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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 (uncredited) .... Guard saving prisoners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1976
  140. 40 gradi all'ombra del lenzuolo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Car dealer
  141. Carioca tigre (credited) .... role?
  142. I padroni della città (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Henchman
  143. Il conto è chiuso (credited) .... Rico henchman
  144. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (uncredited) .... Clown
  145. Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Convict
  146. Italia a mano armata (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  147. L'adolescente (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Not found
  148. L'unica legge in cui credo (uncredited) .... Negro
  149. La madama (credited) .... Scagnozzi
  150. La poliziotta fa carriera (uncredited) .... Mojefuma
  151. San Pasquale Baylonne prottetore delle donne (credited?) .... Prospero
  152. Sangue di sbirro (uncredited) .... Man protecting Belle
  153. Squadra antifurto (uncredited) .... Ship's captain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1991
  206. Piedipiatti (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Sailor

    1992
  207. Cosi fan tutte (uncredited) .... Man on the bus
  208. L'urlo della verità (credited) .... Thug
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 are a few more titles where Nello is rumoured to appear that I have been unable to find copies of, so if anybody has any of the titles below you know what to do...
  • Mission spéciale à Caracas (1965) IMDb
  • Manolesta (1981) IMDb as Autista dell'Atac
  • 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.
  • Sistemo l'America e torno (1974) IMDb as Trainer of basketball team
  • 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
  • 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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Re: Nello Pazzafini

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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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/04/2020, 0:03

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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