Antonini, Artemio

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Antonini, Artemio

Post by PeplumParadise » 17/10/2020, 18:34

Artemio Antonini in Operazione poker (1965)
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Artemio Antonini was a tough-looking stuntman and actor active in Italian films from at least the mid-50's until the mid-80's.

Wikipedia gives the unconfirmed details that he was born on June 16th 1924 in Rome, Italy and that he died on December 5th 2001, also in Rome. No other biographical information is currently known.

Most online filmographies start his career in 1960, but I have uncovered a role from 1955 so I think it is highly likely there will be more 50's roles to be found. I have also found a number of other undocumented roles from later in his career so it is probable there will be more late roles to be found too.

I have started his topic only with roles found by myself, so there are plenty more to add, particularly from westerns and later in his career.

Filmography
1955
  1. Siamo uomini o caporali .... Hospital intern (uncredited)

    1959
  2. Cartagine in fiamme .... Soldier (uncredited)
  3. Ercole e la regina di Lidia .... One of Omphale's guards (uncredited)
  4. La cento chilometri .... One of the men who carry Cesare and Angela's bed (uncredited)

    1960
  5. Il sepolcro dei re .... Guard escorting Shila (uncredited)
  6. La vendetta dei barbari .... Roman soldier sending signal (uncredited)

    1961
  7. Costantino il grande .... Soldier (uncredited)
  8. La vendetta di Ursus .... One of Zagro's guards / Palace attacker (uncredited)
  9. Maciste nella terra dei Ciclopi .... Guard (uncredited)

    1962
  10. Il gladiatore di Roma .... Gladiator (uncredited)
  11. L'arciere delle mille e una notte .... Bandit (uncredited)
  12. Maciste, il gladiatore più forte del mondo .... Soldier (uncredited)
  13. Ursus gladiatore ribelle .... Gladiator (uncredited)

    1964
  14. Due mafiosi nel far west .... Cowboy whose waistcoat catches fire (uncredited)
  15. Ercole contro Roma .... Soldier (uncredited - re-used footage)
  16. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori .... Fighter in Spartacus' camp / One of Varro's generals (uncredited)
  17. Il magnifico gladiatore .... Gladiator prisoner (uncredited)
  18. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori .... Rebel (uncredited)
  19. Sinbad contro i sette saraceni .... Kasim of Samarkand (uncredited)
  20. Ursus nella terra di fuoco .... Man in the mob outside the temple (uncredited)

    1965
  21. Asso di picche - Operazione controspionaggio .... Henchman (uncredited)
  22. Colpo grosso ma non troppo .... Motorcycle cop (uncredited)
  23. Gli uomini dal passo pesante .... Temple henchman (uncredited)
  24. Golia alla conquista di Bagdad .... Wrestler / Rebel (uncredited)
  25. Il gladiatore che sfidò l'impero .... Guard (uncredited)
  26. Il tesoro della foresta pietrificata .... One of Hundings men (uncredited)
  27. La magnifica sfida .... Tavern brawler (uncredited)
  28. Maciste il vendicatore dei Maya .... Man of Gruno's tribe (uncredited)
  29. Operazione poker .... Henchman (uncredited)
  30. Superseven chiama Cairo .... Levantino henchman (uncredited)

    1966
  31. 3 colpi di Winchester per Ringo .... Sanders henchman (uncredited)
  32. El Cisco .... Patrick (uncredited)
  33. New York chiama Superdrago .... Lab henchman (uncredited)
  34. Per un pugno di canzoni .... Gangster (uncredited)
  35. Perry Grant, agente di ferro3 .... Henchman (uncredited)
  36. Requiem per un agente segreto .... Henchman (uncredited)
  37. Superargo contro Diabolikus .... Henchman (uncredited)
  38. Un angelo per Satana .... Tavern customer (uncredited)
  39. Un milione di dollari per sette assassini .... Figuerez henchman (uncredited)

    1967
  40. Colpo maestro al servizio di Sua Maestà britannica .... Henchman (uncredited)
  41. Delitto a Posillipo - Londra chiama Napoli .... Thug (uncredited)
  42. Flashman .... Kid henchman (uncredited)
  43. Il bello, il brutto, il cretino .... Cowboy in the saloon (uncredited)
  44. Il raggio infernale .... Road worker henchman (uncredited)
  45. Le due facce del dollaro .... Soldier (uncredited)
  46. Tom Dollar .... Gunman (uncredited)

