Di Segni, Gianni

formerly known as "Fruit Man"

background actors up to 99 roles
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Di Segni, Gianni

Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 15:37

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 .... "Di Segni" (playing himself - uncredited, but called by name)

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

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

    1958
  4. Arrangiatevi .... Trainer in the gym (uncredited)
  5. I soliti ignoti .... Boxer (uncredited)

    1959
  6. Ben-Hur .... Galley guard on ship (uncredited)
  7. Il Generale Della Rovere .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  8. Il nemico di mia moglie .... Football supporter (uncredited)
  9. La cambiale .... Ursus (uncredited)
  10. Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) .... Man watching the fight in the street (uncredited)

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

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

    1963
  21. Brenno il nemico di Roma .... Roman at the slaughter (uncredited)
  22. Ercole contro Moloch .... Slave carrying water (uncredited - recycled footage from Le baccanti)
  23. Gli onorevoli .... Man who enthusiastically greets Rossani-Breschi (uncredited)
  24. Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo .... Guard in first prison fight / Fighter in first prison fight (uncredited)
  25. Oro per i Cesari .... Man at saturnalia celebrations (uncredited)

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

    1965
  32. Giulietta degli spiriti .... Circus attendant (uncredited)
  33. I criminali della galassia .... Intern (uncredited)
  34. Il tesoro della foresta pietrificata .... role? (uncredited)
  35. Oggi, domani, dopodomani .... Man climbing on the car in Gasparri's dream (uncredited)
  36. Uno straniero a Sacramento .... One of Morgan's men (uncredited)

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

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

    1968
  48. Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell .... Man at the reunion party (uncredited)
  49. Donne... botte e bersaglieri .... Actor/Gangster (uncredited)
  50. Il grande silenzio .... Poker player (uncredited)
  51. Non cantare spara (TV mini-series) - episode 1 .... Saloon brawler (probably credited as "Il team di Musumeci Greco")
  52. Odia il prossimo tuo .... Deputy at the hanging (uncredited)
  53. Preparati la bara! .... One of Django's men (uncredited)
  54. Sigpress contro Scotland Yard .... Philip, Niorkos' butler (uncredited)
  55. Spara, gringo, spara! .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  56. Uno dopo l'altro .... Man in bank after shoot out (uncredited)
  57. Vivo per la tua morte .... Running man at train shoot-out (uncredited)

    1969
  58. Cinque figli di cane .... Henchman (uncredited)
  59. Colpo rovente .... Police officer (uncredited)
  60. Fellini - Block notes di un regista .... Truck driver transformed into a Roman soldier (uncredited)
  61. Nell'anno del signore .... The executioner (uncredited)

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

    1971
  63. Detenuto in attesa di giudizio .... Inmate of the Sagunto prison (uncredited)
  64. Era Sam Wallash... lo chiamavano... e così sia! …. Drunk enjoying the brawl (uncredited)
  65. I due assi del guantone .... Franco's sparring partner (uncredited)
  66. In nome del popolo italiano .... Man at the street celebrations (uncredited)
  67. Storie dell'anno Mille (TV series) - episode 2 .... Knight (uncredited)
  68. Testa t'ammazzo, croce... sei morto, mi chiamano Alleluja .... Laundry worker (uncredited)

    1972
  69. Avanti! / Che cosa è successo tra mio padre e tua madre? .... Policeman (uncredited)
  70. Così Sia .... Man in saloon (uncredited)
  71. Il grande duello .... Deputy on gallows stand (credited)
  72. Il prode Anselmo e il suo scudiero .... Spectator at the tournament (uncredited)
  73. Joe Valachi - I segreti di Cosa Nostra .... Guest at the wedding reception (uncredited)
  74. Poppea una prostituta al servizio dell'impero .... Praetorian guard (uncredited)
  75. Roma .... Judge of fascist gymnastic tests / Boxing referee (uncredited)
  76. Un uomo dalla pelle dura .... (credited but not found)

    1973
  77. Amarcord .... Man lighting the bonfire (uncredited) (uncertain identification)
  78. Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli .... Wrestling judge (uncredited)
  79. Ming, ragazzi! .... Man reacting to restaurant fight (uncredited)

    1974
  80. Farfallon .... Agricultural penal colony guard (uncredited)
  81. Il poliziotto è marcio .... Officer at the funeral (uncredited)

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

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

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

    1984
  85. Dagobert .... Cardinal (uncredited)

    1985
  86. Sogni e bisogni (TV mini-series) - ep.: "Ladri" .... John Wayne (credited)
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Re: Fruit Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 16:10

Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (1959) as Man watching the fight in the street
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Re: Fruit Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 16:14

Ben-Hur (1959) as Galley guard on ship
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 16:19

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, 16:23

Teseo contro il Minotauro (1960) in dual roles as a Wrestler and a Rebel
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 16:26

Le Baccanti (1961) as Slave carrying water
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 16:32

Oro per i Cesari (1963) as Man at saturnalia celebrations
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 16:38

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, 16:41

Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (1964) as Gladiator
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Re: Fruit Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 24/05/2019, 16:47

La vendetta di Spartacus (1964), role uncertain
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