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Andrea Esterhazy

Post by Johan Melle » 27/08/2018, 21:18

Andrea Esterhazy in The Salamander (1981)
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Alias: Bondy Esterhazy

Like several other generici who were active in Italian cinema, Andrea Esterhazy was a nobleman - more precisely a count. His full name was Count András Béla Péter Hubert Esterházy and he was born on 19th October 1913 in Bratislava, Slovakia[1].

Known as Bandi (sometimes spelled Bondy or Bondi) to his friends, Andrea worked at the Foreign Ministery in Budapest before the outbreak of WW2. In 1947, he was sent to Rome as an embassy secretary, and enjoyed life there so much that he remained for the rest of his life[1].

He embarked on a career as an actor, and because he was a fluent speaker of German, Hungarian, Italian, French and English, he was cast in small roles in a number of international productions shot in Rome, such as War and Peace (1956), 55 Days at Peking (1963), Obsession (1976) and The Salamander (1981). The majority of Andrea's roles were small (though most of them were speaking parts), but he occasionally played larger roles, such as I gabbiani volano basso (1978).

He died in 1984[1].

[1] de.esterhazy.net


FILMOGRAPHY
1952
  1. Le infedeli (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1953
  2. Roman Holiday (uncredited) .... Embassy staffer

    1955
  3. Addio, Napoli! (uncredited) .... Judge

    1956
  4. War and Peace (uncredited) .... Dolokhov's second at duel

    1958
  5. The Naked Maja (uncredited) .... Count De Fuentes

    1959
  6. Annibale (uncredited) .... Slave who betrays Silvia
  7. Storie d'amore proibiti (Le secret du chevalier d'Eon) (uncredited) .... Foreign ambassador

    1961
  8. Madame Sans-Gêne (uncredited) .... role?

    1962
  9. Il Commissario (uncredited) .... Politician
  10. La congiura dei Dieci (uncredited) .... Nobleman

    1963
  11. 55 Days at Peking (uncredited) .... Austrian Minister
  12. The Pink Panther (uncredited) .... Holiday guest at Cortina d'Ampezzo

    1965
  13. Su e giù - Episode 4: "Il Colpo del Leone" (uncredited) .... role?

    1967
  14. Arriva Dorellik (uncredited) .... Night club manager
  15. Il tigre (uncredited) .... Master of ceremonies
  16. La cintura di castità (uncredited) .... Nobleman
  17. Le dolci signore (uncredited) .... Party guest
  18. La morte viene dal pianeta Aytin (uncredited) .... Professor Stevens
  19. Scusi facciamo l'amore? (uncredited) .... Man waiting the funeral
  20. Troppo per vivere, poco per morire (uncredited) .... Man at the award

    1968
  21. Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (uncredited) .... Friend of the Countess
  22. Heißer Sand auf Sylt (credited as André Esterhazy) .... Dr. Bauer
  23. House of Cards (uncredited) .... Party guest
  24. Ruba al prossimo tuo (credited as Andrea Esterasy) .... Mario Marini
  25. Tre passi nel delirio (uncredited) .... Card-playing officer (segment "William Wilson")
  26. Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire (uncredited) .... Townsman

    1969
  27. 5 per l'inferno (uncredited) .... American military officer
  28. Amarsi male (uncredited) .... Business associate
  29. Dove vai tutta nuda? (uncredited) .... The minister, a party guest
  30. Oh dolci baci e languide carezze (uncredited) .... Party guest
  31. Scacco alla regina (uncredited) .... Party guest
  32. 12 + 1 (uncredited) .... Notary

    1970
  33. Colpo rovente (uncredited) .... Radio announcer
  34. Hornets' Nest (credited as Bondy Esterhazy) .... General Dohrmann
  35. The Adventurers (uncredited) .... Man at fashion show
  36. Waterloo (uncredited) .... The Duke of Richmond

    1971
  37. Morte a Venezia (uncredited) .... Hotel guest
  38. Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse ufficio imposte (uncredited) .... Commendator Borgnelli

    1972
  39. Avanti! / Che cosa è successo tra mio padre e tua madre? (uncredited) .... Hotel guest
  40. Girolimoni, il mostro di Roma (uncredited) .... Cappellini, fascist
  41. Ludwig (uncredited) .... Officer

    1973
  42. Ash Wednesday (credited) .... Conte d'Arnoud
  43. Io e lui (uncredited) .... Party guest
  44. Polvere di stelle (uncredited) .... Man granting his wife to Americans / American major

    1974
  45. Daisy Miller (credited as Bondy Esterhazy) .... Doctor
  46. Identikit (uncredited) .... Airplane passenger
  47. L'erotomane (uncredited) .... Member on the board of directors
  48. Nipoti miei diletti (uncredited) .... Brothel client

    1975
  49. A mezzanotte va la ronda del piacere (uncredited) .... Party guest (pic lost)
  50. La casa dell'esorcismo (uncredited) .... American tourist
  51. Mahogany (uncredited) .... Man at fashion show
  52. Quel movimento che mi piace tanto (uncredited) .... Party guest
  53. The Count of Monte-Cristo (TV) (uncredited) .... Footman

