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Antonelli, Ennio

Post by PeplumParadise » 26/01/2021, 17:59

Ennio Antonelli in Il cinico, l'infame, il violento (1977)
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Ennio Antonelli was a stocky character actor active in Italian films from at least the start of the 1960's until the early 1990's. While he most often played small character roles he could equally be found on many occasions in the roles of generico or stuntman.

Ennio was born on February 23rd 1927 in Rome and died on August 6th 2004, aged 77. These details are confirmed from an image of Ennio's grave.

He was a professional boxer before starting his film career, with 29 fights between 1949-1956.

His earliest known roles at present come from 1960. He then worked steadily throughout the 60's and 70's across all genres. Through the first half of the 80's his career belatedly took off when he became ubiquitous as a straight man in small roles in the comedies of actors like Lino Banfi, Paolo Villaggio, Alvaro Vitali and Tomas Milian.

It is known that he suffered a stroke in 1989, causing him to be replaced in the final season of the series I ragazzi della 3 C, after which he only made a couple more appearances on screen before retiring due to health problems.

I have started his topic with roles found by myself or listed on IMDb and ANICA, so there are still quite a few to be added. I have found a number of undocumented early roles for Ennio, so I am sure there will be more to be uncovered.

Filmography
1960
  1. Esther and the King .... Jewish man (uncredited)
  2. I pirati della costa .... Pirate (uncredited)

    1961
  3. A cavallo della tigre .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  4. Una vita violenta .... Nurse (uncredited)

    1963
  5. 8 1/2 .... Steam bath assistant (uncredited)
  6. Brenno il nemico di Roma .... Brenno's torturer (uncredited)
  7. Jason and the Argonauts .... Dimitrios (uncredited)
  8. L'eroe di Babilonia .... Guard whipping prisoners (uncredited)
  9. Vino, whisky e acqua salata .... Submarine crew member (credited)
  10. Zorro e i tre moschettieri .... Spectator at the execution (uncredited)

    1964
  11. I magnifici brutos del West .... Barman (uncredited)
  12. Il castello dei morti vivi .... Gianni (credited)
  13. La rivolta dei pretoriani .... Wrestler (uncredited)
  14. Una spada per l'impero .... Christian (uncredited)

    1965
  15. La decima vittima .... Furniture mover (uncredited)
  16. Oggi, domani, dopodomani .... Man mounting Pepita in Gasparri's dream / Arab opening car door (uncredited)

    1966
  17. After the Fox / Caccia alla volpe .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  18. Agente 3S3, massacro al sole .... Man on the plane (uncredited)
  19. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo .... Goldfoot henchman (uncredited)
  20. Per un pugno di canzoni .... Gangster (credited)
  21. Testadirapa .... role? (uncredited)
  22. The She Beast .... Truck driver (credited as Tony Antonelli)
  23. Un angelo per Satana .... Tavern customer (uncredited)

    1967
  24. Ad ogni costo .... Man watching leaflets falling (uncredited)
  25. Bang Bang Kid .... Councillor of Limerick (credited)
  26. Le streghe .... role? (uncredited)
  27. Matchless .... Andreanu henchman (credited)
  28. Requiescant .... Brothel patron (uncredited)

    1968
  29. Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell .... Hotel doorman (uncredited)
  30. Candy .... Intern (uncredited)
  31. Diabolik .... Syndicate member (uncredited)
  32. I 2 deputati .... Man listening to Franco's speech (uncredited)
  33. Il medico della mutua .... Callisto Cecconi (uncredited)
  34. Tre supermen a Tokyo .... Samurai (uncredited)
  35. Un dollaro per 7 vigliacchi .... Basilio (uncredited)

    1969
  36. Cinque figli di cane .... Baymond henchman (uncredited)
  37. Django il bastardo .... Rowland hanchman (uncredited)
  38. Fellini Satyricon .... Servant at the banquet (uncredited)
  39. Satyricon .... Guest of Trimalchione (uncredited)
  40. Sette volte sette .... Patient in prison hospital (uncredited)

    1970
  41. Appuntamento col disonore .... Torture specialist soldier (uncredited)
  42. Il divorzio .... Motorcyclist (credited)
  43. Ninì Tirabusciò, la donna che invento la mossa .... Striker on the march (uncredited)
  44. The Adventures of Gerard .... One of Millefleurs men (uncredited)

    1971
  45. Blindman .... Mexican officer (uncredited)
  46. Cose di Cosa Nostra .... Don Cefalù's chauffeur (uncredited)
  47. Il provinciale .... Nurse (uncredited)
  48. La supertestimone .... Witness (uncredited)
  49. Riuscirà l'avvocato Franco Benenato a sconfiggere il suo acerrimo nemico il pretore Ciccio De Ingras? .... Cafe owner (uncredited)
  50. Scipione detto anche l'africano .... Servant of Scipione (credited)

