Polar Beard

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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
1958
  1. The Naked Maja (La maja desnuda) .... Man at the inquisition

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

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

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

    1962
  12. L'arciere delle mille e una notte .... Courtier (uncredited)
  13. La marcia su Roma .... Prison inmate

    1963
  14. Il crollo di Roma .... Christian prisoner
  15. Io Semiramide .... Citizen (uncredited)
  16. L'eroe di Babilonia .... Man in the temple
  17. Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo .... Man in the tavern

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

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

    1966
  32. Come svaligiammo la banca d'Italia .... Newspaper seller
  33. 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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Re: Polar Beard

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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Re: Polar Beard

Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:34

I due gladiatori (1964) as Old man questioned by guards and now found in a second role as a Spectator at the arena (with a nice close-up of the back of his head!)
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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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Re: Polar Beard

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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