    1976
  54. A Matter of Time (credited) .... Jeweler
  55. Bluff storia di truffe e di imbroglioni (uncredited) .... Nightclub client at the bar
  56. Bordella (uncredited) .... Bar customer
  57. Cadaveri eccellenti (uncredited) .... Party guest
  58. Cassandra Crossing (uncredited) .... Train passenger
  59. Il comune senso del pudore (uncredited) .... Man at cinema
  60. L'eredità Ferramonti (uncredited) .... Party guest
  61. Languidi baci... perfide carezze (uncredited) .... Party guest
  62. Obsession (credited) .... D'Annunzio
  63. Tutti possono arrichire tranne i poveri (uncredited) .... role? (uncertain identification)

    1977
  64. Il gatto (uncredited) .... Judge
  65. Il ginecologo della mutua (uncredited) .... Professor Cavendish
  66. Holocaust 2000 (uncredited) .... Doctor

    1978
  67. I gabbiani volano basso (credited) .... Calvi
  68. Il furto della Gioconda (TV mini-series) (uncredited) .... Judge
  69. Le témoin / Il testimone (credited as Andrea Estherazi) .... Monsignore

    1980
  70. Il treno per Istambul (TV mini-series) (credits?) .... role? (no pic still)
  71. La cage aux folles II / Il vizietto II (uncredited) .... Guest at Manderstam's birthday party

    1981
  72. Lion of the Desert (uncredited) .... Announcer at Italian military ball
  73. The Salamander (credited as André Esterhazy) .... Minister of Defence

    1982
  74. Identificazione di una donna (uncredited) .... Party guest
  75. Morte in Vaticano (credited) .... Cardinal
  76. Ricchi, ricchissimi... praticamente in mutande (uncredited) .... Card player
  77. Verdi (TV mini-series) (uncredited) .... Husband of Giuseppina's singing pupil

    1983
  78. Notturno (uncredited) .... Ambassador in Germany

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Re: Andrea Esterhazy

Post by carlos » 01/09/2018, 23:22

Going chronologically we will start with his 50s appearances.

Roman Holiday (1953) - uncredited as an embassy staffer
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War and Peace (1956) (uncredited) - pics by Ciavazzaro
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The Naked Maja (1958) as Party guest (uncredited) - pic by Johan Melle
Naked Maja - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg
Whereas all sources list his character as Count De Fuentes, he's not referred to by name in the film


Annibale (1959) - uncredited role as a slave - post by Johan Melle
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Post by carlos » 02/09/2018, 0:00

Moving to 1960s

Il commissario (1962) (uncredited) .... Politician - post by Ghibarian
Il commissario (1962) 1.jpg

55 Days at Peking (1963) as the Austrian Minister - post by TRS
55 Days at Peking (1963).jpg

For you Johan, of course too for all other usere her (but Johan is the big Esterhazy-fan :) )! - post by TRS
Esterhazy in The Pink Panther (1963) as Holiday guest at Cortina d'Ampezzo
Pink Panther - Andrea Esterhazy1.jpg
Pink Panther - Andrea Esterhazy2.jpg

La morte viene dal pianeta Aytin (1967) (uncredited) Professor Stevens - post by Johan Melle
Pianeta Aytin - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg

Arriva Dorellik (1967) (uncredited) as Night club manager - post by Johan Melle
Esterhazy - Arriva Dorellik.jpg

Andrea in Scusi facciamo l'amore ? (1967) as Man at the funeral - post by Ciavazzaro
Esterhazy - Scusi facciamo l'amore.jpg

In the German film Heißer Sand auf Sylt (1968) as Dr. Bauer (credited as André Esterhazy) - pics by Johan
Heisser Sand - Andrea Esterhazy1.jpg
Heisser Sand - Andrea Esterhazy2.jpg

Esterhazy appears uncredited as an officer who plays cards at Brigitte Bardot's table in Tre passi nel delirio (1968) - segment "William Wilson" - post by Johan
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Continuing with the 1960s and into the 70s

Troppo per vivere, poco per morire (1967) (uncredited) .... Man at the award - post by Emiliano
Esterhazy - Troppo per vivere, poco per morire.jpg

Another uncredited role for Count Esterhazy in 5 per l'inferno (1969) as American military officer - post by Johan Melle
5 Per L'Inferno - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg

Andrea has a nice little role as a notary in 12 + 1 (1969) - post by Ciavazzaro
12 + 1 - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg
He is uncredited - at least in the English version


Amarsi male (1969) uncredited as business associate - post by Johan Melle
Amarsi Male - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg

Esterhazy in Ruba al prossimo tuo (1968) play the role of Mario Marini the father of Claudia Cardinale - post by Ciavazzaro
Ruba al prossimo tuo (1968).jpg
Here with Rock Hudson, he has (at least in the US version) a very little role - present only in a 8mm movie.


