Salem, Mohamed Badr
Mohamed Badr Salem [I]
Up to now it was impossible to find any relevant news about this character actor who was very familiar to Italian audience in late 1980s for his numerous appearances in popular, trash Italian comedies. Endowed with an impressive body, with his bald head and uneven teeth, he was most of the time used to play menacing guys, also in historical films like British The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Terry Gillian, 1988) filmed also in Rome, with many Italian technicians and crew units.
To complicate matters, he was often credited with different names (Salem Abdel Mohamed Badr, Badr Salem, Salem Mohammed Badr, Salem Mohamed Badr, etc.). Worst of all, in most of the existing databases he’s confused with the actor who played only in Carlo Verdone’s C’era un cinese in coma (2000), whose physical features are completely different. As for this, even if for instance IMDb mentions some more titles, we preferred to insert in our bio-sheet only titles we could check, regarding the real presence of this character actor.
Since a message in a forum, dated August 2006 and signed Redwing, we know he was also a painter: in that period his paintings were being showed in an art gallery in piazza Navona, Rome.
I soliti ignoti vent’anni dopo (Amanzio Todini, 1985, ff, act), Il ragazzo del Pony Express (Franco Amurri, 1986, ff, act), Casa mia, casa mia… (Neri Parenti, 1988, ff, act), Il segreto del Sahara (Alberto Negrin, tvs, 1988, act), Ho vinto la lotteria di Capodanno (Neri Parenti, 1989, ff, act), La casa del sorriso (Marco Ferreri, 1991, ff, act), Il conte Max (Christian De Sica, 1991, ff, act), Le comiche 2 (Neri Parenti, 1991, ff, act)
Frame taken from:
Casa mia, casa mia… Dir. Neri Parenti. Gruppo Bema, Reteitalia, 1988.
Contributors: Leonardo De Franceschi, with Alessio Altieri and Simone Neri
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