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Gianni Di Segni

Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 13:37

Gianni Di Segni in L'assedio di Siracusa (1960)
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Our former "Fruit Man", Giacomo Di Segni, was a professional and Olympic boxer, who appeared in small uncredited roles in films from at least the late 40's through until his death in the mid-80's. On the rare occasions where he was credited in films it was under the name Gianni Di Segni, so that is the one we have opted to use.

His Wikipedia page gives his unconfirmed date of birth as November 30th 1919 in Rome and his date of death, also in Rome, as March 7th 1986. Following his retirement from boxing in the early 50's he worked as a generico for the rest of his life, notably appearing in many films for Fellini.

I originally nick-named him "Fruit Man" since he appears carrying trays of fruit in 2 of the first films where I identified him.

Identified by forum member themefi from his Wikipedia page, confirmed by a credited image on Alarmy and his appearance, playing himself, in Totò al giro d'Italia.


FILMOGRAPHY
1948
  1. Totò al giro d'Italia (uncredited - but called by name) .... "Di Segni" (playing himself)

    1954
  2. Peccato che sia una canaglia (uncredited) .... Man leaving bar

    1955
  3. Il bidone (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1958
  4. Arrangiatevi (uncredited) .... Trainer in the gym
  5. Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (uncredited) .... role?

    1959
  6. Ben-Hur (uncredited) .... Galley guard on ship
  7. Il Generale Della Rovere (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  8. Il nemico di mia moglie (uncredited) .... Football supporter
  9. La cambiale (uncredited) .... Ursus

    1960
  10. Ester e il Re (uncredited) .. Roman army Captain
  11. Fontana di Trevi (uncredited) .... Customer in record store
  12. Fra Manisco cerca guai (uncredited) ... Man who confronts Fra Pacifico
  13. L'assedio di Siracusa (uncredited) .... Slave carrying fruit
  14. La regina delle Amazzoni (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper
  15. Teseo contro il Minotauro (uncredited) .... Wrestler / Rebel

    1961
  16. Il Re di Poggioreale (uncredited) .... Army officer who beats up Pupetta
  17. L'arciere delle mille e una notte (uncredited) .... Bandit
  18. L'oro di Roma (credited as "assistant organiser") .... Man in crowd confronting Jewish council
  19. Le baccanti (uncredited) .... Slave carrying water

    1963
  20. Ercole contro Moloch (uncredited) .... Slave carrying water (recycled footage from Le baccanti)
  21. Gli onorevoli (uncredited) .... Man who enthusiastically greets Rossani-Breschi
  22. Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo (uncredited) .... Guard in first prison fight/Fighter in first prison fight
  23. Oro per i Cesari (uncredited) .... role?

    1964
  24. I due evasi di Sing Sing (uncredited) .... Boxing trainer
  25. Il colosso di Roma (uncredited) .... Etruscan captain
  26. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (uncredited) .... Gladiator
  27. La rivolta dei pretoriani (uncredited) .... Guard
  28. La vendetta di Spartacus (uncredited) .... role?
  29. Sansone e il tesoro degli Incas (uncredited) …. Saloon rowdy

    1965
  30. Giulietta degli spiriti (uncredited) (uncredited) .... Circus attendant
  31. I criminali della galassia (uncredited) .... Intern
  32. Il tesoro della foresta pietrificata (uncredited) .... role?
  33. Uno straniero a Sacramento (uncredited) .... One of Morgan's men

    1966
  34. 2 mafiosi contro Al Capone (uncredited) .... Gas station attendant
  35. A 077: sfida ai killers (uncredited) .... Fighter in bar
  36. Arizona Colt (uncredited) …. Man crossing saloon
  37. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (uncredited) …. Deputy at hanging
  38. Il vostro super agent Flit (uncredited) .... Russian
  39. Io, io, io.... e gli altri (uncredited) .... Man waiting to close the coffin
  40. Per pochi dollari ancora (uncredited) …. Surprised man in saloon

