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Capanna, Omero

Post by PeplumParadise » 03/10/2021, 18:10

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Omero Capanna in L'uomo puma (1980)

Omero Capanna was a stuntman active in Italian films from the start of the 1960's until the end of the 1990's.

He was born on April 4th 1942 in Rome, Italy and he died on October 11th 2003, also in Rome, aged 61. He was the son of stuntman Otello Capanna (best remembered as one of the charioteers in Ben-Hur) and his wife, Elvira, and he was the 3rd of 4 children, the others being Mario, Maria and Vanda. He was the nephew of actor Pietro Capanna.[1]

His filmography is proving somewhat problematic. The website omerocapanna.it, moderated by Omero's son Luciano, provides a very lengthy list of film titles, however of 30-odd titles listed between 1960-1964, almost all peplums, he has only been identified in one (from a 2nd he is identified from an on-set image and in another he is mis-identified). This does not necessarily mean that he did not appear in the films, most of these titles feature large battle scenes where none of the extras are identifiable, but does indicate that he is not seen identifiably - a problem for this forum since our inclusions in filmographies are based on visual identifications. The listings on the website were compiled from Omero's personal records, so they should be considered reliable, but without some visual confirmation they can only be considered to be unconfirmed.

From the late 60's onwards his appearances became more prominent and for most of the later roles listed he does seem to appear.

Even with this extensive source of titles I have found that there can still be additional roles to be found. Various websites list him as having appeared in anywhere from 200 to 400 films.

His biographical details come from the omerocapanna.it, website and I think that can be taken as a reliable source.
1. This information provided by forum user Christoffer Slotte which he obtained from Luciano Capanna, son of Omero

Filmography
1963
  1. Ursus nella terra di fuoco .... Guard (uncredited)

    1964
  2. I due mafiosi .... Hitman (uncredited)

    1966
  3. Johnny Yuma .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  4. L'arcidiavolo .... Soldier (uncredited)
  5. La battaglia dei Mods .... Brawler (uncredited)
  6. Superargo contro Diabolikus .... Superargo attacker (uncredited)
  7. Thompson 1880 .... Brady gang member (uncredited)
  8. Uno sceriffo tutto d'oro .... Vargas henchman (uncredited)
  9. Zorro il ribelle .... Luis henchman (uncredited)

    1967
  10. El desperado .... Brawling soldier in saloon (uncredited)
  11. I giorni dell'ira .... Perkins henchman (uncredited)
  12. Il bello, il brutto, il cretino .... Deputy (uncredited)
  13. Killer Kid .... Soldier (uncredited)
  14. L'indomabile Angelica (Indomptable Angélique) .... French soldier killed (uncredited)
  15. La cintura di castità .... One of Guerrando's men (uncredited)
  16. Un uomo un cavallo una pistola .... Gunman (uncredited)
  17. Una colt in pugno al diavolo .... Brawling soldier (uncredited)
  18. Vado... l'ammazzo e torno .... Cowboy with Quinto (uncredited)

    1968
  19. ...e venne il tempo di uccidere .... Mulligan's daughter's bodyguard (uncredited)
  20. Angelica e il gran sultano (Angélique et le sultan) .... Guard to Turkish Ambassador (uncredited)
  21. E per tetto un cielo di stelle .... Saloon brawler (uncredited)
  22. Il figlio di Aquila Nera .... Russian soldier firing (uncredited)
  23. Il pistolero segnato da Dio .... Saloon brawler (uncredited)
  24. La vendetta è il mio perdono .... Gunman (uncredited)
  25. Odia il prossimo tuo .... Malone henchman (uncredited)
  26. Preparati la bara! .... One of Django's unfaithful men (uncredited)
  27. Rose rosse per il führer .... French resistance fighter (uncredited)
  28. Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte .... Pistolero (uncredited)
  29. Spara, gringo, spara .... Brawler (uncredited)

