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Arena, Fortunato

Post by PeplumParadise » 07/09/2019, 12:02

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Fortunato Arena in Annuario degli attori 1976
Fortunato Arena was an actor, stuntman and generico whose career stretched from the start of the 50's until the end of the 80's, during which time he appeared in over 300 films.

Various sources agree that his birthday is on May 23rd, but you have a choice of years with 1921 (Wikipedia), 1922 (IMDb) or 1925 (Il grande libro di Ercole). Wikipedia gives his place of birth as Catanzaro, Italy, and his date of death as March 7th 1994 in Rome.

He was the father of actor/stuntman Ettore Arena. The pair often appeared in films together, though they only very rarely shared scenes.

There is also a rumour that he was brother to Alberico Donadeo, though this seems to be due to the fact that Donadeo was frequently confused for Arena before he was identified and I know of no evidence to support this. Other actors to whom Arena could be said to bear some physical resemblance are Humphrey Bogart, Fernandel, Aldo Pini and stuntman Bruno Arie.

I have found a number of previously unreported early appearances by Arena in peplum and historical films and I feel sure there will be more roles to be found from the 50's and maybe the 80's.


  1. Cameriera bella presenza offresi... .... Journalist (uncredited)
  2. Il tradimento .... Courtroom guard (uncredited)
  3. Messalina .... Gladiator / Palace servant (uncredited)
  4. O.K. Nerone... .... Marine on the bus (uncredited)

  5. Il romanzo della mia vita .... Man listening to singing in courtyard (uncredited)
  6. Il tallone di Achille .... Deputy chairman at medical convention (uncredited)
  7. Roma ore 11 .... Onlooker at the scene of the accident (uncredited)
  8. Wanda, la peccatrice .... Carabinieri guard at the trial (uncredited)

  9. Ai margini della metropoli .... Juror (uncredited)
  10. Capitan Fantasma .... Ship crew member (uncredited)
  11. Frine, cortigiana d'Oriente .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  12. I sette dell'orsa maggiore .... Sergeant Guerrini (uncredited)
  13. La voce del silenzio .... Onlooker at the scene of the car accident (uncredited)
  14. Legione straniera .... Legionaire (uncredited)
  15. Puccini .... Audience member at "Madame Butterfly" (uncredited)
  16. Roman Holiday .... Carabiniere (uncredited)
  17. Spartaco .... Palace guard (uncredited)
  18. Teodora .... Guard / Man watching Teodora dancing in tavern / Town crier (uncredited)

  19. Disonorata - Senza colpa .... Guard in court room (uncredited)
  20. I tre ladri .... Shop customer (uncredited)
  21. Il Maestro di Don Giovanni .... Nobleman (uncredited)
  22. La Romana .... Man entering the building (uncredited)
  23. Lettera Napoletana .... Spectator at shellfish-eating contest (uncredited)
  24. Tempi nostri .... A generico (uncredited)
  25. Un americano a roma .... Man who welcomes Nando (uncredited)
  26. Un giorno in pretura .... Pool player (uncredited)

  27. Don Camillo e l'onorevole Peppone (uncredite) .... Man taking his wife away from the parade (uncredited)
  28. Il principe dalla maschera rossa .... Guard pushed into pool (uncredited)
  29. L'angelo bianco .... Police agent (uncredited)
  30. La ladra .... The brigadier's henchman (uncredited)
  31. Lo scapolo .... Bus passenger (uncredited)
  32. Piccola posta .... Member of crowd outside Cinecitta (uncredited)
  33. Siamo uomini o caporali .... Editor of the magazine Ieri-oggi-domani (uncredited)
  34. War and Peace .... French soldier carrying jewels (uncredited)

  35. Donne sole .... Audience member at the cinema (uncredited)
  36. Giovanni dalle Bande Nere .... Soldier hit in the head (uncredited)
  37. Londra chiama Polo Nord .... Resistance member disguised as German chauffeur (uncredited)
  38. Peccato di castità .... Restaurant customer (uncredited)
  39. Mio figlio Nerone .... Guard (uncredited)

