Ginesi, Veriano

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Ginesi, Veriano

Post by Johan Melle » 28/08/2018, 21:54

Veriano Ginesi in Satiricosissimo (1970).
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Veriano Ginesi is one of the most recognizable generici in the history of Italian cinema due to his big, hulking build and bald head. Active since the 1940s, he initially appeared in numerous peplum and swashbuckler films - often playing torturers, executioners, pirates etc. His career, however, continued until the end of the 1970s and includes appearances in pretty much every genre of Italian cinema, and also several films for Fellini. He also appeared in some fotoromanzi. He's very similar in appearance to another generico, Amerigo Santarelli.

Filmography
1947
  1. Come persi la guerra .... German soldier in the mine (uncredited)

    1948
  2. Anni difficili .... Fascist in training (uncredited)
  3. La Certosa di Parma .... Man in angry mob (uncredited)
  4. Ladri di biciclette .... Man in the crowd (uncredited)

    1951
  5. Amor non ho! Però, però... .... One of Maurizio's henchmen (uncredited)

    1952
  6. Era lei che lo voleva .... Walter's friend (uncredited)
  7. Serenata amara .... Mario's cornerman (uncredited)
  8. Totò e le donne .... Soldier on train platform (uncredited)

    1953
  9. Ai margini della metropoli .... Man at the trial (uncredited)
  10. Capitan Fantasma .... Ship crew member (uncredited)
  11. Frine, cortigiana d'oriente .... Arab slave trader (uncredited)
  12. I sette dell'orsa maggiore .... Man at the nightclub (uncredited)
  13. Il sacco di Roma .... Citizien (uncredited)
  14. La nave delle donne maledette .... Officer on the prison ship (uncredited)
  15. Nerone e Messalina .... Man throwing rocks at the Christians (uncredited)

    1954
  16. Un americano a Roma .... German soldier (uncredited)
  17. Canzone d'amore .... Worker at the amusement park (uncredited)
  18. Due notti con Cleopatra .... Roman soldier (uncredited)
  19. I tre ladri .... Prisoner (uncredited)

    1955
  20. Il bidone .... Shanty dweller (uncredited)

    1956
  21. Helen of Troy .... Greek soldier / Trojan citizen (uncredited - uncertain identifications)
  22. Il ferroviere .... Man at the union meeting (uncredited)
  23. I fidanzati della morte .... Race officer in Germany (uncredited)
  24. Una pelliccia di visone .... Man leaving bus (uncredited)

    1957
  25. Belle ma povere .... Student (uncredited)
  26. Femmine tre volte .... Soviet agent (uncredited)
  27. Il corsaro della mezza luna .... Pirate (uncredited)
  28. La ragazza del palio .... Athlete at street fight (uncredited)
  29. Le notti bianche .... Man involved in the fight (uncredited)
  30. Kean: Genio e sregolatezza .... Man at the tavern (uncredited)
  31. Ladro lui, ladra lei .... Prison inmate (uncredited)

    1958
  32. Afrodite dea dell'amore .... Slave guardian (uncredited)
  33. Fortunella .... Wrestling cornerman (uncredited)
  34. Il pirata dello Sparviero Nero .... Torturer (uncredited)
  35. I soliti ignoti .... Inmate (uncredited)

    1959
  36. I reali di Francia .... role?
  37. Il figlio del corsaro rosso .... Pirate (uncredited)
  38. Il generale Della Rovere .... Fascist (uncredited)
  39. Il terrore dei barbari .... Barbarian warrior (uncredited)
  40. L'arciere Nero .... Torturer (uncredited)
  41. L'assedio di Siracusa .... Drummer on slave ship (uncredited)
  42. La cento chilometri .... One of the men who take away Cesare and Angela's bed (uncredited)
  43. La scimitarra del saracenoo .... Pirate (uncredited)
  44. Noi siamo due evasi .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  45. Poveri milionari .... Train passenger (uncredited)
  46. Tutti innamorati .... Man attending political meeting (uncredited)