    1969
  30. Django il bastardo .... Murdok Henchman (Rowland group) (uncredited)
  31. Franco, Ciccio e il pirata Barbanera .... Pirate (uncredited)
  32. I diavoli della guerra .... Soldier in combat training (uncredited)
  33. Una lunga fila di croci .... Fargo Gunman (uncredited)
  34. Zorro alla corte d'Inghilterra .... Guard / Rebel (uncredited)

    1970
  35. Lo chiamavano Trinità… .... Mezcal henchman (uncredited)
  36. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack .... Bounty hunter (uncredited)
  37. Shango, la pistola infallibile .... Martinez soldier (uncredited)
  38. Un uomo chiamato Apocalisse Joe .... Berg henchman (uncredited)

    1971
  39. Arriva Durango... paga o muori .... Guitar player (uncredited)
  40. Blindman .... Gunman (uncredited)
  41. Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità .... Monk (uncredited)
  42. Detenuto in attesa di giudizio .... Luigi Donato, prisoner complaining about food quality (uncredited)
  43. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! .... McIntock henchman (uncredited)
  44. Il mio nome è Mallory... "M" come morte .... Ambler henchman (uncredited)
  45. Il ritorno del gladiatore più forte del mondo .... Soldier at the tavern (uncredited)
  46. Il venditore di morte .... Miner (uncredited)
  47. Quando gli uomini armarono la clava e... con le donne fecero din-don .... Tribesman (uncredited)
  48. Rimase uno solo e fu la morte per tutti! .... Man with Jean in the courtroom (uncredited)
  49. Riuscirà l'avvocato Franco Benenato a sconfiggere il suo acerrimo nemico il pretore Ciccio De Ingras? .... role? (uncredited)
  50. Se t'incontro t'ammazzo .... Parker henchman (uncredited)
  51. W Django! .... Jeff henchman (uncredited)

    1972
  52. ...e poi lo chiamarono il magnifico .... Brawler (uncredited)
  53. Afyon oppio .... Don Vincenzo henchman (uncredited)
  54. Bada alla tua pelle Spirito Santo! .... Il Preto (credited)
  55. Così sia .... Brawler (uncredited)
  56. Hai sbagliato... dovevi uccidermi subito! .... Fred, Clinton foreman (credited)
  57. La mala ordina .... Don Vito Tressoldi's henchman (credited)
  58. La vergine di Bali .... Henchman in the bar (uncredited)
  59. La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? .... James henchman (uncredited)
  60. Milano calibro 9 .... One of the American's henchmen (credited)
  61. Seminò morte... lo chiamavano il castigo di Dio .... Guitar player (uncredited - Re-used footage)
  62. Sotto a chi tocca! .... Guard (uncredited)
  63. Tutti fratelli nel west... per parte di padre .... Barn brawler (uncredited)
  64. Un animale chiamato... uomo! .... Johnny Mattson (credited)

    1973
  65. ... E il terzo giorno arrivo il corvo .... Gunman (uncredited)
  66. Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli .... Cobra henchman in final brawl (uncredited)
  67. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? .... Soldier (uncredited)
  68. Corte marziale .... Smith henchman (uncredited)
  69. Elena sì... ma di Troia .... Brawler in the palace (uncredited)
  70. I racconti di Viterbury - Le più allegre storie del '300 .... Brawler in the barn (uncredited)
  71. Il Boss .... Worker killed at construction site (uncredited)
  72. Ku Fu? Dalla Sicilia con furore .... Lho Kon Te henchman (uncredited)
  73. La mano nera .... Newspaper vendor (uncredited)
  74. Mi chiamavano 'Requiescat'... ma avevano sbagliato .... Northern soldier (uncredited)
  75. Piedone lo sbirro .... O'Barone henchman (uncredited)
  76. Più forte sorelle .... Catapult henchman (uncredited)
  77. Studio legale per una rapina .... The Greek (credited)
  78. Troppo rischio per un uomo solo .... One of Rudy's cellmates (uncredited)
  79. Tutti figli di mammasantissima .... Henchman of Bug Morano's gang (uncredited)

