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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 23:34

Nello Pazzafini in Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno (1974).
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Giovanni "Nello" Pazzafini was an actor and stuntman active in Italian films from the late 1950's until the early 1990's.

He was born on May 15th 1934 in Rome, Italy and died on November 27th 1997, aged 63.

His earliest known role comes from 1958, after which he quickly became one of the busiest stuntmen in peplum movies. When spaghetti westerns came along he scored a number of larger credited acting roles.

Nello's daughter, Laura, is active on Facebook, where she does a good job of keeping her father's name in the public eye.

I am sure there can still be additional roles to be found for Nello.

Filmography
1958
  1. Afrodite, dea dell'amore .... Guard saving prisoners (uncredited)

    1959
  2. Annibale .... Wrestler / Soldier (uncredited)
  3. Due selvaggi a corte .... Guard / Rebel (uncredited)
  4. Il figlio del corsaro rosso .... Spanish Soldier (uncredited)
  5. Il marito bello : il nemico di mia moglie .... Nando Terenzi's son (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  6. Il terrore dei barbari .... Barbarian (uncredited)
  7. L'arciere nero .... Guard (uncredited)

    1960
  8. Il cavaliere dai cento volti .... Gypsy who gets stabbed (uncredited)
  9. Il terrore della maschera rossa .... Guard (uncredited)
  10. La strada dei giganti .... Bouncer (uncredited)
  11. La vendetta dei barbari .... Visigoth warrior (uncredited)
  12. La Venere dei pirati .... Pirate (uncredited)

    1961
  13. Goliath contro i Giganti .... Jagoran (credited, and credited as Master of Arms)
  14. Il colosso di Rodi .... Gong banger (uncredited)
  15. Il conquistatore di Corinto .... Soldier (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  16. L'ultimo dei Vikinghi .... Viking (uncredited)
  17. La guerra di Troia .... Warrior in battle of strength (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  18. La vendetta di Ursus ... Guard overseeing slaves at the mill (uncredited)
  19. Le baccanti .... Theban courtier (uncredited)
  20. Ursus e la ragazza tartara .... Tartar guard (uncredited)

    1962
  21. 2 samurai per 100 geishe .... Martial arts trainer (uncredited)
  22. Il gladiatore di Roma .... Gladiator with Marcus (uncredited)
  23. Il trionfo di Robin Hood .... Black Peter (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  24. Maciste contro i mostri .... Chief of the Cave People (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  25. Ursus gladiatore ribelle .... Gladiator (uncredited)

    1963
  26. Ercole contro Moloch .... Archepolos (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  27. Golia e il cavaliere mascherato .... Gypsy (uncredited)
  28. L'invincibile cavaliere mascherato .... Alonzo (credited?)
  29. Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste .... Guna (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  30. Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo .... Gladiator from Nefer (credited)
  31. Sansone contro i pirati .... Sandor (credited)
  32. Totò e Cleopatra .... Soldier (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  33. Ursus nella terra di fuoco .... Fighter (uncredited)
  34. Zorro contro Maciste .... Rebek henchman (uncredited)

    1964
  35. Coriolano eroe senza patria .... Prisoner / Soldier (uncredited)
  36. Ercole contro Roma .... Segesto (credited)
  37. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori .... Soldier (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  38. Gli invincibili tre .... Samur (credited)
  39. Gli schiavi più forti del mondo .... Rebel slave (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  40. I due gladiatori .... Captain of the guards (uncredited)
  41. I lunghi capelli della morte .... Servant (credited as "John Carey")
  42. I magnifici brutos del West .... Henchman (uncredited)
  43. Il colosso di Roma .... Soldier (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  44. Il Leone di Tebe .... Wrestler (credited)
  45. Il magnifico gladiatore .... Gladiator (uncredited)
  46. Il ponte dei sospiri .... Bepi (uncredited)
  47. L'ultimo gladiatore .... Member of Lucilius's escort (uncredited)
  48. La rivolta dei barbari .... Revolting barbarian (uncredited)
  49. La vendetta di Spartacus .... Follower of Arminio (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  50. Maciste alla corte dello zar .... Guardian of the cave (uncredited)
  51. Maciste, gladiatore di Sparta .... Gladiator (uncredited)
  52. Sandok, il Maciste della giungla .... Temple guard (uncredited)
  53. Sansone contro il corsaro nero .... Black pirate's lieutenant (credited)
  54. Zorikan lo sterminatore .... The Vizier (credited)

