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  13. Il processo di Verona .... Carlo Pareschi (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  14. La ragazza che sapeva troppo .... Professor Torrani (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  15. The Pink Panther .... Court clerk (uncredited)

    1964
  16. La cittadella (TV mini-series) .... Socio del club (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  17. Gli invincibile dieci gladiatori .... Spartacus (credited as John Heston)
  18. I grandi camaleonti (TV mini-series) - episode 3 .... role? (credited?)
  19. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori .... Arimandro (credited as John Heston)
  20. La vendetta della signora .... Villager (uncredited)
  21. Maciste nell'inferno di Gengis Khan .... Captain of Vladimir's army (uncredited)
  22. The visit .... Citizen of Gullen (uncredited)

    1965
  23. Come le foglie (TV movie) .... Andrea, the house servant (credited?)
  24. Sette uomini d'oro .... Bank guard (uncredited)

    1966
  25. A 077 sfida ai killers .... Agent Bob Fleming's boss (credited as "John Hawkwood")
  26. Furia a Marrakech .... The Colonel (credited as John Hawkwood)
  27. Il conte di Montecristo (TV mini series) - episode 1: "Il complotto" .... Wedding guest (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  28. La Bibbia .... Nimrod's man (uncredited)
  29. Tecnica di un omicidio .... Nightclub director (credited as John Hawkwood)
  30. Vertu (TV movie) .... Judas Weyl (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1967
  31. L'avventuriero .... Lt. Bolt (credited as Gianni De Benedetto)
  32. Killer calibro 32 .... Poker player (uncredited)
  33. Odio per odio .... Prison doctor (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  34. Per 100,000 dollari t'ammazzo .... Mr. Forest (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  35. Squadra omicidi, tenente Sheridan (TV series) - episode 1: "Paso doble" .... E. George Livan (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  36. Vita di Cavour (TV mini series) - episode 3 .... Second officer (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1968
  37. Nude si muore .... Prof. Di Brazzi (credited as "John Hawkwood")
  38. Preparati la bara! .... Walcott (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  39. Ragan .... Officer (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1969
  40. Barbagia .... Police inspector (uncredited)
  41. Così dolce, così perversa .... Mr. Valmont (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  42. It Takes a Thief (TV series) - season 3, episode 9: "The King of Thieves" .... Priest (uncredited)
  43. The Appointment .... Lawyer (uncredited)

    1970
  44. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo .... Prof. Rinaldi (uncredited)
  45. Lettera al Kremlino .... Dimitri Polyakov (uncredited)
  46. A Man called Sledge .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  47. Una coccarda per il re (TV mini-series, episode 2) .... Weaver (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1971
  48. 4 mosche di velluto grigio .... Funerary art exposition visitor who trying a coffin (uncredited)
  49. Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto .... Douglas Toland (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  50. Il gatto a nove code .... Solmi, Chief of Squadra mobile (uncredited)

    1973
  51. Sepolta viva .... Duke de Camlyse (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1974
  52. L'ossessa .... role? (credited as "Gianni De Benedetto")

    1975
  53. Attenti al buffone .... Cesare's collaborator (uncredited)
  54. Il giustiziere sfida la città .... Police Inspector (credited as "Gianni De Benedetto")
  55. L'ultimo treno della notte .... Intellectual on the train (uncredited)
  56. L'uomo dalla strada fa giustizia .... Journalist (uncredited)
  57. La polizia accusa: il servizio segreto uccide .... General Eugenio Stocchi (credited as "Gianni De Benedetto")
  58. La verginella .... Oscar Gentili, father of Cinzia (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  59. Macchie solari .... Head coroner (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  60. Mahogany .... Ad agency executive (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1976
  61. Ancora una volta... a Venezia .... Commander Di Giacomo (credited?)
  62. Extra (TV mini series) .... Colonel McKay (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1977
  63. Armaguedon .... role? (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  64. La svastica nel ventre .... Nazi officer (credited as "Gianni De Benedetto")