    1974
  80. ...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo! .... Balloon fight henchman (uncredited)
  81. A pugni nudi .... Franz henchman (uncredited)
  82. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Maloney henchman (uncredited)
  83. Il domestico .... Guy showing how to fall off the window (uncredited)
  84. Il poliziotto è marcio .... Robber (uncredited)
  85. L'eredità dello zio buonanima .... Assistant pastry chef (credited?)
  86. Le scomunicate di San Valentino .... Fencing nobleman (uncredited)
  87. Piedino il questurino .... Warehouse thug (uncredited)
  88. Quelli che contano .... Don Ricuzzo Cantimo's henchman (uncredited)
  89. Sesso in testa .... Suitor (uncredited)
  90. Superuomini, superdonne, superbotte .... Wood Tiger (credited)
  91. The Arena .... Gladiator (uncredited)

    1975
  92. Colpo in canna .... Silvera henchman (credited)
  93. Fango bollente .... Brawler at the stadium (uncredited)
  94. Piedone a Hong Kong .... Brawler (uncredited)
  95. Roma violenta .... Thug (uncredited)
  96. Simone e Matteo: Un gioco da ragazzi .... Brawling sailor (uncredited)
  97. Yuppi Du .... Attacker (uncredited)
  98. Zanna Bianca alla riscossa .... Nelson henchman (uncredited)
  99. Zanna Bianca e il cacciatore solitario .... Brawler (uncredited)

    1976
  100. Brutti, sporchi e cattivi .... Gang member (uncredited)
  101. Il grande racket .... Thug tackling Velasci (uncredited)
  102. Il soldato di ventura .... French soldier (uncredited)
  103. Italia a mano armata .... Prisoner trying to kill commissioner Betti (uncredited)
  104. Liberi armati pericolosi .... Policeman (uncredited)
  105. Paura in città .... Lettieri's henchman (uncredited)

    1977
  106. Charleston .... Brawling clown (uncredited)
  107. Holocaust 2000 .... Asylum orderly (uncredited)
  108. I due superpiedi quasi piatti .... Fred henchman in the bowling hall (uncredited)
  109. Il mostro .... Paparazzo (uncredited)
  110. Napoli spara! .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  111. Squadra antitruffa .... Armando Trani, the killer / Card player (credited)

    1978
  112. Avere vent'anni .... Rapist (uncredited)
  113. Battaglie negli spazi stellari .... (credit only)
  114. Il commissario Verrazzano .... Robber (uncredited)
  115. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer .... Croupier (uncredited)
  116. Piedone l'africano .... Gym henchman (uncredited)
  117. Scontri stellari oltre la terza dimensione .... Spaceship guard (uncredited)
  118. Squadra antimafia .... Hitman (uncredited)

    1979
  119. La poliziotta della squadra del buon costume .... Man at the presentation (uncredited)

    1980
  120. L'uomo puma .... Kobras henchman (uncredited)
  121. Luca il contrabbandiere .... Il Marsigliese's henchman (credited)
  122. Una vacanza bestiale .... Palace guard (uncredited)
  123. Zucchero, miele e peperoncino .... Brother of Rosalia (uncredited)

    1982
  124. Bomber .... Marine (uncredited)
  125. Le notti segrete di Lucrezia Borgia .... Soldier (uncredited)

    1983
  126. Al bar dello sport .... Bodyguard of Don Raffaele (credited)
  127. Blade violenti (I violenti) .... Prison van driver (uncredited)
  128. I sette magnifici gladiatori .... Guard (uncredited)

    1984
  129. Dagobert .... Soldier (uncredited)
  130. She .... Harlequin soldier / Monk guard (uncredited)