    1965
  55. Adiós gringo .... Gil Clawson (uncredited)
  56. Asso di picche - Operazione controspionaggio .... Man on the boat (uncredited)
  57. Golia alla conquista di Bagdad .... Horval (credited)
  58. I predoni del Sahara .... Hamid (uncredited)
  59. Il mistero dell'isola maledetta .... Malik (credited as "Ted Carter")
  60. Maciste il vendicatore dei Maya .... Ulmar (uncredited)
  61. Slalom .... Hitman at Nabila bar (uncredited)
  62. Un dollaro bucato .... Henchman (credited as "Peter Surtess")
  63. Una vergine per il principe .... General (uncredited)

    1966
  64. A Man Could Get Killed .... Abdul (credited)
  65. Agente 3S3, massacro al sole .... José (uncredited)
  66. Arizona Colt .... Clay (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  67. New York chiama Superdrago .... Opelsman (uncredited)
  68. Per pochi dollari ancora .... Sgt. Brian Pitt (credited as "Red Carter")
  69. Un milione di dollari per sette assassini .... Bruto (credited as "Red Carter")
  70. Zorro il ribelle .... Cobra (credited as "Red Carter")

    1967
  71. 7 pistole per un massacro .... King (credited)
  72. Faccia a faccia .... Vance (credited)
  73. I giorni della violenza .... Butch (credited)
  74. Il raggio infernale .... Frank (credited as "Ted Carter")
  75. Killer calibro 32 .... Fitch (credited as "Red Carter")
  76. La morte non conta i dollari .... Doc Lester (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  77. La resa dei conti .... Hondo (credited)
  78. Wanted .... Padre Carmelo (credited)

    1968
  79. Carogne si nasce .... Alan Adams (credited)
  80. Corri uomo corri .... Riza (credited)
  81. Il pistolero segnato da Dio .... Circus ringmaster (credited)
  82. Joe... cercati un posto per morire! .... Fernando (credited)
  83. Killer, adios .... Jack Bradshaw (credited)
  84. Le dolci signore .... role? (uncredited)
  85. Vivo per la tua morte .... Bill Savage (credited as "Ted Carter")

    1969
  86. Cinque figli di cane .... Gangster brawling at brothel (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  87. La battaglia di El Alamein .... Italian sergeant (credited)
  88. La legge dei gangsters .... Driver (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  89. La morte sull'alta collina .... Billiard player (uncredited)
  90. Le calde notti di Poppea .... Padre Colonnius (credited)
  91. Zenabel .... Captain in the inn (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")

    1970
  92. C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara! .... Mantas (credited)
  93. Colpo rovente .... (credited, but not found)
  94. La furia dei Khyber .... Tanauduriam (credited)

    1971
  95. Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica .... Prisoner (credited)
  96. Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto .... Cobra Ramirez (credited)
  97. L'arciere di fuoco .... Little John (credited?)
  98. L'uomo dagli occhi di ghiaccio .... Man in the elevator (uncredited)
  99. La spada normanna .... Ghippo (credited)
  100. Quel maledetto giorno della resa dei conti .... Convict (credited)
  101. Vivi ragazza vivi! .... Captain Emmanuel (poster credit as "Giovanni Pazzafini")

    1972
  102. Alleluja e Sartana figli di... Dio .... One of The Wolf's men (uncredited)
  103. Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo .... Butch (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  104. Boccaccio .... Husband of the woman in the tub (uncredited)
  105. ...e alla fine lo chiamarono Jerusalem l'implacabile .... Bullseye Joe (credited)
  106. Every Little Crook and Nanny .... Ganucci's bodyguard (uncredited)
  107. Girolimoni, il mostro di Roma .... Fiaccarini (uncredited)
  108. Il maschio ruspante .... Marcella's pimp (uncredited)
  109. Il terrore con gli occhi storti .... Ivan (uncredited)
  110. Il West ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja .... Abel (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  111. Poppea... una prostituta al servizio dell'impero .... Soldier (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  112. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso .... Giovanni Rau (credited)
  113. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo .... Colonel (credited)
  114. Trinità e Sartana figli di... .... Mexican soldier at the fort (uncredited)

    1973
  115. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? .... Gorilla (credited)
  116. Diario di una vergine romana .... Gong banger (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  117. Dio, sei proprio un padreterno! .... Thug in prison (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  118. Elena sì... ma di Troia .... Tavern keeper (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  119. Giovannona Coscialunga disonorata con onore .... Frenceschino (credited)
  120. Il consigliori .... Killer (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini)
  121. La polizia incrimina la legge assolve .... Man who kills Umberto Griva and Chicca and who beats Mirella (uncredited)
  122. Lo chiamavano Tresette... giocava sempre col morto .... Cotton Joe (credited)
  123. Piedone lo sbirro .... Thug (uncredited)
  124. Storia de fratelli e de cortelli .... Gambler (uncredited)
  125. Troppo rischio per un uomo solo .... Prison inmate (credited)
  126. Una vita lunga un giorno .... Nello (credited)

