Giovanni Vari

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Giovanni Vari

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 11:56

Giovanni Vari in L'uomo mascherato contro il Corsaro Nero (1972)
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Giovanni Vari was a tall, usually-bearded actor, working in Italian films from the early 50's until the mid 60's, including 4 with Lex Barker during 1959-60. His signature role was playing pirates.

In 1965, just when he was starting to score larger credited roles, he retired from acting and changed careers, becoming a producer, with production credits on 8 westerns between 1965-75. No further biographical details are known.

Given that there are large gaps between his credited roles in the 50's I would expect that there are more uncredited 50's roles to be found. He may not be so easy to recognise in roles where he is clean shaven.

FILMOGRAPHY
1952
  1. La cieca di Sorrento (credited) .... Basileo's henchman

    1959
  2. I Reali di Francia (uncredited) .... Angry villager
  3. Il cavaliere del castello maledetto (credited) .... Farmer
  4. L'arciere Nero (uncredited) .... Fighter
  5. La scimitarra del Saraceno (credited) .... Pirate
  6. Nel segno di Roma (uncredited) .... Temple guard

    1960
  7. Fra Manisco cerca guai... (credited) .... Monk
  8. I baccanali di Tiberio (credited) .... Ursus
  9. I pirati della costa (credited) .... Pirate
  10. Il cavaliere dai cento volti (credited?) .... Quinto
  11. La strada dei giganti (uncredited) .... Miner
  12. La vendetta dei barbari (credited?) .... Susin
  13. Messalina, Venere imperatrice (uncredited) .... Viking
  14. Robin Hood e i pirati (credited?) .... Sospiri
  15. Un dollaro di fifa (credited) .... O'Brien

    1961
  16. Barabba (uncredited) .... Worker in sulphur mines
  17. Il conquistatore di Corinto (uncredited) .... Torturer
  18. La guerra di Troia (uncredited) .... Servant of Aneas
  19. Rosmunda e Alboino (credited) .... Not found

    1962
  20. Arrivano i titani (uncredited) .... Titan
  21. Lo sterminatore dei barbari (credited) .... Orabile's father

    1963
  22. Il Duca nero (credited) .... Morialdo
  23. La cieca di Sorrento (credited as John Warrel) .... Role?

    1964
  24. Due mafiosi nel Far West (credited) .... Prison warden
  25. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (credited as John Warrell) .... Typho
  26. L'uomo mascherato contro i pirati (credited as John Vari) .... Captain Pedro Ramon Francisco Garcia
  27. La guerra dei topless (credited) .... Role?

    1965
  28. 30 Winchester per El Diablo (credited as writer and producer, as John Warrel) .... Credit only

    1967
  29. Giarrettiera Colt (credited as Director of production) .... Credit only

    1972
  30. L'uomo mascherato contro il Corsaro Nero (credited as John Warren) .... The Black Pirate (filmed in 1964)
  31. La lunga cavalcata della vendetta (credited as Producer) .... Credit only

    1973
  32. El hijo del Zorro (credited as Producer) .... Credit only
  33. Il giustiziere di Dio (credited as Producer) .... Credit only
  34. Sei Bounty Killers per una strage (credited as Production manager) .... Credit only
  35. Una colt in mano al diavolo (credited as Producer) .... Credit only

    1975
  36. Fermi tutti! è una rapina (credited as Producer) .... Credit only

More Giovanni!
There are still a few more titles I have not yet been able to find in which Giovanni may appear, so if you have images of him in any of these you know what to do.
  • La leggenda del piave (1952) (ANICA)
  • Mai ti scorderò (1956) (ANICA) as Vettori

Less Giovanni!
There are 2 titles where Giovanni has been previously mis-identified. There is an actor in both these films who bears some resemblance to Giovanni, but it is not him
  • Salambo (1960)
  • L'ammutinamento (1961)

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Re: Giovanni Vari

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 12:01

La cieca di Sorrento (1952) credited, as Basileo's henchman (mis-credited on other sites as playing Pietro, the driver)
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Re: Giovanni Vari

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I Reali di Francia (1959) as Angry villager
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 12:07

Il cavaliere del castello maledetto (1959) credited, as Farmer
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L'arciere Nero (1959) as Fighter
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 12:12

La scimitarra del Saraceno (1959) credited, as Pirate
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 12:15

Nel segno di Roma (1959) as Temple guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 12:17

La strada dei giganti (1960) as Miner
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Re: Giovanni Vari

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 12:20

Fra Manisco cerca guai... (1960) credited, as Monk
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Re: Giovanni Vari

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 12:25

I baccanali di Tiberio (1960) credited, as Ursus
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