Tall, hard-faced and powerfully built, Petar Martinović cuts a very imposing figure, and it is not surprising that he ended up being cast as thugs and henchmen in various Italian westerns and crime movies of the 1970s. He even appeared in a few Fellini films, but was nearly always uncredited.
His two largest and most famous roles are both opposite Rosalba Neri in two classic Italian cult movies: in the erotic giallo Alla ricerca del piacere (1972), Martinović plays Rocco, the mentally challenged but powerful fisherman who is used as a pawn in Rosalba's kinky games, and in La figlia di Frankenstein (1971), he plays the heavily disfigured Frankenstein monster.
Unfortunately, there are no biographical informations available on this very interesting performer, and just about all online sources misspell his surname is Martinovitch. However, his facial features and name suggest he is of Eastern European origin. The name Petar is very common in countries such as Croatia and Serbia, and so is the surname Martinović.
- Fellini Satyricon .... Buttock slapper / Eumolpo's servant (uncredited)
- Quintana .... Bounty hunter (uncredited)
- Django sfida Sartana .... Prizefighter (uncredited)
- Cose di Cosa Nostra .... Mafia henchman (uncredited)
- La figlia di Frankenstein .... The Frankenstein Monster (credited as "Peter Martinov")
- Per una bara piena di dollari .... Gunman in the saloon (uncredited)
- Spara Joe... e così sia! .... Blacksmith (uncredited)
- Alla ricerca del piacere .... Rocco (credited)
- Incensurato, provata disonestà, carriera assicurata, cercasi .... Fascist thug (uncredited)
- Roma .... Bare-chested restaurant diner (uncredited)
- Milano: il clan dei Calabresi .... Henchman (uncredited)
- Morte sospetta di una minorenne .... Kidnapper (uncredited)