Ruffini, Claudio

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Ruffini, Claudio

Post by PeplumParadise » 10/05/2021, 10:12

Claudio Ruffini in Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (1973)
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Claudio Ruffini was a burly stuntman active in Italian films from the start of the 1960's until the early 1980's.

He was born June 26th 1940 in Perugia, Italy and died on November 30th 1999 in La Rochelle, France, aged 59. His details are repeated on many websites and confirmed by an entry on the findagrave.com website, which also mentions that he was cremated.

He began his career in peplums in the early 60's, but it wasn't until the arrival of eurospies and westerns in the latter half of the decade that he really made his presence felt. In the 70's he became a frequent collaborator in the films of Bud Spencer, where he displayed a talent for comedy which had been kept hidden in his earlier roles. His last known screen appearance was in 1981, with no information available about why he retired or what became of him until his early death 18 years later.

We have found several new roles for Claudio through our peplum topics, so I think it's very likely more early roles will be uncovered.

Filmography
1960
  1. Esther and the King .... Guard (uncredited)

    1961
  2. Il gigante di Metropolis .... Guard of Metropolis (uncredited)

    1962
  3. Il segno del vendicatore .... Prisoner in the forest (uncredited)
  4. Le 7 fatiche di Alì Babà .... Strong man pushing the wheel (uncredited)
  5. Maciste contro lo sceicco .... Fighter (uncredited)

    1963
  6. Brenno il nemico di Roma .... Roman at the slaughter (uncredited)
  7. Oro per i Cesari .... Celtic fighter (uncredited - uncertain identification)

    1964
  8. I tre sergenti del Bengala .... Corporal at the fort (uncredited)
  9. Il trionfo di Ercole .... Guard (uncredited)
  10. La strada per Forte Alamo .... Gambler (uncredited)
  11. Ursus, il terrore dei kirghisi .... Frido (uncredited)

    1965
  12. Agente 077 dall'oriente con furore .... Werner (credited as "Claude Ruffin")
  13. Da Istanbul ordine di uccidere .... Cashier-henchman (uncredited)
  14. Due mafiosi contro Goldginger .... Guard (uncredited)
  15. I 4 inesorabili .... Deputy (uncredited)
  16. Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite .... Agent (uncredited)

    1966
  17. Agente 3S3, massacro al sole .... Koko (credited as "Claude Ruffin")
  18. Cifrato speciale .... Thug (credited)
  19. I diafanoidi vengono da Marte .... Martian henchman (uncredited)
  20. Kriminal .... Hangman (uncredited)
  21. Mark Donen - Agente Zeta 7 .... Blonde Kosky henchman (uncredited)
  22. Requiem per un agente segreto .... Henchman (uncredited)
  23. Thompson 1880 .... Stranger (uncredited)
  24. Un fiume di dollari .... Soldier (uncredited)
  25. Un milione di dollari per sette assassini .... James (credited)

    1967
  26. Colpo maestro al servizio di Sua Maestà britannica .... Ferrington henchman (uncredited)
  27. Con lui cavalca la morte .... Talbot henchman (uncredited)
  28. Da uomo a uomo .... Prison warden (uncredited)
  29. I giorni della violenza .... Butch henchman (uncredited)
  30. Il cobra .... American agent (uncredited)
  31. Il tempo degli avvoltoi .... Sheriff's man (uncredited)
  32. Killer calibro 32 .... Saloon bouncer (uncredited)
  33. Le due facce del dollaro .... Sergeant in Fort Henderson (credited)
  34. Nato per uccidere .... Sheriff (uncredited)
  35. Troppo per vivere... poco per morire .... Agent (credited as "Claude Ruffin")
  36. Tutto Totò (TV series) - episode 6: "Totò ciak" (uncredited) .... One of Lupo's men
  37. Uccideva a freddo .... Lester, Desmet henchman (uncredited)
  38. Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire .... Sheriff / Sheriff (uncredited)
  39. Un poker di pistole .... Masters henchman (uncredited)
  40. Voltati... ti uccido! .... Henchman (uncredited)

