Dakar

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less-known actors mostly active in movies shot in northern Italy
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Dakar

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/11/2019, 11:34

Dakar in I pirati della Malesia (1964)
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Alejandro Barrera, known professionally both as an actor and wrestler by the name "Dakar", was born on July 9th 1921 in Lima, Peru. He died in Rome on September 14th 2004, at the age of 83.

He was active in Italian films between 1963-1982 working in pretty much all genres. I believe his filmography to be pretty complete, but there is always the possibility that an unknown role could turn up so keep an eye out. He returned to live in South America in the 80's, where he is known to have made one film appearance.

In addition to working as an actor and wrestler, Dakar was also an accomplished musician (hence his role in Dov'è Anna?), and both his daughters, Guadalupe and Robertha, are well known singers in South America. I have been moderator for Dakar's Facebook Page for some years now and through my work there I have been in contact with his daughter Guadalupe and his nephew Manuel, who have been very supportive and have provided me with photos and information, so I can verify that his biographical details are correct. There are a selection of personal photographs which they have kindly allowed me to share which can be seen on his Facebook page.

Through the Facebook page I have been contacted by a number of people who knew Alejandro, some even reconnecting as a result, and the one thing that they have all made clear is what a wonderful, gentle and joyous man he was, much-loved by all who knew him and quite the opposite to his usual screen personas.
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Filmography
1963
  1. Sandokan, la tigre di Mompracem .... Follower of Sandokan (uncredited)

    1964
  2. I pirati della Malesia .... Kammamuri (credited as "Alejandro Barrera Dakar)
  3. I tre sergenti del Bengala .... Suspicious man in bar (uncredited)
  4. La rivolta dei sette .... Kabur (uncredited)
  5. Sandok, il Maciste della giungla .... Sect member (credited as "Alessandro Barrera")

    1965
  6. Agente 3S3 passaporto per l'inferno .... Gutierrez (credited)
  7. Due mafiosi contro Goldginger .... Molok (credited)
  8. Giulietta degli spiriti .... Man in Giulietta's fantasies (uncredited)
  9. La montagna di Luce .... Sitama's second in command (uncredited)
  10. Sette contro tutti .... Dakar (credited)

    1966
  11. Il grande colpo dei 7 uomini d'oro .... One of The General's soldiers (uncredited)
  12. Mano di velluto .... Joe Tigre (credited)
  13. Missione sabbie rovente .... Djak (uncredited)
  14. Un milione di dollari per 7 assassini .... Also (credited as "Ales Dakar")

    1967
  15. ...4 ..3 ..2 ..1... morte .... Arkin's henchman (credited as "Aleyandro Barrera")
  16. Delitto a Posillipo - Londra chiama Napoli .... Gorilla (credited)
  17. L'indomabile Angelica .... Drummer on ship (uncredited)

    1968
  18. Tre passi nel delirio .... Man at the airport (uncredited)

    1969
  19. Agguato sul Bosforo .... Khadir (credited)
  20. Fellini Satyricon .... Crazy dancing man / Spectator at the play (uncredited)
  21. Una lunga fila di croci .... Fargo's bodyguard (uncredited)

    1970
  22. Le tigri di Mompracem .... Kammamuri (credited as "Alejandro Dakar")

    1972
  23. Salomè... .... Laughing man with feathers (credited)

    1973
  24. La rappresentazione della terribile caccia alla balena bianca Moby Dick (TV mini-series) .... role? (credited)

    1974
  25. Sistemo l'America e tornoi .... Party guest smoking hashish (uncredited)

    1976
  26. Dov'è Anna? (TV series) - ep. 7 .... Guitarist (credited)
  27. Il comune senso del pudore .... A foreign distributor (uncredited)

    1977
  28. Gli uccisori .... Night club host (uncredited)

    1978
  29. Papaya dei Caraibi .... High priest (uncredited)

    1979
  30. Concorde Affaire '79 .... Fisherman (uncredited)
  31. Zombi 2 .... Lucas (uncredited)

    1980
  32. L'ultimo spettacolo di Nora Helmer (TV series) - ep. 2: "Casa di bambola" .... Trucker N. 1 (credited as "Alessandro Barrera (Dakar)")
  33. Zombi Holocaust .... Moloto (credited)

    1981
  34. Cappotto di legno .... role? (uncredited)

    1982
  35. Ator l'invincibile .... High priest (credited as "Dakkar")
  36. Ator 2 - L'invincibile Orion .... Dakkar (uncredited - re-used footage)
  37. L'adieu aux as (TV series) - ep. 3 .... Boss of the coaster (credited as "Dakkar")
  38. Pierino colpisce ancora .... Cannibal restaurant customer (credited as "Alejandro Dakar")

    1996
  39. Il barbiere di Rio .... Zio Pescatore (uncredited)
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Re: Dakar

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/11/2019, 11:38

Sandokan, la tigre di Mompracem (1963) as Follower of Sandokan
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/11/2019, 11:43

Sandok, il Maciste della giungla (1964) credited as Alessandro Barrera, as Sect member
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Dakar was represented on the German poster for this film. He frequently appeared in the German publicity for the films he appeared in.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/11/2019, 12:08

I pirati della Malesia (1964) credited as Alejandro Barrera Dakar, as Kammamuri
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/11/2019, 12:13

La rivolta dei sette (1964) as Kabur
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/11/2019, 12:26

I tre sergenti del Bengala (1964) as Suspicious man in bar.

Dakar has an odd role in this one, he follows Frankie Ross (Richard Harrison) through the market and into a bar where he sits watching him and then... nothing! Maybe he had an extra scene that was deleted, for as it stands there is never any explanation for his presence.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/11/2019, 12:29

La montagna di Luce (1965) as Sitama's second in command
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/11/2019, 12:39

Agente 3S3 passaporto per l'inferno (1965) credited, as Gutierrez.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/11/2019, 12:46

Sette contro tutti (1965) credited, as Dakar. One of his biggest roles, this is one of several occasions where Dakar's character name copied his own.
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Dakar appeared VERY prominently in the German publicity for this film.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/11/2019, 12:53

Due mafiosi contro Goldginger (1965) credited, as Molok. In this James Bond spoof he is a substitute for the Oddjob character, complete with bowler hat.
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