  40. I Vampiri .... Policeman (uncredited)
  41. La venere di Cheronea .... Soldier in the tavern (uncredited)
  42. Mariti in città .... Man at the beach bar (uncredited)

  43. Afrodite, Dea dell'amore .... Soldier who kills angry traveller (uncredited)
  44. Il Conte di Matera .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  45. La finestra sul luna park .... Man at funeral (uncredited)
  46. La Maja desnuda .... Guard / Soldier / Rebel (uncredited)
  47. Le bellissime gambe di Sabrina .... Reporter (uncredited)
  48. Sigfrido .... Brunhilde's weapons master (uncredited)

  49. La battaglia di Maratona .... Oarsman (uncredited)
  50. Ben-Hur .... Centurion / Oarsman (uncredited)
  51. Cartagine in fiamme .... Guard on ship (uncredited)
  52. I Reali di Francia .... Soldier (uncredited)
  53. Il figlio del corsaro rosso .... Pirate (uncredited)
  54. Il terrore dei barbari .... Blonde barbarian (uncredited)
  55. Jovanka e le altre .... Partisan (uncredited)
  56. La cento chilometri .... Angry bather (uncredited)

  57. I cosacchi .... Cossack (uncredited)
  58. I giganti della Tessaglia .... Argonaut / Citizen of Jolco (uncredited)
  59. Il sangue e la rosa (Et mourir de plaisir) .... Police desk officer (uncredited)
  60. Jovanka e le altre .... Thug with Velko (uncredited)
  61. Morte di un amico .... Cinema patron (uncredited)
  62. Noi duri .... A gangster (uncredited)
  63. Revak, lo schiavo di Cartagine .... Rebel (uncredited)
  64. The Angel Wore Red .... Insurgent soldier (uncredited)

  65. Dinamite Jack .... Fernandel's body double (credited, uncertain)
  66. Don Camillo monsignore... ma non troppo .... Truck driver (uncredited)
  67. Il ladro di Bagdad .... Guard (uncredited)

  68. Cronaca familiare .... Morazzi (uncredited)
  69. I moschettieri del mare .... Naval officer playing cards (uncredited)
  70. La congiura dei Dieci .... Night watchman who finds the body of Serenella (uncredited)
  71. L'arciere delle mille e una notte .... Bandit (uncredited)
  72. Maciste contro lo Sceicco .... Fighter (uncredited)
  73. Maciste, il gladiatore più forte del mondo .... Gladiator (uncredited)
  74. Totò diabolicus .... Henchman assisting in the torture of the postman (uncredited)

  75. Beta Som (Torpedo Bay) .... Raucous Italian sailor (uncredited)
  76. Cleopatra .... Roman soldier (uncredited)
  77. Ercole contro Moloch .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  78. Ercole sfida Sansone .... Eriphos (credited)
  79. Finché dura la tempesta .... Italian marine (uncredited)
  80. I dieci gladiatori .... Archer / Soldier (uncredited)
  81. Io Semiramide .... Captain of the guards (uncredited)
  82. Totò contro i quattro .... Grafta's partner (uncredited)