    1974
  127. Carambola .... Clydeson henchman (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  128. De tresillo no hay más que uno .... Carlo Striker (credited)
  129. L'arbitro .... Pitch invader (uncredited)
  130. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare .... Malone henchman (uncredited)
  131. Sistemo l'America e torno .... Trainer of basketball team (uncredited)
  132. Superuomini, superdonne, superbotte .... Fighter in the village (uncredited)

    1975
  133. Africa Express .... Hunter henchman (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  134. Colpo in canna .... Don Calo henchman (uncredited)
  135. Fantozzi .... Hitman (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  136. Il lupo dei mari .... Ship crew member (credited)
  137. L'uomo della strada fa giustizia .... Grimetti (uncredited)
  138. La spacconata .... Card player (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  139. Lo sgarbo .... Gambling hall bouncer (uncredited)
  140. Simone e Matteo: Un gioco da ragazzi .... French seaman (credited)

    1976
  141. 40 gradi all'ombra del lenzuolo .... Car dealer (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  142. Carioca tigre .... role? (credited)
  143. I padroni della città .... Henchman (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  144. Il conto è chiuso .... Rico henchman (credited)
  145. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi .... Clown (uncredited)
  146. Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo .... Convict (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  147. Italia a mano armata .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  148. L'adolescente .... (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini", but not found)
  149. L'unica legge in cui credo .... Negro (uncredited)
  150. La madama .... Scagnozzi (credited)
  151. La poliziotta fa carrieraX .... Mojefuma (credited)
  152. San Pasquale Baylonne prottetore delle donne .... Prospero (credited?)
  153. Sangue di sbirro .... Man protecting Belle (uncredited)
  154. Squadra antifurto .... Ship's captain (uncredited)

    1977
  155. Clouzot & C. contro Borsalino & C. .... Micione (credited)
  156. La banda del trucido .... Antonio Lanza's henchman (uncredited)
  157. La belva col mitra .... Caporali (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  158. La polizia è sconfitta .... Tunisian (credited)
  159. Mannaja .... Valler henchman (uncredited)
  160. Napoli si ribella .... Assassin of The Sheik (uncredited)

    1978
  161. Il figlio dello sceicco .... Airport controller (uncredited)
  162. L'ultimo guappo .... Salvatore (credited?)
  163. La banda del gobbo .... Carmine Ciacci (credited)
  164. La liceale nella classe dei ripetenti .... Tecla's husband (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  165. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer .... Thug (uncredited)
  166. Sam & Sally (TV series) - season 1, episode 2: "Bedelia" .... Henchman (uncredited)
  167. Un poliziotto scomodo .... Gangster (uncredited)

    1979
  168. Assassinio sul Tevere .... Sergio Proietti's brother (uncredited)
  169. L'importante è non farsi notare .... Russian assassin (uncredited)
  170. Riavanti... Marsch! .... Bolchi (credited)
  171. S+H+E .... Hitman in the Roman forum (uncredited)
  172. Sabato, domenica e venerdì .... (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini", but not found)
  173. Sette uomini d'oro nello spazio .... Security guard in the casino (uncredited)
  174. Un uomo in ginocchio .... Patranka (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")

    1980
  175. L'uomo puma .... Kobras henchman (uncredited)
  176. La cage aux folles II (Il vizietto II) .... Mangin (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  177. La città delle donne .... Party guest (uncredited)
  178. Luca il contrabbandiere .... Traitor (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")

    1981
  179. Il cappotto di legno .... Al Carrera (credited)
  180. Kenn' ich, weiß ich, war ich schon! .... Cook in western saloon (uncredited)
  181. La nouvelle malle des Indes (TV mini series) .... Bartholdo (credited)
  182. La salamandra .... Manzini's bodyguard (uncredited)
  183. Manolesta .... Dustman (uncredited)
  184. Napoli, Palermo, New York - Il triangolo della camorra .... Sgt. Martinez (uncredited)
  185. Una vacanza bestiale .... Captain of the guards (uncredited)

    1982
  186. Ator 2: L'invincibile Orion .... Wallon (credited as "Ned Steinberg")
  187. Banana Joe .... Torcillo's driver (credited)
  188. Bomber .... Bar customer (uncredited)
  189. Giovani, belle... probabilmente ricche .... Alfio (credited)
  190. Le cadeau (Il regalo) .... Bodyguard of the emir of Qrator (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  191. Le notti segrete di Lucrezia Borgia .... Borgia guard (uncredited)
  192. Tradimento .... Chiara (credited)
  193. Vieni avanti cretino .... Gargiulo (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")

