Benedy, John

(Giovanni De Benedettis)

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players mostly active in movies shot in Northern Italy
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Benedy, John

Post by vecchiaguardia » 28/08/2018, 14:20

John Benedy in "Annuario degli attori 1988-89"
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John Benedy, real name Giovanni De Benedettis, works in fotoromanzi in the 60's and (I presume) in the 70's as well. His filmography consists in few movies, but his particular face (he had always villain roles) makes him unforgettable.

He was born in 1938 in Mesagne, near Brindisi, and still lives in that part of Italy, in another little town called Serranova.
Filmography
1959
  1. La cento chilometri .... Man who lifts up Cesare when he wins the race (uncredited)

    1960
  2. Rocco e i suoi fratelli .... Boxing match spectator (uncredited)

    1962
  3. La congiura dei dieci .... Soldier (uncredited)
  4. Una vita violenta .... Tommaso's friend (uncredited)

    1963
  5. Il processo di Verona .... Fascist officer (uncredited)

    1967
  6. Sette donne d'oro contro due 07 .... Man from Spain (credited as Giovanni De Benedittis)

    1968
  7. Un corpo caldo per l'inferno .... Robert Servais (credited as John Bennedy)

    1971
  8. I racconti di Padre Brown (TV series) - episode: "Il re dei ladri" .... Guard on horse (credited as John Bennedy)
  9. Uccidi Django... uccidi per primo!!! .... role? (credited)

    1972
  10. L'amante del demonio .... Butler (uncredited)

    1978
  11. Provincia violenta .... Man of Augusto (credited)

    1979
  12. Strategia per una missione di morte .... Sheikh's son (uncredited)

    1980
  13. La tua vita per mio figlio .... Man of don Michele Ravasino (credited)
  14. Patrick vive ancora .... Peter Suniak (credited)

    1981
  15. Carcerato .... Bad prison officer (credited)
Fotoromanzi
  1. Sospetto N. 3 (Anno III): "Gioco mortale" (March 1963) - credited as Gianni De Benedettis
  2. Sospetto N. 5 (Anno III): "Una donna di troppo" (May 1963) - credited as Gianni De Benedettis
  3. Genius N. 11: "Violenza a Mayoma" (31 October 1966) - credited as John Benedit
  4. Killing N. 38: "...E dopo uccidi" (April 1968)
  5. Killing N. 46: "Il premio è morire" (August 1968)
  6. Barbara N. 11: "Tramonto sul mare" (November 1971) - credited as John Benedit
    + Killing N. 25 - Actor profile
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Re: John Benedy

Post by vecchiaguardia » 12/09/2018, 13:53

Here's a young John Benedy without moustaches in Un corpo caldo per l'inferno (1968)
Un corpo caldo per l'inferno (1968).jpg

and here's John Benedy around 2009:
John Benedy around 2009.jpg

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Re: John Benedy

Post by vecchiaguardia » 12/09/2018, 13:56

Provincia violenta (1978) - credits snap by rudy van den bremt
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Patrick vive ancora (1980)
Patrick vive ancora (1980).jpg

Carcerato (1981)
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Re: John Benedy

Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 17:54

Here he is in Strategia per una missione di morte (1979)
Strategia per una missione di morte (1979).jpg

As you mentioned he was in many fotoromanzi neri, including many, many numbers of Killing and Kimba, re dell'Africa nera (both from Ponzoni Editore).

Killing N. 38: "...E dopo uccidi" (April 1968)
Killing N. 38 ...E dopo uccidi (April 1968).jpg

Killing N. 46: "Il premio è morire" (August 1968)
Killing N. 46 Il premio è morire (August 1968).jpg

He was also in more traditional (romantic) fotoromanzi. This is him in Barbara N. 11: "Tramonto sul mare" (November 1971) - credited as "John Benedit" here
Barbara N. 11 Tramonto sul mare (November 1971).jpg

Benedy also had several uncredited roles in the 1960s. For example, he has a role in the famous Visconti film Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960). I know this because there is an actor profile on him in Killing N. 25 and several of his film roles are mentioned here. Unfortunately, I can't find out anything about some of the titles. I think maybe they are the titles used during production and that the titles were changed before the films reached the cinemas.