    1968
  47. Chiedi perdono a Dio... non a me .... Smart henchman (uncredited)
  48. Donne... botte e bersaglieri .... Actor-Gangster (uncredited)
  49. El Zorro .... Soldier who whips the prisoner (uncredited)
  50. Fenomenal e il tesoro di Tutankamen .... Henchman in the sauna (uncredited)
  51. Gangsters per un massacro .... Judo fighter (uncredited)
  52. I due deputati .... Street brawler (uncredited)
  53. O tutto o niente .... Saloon customer (uncredited)
  54. Samoa, regina della giungla .... Fighter in pre-credit bar fight (uncredited)
  55. Sigpress contro Scotland Yard .... Nightclub brawler (uncredited)
  56. Spara, gringo, spara! .... Saloon customer (uncredited)
  57. T'ammazzo!... raccomandati a Dio .... Street fighter (uncredited)
  58. Tre supermen a Tokyo .... Lonnie (credited)
  59. Uno dopo l'altro .... Sheriff who gets shot (uncredited)

    1969
  60. Cinque figli di cane .... Gangster at brothel (uncredited)
  61. Django il bastardo .... Hawkins henchman (uncredited)
  62. Ehi amico... c'è Sabata. Hai chiuso! .... Bank robber shot on the cart (uncredited)
  63. Isabella, duchessa dei diavoli .... Archer with Hans (uncredited)
  64. Le calde notti di Poppea .... Man slapped by Poppea (uncredited)
  65. Quintana .... Mexican soldier (uncredited)
  66. Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino .... Gunman (uncredited) (uncertain identification)
  67. Un esercito di 5 uomini .... Prison warden (uncredited)
  68. Zenabel .... One of Gennaro's men (uncredited)
  69. Zorro alla corte d'Inghilterra .... Rebel (uncredited)

    1970
  70. Lo chiamavano Trinità... .... Major henchman (uncredited)
  71. Un uomo chiamato Apocalisse Joe .... Bandit (uncredited)
  72. Una colt in pugno al diavolo .... Sergeant (credited)
  73. Wanted Sabata .... Mexican bounty hunter (uncredited)

    1971
  74. Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità .... Lenny Smith (uncredited)
  75. Cose di Cosa Nostra .... Don Cefalù henchman (uncredited)
  76. Il mio nome è Mallory, "M" come morte .... Block Stone (credited)
  77. Il ritorno del gladiatore più forte del mondo .... One of Volpe's gang / Torturer (uncredited)
  78. Riuscirà l'avvocato Franco Benenato a sconfiggere il suo acerrimo nemico il pretore Ciccio De Ingras? .... Stuntman in western film shoot (uncredited)
  79. Vamos a matar Sartana .... Bandit at the church (uncredited)

    1972
  80. Alleluja e Sartana figli di... Dio .... McGregor gang member (uncredited)
  81. Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo .... Poker player (uncredited)
  82. Cosi sia .... Chaco henchman (uncredited)
  83. I due figli di Trinità .... Friar (uncredited)
  84. La lunga cavalcata della vendetta .... Brawler (uncredited)
  85. La notte dei diavoli .... Asylum orderly (uncredited)
  86. La vergine di Bali .... Troublemaker in the bar (uncredited)
  87. La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  88. Milano Calibro 9 .... Americano henchman (uncredited)
  89. Semino morte...lo chiamavano il castigo di dio! .... Mexican bounty hunter (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  90. Storia di fifa e di coltello - Er seguito d'er più .... Brawler at the lighting ceremony (uncredited)
  91. Tutti fratelli nel West... per parte di padre .... Heidgren henchman (uncredited)

    1973
  92. Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli .... Angelo's cook (uncredited)
  93. Campa carogna... la taglia cresce .... Soldier (uncredited)
  94. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? .... Dance hall brawler (uncredited)
  95. Dio, sei proprio un padreterno! .... Annunziata Henchman (uncredited)
  96. Il boss .... Henchman assaulting Cocchi's gang (uncredited)
  97. Küçük kovboy .... Saloon troublemaker (uncredited)
  98. La mano spietata della legge .... Henchman assaulting Cocchi's gang (uncredited)
  99. Mi chiamavano 'Requiescat'... ma avevano sbagliato .... Machedo gang member (uncredited)
  100. Sentivano uno strano, eccitante, pericoloso puzzo di dollari .... Lumberjack (uncredited)
  101. Società a responsabilità molto limitata .... Gangster (uncredited)
  102. Storia de fratelli e de cortelli .... Gambler (uncredited)
  103. Studio legale per una rapina .... Gorilla (credited)
  104. Tutti figli di mammasantissima .... Shell game player (uncredited)
  105. Vogliamo i colonnelli .... Man on podium at speech (uncredited)

    1974
  106. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Maloney henchman (uncredited)
  107. Carambola .... Clydeson henchman (uncredited)
  108. Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno .... Striker blacksmith (uncredited)

