Ceccarelli, Stefano

formerly known as "Barbarian Torturer"

background actors up to 49 roles
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Ceccarelli, Stefano

Post by PeplumParadise » 04/05/2019, 14:26

Stefano Ceccarelli in Il colpo segreto di d'Artagnan (1962)
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This distinctive-looking bald man appears in numerous peplum movies from the 1950s and 60s, and much like his colleagues Veriano Ginesi and Amerigo Santarelli (whom he frequently appears with), he specialised in playing parts as a torturer.

He was the father of actors Pietro Ceccarelli and Lanfranco Ceccarelli - this confirmed by his great granddaughter, Stefania Giolitti.

Initially identified by forum member Themefi for his credited role in Colpo doppio del Camaleonte D'Oro, also concurred by a mention in a book of him having appeared in La strada, thanks to Stefania we can now at long last conclusively confirm his identity. Ceccarelli's only other known credited role is in the 1947 film Daniele Cortis.

Filmography
1951
  1. La famiglia Passaguai .... Staff at the beach establishment (uncredited)

    1952
  2. Camicie rosse (Anita Gribaldi) .... Man trying to prevent execution (uncredited)
  3. I tre corsari .... Pirate (uncredited)

    1954
  4. La strada .... Bar owner (uncredited)

    1956
  5. War and Peace .... Russian soldier (uncredited)

    1957
  6. Kean: Genio e sregolatezza .... Customer in tavern (uncredited)

    1958
  7. Camping .... Loud-mouthed countryman (uncredited)
  8. Caporale di giornata .... Boxing referee (uncredited)
  9. I soliti ignoti .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  10. Il pirata dello Sparviero Nero .... Wrestler (uncredited)

    1959
  11. Il figlio del Corsaro Rosso .... Pirate (uncredited)
  12. Il terrore dei barbari .... Barbarian (uncredited)
  13. La notte del grande assalto .... Torturer (uncredited)

    1960
  14. A noi piace freddo…! .... German soldier (uncredited)
  15. Il sepolcro dei re .... Mummifier / Guard arresting Shila (uncredited)
  16. Il terrore della maschera rossa .... Torturer (uncredited)
  17. La donna dei Faraoni .... Ship crew member (uncredited)
  18. La furia dei barbari .... Villager (uncredited)
  19. Robin Hood e i pirati .... role? (uncredited)
  20. Rocco e i suoi fratelli .... Audience member at boxing match (uncredited)

    1961
  21. Gli invasori .... Drummer on ship (uncredited)
  22. L'oro di Roma .... Jew arguing about the gold (uncredited)
  23. Maciste nella terra dei Ciclopi .... Drummer on ship (uncredited)
  24. Una spada nell'ombra .... Off-duty torturer (uncredited)
  25. Ursus .... Guard in the mill (uncredited)

    1962
  26. I normanni .... Drummer on ship (uncredited - re-used footage)
  27. Il colpo segreto di d'Artagnan .... Torturer (uncredited)
  28. Ursus gladiatore ribelle .... Torturer (uncredited)

    1963
  29. Maciste contro i Mongoli .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  30. Ursus nella terra di fuoco .... Spectator at tournament (uncredited)

    1964
  31. I due mafiosi .... Antique shop owner (uncredited)
  32. I magnifici Brutos del West .... Native american chief, Eagle's beak (uncredited)
  33. Totò contro il Pirata Nero .... Pirate (uncredited)

    1965
  34. L'uomo di Toledo .... Doorkeeper at Myriam's house (uncredited)

    1966
  35. Superargo contro Diabolicus .... Cornerman at the wrestling match (uncredited)

    1967
  36. Colpo doppio del Camaleonte d'oro .... Buttafuori (credited)
  37. La feldmarescialla .... German soldier at road block (uncredited)

    1968
  38. Don Chisciotte e Sancio Panza .... Man chasing Sancho out of town (uncredited)
  39. The Biggest Bundle of Them All .... Mafia thug in sauna (uncredited)

    1969
  40. Fellini - Block notes di un regista .... Man appearing underneath the subway (uncredited)
  41. Fellini Satyricon .... role? (uncredited)
  42. Satyricon .... Slave (uncredited)

    1970
  43. Il magnifico Robin Hood .... Tavern keeper (uncredited)
  44. Satiricosissimo .... Gladiator trainer (uncredited)

    1973
  45. Il boss .... Relative at the morgue (uncredited)

    1974
  46. Di Tresette ce n'è uno tutti gli altri son nessuno .... Patient who thinks he's an Indian (uncredited)

    1975
  47. Mondo candido .... Hippie (uncredited)

Più Stefano!
There is one more title in which Stefano reportedly appears.
  • Daniele Cortis (1947) - His appearance is confirmed by a cast list in a video clip on You Tube, but this does not contain the actual credit sequence nor any footage of Stefano.
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Re: Barbarian Torturer

Post by PeplumParadise » 04/05/2019, 14:30

Kean: Genio e sregolatezza (1957) as Customer in tavern
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Re: Barbarian Torturer

Post by PeplumParadise » 04/05/2019, 14:36

Il Pirata dello Sparviero Nero (1958) as Wrestler
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He has a lengthy wrestling scene with Amerigo Santarelli in this one, but never keeps still long enough to get a good facial shot

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Post by PeplumParadise » 04/05/2019, 14:41

La notte del grande assalto (1959) as Torturer
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Re: Barbarian Torturer

Post by PeplumParadise » 04/05/2019, 14:45

Il terrore dei barbari (1959) as Barbarian
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Finally some screen shots to confirm that he does indeed appear in the film including a nice gory death shot and a nice still of father and son together
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La furia dei barbari (1960) as Villager
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La donna dei Faraoni (1960) as Ship crew member
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Ursus (1960) as Guard with whip
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Re: Barbarian Torturer

Post by PeplumParadise » 04/05/2019, 15:01

Il sepolcro dei re (1960) as Mummifier.

Thanks to the beautiful new print found by Johan we also have our man in a second role as a Guard arresting Shila.
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Re: Barbarian Torturer

Post by PeplumParadise » 04/05/2019, 15:04

Robin Hood e i pirati (1960), role uncertain
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