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. L'arciere di fuoco .... Bandit saved from hanging (uncredited)
  7. La spada normanna .... Mute prisoner (uncredited)

    1972
  8. Alleluja e Sartana figli di... Dio .... Scots brawler (uncredited)
  9. La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? .... James henchman (uncredited)
  10. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo .... Poker player (uncredited)

    1973
  11. Il mio nome è Shangai Joe .... Smitty (uncredited)
  12. Piedone lo sbirro .... Matrose (uncredited)
  13. Pugni, pirati e karatè .... Right hand (credited?)
  14. Tutti figli di mammasantissima .... Henchman of Bug Morano's gang (uncredited)

    1974
  15. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Maloney henchman (uncredited)
  16. Carambola .... Clydeson henchman (uncredited)

    1975
  17. Africa Express .... Hunter henchman (credited)
  18. Ah sì? E io lo dico a Zzzorro! .... Spanish guard (uncredited)
  19. Simone e Matteo: Un gioco da ragazzi .... Gendarme (uncredited)

    1976
  20. Il grande racket .... Luigino (credited)
  21. Paura in città .... Suspected traitor punished by the Lettieri's gang (uncredited)

    1977
  22. California .... Soldier shot by Whittaker (uncredited)
  23. La via della droga .... Luciano (uncredited)

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

    1979
  25. Uno sceriffo extraterrestre... poco extra e molto terrestre .... Fireman (credited)

    1981
  26. ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà .... Zombie at the hospital (uncredited)

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

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

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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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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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Re: Roberto Dell'Acqua

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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Re: Roberto Dell'Acqua

Post by PeplumParadise » 03/04/2021, 14:52

Il mio nome è Shangai Joe (1973) as Smitty
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