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|Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 01, 2009 04:38 pm|
| John Benedy in La tua vita per mio figlio:
John Benedy, real name Giovanni De Benedettis, is an italian actor. He works in fotoromanzi in the 60's and (I presume) in the 70's as well. His filmography, as far as I know, consists in only 9 movies, but his particular face (he had always villain roles) makes him unforgettable... at least to me
I found some infos on the web, so I can tell you that he was born in 1938 in Mesagne, near Brindisi, and still lives in that part of Italy, in another little town called Serranova.
He usually had big moustaches and a strange hairstyle with a combover, very very 70's...
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 01, 2009 04:45 pm|
| Here's a young John Benedy without moustaches in Un corpo caldo per l'inferno:
and here's John Benedy these days:
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 01, 2009 04:45 pm|
| From Carcerato:
From Patrick vive ancora:
From Provincia violenta:
|Posted by: Johan Melle April 01, 2009 08:57 pm|
| YES!!! Another John Benedy fan! I think he is great too! Wonderful bad guy actor!
Here he is in Strategia per una missione di morte (1979):
As you mentioned he was in many fotoromanzi neri, including many, many numbers of Killing and Kimba, re dell'Africa nera (both from Ponzoni Editore).
Killing N. 38: "...E dopo uccidi" (April 1968):
Killing N. 46: "Il premio Ŕ morire" (August 1968):
He was also in more traditional (romantic) fotoromanzi. This is him in Barbara N. 11: "Tramonto sul mare" (November 1971) - credited as "John Benedit" here:
|Posted by: Johan Melle April 01, 2009 09:03 pm|
| Benedy also had several uncredited roles in the 1960s. For example, he has a role in the famous Visconti film Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960). I know this because there is an actor profile on him in Killing N. 25 and several of his film roles are mentioned here. Unfortunately, I can't find out anything about some of the titles. I think maybe they are the titles used during production and that the titles were changed before the films reached the cinemas.
Here is Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25:
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 01, 2009 09:32 pm|
| Great Johan! Very very interesting!
Now I've got to watch Rocco e i suoi fratelli so that I can try to identify him... I guess from his signature that his last name was De Benedettis and not De Benedittis, I'll correct my first post
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 01, 2009 09:46 pm|
|And I think that Il mercenario could be La congiura dei dieci, directed by Baccio Bandini. In France it was called Le mercenaire...|
|Posted by: Rogerio Ferraz April 01, 2009 11:01 pm|
| Fantastic! Many thanks for sharing these!
I┤ll keep an eye out for Benedy appearances - sounds like he had a busy career!
|Posted by: Johan Melle April 01, 2009 11:46 pm|
|I suspect that Covo di spie a Casablanca is the film Noches de Casablanca a.k.a. Spionaggio a Casablanca (1963). Not sure about the others, though...|
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 02, 2009 02:14 pm|
You're right with no doubt, because the french title is Casablanca, nid d'espions...
|Posted by: Rogerio Ferraz April 02, 2009 04:42 pm|
| Just came across an interesting page about him in the Go Sadistik website:
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 02, 2009 05:45 pm|
Yes I know this website; I have sent an e-mail to the guy who runs it (Michael Delle Femine), telling him about his mistake (he mix 2 different actors in one filmography: Gianni -or Giovanni- Di Benedetto, sometimes known as John Hawkhood, and John Benedy).
He answered me that he will correct that error as soon as possible...
|Posted by: Johan Melle April 04, 2009 07:32 pm|
| This mistake was also on the IMDb, with Benedy's films listed in Di Benedetto's filmography.
It's easy to get confused because their names are very similar and they both did many fotoromanzi but they don't actually look very similar
|Posted by: Buono Legnani April 04, 2009 07:46 pm|
| I'm not sure, but...
- Sette donne d'oro contro due 07 (as Giovanni De Benedittis) ... Man from Spain
|Posted by: Johan Melle April 04, 2009 08:03 pm|
|You can be sure, Buono! He is John Benedy!|
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 23, 2009 01:11 pm|
|I have seen Rocco e i suoi fratelli: great movie, but I miss John Benedy...|
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 25, 2009 05:05 pm|
| Maybe John Benedy in Comandamenti per un gangster?