    1972
  51. Camorra .... Thug shut in meat truck (uncredited)
  52. Correva l'anno di grazia 1870 .... Man of the people (uncredited)
  53. Girolimoni - Il mostro di Roma .... Mattei (uncredited)
  54. Joe Valachi - I segreti di Cosa Nostra .... Maranzano mobster (uncredited)
  55. Le notti peccaminose di Pietro l'Aretino .... Wrestler (uncredited)
  56. Lo scopone scientifico .... Peppino's brother (uncredited)
  57. Roma .... Fascist officer at the Olympics/ Toll booth attendant (uncredited)

    1973
  58. L'altra faccia del padrino .... Mafia-type at the wedding (uncredited)
  59. Sono stato io! .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  60. Tutti figli di mammasantissima .... Member of Bug Morano's gang (uncredited)

    1974
  61. Arrivano Joe e Margherito .... Man eating spaghetti (uncredited)

    1975
  62. Attenti al buffone .... Slaughterhouse worker (uncredited)
  63. La donna della domenica .... Zavattaro (credited)
  64. Simone e Matteo - Un gioco da ragazzi .... Rival truck co-driver (uncredited)

    1976
  65. Brutti, sporchi e cattivi .... Bar keeper (credited)
  66. Colpita da improvviso benessere .... Fish vendor (credited)
  67. E tanta paura .... Employee of the Colaianni company (uncredited)
  68. Febbre da cavallo .... Otello Rinaldi (credited)

    1977
  69. Il... Belpaese .... Thug destroying clock shop (uncredited)
  70. Il cinico, l'infame, il violento .... Prisoner-barber (uncredited)
  71. Il prefetto di ferro .... Restagli (uncredited)
  72. Napoli si ribella .... Henchman (uncredited)

    1978
  73. La banda del gobbo .... Osvaldo Albanese (uncredited)
  74. Primo amore .... Stall holder-attacker (uncredited)
  75. Quando c'era lui... caro lei! (credited) .... Fascist (uncredited)
  76. Squadra antimafia .... Bookmaker (uncredited)

    1979
  77. Assassinio sul Tevere .... Hospital desk clerk (uncredited)
  78. Giallo napoletano .... Mental patient (uncredited)
  79. I viaggiatori della sera .... Holiday village guest (uncredited - uncertain identification)
  80. L'ingorgo .... Roadside cafe owner (uncredited)
  81. La patata bollente .... Man at Labor Day celebration (uncredited)
  82. La poliziotta della squadra del buon costume .... Passerby (uncredited)
  83. Riavanti...marsch! .... Enlisted soldier (uncredited)

    1980
  84. Arrivano i gatti .... Braciola (credited)
  85. Fantozzi contro tutti .... Antonello (credited)
  86. Fontamara (TV mini-series) .... Man in the queue at employment office (uncredited)
  87. Il ficcanaso .... Role not found (credited)
  88. Il lupo e l'agnello .... Thief (uncredited)
  89. L'avvertimento .... Look-out (credited)
  90. Mi faccio la barca .... Nurse (uncredited)
  91. Sono fotogenico .... Assistant on film set (uncredited)
  92. Voltati Eugenio .... Greengrocer (uncredited)

    1981
  93. Bianco, rosso e Verdone .... Man in the window (uncredited)
  94. Culo e camicia .... Shopkeeper (credited)
  95. Delitto al ristorante cinese .... Fishmonger (credited)
  96. Fracchia la belva umana .... Waiter (uncredited)
  97. I carabbinieri .... Provolone (credited)
  98. Il casinista .... Detainee in holding cell (uncredited)
  99. La poliziotta a New York .... Member of Gianna's family group (uncredited)
  100. L'onorevole con l'amante sotto il letto .... Porter at train station (uncredited)
  101. Miracoloni .... Nun (credited)
  102. Pierino contro tutti .... Restaurant customer (uncredited)
  103. Pierino medico della SAUB .... Uncle Nando (credited)
  104. Quando la coppia scoppia .... Museum guard (uncredited)
  105. Una vacanza del cactus .... Truck driver (uncredited)
  106. Uno contro l'altro, praticamente amici .... Cicerchia (credited)

    1982
  107. Attila flagello di Dio .... Centurion (uncredited)
  108. Delitto sull'autostrada .... Boxing coach (uncredited)
  109. È forte un casino! .... Petrol station attendant (credited)
  110. Eccezzziunale... veramente .... Lupine seller (uncredited)
  111. Gunan il guerriero .... Man forced to run (uncredited)
  112. Pierino colpisce ancora .... Road worker (uncredited)
  113. Pierino la peste alla riscossa .... Farmer milking cow (credited)
  114. Porca vacca .... Army captain (credited)
  115. Ricchi, ricchissimi... praticamente in mutande .... Truck driver (credited)
  116. Sballato, gasato, completamente fuso .... Fruit seller (uncredited)
  117. Sogni mostruosamente proibiti .... Man in car (credited)
  118. Vieni avanti cretino .... Carmine Carlucci (uncredited)
  119. W la foca .... First ticket collector (uncredited)