    1983
  194. Endgame - Bronx lotta finale .... Kijawa (credited as "Nat Williams")
  195. La guerra del ferro: Ironmaster .... One of Vood's tribe (credited)

    1984
  196. Dagobert .... One of Dagobert's soldiers (uncredited)
  197. Non c'è due senza quattro .... Tango (credited)
  198. The Last Days of Pompeii (TV mini-series, episode 3) .... Gladiator (uncredited)

    1985
  199. Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV series) - episode 3: "Un galeone pieno di suoni" .... Pool hall thug (uncredited)
  200. L'alcova .... The gardener (uncredited)
  201. Ladyhawke .... One of Fornac's men (uncredited)

    1986
  202. Il Bi e il Ba .... Gangster (uncredited)

    1987
  203. Sicilian Connection .... Mafia assassin (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  204. The Barbarians and Co. .... Jacko's companion (uncredited)

    1988
  205. Big Man: Polizza droga (TV) .... Mobster (credited)

    1989
  206. I promessi sposi (TV mini-series) .... Man in the angry crowd (credited as Stuntman, as "Giovanni Pazzafini")
  207. La piovra 4 (TV mini-series, episodes 1, 4 & 6) .... Girgenti (credited)

    1991
  208. Piedipiatti .... Sailor (credited as "Giovanni Pazzafini")

    1992
  209. Cosi fan tutte .... Man on the bus (uncredited)
  210. L'urlo della verità .... Thug (credited)
Additional credits
  • Western, Italian Style (TV documentary) (1968) .... Himself
  • Trois filles dans le vent (1981) .... seen in footage taken from Gli schiavi più forti del mondo (re-used footage)
Più Pazzafini!
There is one more title where Nello is rumoured to appear that I have been unable to find a copy of, so if anybody has it you know what to do...
  • Diritto di vivere (1990) ANICA
No Nello!
As always seems to be the case with actors with large online filmographies, there are a few titles where he is credited somewhere online, but either he does not appear or else I was unable to find him for some reason.
  • Mission spéciale à Caracas (1965) IMDb. Roland Carey starring, under a "Rod Carter" alias. As Nello was credited "Red Carter" sometimes, this is where the misinformation probably comes from.
  • Zanna Bianca e il cacciatore solitario (1973) ANICA
  • Carambola, filotto... tutti in buca (1975) Credited on IMDb as Henchman, but checked several times and not found. Probably mixed-up with his appearance in the predecessor, ´Carambola` (1974).
  • Vento, vento, portali via con te (1976) ANICA, Does not appear. There is a "Nello Putzu" in the credits which could account for the confusion.
  • Italia: Ultimo atto? (1977) IMDb
  • Squadra antigangsters (1979) IMDb says he should appear in the pre-title sequence. The copy I watched didn't have a pre-title sequence.
  • Bosco d'amore (1981) IMDb
  • Ator l'invincibile (1982) IMDb as Bardak, credited as Nat Williams. The actor playing this role is definitely not Nello, who does appear in the sequel.
  • Il mondo di Yor (1983) IMDb as Tribal elder. I posted images of this role, but popular opinion was that it was not Nello.
  • She (1984) IMDb as Tribal member. Possibly confused with Nello's appearance in S+H+E?
  • La vendetta (1989) IMDb as Gunman
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Re: Nello Pazzafini

Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 23:39

Afrodite, dea dell'amore (1958) as Guard saving prisoners
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 23:50

Annibale (1959) in duel roles as Wrestler and Soldier.

His second role here is of particular note, since this piece of footage, lasting only a few seconds, became one of the most re-used pieces of film in peplums, and provided Nello with at least 6 additional credits in his filmography (see below)
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Totò e Cleopatra (1963)
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Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (1964)
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Il colosso di Roma (1964)
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Coriolano eroe senza patria (1964). Nello also appears in another role in this one.
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Il conquistatore di Corinto (1961) the earliest re-use of the footage yet found and they liked it so much that it's shown twice!
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Poppea... una prostituta al servizio dell'impero (1972)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 23:54

Il figlio del corsaro rosso (1959) as Spanish soldier
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 23:56

Il terrore dei barbari (1959) as Barbarian
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 23:59

L'arciere nero (1959) as Guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/04/2020, 0:01

Il cavaliere dai cento volti (1960) as Gypsy who gets stabbed
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Il terrore della maschera rossa (1960) as Guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/04/2020, 0:04

La strada dei giganti (1960) as Bouncer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/04/2020, 0:06

La vendetta dei barbari (1960) as Visigoth warrior
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