Maggio, Vincenzo

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Maggio, Vincenzo

Post by PeplumParadise » 17/04/2020, 11:41

Vincenzo Maggio in Lo chiamavano Bulldozer (1978)
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Vincenzo Maggio was a stuntman and actor active in Italian films from at least the early 50's to the early 90's.

Much confusion is caused by there being 2 actors who were credited regularly both as Enzo and Vincenzo Maggio, both of whom were active concurrently from the 50's until the 70's. It is my personal belief, though with no solid evidence to support it, that Vincenzo was the son of the older Enzo (see image below). I see a strong physical resemblance, they appeared in the same films on a number of occasions and he is referred to by some sources as Enzo Jr., besides which if they were not related it is unlikely he would have been allowed to act under the same name as the more established older actor. Hopefully some evidence will present itself sooner or later to clarify matters. In the meantime this confusion results in all filmographies you find for either actor (except ours obviously) being incorrect and mixing up the credits for both actors.
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I have started his filmography only with roles found by myself, so there are plenty more to be added, particularly westerns and films from later in his career.

Filmography
1951
  1. La città si difende (credited as Enzo Maggio) .... Alberto Tosi

    1960
  2. Cartagine in fiamme (uncredited) .... Ship crew member

    1961
  3. Barabba (uncredited) .... Soldier at the crucifixion
  4. Costantino il grande (uncredited) .... Soldier
  5. Drakut il vendicatore (uncredited) .... Gypsy
  6. Goliath contro i giganti (uncredited) .... Ship crew member
  7. Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi (uncredited) .... Guard

    1962
  8. Le sette folgori di Assur (uncredited) .... Soldier in opening battle
  9. Sodoma e Gomorra (uncredited) .... Hebrew

    1963
  10. D'Artagnan contro i 3 moschettieri (uncredited) .... Guard in tavern fight
  11. I dieci gladiatori (uncredited) .... Gladiator
  12. Il boia di Venezia (uncredited) .... Rebel
  13. Il leone di San Marco (uncredited) .... Pirate
  14. Vino, whisky e acqua salata (uncredited) .... Bar brawler
  15. Zorro e i tre moschettieri (credited as Enzo Maggio) .... Associate of the musketeers

    1964
  16. Bianco, rosso, giallo, rosa (uncredited) .... Soldier in tavern fight
  17. Ercole contro i figli del sole (uncredited) .... Temple guard
  18. Ercole contro Roma (uncredited) .... Soldier (re-used footage)
  19. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (uncredited) .... Gladiator (re-used footage)
  20. Gli invincibili tre (credited as Tony Maggio) .... Mannina
  21. I tre centurioni (uncredited) .... Soldier with chicken
  22. Il Leone di Tebe (uncredited) .... Egyptian soldier / Egyptian guard in the caves
  23. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (uncredited) .... Gladiator
  24. L'ultimo gladiatore (uncredited) .... Soldier (re-used footage)
  25. La rivolta dei pretoriani (uncredited) .... Guard
  26. Sandokan alla riscossa (uncredited) .... Sandokan's informer]
  27. Sansone contro il corsaro nero (credited) .... Paquito

    1965
  28. Adiós gringo (uncredited) .... Brawler at the lynching
  29. Asso di picche - Operazione controspionaggio (uncredited) .... Oakes henchman
  30. Il gladiatore che sfidò l'impero (uncredited) .... Guard
  31. Il mistero dell'isola maledetta (uncredited) .... Pirate
  32. Superseven chiama Cairo (credited) .... Sales assistant in camera shop

    1966
  33. L'uomo che ride (uncredited) .... One of Cesare Borgia's soldiers
  34. Le spie amano i fiori (uncredited) .... Henchman in street fight
  35. Starblack (credited) .... Not found
  36. Superargo contro Diabolikus (uncredited) .... Henchman
  37. Zorro il ribelle (uncredited) .... role?

    1967
  38. ...4 ..3 ..2 ..1 ...morte (uncredited) .... Car salesman henchman
  39. Flashman (uncredited) .... Kid henchman
  40. I fantastici 3 $upermen (credited as Enzo Maggio) .... Henchman
  41. Strategic command chiama Jo Walker (uncredited) .... Khemal henchman

    1968
  42. Ammazzali tutti e torna solo (uncredited) .... Soldier

    1969
  43. 5 per l'inferno (uncredited) .... German soldier
  44. Dio perdoni la mia pistola (uncredited) .... One of Martin's men

    1970
  45. Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di... (uncredited) .... Soldier
  46. La colomba non deve volare (credited as Vincenzo Maggi) .... Sgt. Rosselli
  47. Ombre roventi (credited as Enzo Maggio) .... Room service henchman

    1971
  48. Arriva Durango, paga o muori (uncredited) .... Avellana's Henchman
  49. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (uncredited) .... Gunman hit by hammer

    1972
  50. La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? (uncredited) .... James henchman
  51. Poppea... una prostituta al servizio dell'impero (uncredited) .... Gladiator (re-used footage)
  52. Seminò morte... lo chiamavano il Castigo di Dio! (uncredited) .... Santo gang member
  53. Sotto a chi tocca! (uncredited) .... Guard

    1973
  54. Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli (uncredited) .... Policeman
  55. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? (uncredited) .... Dance hall employee
  56. I racconti di Viterbury (uncredited) .... Soldier
  57. Piedone lo sbirro (uncredited) .... Drug thug / Drug driver

