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. Cartagine in fiamme (uncredited) .... One of Sidone's followers
  3. I Reali di Francia (uncredited) .... Angry villager
  4. Il cavaliere del castello maledetto (credited) .... Farmer
  5. L'arciere Nero (uncredited) .... Fighter
  6. La scimitarra del Saraceno (credited) .... Pirate
  7. Nel segno di Roma (uncredited) .... Temple guard

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

    1961
  18. Barabba (uncredited) .... Worker in sulphur mines
  19. Il conquistatore di Corinto (uncredited) .... Torturer
  20. La guerra di Troia (uncredited) .... Achillas
  21. Rosmunda e Alboino (credited) .... Not found

    1962
  22. Arrivano i titani (uncredited) .... Titan

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

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

    1965
  29. 30 Winchester per El Diablo (credited as writer and producer, as John Warrel) .... Credit only
  30. La meravigliosa Angelica (uncredited) .... Caller in the market

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

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

    1973
  34. Il figlio di Zorro (credited as Producer) .... Credit only
  35. Il giustiziere di Dio (credited as Producer) .... Credit only
  36. Sei Bounty Killers per una strage (credited as Production manager) .... Credit only
  37. Una colt in mano al diavolo (credited as Producer) .... Credit only

    1975
  38. 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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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 12:10

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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