Polar Beard

unknown background actors
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Polar Beard

Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:24

The unidentified actor known as "Polar Beard" in Che gioia vivere (1961)
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Another graduate from our Whitebeard project, "Polar Beard" was a short actor with a uniquely-styled big bushy white beard, active in Italian films at least throughout the 60's.

FILMOGRAPHY
1959
  1. Annibale .... One of Hannibal's men
  2. Ben-Hur (uncredited) .... Spectator at victorious return / Spectator at crucifixion march
  3. Cartagine in fiamme .... Man in marketplace

    1960
  4. Esther and the King (uncredited) .... Jewish man
  5. Il mattatore (uncredited) .... Prison inmate
  6. Il terrore della maschera rossa (uncredited) .... Spectator at fight
  7. Salambò (uncredited) .... Man in crowd at stoning

    1961
  8. Che gioia vivere .... Prisoner 97
  9. I masnadieri .... Tavern customer
  10. Nefertite, regina del Nilo .... Soldier

    1962
  11. L'arciere delle mille e una notte .... Courtier
  12. La marcia su Roma .... Prison inmate

    1963
  13. Il crollo di Roma .... Christian prisoner
  14. L'eroe di Babilonia .... Man in the temple
  15. Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo .... Man in the tavern

    1964
  16. Che fine ha fatto Totò baby? .... Man at the pension office
  17. Gli invincibili fratelli Maciste .... Old prisoner working the mill
  18. I due gladiatori .... Old man questioned by guards
  19. I magnifici brutos del West .... Saloon customer
  20. I pirati della Malesia .... Prisoner in the mines
  21. La rivolta dei pretoriani .... Roman citizen
  22. La rivolta dei sette .... Spectator at street show
  23. La vendetta dei gladiatori .... Christian
  24. La vendetta di Spartacus .... Refugee

    1965
  25. Adios gringo .... Saloon customer
  26. Il gladiatore che sfidò l'impero .... Nobleman
  27. La magnifica sfida .... Merchant in the marketplace
  28. Maciste il vendicatore dei Maya .... Man of Donar's tribe

    1966
  29. Come svaligiammo la banca d'Italia .... Newspaper seller
  30. Operazione Goldman .... Man in hibernation chamber

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Re: Polar Beard

Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:26

Che gioia vivere (1961) as Prisoner 97
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Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:30

L'arciere delle mille e una notte (1962) at the far right, as Courtier
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Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:34

I due gladiatori (1964) as Old man questioned by guards
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Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:40

Adios gringo (1965) as Saloon customer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:49

While it was agreed that the actor in the 4 films above was all the same person, there are a number of other possible identifications from the Whitebeard project that people were less certain about, so I'll leave these here for now to be added or eliminated in the future when we know our man a little better (or when better quality images show up). For the record the 6 films here are
28. Maciste contro i mongoli (1963)
29. Maciste, l'eroe piu grande del mondo (1963)
41. L'ultimo gladiatore (1964)
45. La vendetta di Spartacus (1964)
51. Coca Cola commercial (1966)
123. Gli invincibili fratelli Maciste (1964)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/09/2020, 21:38

Come svaligiammo la banca d'Italia (1966) as Newspaper seller
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Re: Polar Beard

Post by PeplumParadise » 11/09/2020, 19:50

Ben-Hur (1959) as Spectator at victorious return. I'd say I'm 95% sure this is our man, I'm sure it will be easier to confirm once we know him a little better. Also seen in a second role as Spectator at the crucifixion march.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 05/10/2020, 12:58

Il crollo di Roma (1963) as Christian prisoner
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Re: Polar Beard

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/10/2020, 13:06

La rivolta dei sette (1964) only seen in profile and from behind as as the camera pans around, but I think it is still certainly him as Man watching the street show
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