Friday, July 8, 2016

Retro Friday : Bud Spencer

(originally posted on March 31, 2011)


Bud Spencer, aka Carlo Pedersoli, was the first Italian to swim the 100 m freestyle in less than one minute. He achieved this on 19 September 1950. Spencer participated in the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland, reaching the semi-finals in the 100 m freestyle (wikipedia).

Spencer would have a brief cameo in QUO VADIS in 1951 and one of his first speaking roles in HANNIBAL. Amazing how Bud would turn out.

Bud died on June 26 while I took some time off. He was 86 years old. This is a mini-tribute to his PEPLUM career.



Peter Ustinov and Bud Spencer in QUO VADIS

Bud in HANNIBAL

3 comments:

WrestlePorno said...

Bud recently passed away last June 26th. He was 86.
RIP.

orsh549 said...

He was a very good actor and I have watched many of his movies. He could be serious or comical. The TRINITY movies were awesome, and him and T. Hill made quite a few other movies together. Wish he would of made more Peplum movies. He had the size and athletic build to play any role.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

Thanks WrestlePromo. Someone always dies when I take some time off.