    1985
  131. Caccio al ladro d’autore (TV series, ep.: "Addio Raffaello") .... Brawler (uncredited)

    1986
  132. Asilo di polizia .... Worker on scaffolding (uncredited)
  133. I giorni dell'inferno .... Russian soldier (uncredited)
  134. La piovra 2 (TV series) - ep. 1 .... Pietro, driver of Deputy Commissioner Giuseppe Altero (uncredited)
  135. Naso di cane (TV mini-series - Ep. 3) .... Palestra Brothers' henchman (uncredited)
  136. SuperFantozzi .... Man on the bus (uncredited)

    1987
  137. Little Roma (TV mini-series) - ep. 3, 5 .... Hitman / Thug (credited in ep. 5)

    1988
  138. Due fratelli (TV mini-series) .... Sergio Barberi's bodyguard (uncredited)

    1989
  139. La ragazza del metrò .... Andrea henchman (credited)

    1991
  140. Year of the Gun .... One of Gagliardi's kidnappers (credited as stuntman)

    1993
  141. La scalata (TV mini-series,) .... Alain Morra's henchman, killed by plainclothes policeman (uncredited)

    1995
  142. L'uomo delle stelle .... Mafia thug (uncredited)
  143. Palermo Milano - Solo andata .... Hitman in the restaurant (credited as Stuntman)
  144. Poliziotti .... 2nd Tunisian (credited)

    1996
  145. Code Name: Wolverine (TV movie) .... Ramon (uncredited)

    1999
  146. I giudici - Excellent Cadavers (TV movie) .... Mafia henchman (uncredited)

    2001
  147. La Squadra 2 (TV Series) - ep. 12 .... Sante Palizzi's henchman (uncredited)
No Omero!
Films where Omero is listed as appearing somewhere online, but cannot be found. As mentioned before, there are a LOT of peplum titles listed on omerocapanna.it where he does not seem to appear identifiably, I will list these with the abbreciation OC.IT.
  • Esther and the King (1960) OC.IT as Soldier. We have images in our topic for this film of pretty much every actor who appears identifiably, and Omero has not been found among them.
  • Le meraviglie di Aladino (1961) OC.IT as Muzda. This role is listed with an image, however universal opinion is that it is Rinaldo Zamperla in this role and not Omero.
  • Io Semiramide (1963) OC.IT as Soldier. We have images in our topic for this film of pretty much every actor who appears identifiably, and Omero has not been found among them.
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Re: Capanna, Omero

Post by PeplumParadise » 03/10/2021, 18:15

Ursus nella terra di fuoco (1963) as Guard.

This role is identified as Omero on omerocapanna.net and most people are in agreement that it is him (Johan disagrees). Of the 30-odd peplum titles listed on the site from between 1960-1964 this is the only one where he has so far been identified.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/10/2021, 18:18

Zorro il ribelle (1966) as Luis henchman
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/10/2021, 18:44

La cintura di castità (1967) as One of Guerrando's men.

I have this headshot saved from when I head-shotted the film for you-know-where, but looking through my images I wasn't able to find the one where the shot came from. I'll have another look once I've finished posting my roles and if that doesn't find it I'll check the film again.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/10/2021, 18:50

Angelica e il gran sultano (Angélique et le sultan) (1968) as Guard to Turkish Ambassador

So there are still roles to be found in addition to the hundreds on the website!
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/10/2021, 18:54

...e venne il tempo di uccidere (1968) as Mulligan's daughter's bodyguard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/10/2021, 18:57

Franco, Ciccio e il pirata Barbanera (1969) as Pirate
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/10/2021, 19:14

Zorro alla corte d'Inghilterra (1969) in dual roles as a Guard and a Rebel
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/10/2021, 19:33

Lo chiamavano Trinità… (1970) as Mezcal henchman
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/10/2021, 19:38

Shango, la pistola infallibile (1970) as Martinez soldier
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