    1968
  41. ...e venne il tempo di uccidere .... Mulligan henchman (credited as "Claude Ruffin")
  42. Cin cin... cianuro .... Rubino henchman (uncredited)
  43. Fenomenal e il tesoro di Tutankamen .... Smuggler (uncredited)
  44. I due crociati .... Conscripted knight (uncredited)
  45. Il grande silenzio .... Hunter (uncredited)
  46. Il suo nome gridava vendetta .... Bud (uncredited)
  47. Joko invoca Dio... e muori .... Saloon customer (uncredited)
  48. La donna, il sesso e il superuomo .... Frank (uncredited)
  49. La freccia nera (TV mini-series) - ep. 1, 2, 3, 7 .... Bandit (uncredited)
  50. La vendetta è il mio perdono .... Kildare gunman (uncredited)
  51. Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco .... Assassin (uncredited)
  52. Samoa, regina della giungla .... Joe Stark (credited)
  53. Sangue chiama sangue .... Diego (credited)
  54. Sigpress contro Scotland Yard .... Thief (uncredited)
  55. Vendetta per vendetta .... Red (credited)

    1969
  56. Agguato sul Bosforo .... Henchman (uncredited)
  57. Django il bastardo .... Rowland gang member (uncredited)
  58. Satyricon .... Trimalchione's guard (uncredited - uncertain identification)
  59. Una lunga fila di croci .... Captain Stone (uncredited)
  60. Zenabel .... Villager (uncredited)

    1970
  61. Bocche cucite .... Security man in the gambling house (uncredited)
  62. Buon funerale amigos!... paga Sartana .... Casino bouncer (uncredited)
  63. Shango, la pistola infallibile .... Martinez henchman (uncredited)
  64. Una spada per Brando .... Henchman (uncredited)

    1971
  65. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! .... Ferdy (uncredited)
  66. Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto .... Disagreeable local (uncredited)
  67. Il suo nome era Pot .... Brawler (uncredited)
  68. L'arciere di fuoco .... Villager who joins Robin Hood's men (uncredited)
  69. Lo chiamavano King .... Smuggler with Benson (uncredited)
  70. Posate le pistole, reverendo .... Card player (uncredited)
  71. Testa t'ammazzo, croce... sei morto - Mi chiamano Alleluja .... Krantz henchman (uncredited)

    1972
  72. Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo .... Boxer (uncredited)
  73. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico .... Saloon barman (credited)
  74. I due figli di Trinità .... Sabata (uncredited)
  75. I due gattoni a nove code... e mezza ad Amsterdam .... Berger henchman (credited?)
  76. Il prode Anselmo e il suo scudiero .... One of Ottone's men (uncredited)
  77. Il West ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja .... Claude (credited)
  78. Jesse & Lester - Due fratelli in un posto chiamato Trinità .... Jack (uncredited)
  79. La mano lunga del padrino .... Tom (uncredited)
  80. La notte dei diavoli .... Asylum orderly (uncredited)
  81. Scansati... a Trinità arriva Eldorado .... Brawler (uncredited)
  82. Tedeum .... Grant henchman (uncredited)
  83. Trinità e Sartana figli di... .... Clyde henchman (uncredited)
  84. Tutti fratelli nel West... per parte di padre .... Heidgren henchman (uncredited)
  85. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo .... Poker player (uncredited)

    1973
  86. ...e continuavano a mettere lo diavolo ne lo inferno .... Siegfried (credited)
  87. Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli .... Jim Baxter (credited)
  88. Canterbury n° 2 - Nuove storie d'amore del '300 .... Hercules (credited)
  89. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? .... Saloon brawler (uncredited)
  90. Diario segreto da un carcere femminile .... American agent (uncredited)
  91. Dio, sei proprio un padreterno! .... Truck driver (uncredited)
  92. Fuori uno ... sotto un altro, arriva il Passatore .... Groundskeeper (uncredited)
  93. Il mio nome è Shangai Joe .... Tricky's partner (uncredited)
  94. L'altra faccia del padrino .... Don Vito henchman (uncredited)
  95. Lo chiamavano Tresette... giocava sempre col morto .... Costume party guard (uncredited)
  96. Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia .... Padulo henchman (credited)
  97. Oremus, Alleluia e Così Sia .... Chaco bandit (credited)
  98. Piedone lo sbirro .... One of Flatfoot's navy buddies (uncredited)
  99. Sentivano uno strano, eccitante, pericoloso puzzo di dollari .... Lumberjack (uncredited)
  100. Storia di karatè, pugni e fagioli .... Chinese restaurant customer (uncredited)
  101. Tony Arzenta (Big Guns) .... Carre's bodyguard (uncredited)

    1974
  102. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Cherubini (uncredited)
  103. Carambola .... Tug-of-war contestant (uncredited)
  104. Colpo in canna .... Smooching man in the restaurant (uncredited)
  105. Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno .... Asylum patient chasing Faina (uncredited)
  106. The Arena .... Gladiator (uncredited)
  107. Uomini duri .... Roy (uncredited)
  108. Xiangang xiao jiao fu .... Bully taunting Chinese (uncredited)