    1975
  109. Colpo in canna .... Henchman from the boat (uncredited)
  110. Fantozzi .... Thug beating Fantozzi (credited)
  111. I sette del gruppo selvaggio .... Saloon patron (uncredited)
  112. Il soldato di ventura .... French soldier (uncredited)
  113. La città gioca d'azzardo .... The President's bodyguard (uncredited)
  114. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! .... Vitali (credited)
  115. La spacconata .... Donovan henchman (uncredited)
  116. Noi non siamo angeli .... Shark henchman (uncredited)

    1976
  117. I padroni della città .... Henchman (uncredited)
  118. Il conto è chiuso .... Attorney's bodyguard (uncredited)
  119. Il soldato di ventura .... French soldier (uncredited)
  120. Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo .... Escaped convict (credited)
  121. Kidnap in Rome .... Thug (uncredited)
  122. L'affittacamere .... Castrated man (credited)
  123. Paura in città .... Lettieri's Henchman (credited)
  124. Perché si uccidono (La merde) .... Sadistic psychiatric nurse (uncredited)
  125. Pronto Ad Uccidere .... Bavoso henchman (uncredited)
  126. Roma A Mano Armata .... Security man in the gambling house (uncredited)
  127. Squadra antifurto .... Musselman henchman (uncredited)
  128. Storia di arcieri, pugni e occhi neri .... Guard (uncredited)

    1977
  129. El Macho .... Duke henchman (uncredited)

    1978
  130. Il commissario Verrazzano .... Bonci's lieutenant (uncredited)
  131. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer .... Thug (uncredited)
  132. Pugni, dollari & spinaci .... Stilo henchman (uncredited)

    1979
  133. Sabato, domenica e venerdì .... One of Gustavo's brothers (credited)

    1981
  134. Kenn' ich, weiß ich, war ich schon! .... Brawler in western saloon (uncredited)

    1982
  135. Gunan il guerriero .... Nuriak henchman (uncredited)

    1983
  136. 2019 - Dopo la caduta di New York .... Eurac (uncredited)
  137. Thor il conquistatore .... Barbarian chief (uncredited)

    1984
  138. Champagne in paradiso .... Villager fighting the teenagers (uncredited)

    1986
  139. 3 Supermen in Santo Domingo .... Henchman in flashback (uncredited - re-used footage)
More Artemio!
There are more titles in which Artemio reportedly appears, so if anyone has shots of him in any of the titles below, you know what to do!
  • Quando gli uomini armarono la clava e... con le donne fecero din-don (1971) IMDb as Peasant
  • Se t'incontro t'ammazzo (1971) IMDb as Outlaw
  • Jesse & Lester - Due fratelli in un posto chiamato Trinità (1972) IMDb
  • ...E il terzo giorno arrivò il corvo (1973) IMDb as Gunman
  • Oremus, Alleluia e Così Sia (1973) IMDb as Chaco henchman
  • Roma violenta (1975) IMDb
No Antonini!
Titles where Artemio is credited with appearing somewhere online, but either does not appear or else I was unable to find him for some reason.
  • Piedone lo sbirro (1973) IMDb. Most of the usual stuntmen are present, but I couldn't find any sign of Artemio.
  • La polizia accusa: il servizio segreto uccide (1975) IMDb as Prisoner. He does not appear as a prisoner. There is a driver at the start of the film who has a similar look, but opinion was that it is not him.
  • Una colt in mano al diavolo (1973) IMDb as Jeremy, blacksmith. Carlos tells me that Artemio does not appear here, but does appear in the similarly-titled Una colt, in pugno al diavolo.
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Re: Artemio Antonini

Post by PeplumParadise » 17/10/2020, 18:40

Most websites begin his career in 1960, but I came across this role from 5 years earlier in Siamo uomini o caporali (1955) as a Hospital intern.

On the strength of this I would say it is extremely likely that there will be further roles to be found from the late 50's and maybe even earlier, since he appears to be already quite mature here.
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Thanks to cinemaitaliano for providing the HD images and confirming the I.D.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/10/2020, 18:43

La vendetta dei barbari (1960) as Roman soldier sending signal
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Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi (1961) as Guard
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Il gladiatore di Roma (1962) as Gladiator
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Ursus gladiatore ribelle (1962) as Gladiator
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Due mafiosi nel far west (1964) as Cowboy whose waistcoat catches fire
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/10/2020, 18:54

Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (1964) as One of Varro's generals and now found in a second role as a Fighter in Spartacus' camp
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Golia alla conquista di Bagdad (1965) as Wrestler and Rebel, which may or may not be the same role
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Il magnifico gladiatore (1964) as Gladiator prisoner
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