  83. Coriolano eroe senza patria .... Servant (uncredited)
  84. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  85. I due gladiatori .... Praetorian (uncredited)
  86. I misteri della giungla nera .... Torturer (uncredited)
  87. I pirati della Malesia .... Officer confronting Sandokan (uncredited)
  88. I predoni della steppa .... Mongol guard (uncredited)
  89. I tre centurioni .... Soldier (uncredited)
  90. Il colosso di Roma .... Milone (credited as Arena Fortunato)
  91. Il Leone di Tebe .... Bandit (uncredited)
  92. Il magnifico gladiatore .... Dacian prisoner (uncredited)
  93. Il trionfo di Ercole .... Archer (uncredited)
  94. L'ultimo gladiatore .... Bearded soldier (uncredited)
  95. La rivolta dei pretoriani .... Guard (uncredited)
  96. La rivolta dei sette .... Soldier (uncredited)
  97. La vendetta di Spartacus .... Praetorian (uncredited)
  98. La vita agra .... Miner (uncredited)
  99. Le voci bianche .... Captain of the guards (uncredited)
  100. Maciste gladiatore di Sparta .... One of Maciste's accomplices (uncredited)
  101. Maciste nell'inferno di Gengis Khan .... Mongol soldier (uncredited)
  102. Maciste nelle miniere di Re Salomone .... Prisoner working in mines (uncredited)
  103. Sandok, il Maciste della giungla .... Temple guard (uncredited)
  104. Sandokan alla riscossa .... Tramal Naik's man (uncredited)
  105. The Secret Invasion .... Sailor Firing Signal Rocket (uncredited)

  106. A 008 operazione sterminio .... Kemp henchman (credited as Lucky Arena)
  107. Colpo grosso ma non troppo .... Motorcycle cop (uncredited)
  108. Erik il vichingo .... Gunar (credited)
  109. I criminali della galassia .... Astronaut in the red car (uncredited)
  110. Il conquistatore di Atlantide .... Golden man (uncredited)
  111. Il tesoro della foresta pietrificata .... Nieblung warrior / Warrior of Hunding (uncredited)
  112. Il vendicatore dei Mayas .... One of Manur's men (uncredited)
  113. L'uomo che ride .... Guard (uncredited)
  114. L'uomo di Toledo .... Guard (uncredited)
  115. La congiuntura .... Furniture mover (uncredited)
  116. La meravigliosa Angelica .... Member of Nicolas' band (uncredited)
  117. Questo pazzo, pazzo mondo della canzone .... Boxing referee (uncredited)
  118. Slalom .... Assassin (uncredited)
  119. The Agony and the Ecstasy .... Pope's bodyguard (uncredited)
  120. Un dollaro bucato .... Yellowstone townsmen speaker (uncredited)

  121. 2 mafiosi contro Al Capone .... Minasi henchman (uncredited)
  122. 3 colpi di Winchester per Ringo .... One of Sanders' men (uncredited)
  123. 7 dollari sul rosso .... Troublemaker in the saloon (uncredited)
  124. 1000 dollari sul nero .... Laughing bandit (uncredited)
  125. A 077: sfida ai killers .... Fighter in bar (uncredited)
  126. Agente 3S3 massacro al sole .... Man on plane (uncredited)
  127. Django spara per primo .... One of Kluster's men (uncredited)
  128. Djurado .... Dallas (uncredited)
  129. I due figli di Ringo .... Indio's right hand (uncredited)
  130. Il ladro della Gioconda .... Romeo's servant (uncredited)
  131. Johnny Oro .... Perez henchman (uncredited)
  132. Johnny Yuma .... Poker player (uncredited)
  133. L'arcidiavolo .... Guard (uncredited)
  134. Missione Apocalisse .... Kruger (credited)
  135. Per qualche dollaro in meno .... Poker player in saloon (uncredited)
  136. Per un pugno di canzoni .... Gangster (uncredited)
  137. Spie contro il mondo .... Taxi driver (uncredited)
  138. Superargo contro Diabolikus .... Diabolikus henchman on boat (uncredited)
  139. The Bible: In the Beginning... .... Man at the Tower of Babel (uncredited)
  140. Tre notti violente .... Traffic cop (uncredited)
  141. Un angelo per Satana .... Man at the fire (uncredited)
  142. Un dollaro a testa (Navajo Joe) .... Gunman reflected in mirror (uncredited)
  143. Uno sceriffo tutto d'oro .... Vargas (credited as Ares Lucky)
  144. Wanted .... Barman in Poorland City (uncredited)