    1960
  47. A noi piace freddo…! .... German soldier (uncredited)
  48. I pirati della costa .... Officer at the prisoner ship (uncredited)
  49. Il mattatore .... Prison inmate (uncredited)
  50. Il sepolcro dei re .... Egyptian embalmer (uncredited)
  51. La dolce vita .... Man in crowd at the miracle (uncredited)
  52. Morgan il pirata .... Pirate (uncredited)
  53. Noi duri .... Gangster (uncredited)
  54. Revak, lo schiavo di Cartagine .... Rebel (uncredited)
  55. Risate di gioia .... Actor in the peplum movie (uncredited)
  56. Robin Hood e i pirati .... Pirate (uncredited)
  57. Rocco e i suoi fratelli .... Audience member at boxing match (uncredited)
  58. Teseo contro il minotauro .... Prisoner guard (uncredited)
  59. The Angel Wore Red .... Man listening to speeches (uncredited)

    1961
  60. Barabba .... Guard in the sulphur mines (uncredited)
  61. Costantino il grande .... Torturer (uncredited)
  62. Gli invasori .... Viking (uncredited)
  63. I Masnadieri .... role?
  64. La vendetta di Ursus .... Spectator at Ursus's trials (uncredited)
  65. L'ultimo dei Vikinghi .... Viking (uncredited)
  66. Le ambiziose .... Whistling man at beauty contest finale (uncredited)
  67. Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan .... Executioner (uncredited)
  68. Mina... fuori la guardia .... Postman (uncredited)
  69. Ursus e la ragazza tartara .... Leader of the horses (uncredited)

    1962
  70. Boccaccio '70 - segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio" .... Waiter (uncredited)
  71. Il mio amico Benito ...Man waiting for Mussolini (uncredited)
  72. L'arciere delle mille e una notte .... Bandit with his head on fire (uncredited)
  73. Totò contro Maciste .... Soldier in Thebes (uncredited)
  74. Totò Diabolicus .... Nando "Bellicapelli", an inmate (uncredited)

    1963
  75. I dieci gladiatori .... Roman ship's drummer (uncredited)
  76. Ercole contro Moloch .... Prisoner guard (uncredited)
  77. I mostri - segment ''Presa dalla vita'' .... Kidnapper (uncredited)
  78. Maciste contro i mongoli .... Prison guard (uncredited)

    1964
  79. Due mafiosi nel Far West .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  80. Gli schiavi più forti del mondo .... Man at the market (uncredited)
  81. I due mafiosi .... Man fighting in a club (uncredited)
  82. La guerra dei topless .... Bartender (uncredited)
  83. Sandokan alla riscossa .... Executioner (uncredited)
  84. Totò contro il Pirata Nero .... Pirate (uncredited)
  85. Veneri al sole .... Trainer of Andreucci (uncredited)

    1965
  86. Due marines e un generale .... Bald stage worker (uncredited)
  87. La magnifica sfida .... Torturer (uncredited)
  88. Le bambole .... Regibar (uncredited)
  89. Sette contro tutti .... Innkeeper (uncredited)
  90. The Agony and the Ecstasy .... Man in tavern (uncredited)

    1966
  91. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo .... Onlooker at first Tuco hanging (uncredited)
  92. Io, io, io... e gli altri .... Fat man on the train (uncredited)
  93. La Bibbia .... Sinful man (uncredited)
  94. L'armata brancaleone .... Relaxing bandit (uncredited)
  95. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo .... Goldfoot's henchman (uncredited)
  96. Superargo contro Diabolikus .... Cornerman at the wrestling match (uncredited)
  97. Una questione d'onore .... Head-butting challenger (uncredited)

    1967
  98. Doctor Faustus .... Monk (uncredited)
  99. Indomptable Angélique / L'indomabile Angelica .... Guard on the ship (uncredited)
  100. La feldmarescialla .... German soldier (uncredited)
  101. Pecos è qui: prega e muori .... Cantina proprietor (uncredited)
  102. Le streghe .... Bald, fat man at the stadium (uncredited)

