Thursday, September 19, 2013
GOLIATH & THE SINS OF BABYLON: the story of the headless extra + an unknown cameo
In GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON, the actor on the top left is unknown. In this scene his face is always cut off. He does appear briefly in two other scenes later on but from a distance or in shadows so we never see his face. Can you imagine his disappointment? 'Hey, mom, dad, I'm in this movie and I'm definitely in a couple of shots.' When his entire family and friends go see the film at the movie theatre they can't find him or wonder if that's him.
Body wise, I'm trying to figure out if he's a regular PEPLUM actor. It's not Giovanni Cianfriglia that's for sure. For he looks like Armando Bottin from the two last TEN GLADIATORS films but I might be wrong.
Speaking of TEN GLADIATORS, in a very strange cameo of sorts, we see TEN GLADIATORS star Jeff Cameron, for a split second on the boat before the big sea battle in the same film. It's actually not a cameo as those brief appearances are reserved for well known actors. This was one of Jeff's first appearances so he wasn't famous when he shot this. If you blink you'll miss him. As far as I know he doesn't appear in the remainder of the movie after this brief 'hi...and bye' bit.