Esterhazy as a party guest in Scacco alla regina (1969) - post by Rogerio Ferraz
Scacco Alla Regina - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg

Colpo rovente (1970) (uncredited) ... Radio announcer - post by mortimer
Colpo_rovente-Esterhazy.jpg

Credited as Bondy Esterhazy in Hornets' Nest (1970) where he plays General Dohrmann - post by Johan Melle
Hornet's Nest - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg

Waterloo (1970), uncredited as the Duke of Richmond - post by Johan Melle
Waterloo - Andea Esterhazy.jpg

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Funny small speaking role for him as Commendator Borgnelli in Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse ufficio imposte (1971) (uncredited) - post by Ghibarian
Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse ufficio imposte (1971) 1.jpg
Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse ufficio imposte (1971) 2.jpg

Avanti a.k.a. Che cosa è successo tra mio padre e tua madre? (1972) (uncredited) .... Hotel guest - post by Ghibarian
Avanti - Che cosa è successo tra mio padre e tua madre (1972).jpg

Girolimoni, il mostro di Roma (1972) (uncredited) .... Cappellini, a fascist - post by Ghibarian
Girolimoni - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg

Esterhazy in another important film - Visconti's Ludwig (1972). He's not easy to see because in the first picture he is not in focus, and in the second he is far in the background but it is him for certain! - post by Johan Melle
Ludwig - Andrea Esterhazy1.jpg
Ludwig - Andrea Esterhazy2.jpg

Andrea's credited role from Ash Wednesday (1973) as Conte d'Arnoud - post by Ciavazzaro
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Here in Io e lui (1973) with many other generici and nobleman generici too - post by Ciavazzaro
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Daisy Miller (1974) as doctor - post by TRS
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It's veeery hard to see but this is surely Andrea as one of the airplane passengers in Identikit (1974) - post by Johan Melle
Identikit - Andrea Esterhazy1.jpg
Identikit - Andrea Esterhazy2.jpg

And here's a great close-up for him - as one of the members on the board of directors in L'erotomane (1974) - post by Johan Melle
Esterhazy - L'erotomane.jpg

In La casa dell'esorcismo (1975), in which he plays an American tourist who sees Elke Sommer collapsed on the road - post by Ciavazzaro
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The Count of Monte Cristo (1975), uncredited as footman - post by Johan Melle
Count of Monte Cristo - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg

It's hard to see, but he's with Anelli in Bordella (1976) as bar customer - post by Emiliano
Esterhazy - Bordella1.jpg
Esterhazy - Bordella2.jpg
Esterhazy - Bordella3.jpg

I just found out that our dear Andrea is one of the victim of the Cassandra Crossing (1976) disaster - post by Ciavazzaro
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Cassandra Crossing - Andrea Esterhazy2.jpg
Poor Andrea :(


Il comune senso del pudore (1976) (uncredited) .... Man at cinema - post by Ghibarian
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Andrea has a little credited role in the Brian De Palma thriller Obsession (1976), an American production - pics by Johan Melle
Obsession - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg
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I know is very hard,but it could be Andrea from Tutti possono arrichire tranne i poveri (1976) ? - post by Ciavazzaro
Tutti possono arrichire tranne i poveri (1976).jpg

I don't know. Maybe...? - reply by Johan Melle


Il gatto (1977) (uncredited) .... Judge - post by Ghibarian
Il Gatto - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg

Esterhazy is Professor Cavendish (or something similar, hard to say..) in Il ginecologo della mutua (1977) (uncredited) - post by Ghibarian
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He also appears uncredited as a doctor in Holocaust 2000 (1977) - identified by Ciavazzaro, pics by Johan Melle
Holocaust 2000 - Andrea Esterhazy1.jpg
Holocaust 2000 - Andrea Esterhazy2.jpg


Good, credited role in I gabbiani volano basso (1978) as Calvi - pics by Johan
Gabbiani Volano Basso - Esterhazy1.jpg
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Le témoin a.k.a. Il testimone (1978) - brief but credited role as a monsignore - pic by Johan
Le Temoin - Andrea Esterhazy.jpg

The French credits misspell his name as Andrea Estherazi
Le Temoin - Andrea Esterhazy2.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 02/09/2018, 3:06

And we go into 1980s

Andrea Esterhazy (credited as André Esterhazy) in The Salamander (1981) as the Minister of defence
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Lion of the Desert (1981) uncredited as announcer at Italian military ball
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Andrea's credited role as a cardinal in Morte in Vaticano (1982)
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Morte In Vaticano - Andrea Esterhazy2.jpg

Verdi (TV mini series) (1982) uncredited husband of Giuseppina's singing pupil
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Notturno (1983) uncredited as ambassador in Germany
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Andrea Esterhazy is transferred. I have a feeling someone might have a missing pic or 3 :)

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Post by Johan Melle » 02/09/2018, 3:40

Yup! And I even have a new role to report. Andrea appears uncredited in Visconti's Morte a Venezia (1971), where he is visible in a few scenes as a hotel guest:
Morte Venezia - Andrea Esterhazy1.jpg
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