  145. 7 donne per i Mac Gregor .... Bank robber (uncredited)
  146. Colpo doppio del Camaleonte d'oro .... Traffic warden (uncredited)
  147. Il bello, il brutto, il cretino .... Mexican (uncredited)
  148. Killer Kid .... José, el santo soldier (uncredited)
  149. L'assalto al centro nucleare .... role? (credited)
  150. La cintura di castità .... Knight (uncredited)
  151. La morte viene dal pianeta Aytin .... Snow devil (uncredited)
  152. Le due facce del dollaro .... Mexican bandit (uncredited)
  153. Se vuoi vivere... spara! .... Lookout (uncredited)
  154. Tutto Totò (TV series) - episode 6: "Totò ciak" .... One of Maltese's men (uncredited)
  155. Un dollaro tra i denti .... Captain Cordoba (credited)
  156. Un uomo, un cavallo, una pistola .... Plein henchman (uncredited)
  157. Wanted Johnny Texas .... One of O'Connor's men (credited)

  158. Carogne si nasce .... One of Adams' men (uncredited)
  159. Chiedi perdono a Dio... non a me .... Man carrying the corpse (uncredited)
  160. Donne... botte e bersaglieri .... Actor-gangster (uncredited)
  161. E per tetto un cielo di stelle .... Man with false sheriff (uncredited)
  162. ... e venne il tempo di uccidere .... One of Mulligan's men (credited)
  163. Fenomenal e il tesoro di Tutankamen .... Attacker on the beach (uncredited)
  164. Gangsters per un massacro .... Assassin (uncredited)
  165. I lunghi giorni dell'odio .... Jack (credited)
  166. Il grande silenzio .... Outlaw (uncredited)
  167. Il lungo giorno del massacro .... Green (uncredited)
  168. Il suo nome gridava vendetta .... Crazy Joe (credited)
  169. La vendetta è il mio perdono .... Prisoner delivered by Django (uncredited)
  170. Samoa, regina della giungla .... Man in pre-credit bar fight (uncredited)
  171. Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte .... One of Tampico's men (uncredited)
  172. Se te lo raccontassi (TV series) episode: Rebus per un sedentario .... role? (credited)
  173. Sigpress contro Scotland Yard .... Little John from Tunisia (uncredited)
  174. Spara, gringo, spara! .... Sheriff (uncredited)
  175. Stasera Fernandel (TV series, episode 2: Terrore al castello) .... Bar keeper (credited)
  176. Un dollaro per 7 vigliacchi .... Pastore (uncredited)
  177. Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire .... Man in saloon (credited)
  178. Un uomo, un cavallo, una pistola .... Trent (credited?)
  179. Una forca per un bastardo .... Dan, townsman (credited)
  180. Uno dopo l'altro .... Trent (credited)
  181. Vivo per la tua morte .... Card player (uncredited)

  182. Dio perdoni la mia pistola .... Stagecoach driver (uncredited)
  183. Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso! .... Ranch hand (uncredited)
  184. Franco, Ciccio e il pirata Barbanera .... Timoniere (credited)
  185. Franco e Ciccio ...ladro e guardia .... Circus presenter (credited)
  186. I quattro del Pater Noster .... Post carriage escort (credited)
  187. It Takes a Thief (TV series) - season 3, episode 9: "The King of Thieves" .... Max's henchman (uncredited)
  188. L'odio è il mio dio .... Sheriff henchman (credited?)
  189. Le calde notti di Poppea .... Cilla (credited)
  190. Quintana .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  191. Tarzana, sesso selvaggio .... Guard on expedition (credited)
  192. Un esercito di 5 uomini .... Officer who orders Esteban's execution (uncredited)
  193. Zorro marchese di Navarra .... El Moko (credited)

