Bud Spencer

Bud Spencer

Highest Rated: 67% Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

Lowest Rated: 67% Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1929

Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Bud Spencer was an Italian swimmer and actor who appeared in over 70 films over the course of a career that spanned over 60 years. Born in Naples, Spencer, who was born Carlo Pedersoli, was a gifted athlete as a very young boy. Although he excelled at various sports, however, it was swimming that really caught his interest. At a slim and lanky 6'4", Spencer had the perfect swimmer's body and began competing professionally while still in his teens. Spencer's knack for swimming eventually caught the eye of the coach of Italy's national swimming team, who asked Spencer to join in 1949. Before long he was crushing the competition in various international swimming competitions, while racking up numerous awards in the process. Spencer's swimming career lasted until his late 20s, and included two Summer Olympics appearances, in 1952 and 1956. By the late 1950s, however, he decided to hang up his trunks for good. Perhaps having foreseen the imminent demise of his athletic career, Spencer took on a second career as an actor in the early 1950s. Although most of his roles in the 1950s were small, in 1959 he appeared in the action film "Hannibal" alongside Terrence Hall. Spencer may not have known it at the time, but their collaboration on that film would begin one of the most prolific movie partnerships in the history of Italian cinema. Over the next thirty-plus years Spencer and Hall appeared in over 20 action-comedies together, including "The Call Me Trinity" (1970), "Crime Busters" (1977), and "Double Trouble" (1984). Both Italian and international film audiences alike loved Spencer and Hall's films, making them two of the most successful international film actors of the second half of the twentieth century. Spencer retired from acting in 2010 and spent the remainder of his days at his home in Rome. He died there peacefully at the age of 86 on June 27, 2016 surrounded by his family.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 52% Killing Is My Business, Honey Pepe (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Singing Behind Screens Old Captain (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Hope Padre Speranza/Father Hope (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet To the Limit Elorza (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 32% Troublemakers Moses (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Miami Killer Jack "Extralarge" Costello (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Cannonball Extralarge (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Black Magic Jack `'Extralarge'` Costello (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Moving Target Jack Costello (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Man: An Unusual Insurance Jack Clementi (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 14% SuperFantaGenio The Genie (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aladdin The Genie (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 56% Miami Supercops Steve Forest/Officer L A Wray (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 54% Double Trouble Greg Wonder/Antonio Coimbra de la Coronilla y Azevedo (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 58% Go for It Doug O'Riordan/Mason (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 45% Bomber Bud Graziano (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 56% Banana Joe Banana Joe (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buddy Goes West Buddy (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 58% Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure Charlie (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 29% Why Did You Pick on Me? Sheriff Hall (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 36% The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid Sheriff Hall (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 61% I'm for the Hippopotamus Tom (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uppercut Bulldozer (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 65% Pari e dispari Charlie Firpo (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 50% Flatfoot in Africa Insp. 'Flatfoot' Rizzo (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Busters Wilbur Walsh (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charleston Charleston (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 33% Flatfoot in Hong Kong Inspector "Flatfoot" Rizzo (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier of Fortune Ettore Fieramosca (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 78% Watch Out, We're Mad Ben (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Massacre at Fort Holman Eli Sampson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 44% Flatfoot Inspector `'Flatfoot'` Rizzo (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 46% It Can Be Done, Amigo Hiram Coburn (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Boys Salud (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 35% Even Angels Eat Beans Charlie Smith (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 50% The Fifth Day of Peace Jelinek (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 59% Più forte, ragazzi! (All The Way Boys) (Plane Crazy) Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 18% Blackie the Pirate Skull (Character) - 1971
67% 60% Four Flies on Grey Velvet Godfrey "God" (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 81% Trinity Is Still My Name Bambino (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 83% They Call Me Trinity Bambino (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 41% The Five Man Army Mesito (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 23% Boot Hill Arch Hutch Bessy (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 58% Ace High Hutch Bessy (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond The Law James Cooper (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 50% Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die O'Bannion (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 41% God Forgives, I Don't Hutch Bessy (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 36% Hannibal Rutario (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 75% A Hero of Our Times Fernando (Character) - 1955

QUOTES FROM Bud Spencer CHARACTERS

Bambino says: One shop destroyed. Three heads split like overripe melons. One man wounded and one castrated. All in two hours. Just two hours I left you alone. Two hours.