EDIT - I've checked the movie, it's not him at all
|Posted by: Johan Melle April 25, 2009 05:10 pm|
|It's a little hard to say but it certainly looks like it could be him...|
|Posted by: nemesi April 26, 2009 11:30 am|
He looks like Ugo Adinolfi to me.
|Posted by: Buono Legnani April 27, 2009 02:00 am|
Mmmmmmh... in my opinion he is not Adinolfi.
|Posted by: Rogerio Ferraz April 27, 2009 07:11 pm|
| John Benedy (I think) in L'Amante del Demonio (1972):
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 27, 2009 07:30 pm|
|Yes it's him!! Is he uncredited, Rogerio?|
|Posted by: Rogerio Ferraz April 27, 2009 07:34 pm|
| Yes, uncredited.
Oops, I forgot to add that he plays a butler!
|Posted by: Johan Melle July 04, 2009 06:15 pm|
| More bad guys roles for John Benedy!
Looking a little different with a beard and glasses in the fotoromanzo Sospetto N. 3 (Anno III): "Gioco mortale" (March 1963) - here he is credited as Gianni De Benedettis:
And here he gets rough with Delia D'Alberti in Sospetto N. 5 (Anno III): "Una donna di troppo" (May 1963) - credited as Gianni De Benedettis here too:
And as a sadistic Mexican in Genius N. 11: "Violenza a Mayoma" (31 October 1966) - credited as John Benedit:
|Posted by: Johan Melle July 04, 2009 06:22 pm|
A very funny thing I just noticed is that this picture above (from Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25) actually comes from the fotoromanzo Sospetto N. 3: "Gioco mortale" (1963)!
Just look at the picture below from Sospetto N. 3! It is cleary the same:
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia July 04, 2009 11:55 pm|
| Ah ah! Great picture!
Anyway he look awful in blond...
|Posted by: Johan Melle July 05, 2009 08:01 pm|
| Yes, very true! Blonde hair for him was not a good idea!
But another interesting little thing about Benedy: even though he is uncredited in L'amante del demonio, he is credited very prominently on the poster! Hard to see because of the size but Benedy is credited just after Rosalba Neri's name:
If you look very closely at the poster you will see that Miriam Begolli (I think that's what it says), Wolfgang Hillinger and Nando Poggi are also credited on the poster but none of them are credited on the IMDb. So I suppose they are not credited in the film. I have seen it before that an actor is credited on the poster but not in the film but to have four actors who are credited prominently on the poster but not credited at all in the actual film is very strang I think!
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia July 05, 2009 08:21 pm|
|Well, maybe they put different credits in italian and international copies...|
|Posted by: TRS August 07, 2009 12:32 am|
| Benedy must be the actor on the horse on the right side. I don't know if we can see him better, but i don't think it. I made this immage at 24.01.2006, so i don't remember me....
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia August 07, 2009 12:05 pm|
|Last screenshot's from I racconti di padre Brown, right?|
|Posted by: TRS August 07, 2009 12:10 pm|
| Yes, sorry Johan want an'immage from this film and for this i forget to write it, but i give normally allways the right name to the immage (if i forget it another time... ):
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia October 10, 2010 07:34 pm|
| John Benedy in 2007 interviewed for The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal
|Posted by: FatmanDan January 27, 2017 11:22 pm|
|I can't find him credited in both my versions UCCIDI DJANGO... UCCIDI PER PRIMO!!!|
|Posted by: carlos September 17, 2017 06:06 pm|
It does seem strange that in the Italian Cult Media release they use Spanish credits (probably because they wanted to include the opening) yet in this Spanish TV recording the Italian credits are used which are laid over the extended killing of the miners which is not in the DVD. Here we see Benedy and the csc actors plus some others. The second pic shows the different writing credits.
With those distinctive eyebrows could Burton's lieutenant be John Benedy in Uccidi Django
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia September 18, 2017 09:59 am|
|It's him for sure!|
|Posted by: vecchiaguardia September 18, 2017 03:16 pm|
| John Benedy, born in Mesagne 3rd of september 1939:
From this interview:
|Posted by: carlos September 20, 2017 01:54 am|
|Posted by: FatmanDan September 21, 2017 01:55 am|