    1968
  103. Ammazzali tutti e torna solo .... Prisoner queueing for food (uncredited)
  104. Colpo sensazionale al servizio del sifar .... Henchman (uncredited)
  105. Execution .... Member of circus (uncredited)
  106. I due crociati .... Outlaw (uncredited)
  107. I nipoti di Zorro .... Executioner (uncredited)
  108. Niente rose per OSS 117 .... Henchman at the concert (uncredited)
  109. Straziami ma di baci saziami .... Gym worker (uncredited)

    1969
  110. Fellini Satyricon .... Man at the feast (uncredited)
  111. Italiani è severamente proibito servirsi della toilette durante le fermate .... Driver (uncredited) (pic lost)

    1970
  112. Brancaleone alle crociate .... Follower of the pastor disciple of Pope Gregory (uncredited)
  113. I clowns .... Railway man (uncredited)
  114. Confessione di un Commissario di Polizia al Procuratore della Repubblica .... role?
  115. Satiricosissimo .... Executioner (uncredited)

    1971
  116. Il corsaro nero .... Pirate (uncredited)
  117. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro .... role?
  118. Detenuto in attesa di giudizio .... Giacchesi, a prisoner (uncredited)
  119. Homo eroticus .... Man with three ears (uncredited)
  120. In nome del popolo italiano .... Court house usher (uncredited)
  121. Il ritorno del gladiatore più forte del mondo .... Guard (uncredited)
  122. Storie dell'anno mille (TV mini series) .... Monk (credited)

    1972
  123. Decameron proibitissimo (Boccaccio mio statte zitto) .... Executioner (uncredited)
  124. Fiorina la vacca .... role?
  125. Roma .... Spectator in theater (uncredited)

    1973
  126. Amarcord .... Lifeguard (uncredited)
  127. Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli .... Bank clerk (uncredited)
  128. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? .... Hospital patient (uncredited)
  129. Lucrezia giovane .... Cardinal (uncredited)
  130. La mano nera .... Don Gaetano's henchman (uncredited)
  131. Il mio nome è Shangai Joe .... Blacksmith (uncredited)
  132. Paolo il caldo .... Friend of motorcyclist (uncredited)

    1974
  133. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Sleeping man in pub (uncredited)
  134. Di Tressette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno .... Tuttifrutti's sidekick (uncredited)
  135. La mafia mi fa un baffo .... role? (credited as Veriano Genesi)

    1975
  136. Pasqualino Settebellezze .... Asylum patient (uncredited)
  137. Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un bacio in bocca .... Masseur (uncredited)

    1976
  138. Basta che non si sappia in giro!.. .... Sailor in Amanda's fantasy (uncredited)
  139. Bluff - Storia di truffe e di imbroglioni .... Prisoner serving dinner (uncredited)
  140. Cuore di cane (credited as Veriano Genesi) .... Cook (uncredited)

    1979
  141. Assassinio sul Tevere .... Rincojo (uncredited)
  142. Caligola .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  143. Giallo napoletano .... Asylum patient (uncredited)
  144. Sexual aberration .... Client at Singaporean brothel (uncredited)

    1984
  145. Se tutto va bene siamo rovinati .... Mental patient who bends machine gun (uncredited)

Filmography to check
  • Anni facili (1953)
  • La peccatrice adolescente (1969)
  • Kakkientruppen (1977)
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 04/10/2018, 5:30

Here in Io, io, io... e gli altri (1966) as a fat man on the train
Veriano Ginesi - Io io io e gli altri.jpg

Here in Giallo napoletano (1979) asylum patient
Veriano Ginesi - Giallo Napoletano.jpg

La mafia mi fa un baffo (1974)
Veriano Ginesi - La mafia mi fa un baffo.jpg

Nice pic of Veriano from Straziami ma di baci saziami (1968) as a gym worker
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 05/10/2018, 5:24

Two new roles for Veriano ! First the credited one in Cuore di cane (1976) very tiny, he hardly speaks two words as the cook
Cuore Di Cane - Veriano Ginesi1.jpg
Cuore Di Cane - Veriano Ginesi2.jpg