  194. Buon funerale amigos... paga Sartana .... Trouble maker in casino (uncredited)
  195. Ciakmull - L'uomo della vendetta .... Asylum worker (uncredited)
  196. La moglie più bella .... Piero Colosimo (credited)
  197. Lo chiamavano Trinità... .... Store keeper (uncredited)
  198. Roy Colt e Winchester Jack .... Lookout in the cave (uncredited)
  199. Shango la pistola infallibile .... One of Martinez's soldiers (uncredited)
  200. The adventures of Gerard (Le avventure di Gerard) .... Tavern keeper (uncredited)
  201. Una spada per Brando .... Kidnapper (uncredited)

  202. Armiamoci e partite! .... German soldier (credited)
  203. Arriva Durango: paga o muori .... Poker player (uncredited)
  204. Blindman .... Mexican officer (credited)
  205. ...Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità .... Bandit who gets stunned (credited)
  206. Cose di cosa nostra .... One of Manzano's men (credited)
  207. Detenuto in attesa di giudizio .... Inmate transported by the train (uncredited)
  208. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! .... Saloon owner (uncredited)
  209. Fratello Sole, sorella Luna .... Citizen of Assisi (uncredited)
  210. Gli fumavano le colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto .... Man at town meeting (uncredited)
  211. Il ritorno del gladiatore più forte del mondo .... Guard with Caio Appio (uncredited)
  212. Il sole nella pelle .... Truck driver (uncredited)
  213. Il tredicesimo è sempre Giuda .... Judge Stump (credited)
  214. Il venditore di morte .... Hangman (uncredited)
  215. Le calde notti di Don Giovanni .... One of Aiscia's Wardens (uncredited)
  216. Le juge (All'ovest di Sacramento) .... Black Bird saloon gambler (uncredited)
  217. Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo .... Coachman (credited as Ares Lucky)
  218. Rimase uno solo e fu la morte per tutti .... Jackson (credited)
  219. Riuscirà il nostro eroe a ritrovare il più grande diamante del mondo? (credited + Master of arms) .... Brett (uncredited)
  220. Tara Poki .... Alphonso (credited)
  221. Tre nel Mille / Storie dell'anno Mille .... Knight (uncredited)
  222. Testa t'ammazzo, croce... sei morto, mi chiamano Alleluja .... Sheriff in Yucca (credited)
  223. The Statue .... Customs officer (uncredited)
  224. W Django! .... Blake (uncredited)

  225. Bada alla tua pelle Spirito Santo! .... Suomi's father (credited)
  226. Blood Story: Storia di sangue …. Sam (credited)
  227. Cosi Sia .... Stagecoach driver (uncredited)
  228. ...e poi lo chiamarono il Magnifico .... Danny Dillman (credited)
  229. Girolimoni - Il mostro di Roma .... Caccavallo (credited)
  230. I due figli dei Trinità .... Jack Gordon (credited)
  231. Il sindacalista .... Striking worker (uncredited)
  232. Il West ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja .... Sheriff Hall (credited)
  233. Jesse & Lester due fratelli in un posto chiamato Trinità .... Joe (uncredited)
  234. L'emigrante .... Restaurant owner (uncredited)
  235. Meo Patacca .... Role not found (credited)
  236. Metti lo diavolo tuo ne lo mio inferno .... Trottolino (credited)
  237. Roma .... Judge of fascist gymnastic tests (uncredited)
  238. Seminò morte... lo chiamavano il castigo di Dio .... Card player (uncredited)
  239. Senza famiglia nullatenenti cercano affetto .... Officer removing Agostino (credited)
  240. Spirito Santo e le 5 magnifiche canaglie .... Killer (credited)
  241. Terza ipotesi su un caso di perfetta strategia criminale .... Don Salvatore Aniello (credited)
  242. Trinità e Sartana figli di... .... Sheriff (uncredited)
  243. Un uomo dalla pelle dura (credited) .... Man watching fight (uncredited)
  244. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... parola di Spirito Santo .... Colonel Matatodos (credited)

