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Benito Stefanelli is a Actor, Second Assistant Director and Stunts Italien born on 2 september 1928 at Rome (Italie)

Benito Stefanelli

Benito Stefanelli
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Nationality Italie
Birth 2 september 1928 at Rome (Italie)
Death 18 december 1999 (at 71 years) at Rome (Italie)

Benito Stefanelli (September 2, 1928 - December 1999) was an Italian film actor and stuntman who made over 60 appearances in film between 1955 and 1991.

Stefanelli is best known in world cinema for his roles as henchmen in several of Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western films, portraying gang members in the trilogy of films A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More, (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).

In his career, Stefanelli appeared in countless other western films and he worked simultaneously as a stunt coordinator (particularly during the 1960s and early 1970s) on the films that he performed in including those of Sergio Leone. A fluent English speaker, he also reportedly served as Clint Eastwood's interpreter on the set of A Fistful of Dollars.

Best films

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
(Stunt Coordinator)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
(Stunt Coordinator)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
(Stunt Coordinator)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
(Master at Arms)
Duel of the Titans (1961)
(Master at Arms)

Usually with

Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone
(11 films)
Albert Band
Albert Band
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Benito Stefanelli (63 films)

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The Pit and the Pendulum, 1h37
Directed by Stuart Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Romance
Actors Lance Henriksen, Jeffrey Combs, Tom Towles, Carolyn Purdy, Frances Bay, Oliver Reed
Roles Executioner
Rating59% 2.998262.998262.998262.998262.99826
In 1492 Spain, Grand Inquisitor Torquemada leads a bloody reign of terror. Opposed to the use of torture by the Church, Maria speaks out during the public execution of a disenfranchised noble family. Torquemada is tempted by Maria's beauty, and atones through self-torture. Confused by these new desires, he accuses Maria of witchcraft and orders that she be tortured until she confesses. During Maria's interrogation, Torquemada cannot stop himself from staring at her naked body; he orders that she be imprisoned. Maria is befriended by fellow prisoner Esmerelda, a confessed witch. Together they struggle to save themselves from the sinister Torquemada.
Phantom of Death, 1h30
Directed by Ruggero Deodato
Genres Horror
Actors Michael York, Edwige Fenech, Donald Pleasence, Antonella Ponziani, Caterina Boratto, Raffaella Baracchi
Rating55% 2.756482.756482.756482.756482.75648
Robert Dominici (Michael York) is a pianist who suffers from a genetic condition that causes him to physically age at a rapid pace and also to go mad. Distraught by his condition, Dominici goes on a killing spree. Inspector Datti (Donald Pleasence) sets off to catch him. Meanwhile, Dominici targets the Inspector's daughter, Gloria (Antonella Ponziani).
The Barbarians, 1h27
Directed by Ruggero Deodato
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Richard Lynch, Eva LaRue, Michael Berryman, George Eastman, Raffaella Baracchi, Benito Stefanelli
Roles Greyshaft
Rating50% 2.5082952.5082952.5082952.5082952.508295
The film is set in a heroic fantasy world. The Ragnicks, a tribe of peaceful travelling entertainers, are attacked by the evil tyrant Kadar, who takes their queen Canary hostage. Canary, however, manages to hide her magic ruby, the lucky talisman of the Ragnicks which Kadar seeks to bolster his power. Two young twins from the tribe, Kutchek and Gore, bite off two of Kadar's fingers. In retaliation, Kadar has them taken prisoner as well, but agrees to spare their lives if Canary becomes his bride.
Cobra Verde, 1h51
Directed by Werner Herzog
Origin German
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery
Actors Klaus Kinski, José Lewgoy, Peter Berling, Benito Stefanelli, Carlos Mayolo
Roles Pedro Vicente
Rating68% 3.4490553.4490553.4490553.4490553.449055
Francisco Manoel da Silva (Klaus Kinski) is a debauched Brazilian rancher who reluctantly goes to work at a gold mining company after his ranch is ruined by drought. When he discovers that he is being financially exploited, he murders his boss and goes on the lam to pursue a career as an outlaw. He becomes the notorious Cobra Verde (Green Snake), the most vicious bandit of the servao.
Ladyhawke (1985)
, 2h1
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Films about birds, Werewolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, John Wood, Leo McKern, Alfred Molina
Roles Bishop's Guard
Rating69% 3.4512253.4512253.4512253.4512253.451225
In medieval Europe, Philippe Gaston (Broderick), a thief facing execution who is known as "The Mouse", escapes from the dungeons of Aquila via the sewers. The Bishop of Aquila (Wood) sends his Captain of the Guard, Marquet (Hutchison), to hunt Philippe down. At a country tavern, Philippe unknowingly reveals himself to Marquet and his men, and is about to be killed. But the former captain, Etienne of Navarre (Hauer), intervenes and defeats Marquet and his men. He then takes Philippe away.
White Fire
White Fire (1984)

