Franco Columbu Bodybuilder

Franco columbu

Franco Columbu (born August 7, 1941) is an Italian actor, former champion bodybuilder and World's Strongest Man competitor. Columbu was born in Ollolai, Sardinia (Italy). Starting out his athletic career as a boxer, Columbu progressed into the sport of Olympic Weightlifting, powerlifting and later bodybuilding, winning the title of Mr. Olympia in 1976 and 1981. At 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) in height (some magazines reported as short as 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m)), Columbu is shorter than most of his bodybuilding competitors, but that did not prevent him from achieving widespread success. In 1977, Columbu competed in the first World's Strongest Man competition and was in first place in total points during the competition; a remarkable outing, considering that Franco weighed much less than all his competitors. Then came the refrigerator race, which called for a downhill race in which a heavy, bulky, unwieldy refrigerator is strapped to the racer's back. While ahead, Franco stumbled, and was shown on national television collapsing with a grotesquely dislocated leg. This ended his participation in the World's Strongest Man contest (in the end, he finished in fifth place).

Personal details

Date of birth
August 7th, 1941
Italy,United States of America

Movie performances

1. Ancient Warriors (2001)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Walter von Huene
1 Show list

Ancient Warriors ia a 2001 action film directed by Walter von Huene.


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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

2. Desperate Crimes (1993)

Crime, Drama
played Nerescu
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Agnese Fontana
Andreas Marfori
Billy DaMota
Claudio Camarca
Andreas Marfori
2 Show list

Desperate Crimes is a 1992 crime and drama film written by Claudio Camarca, Billy DaMota and Andreas Marfori and directed by Andreas Marfori.


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Bella Blu
Jamie Lee
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Adriano Maria Vitali
Marco Isoli
Rita Casellato Cecconi

3. Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Adventure, Family, Comedy
played Otto the Strongman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
George McGrath
24 Show list

Big Top Pee-wee is a 1988 American comedy film and the sequel to Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and stars Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson, and introducing Valeria Golino as Gina Piccolapupula. The original music score is composed by Danny Elfman. The film is marketed with the tagline "Hero. Lover. Legend.


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Duke the Dog-Faced Boy
Pee-wee Herman
Gina Piccolapupula
Zelda the Bearded Lady
Mrs. Haynes
Big John
Joe the Blacksmith
Midge Montana
Costume Woman
Oscar the Liontamer
Snowball the Clown
Mrs. Dill
Popcorn Vendor
Shim the Half Man-Half Woman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Steven B. Poster
Robert Turturice
Big Top Pee-Wee (The original Soundtrack album)
United States of America

4. The Terminator (1984)

Action, Sci-Fi
played Future Terminator
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
15 Show list 1 Show list $6.4M

The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Lance Henriksen, and Paul Winfield. It was filmed in Los Angeles, produced by Hemdale Film Corporation and distributed by Orion Pictures. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from the year 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, played by Hamilton. Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Sarah. Though not expected to be either a commercial or critical success, The Terminator topped the American box office for two weeks and helped launch the film career of Cameron and solidify that of Schwarzenegger. The Terminator was followed up with a sequel in Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991 which was also directed by Cameron. In 2008, The Terminator was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the American National Film Registry, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


1992 Ray Bradbury Award

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Punk Leader
Detective Hal Vukovich
Pawn Shop Clerk
Kyle Reese
Wrong Sarah
Bar Customer
Policeman #1
Dr. Silberman
Sarah Connor
Tanker Partner
Lieutenant Ed Traxler
Matt Buchanan
Punk #2
TV Anchorman
Ginger Ventura
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Time travel
Nuclear holocaust
Hilary Wright
The Terminator
Spanish, English
United States of America, United Kingdom

5. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Action, Fantasy, Adventure
played Pictish Scout
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Buzz Feitshans
17 Show list 1 Show list $20M

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John Milius. It is based on stories by Robert E. Howard, a pulp fiction writer of the 1930s, about the adventures of the eponymous character in a fictional pre-historic world of dark magic and savagery. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones, and tells the story of a young barbarian who seeks vengeance for the death of his parents at the hands of Thulsa Doom, the leader of a snake cult. Buzz Feitshans and Raffaella De Laurentiis produced the film for her father Dino De Laurentiis. Basil Poledouris composed the music. Ideas for a Conan film were proposed as early as 1970. A concerted effort by executive producer Edward R. Pressman and associate producer Edward Summer to produce the film started in 1975. It took them two years to obtain the film rights, after which they recruited Schwarzenegger for the lead role and Oliver Stone to draft a script. Pressman lacked capital for the endeavor, and in 1979, after having his proposals for investments rejected by the major studios, he sold the project to Dino De Laurentiis.


1982 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress

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Thulsa Doom
King Osric
Conan the Barbarian
The Wizard
Osric's Guard #2
Conan's Father
Turanian War Officer
Conan the Barbarian
Foodseller in the Old City
The Princess
The Witch
Black Lotus Street Peddler
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Duke Callaghan
John Bloomfield
Conan Il Barbaro
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Pumping Iron
1977 Him/Herself
Jerome Gary
Robert Fiore


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