    1978
  65. Circuito chiuso (TV) .... Grandfather at the cinema (credited)
  66. Goodbye & Amen .... Foreign secretary (uncredited)
  67. I gabbiani volano basso .... Martini (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1980
  68. Dolce... calda Lisa .... Ing. Boschi (credited as Gianni Di Bededetto)
  69. Ora zero e dintorni (TV series) - ep. 5: "Extra mild" .... The old man (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  70. Ora zero e dintorni (TV series) - ep. 7: "Drugstore" .... Tom (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1982
  71. Morte in Vaticano .... High-ranking military officer (credited)

    1984
  72. ...e la vita continua (TV mini series) .... Bartender (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
  73. I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 .... Sam (credited)

    1990
  74. Atto di dolore (TV movie) .... Maffei, lawyer (credited)
  75. Fuga dal paradiso .... Council member (credited)
  76. La primavera di Michelangelo / A Season of Giants (TV mini-series) .... Cardinal (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1992
  77. Edera (TV series) - episode 9 .... Claudia's father (credited)

    1993
  78. Bugie rosse .... Old homosexual at the public pool (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")

    1994
  79. Only You .... Pension concierge (credited)

    1995
  80. Strassen von Berlin - Die akte Stalin (TV movie) .... role? (uncredited)

    1996
  81. Soko 5113 (TV series) - ep.: "Das Lächeln des Verräters" .... Maravello (credited)

    1998
  82. Professione fantasma (TV series) - episode 2: "Un'espressione inconfondibile" .... Notary (credited)

    1999
  83. I giudici - Excellent Cadavers (TV movie) .... Michele Greco (credited)
  84. Tea with Mussolini .... A friend of Elsa (uncredited)

    2002
  85. La felicità non costa niente (title from CV - credited? no pic)

    2008
  86. Sanguepazzo (credited) .... Doctor
Television
Titles from Curriculum vitae
  • The Joker - directed by Marco Costantini – Bavaria
  • Hollywood mom amour - directed by Amato/Moretti
  • Blank Meier, Jensen - directed by M. Mackenroth (in German) (1992 pilot for TV series)
  • Daens (1995); dir: Stijn Coninx - Belgian film
  • Gangsters (1992), direct: Massimo Guglielmi
  • In nome della famiglia (1997 TV soap opera)- directed by Vincenzo Verdecchi
  • Volare (1997) - directed by Vittorio De Sisti
  • Camici Bianchi (2001 TV series) - directed by Stefano Amatucci
  • L'attentatuni - Il grande attentato (TV movie, 2000), dir Claudio Bonivento
Notes and sources
1. Info and pic from his last actor's agency "Rosalba Cantina".
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Re: Giovanni Di Benedetto

Post by Emiliano » 04/09/2018, 15:03

Nude... si muore (1968)
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L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (1970)
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La polizia accusa: il Servizio Segreto uccide (1975) as General Eugenio Stocchi (credited as "Gianni Di Benedetto")
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L'ossessa (1974)
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La svastica nel ventre (1977)
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L'ultimo treno della notte (1975)
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Il gatto a nove code (1971)
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Re: Giovanni Di Benedetto

Post by Emiliano » 21/10/2018, 9:51

Il giustiziere sfida la città (1975) as Police inspector
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Post by carlos » 01/12/2018, 17:33

Preparati la bara! (1968) Walcott
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Post by van den bremt rudy » 06/12/2018, 0:37

La romana (1954) as a model painter.
in one of his earliest roles and also he is credited
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here with the very lovely gina lollobrigida.

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Post by van den bremt rudy » 06/12/2018, 0:43

L'arte di arrangiarsi (1954) as onorevole toscano.
again in an earlier movie role, and credited !
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here with Alberto sordi
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Post by van den bremt rudy » 06/12/2018, 0:49

Ottocento (1959) tv miniserie (episode 3/5) as an usher.
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he is credited ! but appears very very briefly.
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it is strange that we haven't found a movie yet from 1955 till 1958.

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Post by van den bremt rudy » 06/12/2018, 0:55

Ercole sfida sansone (1963) as Argos (the ships navigator) in one of his peplum movies and credited!
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Post by van den bremt rudy » 06/12/2018, 1:00

Il processo di verona (1963) as carlo pareschi
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italian drama movie about a fascist process at the end of world war 2.
credited role for Giovanni.
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Post by van den bremt rudy » 06/12/2018, 1:06

La ragazza che sapeva troppo (1963) as professor torrani
credited role in this early giallo-thriller from mario bava.
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