Directed by Jean-Marie Pallardy
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Robert Ginty, Fred Williamson, Belinda Mayne, Jess Hahn, Gordon Mitchell, Bruno Zincone
Roles Barbossa (uncredited)
Rating47% 2.357842.357842.357842.357842.35784
Mike et Ingrid sont un frère et une sœur dont les parents ont été tués par des malfaiteurs. Les deux héros, encore enfants, sont recueillis par Sam, un Américain. Une fois adulte, Mike et Ingrid travaillent avec Sam au sein d'un trafic de diamants en Turquie. En guise de couverture, Ingrid est la secrétaire du patron d'une mine de diamants, dans laquelle les ouvriers de la mine déterrent un jour le légendaire « White Fire », le plus gros diamant du monde. Ingrid et Mike - ce dernier étant quelque peu amoureux de sa sœur - décident alors de comploter pour voler le White Fire. Mais Ingrid est tuée par une bande rivale. Mike, d'abord désespéré, décide ensuite de mener à bien le vol du White Fire. Il recrute Olga, une jeune femme qu'il entraîne et transforme en sosie d'Ingrid à l'aide de la chirurgie esthétique, afin d'infiltrer la mine en se faisant passer pour sa sœur décédée. Mike et Olga deviennent amants.
Pumaman (1980)
, 1h40
Directed by Alberto De Martino
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about music and musicians, Superhero films, Musical films
Actors Donald Pleasence, Sydne Rome, Benito Stefanelli, Silvano Tranquilli, Geoffrey Copleston
Roles Rankin - Kobras' Lieutenant
Rating22% 1.111551.111551.111551.111551.11155
Thousands of years ago, an alien spaceship visited the Earth and became a god to the Aztecs. The aliens fathered the Pumaman, a man-god with supernatural powers who would guard the people of Earth and transmit his powers to his descendants. The original Pumaman was entrusted a gold mask with the ability to control people's minds.
The Payoff
The Payoff (1978)
, 1h50
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Paolo Stoppa, Marisa Laurito, Marisa Merlini, Salvatore Borgese
Roles Improta
Rating71% 3.5865553.5865553.5865553.5865553.586555
The film, a comedy and crime, offers a portrait of the society of Naples 70s in the hands of the "Mafia". Especially, with Ugo Tognazzi, the director wishes to highlight how justice is powerless because of the corruption of its amministranti by the "Camorra".
Hit Squad
Hit Squad (1976)
, 1h43
Directed by Bruno Corbucci
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Tomás Milián, Robert Webber, Lilli Carati, Giuseppe Pambieri, Toni Ucci, Massimo Vanni
Roles Lawyer Gorniani
Rating62% 3.1488553.1488553.1488553.1488553.148855
Nico Giraldi, un inspecteur sous couverture peu conventionnel, enquête sur le vol de documents sensibles par un ancien agent de la CIA corrompu.
The Cop in Blue Jeans
Directed by Bruno Corbucci
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Tomás Milián, Guido Mannari, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Jack Palance, Toni Ucci, Vincenzo Crocitti
Roles Shelley's Henchman
Rating60% 3.0027953.0027953.0027953.0027953.002795
Un policier rusé et efficace aux méthodes peu orthodoxes, arrête tout un gang de trands. Mais il va découvrir que leur chef démoniaque fait travailler d'autres bandes...
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Henry Silva, Antonio Sabàto, Ettore Manni, Silvia Dionisio, Benito Stefanelli, Franca Scagnetti
Rating61% 3.091683.091683.091683.091683.09168
Pour l'empêcher d'enquêter sur des cas de corruption au sein de l'armée, le major Paolo Altieri (Henry Silva) est promu et transféré à Rome. Arrivé sur place, il assiste à une tentative d'enlèvement qu'il déjoue, et note que les ravisseurs ont utilisé un type de mitraillettes particulier, le MK 118, une arme militaire. Il commence alors à enquêter sur la provenance de ces armes, avec l'aide du commissaire Paolo Tosi (Antonio Sabàto).
White Fang to the Rescue
Directed by Tonino Ricci
Genres Adventure, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Maurizio Merli, Henry Silva, Renzo Palmer, Gisela Hahn, Benito Stefanelli, Donald O'Brien
Roles Jackson
Rating51% 2.5642252.5642252.5642252.5642252.564225
Deux hors-la loi tendent une embuscade à un chercheur d’or. Croc-Blanc, son chien-loup, réussit à leur échapper et court alerter Burt, son associé. Lorsque ce dernier arrive sur les lieux, il est déjà trop tard. Résolu à venger le défunt, Burt décide en tout premier lieu, d’usurper son identité.
A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot, 2h
Directed by Damiano Damiani, Sergio Leone
Genres Comedy, Western, Spaghetti Western
Actors Terence Hill, Patrick McGoohan, Miou-Miou, Klaus Kinski, Jean Martin, Rik Battaglia
Roles Mortimer
Rating62% 3.100963.100963.100963.100963.10096
Joe Thanks (Terence Hill) is a genius conman. He conducts various schemes with his two friends: Half-breed Steam Engine Bill (Robert Charlebois) and his girlfriend Lucy (Miou-Miou). Lucy loves both men, and they in turn both vie for her affection.