Here is Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25
Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25.jpg
Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25 2.jpg
Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25 3.jpg
Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25 4.jpg

A very funny thing I just noticed is that this picture above (from Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25) actually comes from the fotoromanzo Sospetto N. 3: "Gioco mortale" (1963)!

Just look at the picture below from Sospetto N. 3! It is cleary the same
Sospetto N. 3 Gioco mortale  (1963).jpg

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Re: John Benedy

Post by Emiliano » 12/09/2018, 18:05

7 donne d'oro contro due 07 (1966)
7 donne d'oro contro due 07 (1966).jpg
pic by Buono Legnani

L'Amante del Demonio (1972)
L'Amante del Demonio (1972).jpg
pic by Rogerio Ferraz

La tua vita per mio figlio (1980)
La tua vita per mio figlio (1980).jpg
pic by vecchiaguardia
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Re: John Benedy

Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 18:08

More bad guys roles for John Benedy!

Looking a little different with a beard and glasses in the fotoromanzo Sospetto N. 3 (Anno III): "Gioco mortale" (March 1963) - here he is credited as Gianni De Benedettis
Sospetto N. 3 Gioco mortale  (1963).jpg

And here he gets rough with Delia D'Alberti in Sospetto N. 5 (Anno III): "Una donna di troppo" (May 1963) - credited as Gianni De Benedettis here too
Sospetto N. 5 (Anno III) Una donna di troppo  (May 1963).jpg

And as a sadistic Mexican in Genius N. 11: "Violenza a Mayoma" (31 October 1966) - credited as John Benedit
Genius N. 11 Violenza a Mayoma  (31 October 1966).jpg
Genius N. 11 Violenza a Mayoma  (31 October 1966) 2.jpg

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Re: John Benedy

Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 18:21

But another interesting little thing about Benedy: even though he is uncredited in L'amante del demonio, he is credited very prominently on the poster! Hard to see because of the size but Benedy is credited just after Rosalba Neri's name:
L'amante-del-Demonio-(1972)-poster-mod.jpg

You will see that Miriam Begolli (I think that's what it says), Wolfgang Hillinger and Nando Poggi are also credited on the poster but none of them are credited on the IMDb. So I suppose they are not credited in the film. I have seen it before that an actor is credited on the poster but not in the film but to have four actors who are credited prominently on the poster but not credited at all in the actual film is very strang I think!

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Re: John Benedy

Post by Emiliano » 12/09/2018, 18:33

Benedy must be the actor on the horse on the right side from I racconti di padre Brown (1970) - pic by T.R.S.
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John Benedy in 2007 interviewed for The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal pic by vecchiaguardia
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Re: John Benedy

Post by carlos » 12/09/2018, 18:52

Fatman wrote:Fatman says: "I can't find him credited in both my versions Uccidi Django... uccidi per primo!!! (1971)"
It does seem strange that in the Italian Cult Media release they use Spanish credits (probably because they wanted to include the opening) yet in this Spanish TV recording the Italian credits are used which are laid over the extended killing of the miners which is not in the DVD. Here we see Benedy and the csc actors plus some others. The second pic shows the different writing credits.
Uccidi Django... uccidi per primo!!! (1971) 1.jpg
Uccidi Django... uccidi per primo!!! (1971) 2.jpg

With those distinctive eyebrows could Burton's lieutenant be John Benedy in Uccidi Django... uccidi per primo!!! (1971)
Uccidi Django... uccidi per primo!!! (1971) 3.jpg
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Re: John Benedy

Post by vecchiaguardia » 12/09/2018, 18:57

John Benedy, born in Mesagne 3rd of september 1939 - Snapshot from video Interview: http://www.brindisireport.it/cronaca/vi ... enedy.html
John Benedy around 2009 2.jpg

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