  245. ...e continuavano a mettere lo diavolo ne lo inferno .... Messer Podestà (credited)
  246. Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli .... McIntosh's partner (credited)
  247. Di tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno .... Camp card player (uncredited)
  248. Dio, sei proprio un padreterno! .... Prison warder (uncredited)
  249. Fuori uno sotto un altro... arriva il Passatore .... Sergeant (credited)
  250. Il consigliori .... One of Garofalo's men (credited)
  251. Kid il monello del west .... Sheriff Stone (credited)
  252. Lo chiamavano Tresette... giocava sempre col morto .... Tangarango (uncredited)
  253. Oremus, Alleluia e Così Sia .... Bunkhouse inhabtant (uncredited)
  254. Patroclooo! E il soldato Camillone .... Tamara's father (credited as Arena Fortunato)
  255. Rappresaglia .... Man in meeting with Giorgio (uncredited)
  256. Sono stato io .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  257. Un tipo con una faccia strana ti cerca per ucciderti .... Don Vito's henchman killing Concetta (uncredited)

  258. ...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo! .... Diner at restaurant table hit by car (uncredited)
  259. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Peluso (credited)
  260. Corte marziale .... Farmer (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  261. Mosè (TV mini-series) - episode 1 .... Guard accompanying Moses when he visits the workers (uncredited)
  262. Pane e cioccolata .... Shantytown resident (uncredited)
  263. Quelli che contano .... Scannapicco henchman (uncredited)
  264. The Godfather Squad .... Smiling assassin (uncredited)

  265. ...che botte ragazzi! .... Sheriff Wilson (credited)
  266. Due cuori una cappella .... Police officer (uncredited)
  267. Il lupo dei mari .... Macedonian sailor (uncredited)
  268. ll marsigliese (TV mini-series) .... Worker beaten by Nino (uncredited)
  269. Il soldato di ventura .... French soldier (uncredited)
  270. La liceale .... Police officer (uncredited)
  271. La peccatrice .... Miner (credited)
  272. La polizia accusa: il servizio segreto uccide .... Man dragging body of Scanni (uncredited)
  273. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! .... Police officer Lagiurani (uncredited)
  274. Lo sgarbo .... Assassin (uncredited)
  275. Salvo d'acquisto .... Villager (credited)

  276. Bluff storia di truffe e di imbroglioni .... Officer escorting Philip (credited)
  277. Il conto è chiuso .... One of Rico's men (uncredited)
  278. Il trucido e lo sbirro .... Actor in film (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  279. Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo .... Cashier (uncredited)
  280. Italia a mano armata .... Morell (credited)
  281. La dottoressa del distretto militare .... Builder (uncredited)
  282. La poliziotta fa carriera .... Man who falls into fountain (uncredited)
  283. Poliziotti violenti .... Thug (uncredited)

  284. I due superpiedi quasi piatti .... Employee at bowling alley (uncredited)
  285. Il... Belpaese .... Restaurant owner (uncredited)
  286. Il cinico, l'infame, il violento .... Prisoner trying to kill Di Maggio (credited)
  287. Kakkientruppen .... Soldier Marlene (credited)
  288. La banda del trucido .... Taxi driver (uncredited)
  289. Napoli si ribella .... Bank robber (credited)
  290. Squadra antitruffa .... Porter (uncredited)

  291. La banda del gobbo .... Psychiatric nurse (credited)
  292. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer .... Thug (uncredited)
  293. Pugni, dollari & spinaci .... Stilo henchman (uncredited)
  294. Return of the Saint (TV series, episode 22: Dragonseed) .... Peasant (credited)
  295. Scontri stellari oltre la terza dimensione .... Soldier (uncredited)
  296. Solamente nero .... Antonio, the waiter (uncredited)
  297. Tanto va la gatta al lardo... .... Butcher (uncredited)