And then in the middle of this crowd in Il mio amico benito (1962), you can see him on the right, and in the second photo he is at the left of Ciccio Ingrassia as they wait for Mussolini
Veriano Ginesi - Il mio amico benito1.jpg
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And also two more roles, as cook in Bluff - Storia di truffe ed imbroglioni (1976)
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And as kidnapper in I mostri (1963)
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Post by vecchiaguardia » 05/10/2018, 5:35

Assassinio sul Tevere (1979) Rincojo
Veriano Ginesi - Assassinio sul Tevere.jpg

Veriano in 1947! From Come persi la guerra as a German soldier in the mine
Veriano Ginesi - Come persi la guerra.jpg

La corta notte delle bambole di vetro (1971)
Veriano Ginesi - La corta notte delle bambole di vetro.jpg

I soliti ignoti (1958) as an inmate
Veriano Ginesi - I soliti ignoti.jpg

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Post by carlos » 05/10/2018, 5:48

Paolo il caldo (1973) as Friend of motorcyclist (uncredited) - pic by dusso
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Niente rose per oss 117 (1968) as Henchman at the concert - pic by Johan
Niente Rose OSS 117 - Ginesi.jpg

Il buono il brutto e il cattivo (1966) Bald Onlooker at Tuco's 1st Hanging
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Execution (1968) as a member of the circus
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Post by carlos » 05/10/2018, 5:56

Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? (1973) as retirement home patient where he mostly wanders around in the background
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Il mio nome è Shangai Joe (1973) as blacksmith
VerianoGenesi (blacksmith) ShangaiJoe.jpg

a quite long nice speaking role (uncredited) as one of Riccardo Garrone's (Tutti Frutti) sidekicks called Goldilocks ;) (English version) in Di Tressette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno (1974)
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I nipoti di Zorro (1968) as the executioner
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Post by vecchiaguardia » 06/10/2018, 16:50

Smiling Veriano in La feldmarescialla (1967) :D as a German soldier
Veriano Ginesi - La feldmarescialla.jpg

Un americano a Roma (1954) as a German soldier
Veriano Ginesi - Un americano a Roma.jpg


I fidanzati della morte (1956) as race official in Germany
Veriano Ginesi - I fidanzati della morte.jpg

Ladri di biciclette (1948) as man in the crowd
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 06/10/2018, 17:01

More roles for Veriano ! Some with Amerigo: Le spie vengono dal semifreddo (1966) as Goldfoot's henchman
Veriano Ginesi - Le spie vengono dal semifreddo.jpg

2 marines e un generale (1965) as a bald stage worker
Veriano Ginesi - 2 marines e un generale.jpg

Pirate in Il corsaro nero (1971)
Veriano Ginesi - Pirat in Il corsaro nero.jpg

Cult role at the stadium in Le streghe (1967)
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Totò contro Maciste (1962) as a soldier in Tebe
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Amarcord (1973) as a lifeguard
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Fellini's Roma (1972) as a spectator in theater
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Post by Johan Melle » 06/10/2018, 17:21

And yet another Fellini role in Fellini Satyricon (1969) Man at the feast
Veriano Ginesi - Fellini Satyricon.jpg

In Cine Illustrato N. 36 (published 7 September 1952), there's an article about the film Serenata amara (1952) and a few pictures from the film, including this one. I wasn't able to get a good screenshot of him from that scuzzy-looking old (YouTube) print so I think that picture from Cine Illustrato will do nicely as Mario's cornerman.
Veriano Ginesi - Serenata amara.jpg

Anyway, Veriano plays almost the exact same role in Superargo contro Diabolikus (1966), but this time in the wrestling ring
Veriano Ginesi - Superargo contro Diabolikus.jpg

And here he's a prison guard in Maciste contro i Mongoli (1963)
Veriano Ginesi - Maciste contro i Mongoli.jpg

And as one of the sinful people in La Bibbia (1966)
Veriano Ginesi - La Bibbia.jpg

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