    1974
  58. ...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo! (uncredited) .... Henchman in balloon fight
  59. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro (uncredited) .... Gangster in street fight
  60. Piedino il questurino (uncredited) .... Sailor in nightclub brawl / Warehouse thug
  61. Quelli che contano (uncredited) .... Henchman
  62. The Arena (uncredited) .... Gladiator

    1975
  63. Carambola, filotto... tutti in buca (uncredited) .... Barroom brawler
  64. Piedone a Hong Kong (uncredited) .... Accardo henchman

    1976
  65. Il grande racket (uncredited) .... Henchman / Henchman
  66. Il soldato di ventura (uncredited) .... French soldier

    1977
  67. I due superpiedi quasi piatti (uncredited) .... Fred henchman in bowling alley
  68. La polizia è sconfitta (credited as Enzo Maggio) .... Gianni

    1978
  69. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer (credited) .... Gambling den manager
  70. Napoli Spara (credited) .... Santoro's Henchman
  71. Pari e dispari (credited as Enzo Maggio) .... Paragoulis Henchman
  72. Piedone l'africano (uncredited) .... Bus hooligan

    1979
  73. Uno sceriffo extraterrestre...poco extra e molto terrestre (uncredited) .... Airman

    1980
  74. Chissà perché... capitano tutte a me (credited) .... Police officer
  75. Piedone d'Egitto (uncredited) .... Johnny

    1981
  76. Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro (uncredited) .... Pirate

    1982
  77. Bomber (credited) .... Boxing referee
  78. Nerone e Poppea (uncredited) .... Gladiator (re-used footage)

    1983
  79. Anno 2020 - I gladiatori del futuro (uncredited) .... Saloon heavy

    1988
  80. Big Man : La fanciulla che ride (TV movie) (uncredited) .... Vasco's thug
  81. Big Man : Polizza droga (TV movie) (uncredited) .... Thug
  82. The Last Temptation of Christ (credited as Stuntman) .... Soldier at the crucifixion

    1991
  83. Year of the Gun (credited as Stunts) .... Red Brigade terrorist

More Maggio!
There are still a few movies where Vincenzo is credited by various online sources, so if anybody has images of him in the films below you know what to do. Be aware that with any of these roles it is quite possible that it could be the older Enzo Maggio who appears. ANICA lists a number of titles for "Enzo Maggio" that look like they could probably be Vincenzo - I have included the more obvious-looking ones and left the rest.
  • I clowns (1970) ANICA as Clown Italiano. I have searched for him without any luck, but if he is hidden under clown make-up then he may be pretty impossible to find. There is also a credit for "Maggio" which someone may have mistaken to be Vincenzo, but almost certainly refers to Dante Maggio, who definitely does appear.
  • Il furto è l'anima del commercio?!... (1971) ANICA
  • Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno (1974) IMDb as Frank Faina
  • Noi non siamo angeli (1975) IMDb as Shark henchman
  • El macho (1977) IMDb as Sam
  • Le grand escogriffe [Il genio] (1977) ANICA
  • La soldatessa alle grandi manovre (1978) IMDb
  • La storia spezzata (1990) TV mini-series, episodes 1 & 2. IMDb as "acrobti", maybe credited

Vincenzo has vanished!
Titles where Vincenzo is credited somewhere online, but neither he nor the older Enzo appear
  • Fai in fretta ad uccidermi... ho freddo! (1967) "Vincenzo" is credited, but I could not find either Vincenzo or Enzo.
  • Zorro (1975) Listed on IMDb as "Townsman". There is an actor who bears some resemblance to Vincenzo, but it is not him.

The Other One!
Films where "Vincenzo Maggio" is credited, or listed somewhere online, but it is actually the older Enzo who appears
  • I due vigili (1967)
  • I due deputati (1968) ANICA
  • Rimase uno solo e fu la morte per tutti (1971)
  • Gli altri racconti di Canterbury (1972)
  • Posate le pistole, reverendo (1972) ANICA
  • Trinità e Sartana figli di... (1972) ANICA
  • Primo amore (1978) ANICA
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Re: Vincenzo Maggio

Post by PeplumParadise » 17/04/2020, 11:52

La città si difende (1951) credited as Enzo Maggio, as Alberto Tosi.

I came across this role completely by accident while searching for Amedeo Trilli. Every online source credits this role to the older Enzo, except, oddly, IMDb, where it is the sole credit for "Enzo Maggio Jr.". Coming some 8 years before any other known roles, the young Vincenzo has a large and dramatic role here and it's surprising he didn't move into more roles of substance as a result. On the strength of this I think it's quite possible that some other 50's roles ascribed to the older Enzo could also turn out to be Vincenzo.
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Re: Vincenzo Maggio

Post by PeplumParadise » 17/04/2020, 11:55

Cartagine in fiamme (1960) as Ship crew member
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Barabba (1961) as Soldier at the crucifixion
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/04/2020, 11:58

Costantino il grande (1961) as Soldier
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Goliath contro i giganti (1961) as Ship crew member
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/04/2020, 12:02

Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi (1961) as Guard
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Le sette folgori di Assur (1962) as Soldier in opening battle
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/04/2020, 12:06

Sodoma e Gomorra (1962) as Hebrew
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D'Artagnan contro i 3 moschettieri (1963) as Guard in tavern fight
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