Chiarenza, Calogero

(former Fat B&B Man)


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Chiarenza, Calogero

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/10/2019, 17:56

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Calogero Chiarenza in Sodoma e Gomorra (1962)

Calogero Chiarenza was Sicilian, born in the year 1900 in the city of Campobello di Licata (Agrigento), he began his career around 1924 when he was discovered by the director Carmine Gallone, who liked his face so much that brought him to became a generico in movies. When he was not playing in movies, he was selling brooms in his own shop.

He appeared in various genres during the early-mid sixties and we are now starting to find some fifties roles where he is clean-shaven. His identifiable features are his bushy beard, round elongated face, thinning hair and also a notable lack of eyebrows.

His name was identified by our user Ciavazzaro, thanks to an article published on the Italian magazine Gente n.10 December 1964.

Filmography
1951
  1. Messalina .... Guest at the banquet (uncredited)

    1959
  2. Il figlio del corsaro rosso .... Pirate (uncredited)
  3. Un maledetto imbroglio .... Priest leaving the train (uncredited)

    1960
  4. Esther and the King .... Man leaving the temple (uncredited)
  5. La dolce vita .... Man in the crowd at the miracle (uncredited)
  6. La strada dei giganti .... Townsman-brawler (uncredited)
  7. La vendetta di Ercole .... Hercules' dinner guest (uncredited)
  8. Messalina, Venere imperatrice .... Nobleman (uncredited)
  9. Morgan il pirata .... Pirate (uncredited)
  10. Revak, lo schiavo di Cartagine .... Rebel (uncredited)
  11. Robin Hood e i pirati .... Pirate (uncredited)
  12. Salambò .... Man in crowd at stoning (uncredited)
  13. Un amore a Roma .... Man in the studio cafeteria (uncredited)
  14. Un dollaro di fifa .... Citizen of Paradisi (uncredited)

    1961
  15. Che gioia vivere .... Man in crowd at the airship launch (uncredited)
  16. Costantino il grande .... Senator (uncredited)
  17. Il ladro di Bagdad .... Courtier (uncredited)
  18. Le Baccanti .... Courtier (uncredited)

    1962
  19. L'arciere delle mille e una notte .... Courtier (uncredited)
  20. Sodoma e Gomorra .... Hebrew elder (credited as "Calogero Ghiarenza")

    1963
  21. 8 1/2 .... Priest (uncredited)
  22. Le ore dell'amore .... Priest (uncredited)

    1964
  23. Gli schiavi più forti del mondo .... Citizen (uncredited)
  24. La rivolta dei sette .... Man in the temple / Man in the street (uncredited)
  25. La vendetta di Spartacus .... Refugee (uncredited)

    1965
  26. I grandi condottieri .... Follower of Samson (uncredited)

    1966
  27. Arizona Colt .... Card player (uncredited)

    1967
  28. Operazione San Pietro .... Friar (uncredited)

    1968
  29. Tre passi nel delirio .... Man leaving the bus (uncredited)
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Re: B&B Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/10/2019, 17:58

La vendetta di Ercole (1960) as Hercules' dinner guest
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Re: B&B Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/10/2019, 18:00

Le Baccanti (1961) as Courtier
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Re: B&B Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/10/2019, 18:08

Sodoma e Gomorra (1962) as Hebrew elder.

Thanks to his credit here, mis-spelled in some Italian prints, but not all, as "Calogero Ghiarenza" and missing from international credits, we were able to identify him.
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Original comments that led to his identification.
He has a sizeable speaking role here and he should be credited given that the other Hebrew elders with similar sized roles are.
There are 3 actors in the Italian credits who are unknown, none of whom have any other known credits - Primo Moroni, Calogero Chiarenza and Renato Giua (also spelt Giuia and Giulia on various websites) - any one of these could be our B&B Man, but how to know unless some other credits can be found?
IMDb does credit Moroni with playing "2nd Old Man" which would match their description of Francesco Tensi as "1st Old Man" playing another Hebrew elder, so maybe...
Thanks to Carlos for providing the Italian credits as these 3 actors are missing from the German and English prints
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Re: B&B Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/10/2019, 18:13

Le ore dell'amore (1963) as Priest. There may be a slight possibility that he could be credited here since he has a (very small) speaking role and there are a few unfamiliar actors listed, needs further investigation.
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Re: B&B Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/10/2019, 18:15

Arizona Colt (1966) as Card player (or could also be called "citizen" of Blackstone, since he's also seen in the street)
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Re: Fat B&B Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 25/10/2019, 21:44

Gli schiavi più forti del mondo (1964) as Man in the market
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Re: Fat B&B Man

Post by PeplumParadise » 25/10/2019, 22:06

La vendetta di Spartacus (1964) as Refugee
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Re: Fat B&B Man

Post by Ciavazzaro » 05/11/2019, 22:30

And now, from Gente n.10 December 1964, we know the name of your friend, he is CALOGERO CHIARENZA!
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The article is full of informations, which im gonna write in the initial page of Calogero, we will have a lot to see of him, because in this article from 1964 it is write he already have made at the time around 150 movies!
Considering he works at least 2 other years, you can just imagine how much movies we will found for him!

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Re: Calogero Chiarenza

Post by PeplumParadise » 02/12/2019, 13:00

Salambò (1960) as Man in crowd at stoning. He's so enthusiastic he smashes a rock into the face of Narr Havas (Edmund Purdom), who, thanks to bad editing, walks past him twice!
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