Actor profile : Aldo Pini


Continuing with profiling relatively unknown supporting actors of Italian/Euro PEPLUM films. Today it's Aldo Pini. Aldo appeared in *many* films. He's one of those actors seen all the time in PEPLUM film but many don't know his name. He had a distinctive look and was easily recognizable in all his roles, short or extensive. One of his first genre film was QUO VADIS, where he's seen briefly at the Bull keeper, showing the bull to Patricia Laffan. But his most notable role was in the two Steve Reeves HERCULES films. He played Tifi, pilot of the Argo.

The list below is long and many of his appearances are not listed at IMDb. He's also in other films not shown here, like THE SWORD AND THE CROSS. I like Aldo. He's a real PEPLUM star.

QUO VADIS
Aldo with Patricia Laffan

ULYSSES
Aldo with Kirk Douglas

ATTILA
Small but vocal role in his first of many roles in a Pietro Francisci film

HERCULES (1958)

Aldo as Tifi, one of the Argonauts. Below : piloting the Argo with Hercules (Steve Reeves)



HERCULES UNCHAINED
Tifi (Pini) saying goodbye to Hercules (Reeves)

BEN-HUR
Aldo is credited as 'bad thief' in this film but unfortunately, there's no close-up on his face

CONQUEROR OF THE ORIENT
A small role as a guard in this cheapie

MORGAN THE PIRATE
Aldo reteams with Steve Reeves in this excellent film

ESTHER & THE KING
Aldo co-starred with Sergio Fantoni in ESTHER & THE KING

SWORD OF THE CONQUEROR
Another small but vocal role for Aldo

PONTIUS PILATE
Aldo with other familiar PEPLUM faces : Livio Lorenzon and Claudio Scarchilli (far right), also profiled here.

CAESAR THE CONQUEROR
Aldo plays a Roman general

DAMON & PYTHIAS
Another cameo-like appearance in this film.

HERO OF BABYLON
Aldo played a High Priest in this action-packed film

GOLIATH AND THE REBEL SLAVE
Aldo plays another High Priest

HERCULES, SAMSON & ULYSSES
Aldo is back with the Argonauts, along with Kirk Morris, in this Pietro Francisci mini-epic

BRENNUS - ENEMY OF ROME
Aldo costarring with Gordon Mitchell and Ursula Davis, who was also profiled recently here at the PEPLUM blog

FALL OF ROME
A brief scene where Aldo is killed

SEVEN SLAVES AGAINST ROME
Aldo was the comedic foil for Arnaldo Fabrizio's hijinks

SEVEN REBEL GLADIATORS
Aldo costarring with Giacomo Rossi Stuart

ERIK THE VIKING
Aldo in full makeup and beard, along with Gordon Mitchell and Erno Crisa

Previous Actor profiles:

Ursula Davis

Philippe Hersent





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