    1967
  41. Bersaglio mobile (uncredited) .... Bulgarian henchman
  42. Cjamango (uncredited) .... Tiger henchman
  43. I giorni dell'ira (credited) .... Miller, the livery stable owner
  44. Requiescant (uncredited) .... Confederate soldier

    1968
  45. Donne... botte e bersaglieri (uncredited) .... Actor/Gangster
  46. Il grande silenzio (uncredited) .... Poker player
  47. Odia il prossimo tuo (uncredited) .... Deputy at the hanging
  48. Preparati la bara! (uncredited) .... One of Django's men
  49. Sigpress contro Scotland Yard (uncredited) .... Philip, Niorkos' butler
  50. Spara, gringo, spara! (uncredited) .... Barroom brawler
  51. Uno dopo l'altro (uncredited) .... Man in bank after shoot out
  52. Vivo per la tua morte (uncredited) .... Running man at train shoot-out

    1969
  53. Colpo rovente (uncredited) .... Police officer
  54. Fellini - Block notes di un regista (uncredited) .... Truck driver transformed into a Roman soldier
  55. Nell'anno del signore (uncredited) .... The executioner

    1970
  56. F.B.I. Francesco Bertolazzi Investigatore (TV series) - episode 5: "Labbra serrate" (uncredited) .... Guest at the reception

    1971
  57. Detenuto in attesa di giudizio (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  58. Era Sam Wallash... lo chiamavano... e così sia! (uncredited) …. Drunk enjoying the brawl
  59. I due assi del guantone (uncredited) .... Franco's sparring partner
  60. In nome del popolo italiano (uncredited) .... Man at the street celebrations
  61. Storie dell'anno Mille (TV series) - episode 2 (uncredited) .... Knight
  62. Testa t'ammazzo, croce... sei morto, mi chiamano Alleluja (uncredited) .... Laundry worker

    1972
  63. Avanti! / Che cosa è successo tra mio padre e tua madre? (uncredited) .... Policeman
  64. Così Sia (uncredited) .... Man in saloon
  65. Il grande duello (credited) .... Deputy on gallows stand
  66. Il prode Anselmo e il suo scudiero (uncredited) .... Spectator at the tournament
  67. Poppea una prostituta al servizio dell'impero (uncredited) .... Praetorian guard
  68. Roma (uncredited) .... Judge of fascist gymnastic tests
  69. Un Uomo Dalla Pelle Dura (credited) .... Not found

    1973
  70. Amarcord (uncredited) .... Man lighting the bonfire (uncertain identification)
  71. Ming, ragazzi! (uncredited) .... Man reacting to restaurant fight

    1974
  72. Farfallon (uncredited) .... Agricultural penal colony guard

    1975
  73. Profondo rosso (uncredited) .... Rabbi

    1980
  74. La città delle donne (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1983
  75. E la nave va (uncredited) …. Boiler room worker

    1984
  76. Dagobert (uncredited) .... Cardinal

    1985
  77. Sogni e bisogni (TV mini-series) - episode "Ladri " (credited) .... John Wayne

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Re: Fruit Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 14:10

The earliest appearance I have found for him is in Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (1958), role uncertain
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 14:14

Ben-Hur (1959) as Galley guard on ship
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 14:19

La regina delle Amazzoni (1960) as Tavern keeper
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and earning his nickname in his second fruit-carrying role of 1960
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 14:23

Teseo contro il Minotauro (1960) in duel roles as a Wrestler and a Rebel
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 14:26

Le Baccanti (1961) as Slave carrying water
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 14:32

Oro per i Cesari (1963), role uncertain
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 14:38

Ercole contro Moloch (1963) re-uses the footage of our man from Le Baccanti as Slave carrying water, thereby giving him an extra credit
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 14:41

Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (1964) as Gladiator
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 14:47

La vendetta di Spartacus (1964), role uncertain
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