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Franco Columbu

An Italian born former bodybuilder, actor and author. Despite his short statue at 5 ft 5 (165cm,) he won Mr. Olympia bodybuilding in 1976 and 1981 . During a competition in Munich in 1965, he met Arnold Schwarzenegger and the two of them got very close. After Arnolds relocation to USA, he brought Franco over not long after because he missed his best friend. It was a friendship that would last for 54 years til Franco'a death. Franco Columbo's would participate in several minor roles in movies after his US entry, acting along side Schwarzenegger i a few of his motion pictures. Although he held a US residence and lived there since the 1970's, Columbo would often travel back home to Sardinia on vacation, and it was there he ultimately passed away at the age of 78.


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Born:
Aug 7, 1941 In Ollolai, Nuoro, Italia
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie Herakles 1962-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie One More Round 2015-06-02
Known For
Poster of The Running Man
Poster of Predator
Poster of Conan the Barbarian
Poster of The Comeback
Filmography
Movie One More Round Franco Turelli 2015-06-02
Movie Rocky IV: The American Punch himself 2014-10-11
Movie Dreamland - La terra dei sogni Unknown 2010-07-08
Movie Ancient Warriors Aldo Paccione 2003-03-01
Movie Raw Iron: The Making of 'Pumping Iron' Himself - Mr. Olympia 1981 2002-01-01
Movie Doublecross on Costa's Island Enrico Costa 1997-01-01
Movie Beretta's Island Franco Armando Beretta 1994-05-05
Movie Taken Alive Enrico Costa 1994-05-12
Movie Desperate Crimes Nerescu 1993-11-24
Series Tales from the Crypt Doctor's Assistant (uncredited) 1989-06-10
Movie Schwarzenegger: Total Rebuild Himself 1988-03-01
Movie Big Top Pee-wee Otto the Strongman 1988-07-22
Movie Predator Medic (uncredited) 1987-06-12
Movie The Running Man 911 Security Officer #2 1987-11-13
Movie Rickles... On the Loose himself 1986-08-23
Movie Getting Physical Himself 1984-03-20
Movie The Terminator Future Terminator 1984-10-26
Movie The Road To Olympia Himself 1984-11-14
Movie Conan the Barbarian Pictish Scout 1982-04-02
Movie The Comeback Himself 1980-05-12
Movie The Hustler of Muscle Beach Himself 1980-05-16
Movie Pumping Iron Himself 1977-01-18
Movie Stay Hungry Franco Orsini 1976-04-23
Movie Mr. Europe Unknown 1971-10-02
Movie Herakles Unknown 1962-01-01