  298. Brillantina rock (credited but not found)
  299. Caligula .... Man carrying Caligula's corpse (uncredited)

  300. S+H+E .... Peasant (credited)

  301. Kenn' ich, weiß ich, war ich schon! .... as Don Erminio (credited as Arena Fortunato)
  302. La salamandra .... Corpse of General Pantaleone (credited)

  303. Ciao nemico .... Santoni (credited)
  304. Giovani, belle... probabilmente ricche .... Man buying adult magazine (uncredited)
  305. Gunan il guerriero .... Gunan's father (credited as Lucky Aras)

  306. Dagobert .... Soldier in the tavern (uncredited)

  307. La casa delle anime erranti .... Ugo Brandini (credited)

Additional credits
  • Hollywood Non È Più Sul Tevere. Ascesa E Declino Del Cinema Italiano. (2021) Documentary, archive interview footage..

More Fortunato!
There are a few further titles where Fortunato is rumoured to appear that I have been unable to find copies of, so if anybody has any of the titles below you know what to do...
  • La ragazza del palio (1957) I think he appears as a spectator at the choosing of the jockeys, but my copy isn't sharp enough to make a definite ID.

Missing Arena!
As always seems to be the case with little-known actors with large online filmographies, there are a number of titles where he is credited somewhere online, but either he does not appear or else I was unable to find him for some reason.
  • L'imperatore di Capri (1949) as Guard in ancient Rome, originally posted in the topic, but later decided the actor was too old to be Arena in 49.
  • Italiani brava gente (1964) IMDb as Italian soldier. Searched for in HD, not found. This film was shot entirely in Ukraine, so Fortunato's appearance in an uncredited bit part would be highly unlikely.
  • Sugar Colt (1966) listed on IMDb as playing "Man in saloon". I could not see him, possibly confused for Alberico Donadeo, who does appear.
  • Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966) credited on IMDb as playing "3rd Sombrero Onlooker at Tuco's 1st Hanging". He does not appear in this scene, again maybe confused for Donadeo.
  • Come rubammo la bomba atomica (1967) credited on IMDb with no role given. I could not find him.
  • Django sfida Sartana (1970) I originally posted an image of another actor I thought could possibly be Arena, but unanimous opinion was that it was not him, so it has been removed.
  • C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara (1970) Credited on IMDb as playing "Old man". I didn't see Fortunato, but Donadeo is there in a role that could fit the description (if you consider men in their 40's to be "old")
  • Indio Black sai che ti dico (1970) Donadeo and his son Ettore both appear, which could provide an explanation.
  • La bella Antonia, prima Monica e poi Dimonia (1972) Listed on IMDb with no role, he definitely does not appear.
  • Contro 4 bandiere (1979) listed on IMDb as "Soldato Anziano", I could not see him anywhere.
  • Due strani papà (1983) listed on IMDb as "Man at poker table". His son Ettore is at the poker table, Fortunato is not.

Notes and sources
1. Ferraù, Onorati. Annuario degli attori 1976.
Fortunato Arena in Ercole sfida Sansone (1963)
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Messalina (1951) as Gladiator

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Frine, cortigiana d'Oriente (1953) as Prison guard

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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/09/2019, 12:09

Teodora (1953) in dual roles as a Guard and as Man in the tavern watching Teodora's dance and now added in a 3rd role as a Town crier.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/09/2019, 12:13

Il Maestro di Don Giovanni (1954) as Nobleman

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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/09/2019, 12:16

Tempi nostri (1954) as A generico

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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/09/2019, 12:20

Lo scapolo (1955) as Bus passenger
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/09/2019, 12:23

Il principe dalla maschera rossa (1955) as Guard pushed into pool

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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/09/2019, 12:29

War and Peace (1955) as French soldier carrying jewels

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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/09/2019, 12:31

Mio figlio Nerone (1956) as Guard

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