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Giovanni Di Benedetto

Giovanni Di Benedetto was born on November 3, 1921 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964), Evil Eye (1963) and Barbagia (La società del malessere) (1969). See full bio »

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Known For

Evil Eye Professor Torrani
(1963)
Syndicate Sadists Police Inspector
(1975)

Filmography

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 2008 Sanguepazzo
Medico
 2005 Edda (TV Movie)
 2001 Soldati di pace (TV Movie)
Padre Di Silvestro
 2001 L'attentatuni (TV Movie)
Paolo Borsellino
 2000 Le giraffe
 1999 Excellent Cadavers (TV Movie)
Michele Greco
 1998 Gallo cedrone (uncredited)
 1994 Only You
Pension Concierge
 1993 Bugie rosse
 1992 Mi manca Marcella
Il principe (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1992 Daens
Cardinal
 1992 Gangsters
 1990 A Season of Giants (TV Movie)
2nd Cardinal (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1990 Atto di dolore
Avvocato Maffei
 1988 Gli indifferenti (TV Movie)
 1984 ...e la vita continua (TV Mini-Series)
 1984 I guerrieri dell'anno 2072
Sam (uncredited)
 1980 Dolce... calda Lisa
Ing. Boschi (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1978 Circuito chiuso (TV Movie)
Grandfather
 1978 Goodbye & Amen
Foreign Secretary (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1978 I gabbiani volano basso
Dr. Mauro Martini (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1977 Nazi Love Camp 27 (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1976 Extra (TV Mini-Series)
Col. Mckay
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Col. Mckay (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1975 Ancora una volta... a Venezia
Commendatore Di Giacomo (uncredited)
 1975 Attenti al buffone
Collaborator with Cesare (uncredited)
 1975 Mahogany
Ad Agency Executive (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1975 Syndicate Sadists
Police Inspector (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1975 The Manhunt
Journalist (uncredited)
 1975 Last Stop on the Night Train
Intellectual on the Train (uncredited)
 1975 Silent Action
General Stocchi (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1975 Autopsy
Professor Mari
 1974 Enter the Devil (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1973 Sepolta viva (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1972 Afyon oppio (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1971 4 mosche di velluto grigio
Funeral Exhibition Attendant (uncredited)
 1971 They Call Him Cemetery
Douglas Toland (as Gianni di Benedetto)
 1971 The Cat o' Nine Tails
Chief of Police Salmi (uncredited)
 1970 A Man Called Sledge
Secondino (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1970 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Professor Rinaldi (uncredited)
 1970 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
Avvocato Parker
- La casa degli attori (1970) ... Avvocato Parker (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1969 Lo stato d'assedio
Commissioner (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1969 Così dolce... così perversa
Monsieur Valmont (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1969 Barbagia (La società del malessere)
Chief of Police (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1968 Bandits in Rome (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1968 Tenderly (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1968 $100,000 for a Killing
Mr. Forest (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1968 Ragan (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1968 The Young, the Evil and the Savage
Di Brazzi (as John Hawkwood)
 1968 Django, Prepare a Coffin
Walcott (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1967 Sheridan: Squadra omicidi (TV Mini-Series)
E. George Livan
- Paso doble (1967) ... E. George Livan (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1967 The Rover
Lt. Bolt (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1967 Odio per odio
Prison Doctor (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1967 Killer Caliber .32
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1967 Vita di Cavour (TV Mini-Series)
Secondo ufficiale
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Secondo ufficiale (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning...
Nimrod's Man (uncredited)
 1966 Furia a Marrakech (as John Hawkwood)
 1966 Hired Killer
Andrea Ferri (as John Hawkwood)
 1966 Killers Are Challenged
Fleming's Boss (as John Hawkwood)
 1965 Vita di Dante (TV Mini-Series)
Uguccione della Faggiola
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... Uguccione della Faggiola (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1965 7 uomini d'oro (uncredited)
 1964 Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators
Spartacus (as John Heston)
 1964 Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori
Arimandro (as John Heston)
 1964 The Visit (uncredited)
 1964 La cittadella (TV Mini-Series)
Socio del club
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... Socio del club (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... Socio del club (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Socio del club (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1963 Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1963 Il processo di Verona
Carlo Pareschi
 1963 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Man
- The Roman Patriot (1963) ... Man (as Gianni Benedetto)
 1963 Evil Eye
Professor Torrani (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1961 Barabbas
Officer (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1961 Duel of the Titans
Ufficiale sabino
 1960 Blood and Roses
Police Marshal (uncredited)
 1960 Silver Spoon Set
Actor Jacobi (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1959 Ottocento (TV Mini-Series)
L'usciere
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... L'usciere (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1955 The Art of Getting Along
Onorevole Toscano
 1954 Woman of Rome
Il pittore (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1954 Ulysses
Demolteleno (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in the 1960s Italian photo comic series Killing (known in America as Sadistik) and has done an interview about it for a new documentary, The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal.

Alternate Names:

Gianni Benedetto | Gianni De Benedetto | Gianni Di Benedetto | John Hawkwood | John Heston | Gianni di Benedetto
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Currently lives on a ranch in Puglia where he pursue the mission to spread the thought and products of Herba Life in the deep South of Italy.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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