Bud Spencer (born October 31, 1929), born as Carlo Pedersoli, is a famous Italian actor, known for his height at 6' 4" (193 cm) and his past roles in spaghetti westerns. Growing from a successful swimmer in his youth, he later achieved a degree in law, and has registered several patents.
Bud Spencer was born Carlo Pedersoli in Naples (at Santa Lucia). Spencer married Maria Amato in 1960 and together had three children: Giuseppe (1961), Christine (1962) and Diamante (1972).
Spencer established Mistral Air in 1984, but left it to buy a textile mill that produced clothes for children.
A successful swimmer in his youth, Spencer was the first Italian to swim the 100 m freestyle in less than one minute. He achieved this on 19 September 1950, when he swam the 100 m in 59.5 s. In the 1951 Mediterranean Games, he won a silver medal in the same 100m freestyle event.
Spencer participated in the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland, reaching the semi-finals in the 100 m freestyle (58.8 s heats,...
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The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid (original Italian title: Uno Sceriffo extraterrestre - poco extra e molto terrestre) is a children's comedy movie starring Bud Spencer and child actor Cary Guffey that was released in cinemas in 1979. It was followed by a sequel in 1980, Chissà perché... capitano tutte a me (English title: Everything Happens To Me)
One morning, the little town of Newnan, Georgia, is thrown into hysteria when a UFO is reported over the nearby lake; even the personnel from the nearby Air Force base is mobilized. The only one remaining untouched by this hubbub is Sheriff Hall (Spencer), the big and punchy keeper of the local law; indeed, he does not believe in aliens, especially since layabouts like Brennan (Joe Bugner) use the excitement to make all sorts of mischief. Still, strange things begin to happen to some of the citizens who share his point of view: a barber's chair begins to turn rapidly around its axis - along with its customer - and an ice cream cart suddenly...
Trinity is STILL My Name! (Italian title: Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità) is a 1972 spaghetti western directed by Enzo Barboni. It is a sequel to They Call Me Trinity, also starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer.The film was a huge financial success, becoming the top-grossing Italian film of all time upon release.The film begins with Bambino (Bud Spencer) walking through the desert. He sees some smoke from a campfire and goes to see who it is. He finds three Denver convicts and steals their beans and horses. He also knocks a guy out. Then the film starts the opening credits and the title song. You see Trinity (Terence Hill) on his travois with the horse pulling it. He wakes up and sees the exact same fire Bambino saw. The convicts are trying to fry some more beans. Trinity steals the beans and tricks them into fighting each other to see which one he doesn't shoot. He leaves them fighting. Then we go and see Bambino at home getting a bath. His father sees Trinity and they both go...,
They Call Me Trinity, (Lo chiamavano Trinità) also known as My Name is Trinity, is a 1971 spaghetti western movie starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. A sequel, Trinity Is STILL My Name!, was later produced.This film took Terence Hill and Bud Spencer to the level of international stardom.In the first scene, Trinity (Terence Hill) comes into view accompanied by the movie's song. His horse is dragging him around in a travois. He is filthy, yet he seems perfectly content as the horse drags him across the desert and through puddles. When the horse stops nears a dwelling, Trinity gets up and walks inside.It is a restaurant and the Mexican owner, noting Trinity's wretched appearance, tells him he will give him a plate of beans if he has money to pay. Trinity takes the frying pan along with the plate, scraping the beans from the plate back into the pan and proceeds to eat from the pan with gusto, punctuated by occasional loud burping. The eating scenes are a frequent comedic element of the...,
Ace High is a spaghetti Western by Giuseppe Colizzi from 1968. Its original title was I Quattro dell'Ave Maria. The film is the second in a trilogy started with God forgives, I don't and ended with Boot Hill.
Quo Vadis is an epic 1951 film made by MGM. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sam Zimbalist, from a screenplay by John Lee Mahin, S. N. Behrman and Sonya Levien, adapted from the classic 1895 novel Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz. The music score was by Miklós Rózsa and the cinematography by Robert Surtees and William V. Skall.The film stars Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov, with Finlay Currie, Felix Aylmer and Abraham Sofaer. Sophia Loren has an extra's role as a slave girl in one of her first film appearances. Elizabeth Taylor also has a cameo.The title is Latin, meaning Where are you going? and refers to the encounter between St Peter and Jesus Christ on the Appian Way. Peter, fleeing from the persecutions of the Emperor Nero had a vision of Christ whom he asked "Domine, quo vadis?" (Lord, whither goest thou?). Jesus answered him, "Whither I go, thou can not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards" (John 13:36). Peter understood this to...,
Bud Spencer was born in Naples, Italy, Italy