Dell'Acqua, Roberto

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Dell'Acqua, Roberto

Post by PeplumParadise » 03/04/2021, 14:23

Roberto Dell'Acqua in La via della droga (1977).
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Roberto Dell'Acqua was a stuntman and actor active in Italian films from the early 1960's until the mid-2010's.

Born on April 16th 1946 in Rome, he is the younger brother of Alberto and Arnaldo and older brother to Ottaviano (sister Fernanda's birthdate is unknown, but I would guess she is nearest in age to Roberto). He died in Rome on September 16th 2019, aged 73.

Having worked in the circus as a youngster along with his brothers, Roberto began his film career while still in his teens in the mid 60's with appearances in a few peplums. He then worked steadily, mostly in uncredited stunt roles, right up until 2 years before his death.
Filmography
1964
  1. Anthar l'invincibile .... Aimu (credited)
  2. Maciste e la regina di Samar .... Boy in the tavern (uncredited)

    1968
  3. I lunghi giorni dell'odio .... Trouble maker outside the store (uncredited)

    1970
  4. Buon funerale amigos!... paga Sartana... .... Frank Piggot (credited)
  5. Lo chiamavano Trinità... .... Brawler (uncredited)

    1971
  6. ...Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità .... Saloon brawler (uncredited)
  7. L'arciere di fuoco .... Bandit saved from hanging (uncredited)
  8. La spada normanna .... Mute prisoner (uncredited)
  9. Quel maledetto giorno della resa dei conti .... Dan Benton (credited as Leo Widmark)

    1972
  10. ...e alla fine lo chiamarono Jerusalem l'implacabile .... Bullseye Joe henchman (credited)
  11. Alleluja e Sartana figli di... Dio .... Scots brawler (uncredited)
  12. Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  13. I due figli di Trinità .... Monk (uncredited)
  14. Il West ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja .... Austrian soldier (uncredited)
  15. La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? .... James henchman (uncredited)
  16. Un animale chiamato uomo (uncredited) .... One of the farmer's boys
  17. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo .... Poker player (uncredited)

    1973
  18. Il mio nome è Shangai Joe .... Smitty (uncredited)
  19. Le favolose notti d'oriente .... Palace brawler (uncredited)
  20. Lo chiamavano Tresette... giocava sempre col morto .... Bandit (uncredited)
  21. Piedone lo sbirro .... Matrose (uncredited)
  22. Pugni, pirati e karatè .... Right hand (credited?)
  23. Storia de fratelli e de cortelli .... English boxer (credited?)
  24. Tutti figli di mammasantissima .... Henchman of Bug Morano's gang (uncredited)

    1974
  25. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Maloney henchman (uncredited)
  26. Carambola .... Clydeson henchman (uncredited)
  27. Eroi all'inferno .... Brother of Julien (uncredited)

    1975
  28. Africa Express .... Hunter henchman (credited)
  29. Ah sì? E io lo dico a Zzzorro! .... Spanish guard (uncredited)
  30. Che botte ragazzi .... Brawler (uncredited)
  31. Colpo in canna .... Don Calò henchman (credited)
  32. Il lupo dei mari .... Ship crew member (credited)
  33. Piedone a Hong Kong .... Flatfoot's navy buddy (credited)
  34. Qui comincia l'avventura .... Gangster (uncredited)
  35. Simone e Matteo: Un gioco da ragazzi .... Gendarme (uncredited)

    1976
  36. Il grande racket .... Luigino (credited)
  37. Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo .... Escaped convict (credited)
  38. Keoma .... Caldwell gang member (uncredited)
  39. Paura in città .... Suspected traitor punished by the Lettieri's gang (uncredited)

    1977
  40. California .... Soldier shot by Whittaker (uncredited)
  41. I due superpiedi quasi piatti .... Thug in cafe (credited)
  42. La banda del trucido .... Thug who keeps family hostage (uncredited)
  43. La via della droga .... Luciano (uncredited)

    1978
  44. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer .... Gambling den brawler (uncredited)

    1979
  45. Sette uomini d'oro nello spazio .... Norman, the boxer (uncredited)
  46. Uno sceriffo extraterrestre... poco extra e molto terrestre .... Fireman / Stunt double: Deputy Allen (credited as acrobat)

    1980
  47. Il vizietto II .... Traffic cop (uncredited)

    1981
  48. ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà .... Zombie at the hospital (uncredited)
  49. Bello di mamma .... Street sweeper (uncredited)
  50. Occhio a la penna .... Waiter (uncredited)

    1983
  51. Notturno (TV mini-series) Eps. 2, 3 .... Leader of the biker gang (uncredited)

    1985
  52. Red Sonja .... Queen Gedren's guard at banquet (uncredited)

    1986
  53. Giuro che ti amo .... Don Vito henchman (uncredited)

    1987
  54. L'isola del tesoro (TV mini-series) - episode 1 .... Thief at the market (uncredited)

    1988
  55. Zombi 3 .... Zombie attacking Roger under the helicopter (uncredited)

    2000
  56. Alex l'ariete .... Killer at train station (credited as Stuntman)

    2001
  57. Il principe e il pirata .... Marcellino (credited)

    2005
  58. Il commissario Montalbano (TV series) - season 5, ep. 1: "Il giro di boa" .... Human trafficking doctor (credited for Stunts)

    2015
  59. Il candidato (TV series) - season 2, episode 6: "Rottamazione" .... On. Torrisi (credited)

    2018
  60. Il mio nome è Thomas .... Old diner at tavern (credited for Stunts)
Additional credits
  • Su e giù (TV game show, 1968) - episode 5 .... Acrobat in a circus number (credited)
No Roberto!
Films where Roberto is listed as appearing somewhere online, but cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Colpo maestro al servizio di Sua Maestà britannica (1967) IMDb says the credited pseudonym "Robert Stevenson" refers to Roberto, but this is a "c.s.c." credit and Roberto was not a c.s.c. actor. The credit probably belongs to Valentino Macchi, but this needs confirming.
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Re: Roberto Dell'Acqua

Post by PeplumParadise » 03/04/2021, 14:31

Anthar l'invincibile (1964) credited, as Aimu.

Like his 2 older brothers, Roberto kick-started his career with a substantial peplum role in 1964. He's playing a rather politically-incorrect gibbering mute boy, an unfortunate staple of peplum movies. Roberto was 18 (probably 17 when it was filmed), but is playing a role that is definitely intended to be somewhat younger.
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Re: Roberto Dell'Acqua

Post by PeplumParadise » 03/04/2021, 14:36

Maciste e la regina di Samar (1964) as Boy in the tavern.

Several years ago (before his recent death, obviously), Roberto confirmed to me on Facebook that it is him playing this role.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/04/2021, 14:39

I lunghi giorni dell'odio (1968) as Trouble maker outside the store
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/04/2021, 14:40

Lo chiamavano Trinità... (1970) as Brawler
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/04/2021, 14:43

L'arciere di fuoco (1971) as Bandit saved from hanging.

IMDb says his character is named Gary, but his role is very brief and I don't recall hearing him called by name.
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La spada normanna (1971) as Mute prisoner
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La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? (1972) as James henchman
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Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo (1972) as Poker player
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/04/2021, 14:52

Il mio nome è Shangai Joe (1973) as Smitty
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