Pedinotti, Aldo


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Pedinotti, Aldo

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/11/2019, 17:14

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Aldo Pedinotti in Gli schiavi più forti del mondo (1964)

Aldo Pedinotti was a giant actor (I don't know his exact height, but in La morte viene dal pianeta Aytin he appears to be of similar stature to 7ft Pasquale Fasciano). His size made him ideally suited to playing monsters and, indeed, giants. He has at least 2 credited roles from which he is identified, and also played the role of Goliath in David e Golia under the pseudonym Kronos.

Aldo's son, Luca, has been in contact with me via my Facebook gallery for Pedinotti. He confirmed that his fathers date of birth was March 30th 1940 in Rome, Italy and that he died in June 2007, also in Rome. He also confirmed that his father used the pseudonym Kronos in David e Golia and alerted me to his appearance in Satyricon.

Filmography
1960
  1. David e Golia .... Goliath (credited as "Kronos")
  2. Gli amori di ercole .... Alcione (uncredited - uncertain identification)

    1961
  3. Ercole al centro della Terra .... Sunis (credited)
  4. Goliath contro i Giganti .... Giant (uncredited)
  5. Il gigante di Metropolis .... The giant (poster credit as "Kronos" - uncertain identification)
  6. Maciste nella terra dei Ciclopi .... Cyclops (uncredited)

    1962
  7. Arrivano i titani .... Titan (uncredited)
  8. Il trionfo di Robin Hood .... One of Robin Hood's band (uncredited)
  9. Maciste all'inferno .... Cyclops (uncredited - re-used footage)

    1963
  10. Il crollo di Roma .... Guard (uncredited)

    1964
  11. Gli schiavi più forti del mondo .... role? (credited)
  12. La rivolta dei pretoriani .... Strong man who joins the rebels (uncredited)

    1966
  13. Agente 070: Thunderbay missione Grasshopper .... Gang leader (uncredited)

    1967
  14. Il bello, il brutto, il cretino .... Card player (uncredited)
  15. La morte viene dal pianeta Aytin .... Snow devil (uncredited)

    1968
  16. Cin cin... cianuro .... Tom (credited)
  17. Il circolo Pickwick (TV mini-series, eps. 1 & 5) .... Member of the Pickwick club (uncredited)

    1969
  18. Satyricon (Polidoro) .... Slave carrying Trimalchione (uncredited)

    1972
  19. Il West ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja .... Grizzly, Drake henchman in the pawnshop (uncredited)

    1974
  20. Di Tresette ce n'è uno tutti gli altri son nessuno .... Gate guard at Strikers Ranch (uncredited)
More Aldo!
There are 1 additional titles where Pedinotti is credited online that I have been unable to find, so if you have it you know what to do:
  • Pezzo, capopezzo e capitano (Serenata ad un cannone) (1958) as Carlo, maybe credited
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Re: Aldo Pedinotti

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/11/2019, 17:22

David e Golia (1960) credited as Kronos, as Goliath.

For a long time I did not think that this could be Pedinotti, he looks considerably different here than in his other films, but his son Luca has confirmed to me that this is indeed his father and I guess if anyone should know then he should. Aldo is clearly under heavy make up, false nose and hair/beard/eyebrows obscuring his features, while it appears the close up shots of him have been stretched to make his head look wider (all other shots from the film are in correct ratio).
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Re: Aldo Pedinotti

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/11/2019, 17:29

Ercole al centro della terra (1961) credited, as Sunis
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Re: Aldo Pedinotti

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Goliath contro i Giganti (1961) as Giant
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Re: Aldo Pedinotti

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/11/2019, 17:38

Maciste nella terra dei Ciclopi (1961) as Cyclops.

As with other films where his characters are hidden under heavy make-up, it is hard to be certain of the identification with no credit or other means of confirmation. The footage of Pedinotti was re-used in Maciste all'inferno the following year.
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Arrivano i titani (1962) as Titan
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Il trionfo di Robin Hood (1962) as One of Robin Hood's band of merry men
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/11/2019, 17:46

Maciste all'inferno (1962) re-uses the Cyclops footage of Aldo from Maciste nella terra dei Ciclopi
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Il crollo di Roma (1963) as Guard
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Re: Aldo Pedinotti

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/11/2019, 17:52

Gli schiavi più forti del mondo (1964) credited, as Tronco.

He has a great comedy routine going here with dwarf actor Arnaldo Fabrizio.
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