    1975
  109. Che botte ragazzi! .... Gang member with the whip (uncredited)
  110. I quattro dell'Apocalisse .... Gunman (uncredited)
  111. Il giustiziere sfida la città .... Conti henchman guarding Giampiero (uncredited)
  112. Il lupo dei mari .... Ship crew member (credited)
  113. L'ambizioso .... Don Enrico henchman (uncredited)
  114. Piedone a Hong Kong .... One of Flatfoot's navy buddies (credited)
  115. Storia di arcieri, pugni e occhi neri .... One of the sheriff's men (uncredited)

    1976
  116. Basta che non si sappia in giro .... Sailor in Amanda's fantasies (uncredited)
  117. I violenti di Roma bene .... Thug who attacks De Gregori (uncredited)
  118. Il conto è chiuso .... Rico henchman (credited)
  119. Il soldato di ventura .... Gambling soldier (uncredited)
  120. Il trucido e lo sbirro .... Club bouncer (uncredited)
  121. Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo .... Escaped prisoner (credited)
  122. La poliziotta fa carriera .... Attacker in the cave (uncredited)
  123. Roma a mano armata .... Bank robber (uncredited)
  124. San sha ben tan xiao fu xing .... Bully taunting Chinese (uncredited)

    1977
  125. Charleston .... Lo Monaco henchman (credited)
  126. I due superpiedi quasi piatti .... Thug (uncredited)
  127. Il cinico, l'infame, il violento .... Fazi henchman (credited)
  128. La via della droga .... Drug squad officer (uncredited)
  129. Mannaja .... Valler henchman with the whip (uncredited)

    1978
  130. I grossi bestioni .... Mean guy ambushing the truck (uncredited)
  131. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer .... Soldier (credited)
  132. Pari e dispari .... Pinky (credited)
  133. Piedone l'africano .... Nightclub henchman (credited)
  134. Pugni, dollari e spinaci .... Nelson (credited)

    1979
  135. John Travolto... da un insolito destino .... Gay bartender (credited)
  136. Uno sceriffo extraterrestre... poco extra e molto terrestre .... Airman (credited)

    1980
  137. Poliziotto superpiù .... Tragedy Row (credited)
  138. S.H.E. - La volpe, il lupo, l'oca selvaggia .... LaRue (credited)

    1981
  139. Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro .... Kador (uncredited)

Filmography to check
  • La notte dell'Innominato (1962) ANICA
  • La torta in cielo (1972) ANICA

No Claudio!
Films where Claudio is credited with appearing somewhere online, but we have been unable to find him
  • L'oro dei bravados (1970) IMDb. Not found, also not found by Carlos
  • El karate el Colt y el impostor (1974) IMDb as Gunman. Not found, also not found by Carlos
  • Simone e Matteo: Un gioco da ragazzi (1975) IMDb as Hitman. Not found. maybe confused with his appearance in the sequel?
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Re: Ruffini, Claudio

Post by PeplumParadise » 10/05/2021, 10:17

Esther and the King (1960) as Guard.

We think it could also be him on the right in the second image as a wrestling soldier, but it's not really clear enough to be certain.
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Re: Ruffini, Claudio

Post by PeplumParadise » 10/05/2021, 10:21

Il segno del vendicatore (1962) as Prisoner in the forest.

That's a really horrible false moustache!
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Re: Ruffini, Claudio

Post by PeplumParadise » 10/05/2021, 10:23

Le 7 fatiche di Alì Babà (1962) as Strong man pushing the wheel
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/05/2021, 10:25

Maciste contro lo sceicco (1962) as Fighter
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/05/2021, 10:28

Brenno il nemico di Roma (1963) as Roman at the slaughter
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Re: Ruffini, Claudio

Post by PeplumParadise » 10/05/2021, 10:40

Oro per i Cesari (1963) as Celtic fighter.

This was identified by others as being Claudio and while I think this could be him I can't say I'm 100% certain with that wig hiding his hair and features. The facial features also seem a bit similar to Giulio Mauroni, so I'm marking this as an uncertain identification.
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Re: Ruffini, Claudio

Post by PeplumParadise » 10/05/2021, 10:56

I tre sergenti del Bengala (1964) as Corporal at the fort.

This looks like it was Claudio's first role of any substance, but the credits for this film are very minimal so he isn't included.
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Re: Ruffini, Claudio

Post by PeplumParadise » 10/05/2021, 11:16

La strada per Forte Alamo (1964) as Gambler
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Re: Ruffini, Claudio

Post by PeplumParadise » 10/05/2021, 11:19

Ursus, il terrore dei kirghisi (1964) as Frido
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