    1983
  120. Al bar dello sport .... Bodyguard of Don Raffaele (credited)
  121. Bonnie e Clyde all'italiana .... Funfair worker (uncredited)
  122. E la nave va .... Refugee (uncredited)
  123. Fantozzi subisce ancora .... "Pizzettaro di Via della Scrofa" (credited)
  124. Le storie di Mozziconi (TV series) - episode 12: "Mozziconi e il pollo" .... Shopkeeper (credited)
  125. Pappa e ciccia .... Marchese (credited)
  126. Sapore di mare .... Morino (credited)
  127. Sapore di mare 2 - Un anno dopo .... Morino (credited - role unconfirmed)
  128. Sfrattato cerca casa equo canone .... Keeper of public housing (credited)
  129. Zero in condotta .... High school janitor (uncredited)

    1984
  130. Champagne in paradiso .... Villager with the drum (uncredited)
  131. Dagobert .... Man in the church (uncredited)
  132. Delitto in Formula Uno .... Osvaldo Bonnani (credited)
  133. Due strani papà .... Postman (uncredited)
  134. I predatori dell'anno omega .... Role not found (credited)
  135. L'allenatore nel pallone .... Role not found (credited)
  136. Mi faccia causa (credited) .... Spectator in court (uncredited)

    1985
  137. Colpo di fulmine .... Bar customer (uncredited)
  138. I pompieri .... Signor Gentilini (credited)
  139. National Lampoon's European Vacation .... Cafe customer (uncredited)

    1986
  140. Asilo di polizia .... Little Ricky (credited)
  141. Ginger e Fred .... Porter (uncredited)
  142. Grandi magazzini .... Store room worker (uncredited)
  143. La piovra 2 (TV series) - episode 5 .... Taxi driver (credited)
  144. Quando arriva il giudice (TV series) - episode 3: "Siamo a cavallo" .... Henchman (credited)
  145. Scuola di ladri .... Priest (uncredited)

    1987
  146. I ragazzi della 3 C (TV series) - season 1, episodes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 .... Signor Sacchi (credited)
  147. Provare per credere (TV movie) .... Waiter (credited)

    1988
  148. Buy & Cell .... Prison inmate (uncredited)
  149. Fantozzi va in pensione .... Usher in porn cinema (credited)
  150. I ragazzi della 3 C (TV series, season 2, episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) .... Signor Sacchi (credited)

    1991
  151. Piedipiatti .... Cellmate of Proietti (credited)

Additional credits
  • Fellini - Block notes di un regista (1969) - Quasi-documentary, as himself.
  • Stracult interview (2001) - There is a brief interview clip on You Tube, but with no clues as to the programme it originates from.

Not enough of Antonelli!
There are still a few movies where Ennio is credited by various online sources that I have been unable to find, so if anybody has images of him in the films below you know what to do.
  • Due marines e un generale (1965) ANICA / IMDb as Von Kassler's driver
  • Basta guardarla (1970) Euro-Bis
  • Rag. Arturo De Fanti bancario-precario (1980) IMDb
  • Una vacanza bestiale (1980) ANICA as Truck driver
  • Zucchero, miele e peperoncino (1980) ANICA as Siculo
  • Manolesta (1981) ANICA
  • Scusa se è poco (1982) ANICA
  • Dance Music (1984) ANICA
  • Animali metropolitani (1987) Euro-Bis
  • Le comiche (1990) ANICA
  • Ennio Antonelli? Campa (2001) A documentary homage to Ennio directed by Marco Giusti

No Ennio!
Films where Ennio is credited as appearing somewhere online, but cannot be found for whatever reason. There always has to be one!
  • The Best of Enemies (1961) Euro-Bis as Italian soldier. There is an Italian soldier who appears in the closing scene who bears a resemblence to Ennio, but it isn't him (agreed by cinemaitaliano and FatmanDan).
  • Pane burro e marmellata (1977) Listed on ANICA as playing an inn-keeper but I've checked the film and he's nowhere to be found - Johan.
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Re: Ennio Antonelli

Post by PeplumParadise » 26/01/2021, 18:03

The earliest role I've found for Ennio so far is as a Pirate in I pirati della costa (1960)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/01/2021, 18:06

I'm pretty sure this is also Ennio as a Jewish man, walking behind Gianni Di Segno, in Esther and the King (1960).

Since Ennio and Di Segni were both professional boxers before becoming actors then it's highly likely they knew each other. They would appear together in several other films through the years and both became favourites of Fellini.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/01/2021, 18:10

A cavallo della tigre (1961) as Prisoner
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/01/2021, 18:12

Jason and the Argonauts (1963) as Dimitrios
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/01/2021, 18:15

Vino, whisky e acqua salata (1963) credited, as Submarine crew member
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/01/2021, 18:17

Il castello dei morti vivi (1964) credited, as Gianni
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Una spada per l'impero (1964) as Christian
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La decima vittima (1965) as Furniture mover
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Agente 3S3, massacro al sole (1966) as Man on the plane
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