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Bud Spencer
Birth name Carlo Pedersoli
Born October 31, 1929 (age 77)
Flag of Italy Naples, Campania, Italy
Other name(s) Carl Spencer

Bud Spencer (born October 31, 1929), born as Carlo Pedersoli, is a famous Italian actor, known for his height 6' 4" (1.93 m) 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.[1] October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Naples panorama. ... Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Movie poster for Once Upon a Time in the West Spaghetti Western is a nickname for a broad sub-genre of Western film that emerged in the mid-1960s, so named because most of them were produced by Italian studios. ... Lady Justice is a personification of the law. ... A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a patentee (the inventor or assignee) for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which...



Bud Spencer was born Carlo Pedersoli in Naples. Spencer married Maria Amato in 1960 and together had three children: Giuseppe (1961), Christine (1962) and Diamante (1972). Naples panorama. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

Spencer established Mistral Air in 1984, but left it to buy a textile mill that produced clothes for children. Mistral Air is a scheduled and charter cargo airline based in Rome in Italy. ...

Swimming and water polo career

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.[2] In the 1951 Mediterranean Games, he won a silver medal in the same 100m freestyle event.[3] Freestyle is one of the official swimming competitions according to the rules of FINA. However, it is technically not a style, as there are very few regulations about the way freestyle has to be swum. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The first Mediterranean Games were held in Alexandria, Egypt, where 734 athletes (all men) from 10 countries participated. ...

Spencer participated in the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland, reaching the semi-finals in the 100 m freestyle (58.8 s heats, 58.9 s semi final).[4] Four years later, in Melbourne, he also entered the semi-finals in the same category (58.5 s heat, 59.0 s semi final).[5] As a water polo player, he won the Italian Championship in 1954, with S.S. Lazio. His swimming career ended abruptly in 1957. The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. ... Founded 1550 Country Finland Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area[1] - Of which land - Rank 185. ... The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... S.S. Lazio (Italian: Società Sportiva Lazio SpA) is an Italian sports club based in Rome. ...

On 17 January 2005 he was awarded with the Caimano d'oro (Gold Caiman) by the Italian Swimming Federation.[6] On 24 January 2007, he received from the Italian Swimming Federation's president Paolo Barelli, swim and water polo coach diplomas.[7] January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federazione Italiana Nuoto The Italian Swimming Federation (Italian: ) founded in 1899 is the major Swimming Federation in Italy, it brings together more than 1200 clubs. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Paolo Barelli is an Italian Senator and president of the Italian Swimming Federation, in his youth Barelli was a world class swimmer. ...

Acting career

Bud Spencer's first movie role was that of a member of the Praetorian guard in Quo Vadis, a film shot in Italy, in 1951.[1] During the 1950s and part of the 1960s, Spencer appeared in some Italian films but "his career was strictly minor league until the late 1960s."[1] The Praetorian Guard (sometimes Prætorian Guard) (in Latin: praetoriani) comprised a special force of bodyguards used by Roman emperors. ... Quo Vadis (the title is Latin, meaning Where are you going?), is a 1951 Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman soldier, returning from the wars, who falls in love with a Christian and becomes intrigued by her religion. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...

Spencer then met Terence Hill, with whom he made a large number of Italian Westerns, including God Forgives... I Don't! (1968), They Call Me Trinity (1971) and Trinity Is STILL My Name! (1972). Hill also acted with him in a number of action films, including Watch Out, We're Mad (1974), Odds and Evens (1978) and Who Finds a Friend, Finds a Treasure (1981). These films gathered popularity for both actors, especially in Europe.[1] They made a total of 19 films together.[1] Terence Hill (born Mario Girotti March 29, 1939) is an Italian-born actor. ... Spaghetti Westerns are a loose sub-genre of Western film that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, so named because most of them were produced by Italian studios. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Trinity is STILL My Name! (Sometimes known as My Name is Still Trinity) is a 1972 spaghetti western directed by Enzo Barboni. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Spencer also wrote the complete or partial screenplay for some of his movies. His fan base is particularly large in Europe. A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ...

Spencer's career slowed down after 1983. In the 1990s he acted in the TV action-drama "Extralarge".

Career in politics

In 2005, Pedersoli entered politics, unsuccessfully standing as regional counselor in Lazio for the Forza Italia party. The reason for entering politics was due to a bequest of the then-Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi was trying to using Spencer's media power to draw in the voters. Spencer has stated: "In my life, I've done everything. There are only three things I haven't been - a ballet dancer, a jockey and a politician. Given that the first two jobs are out of the question, I'll throw myself into politics."[1] The opposition critisized him for engaging in "politica spettacolo" ("showbiz politics").[1] 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Politics is the process by which groups make decisions. ... Lazio (Latium in Latin) is a regione of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Marche, Molise, Campania and the Tyrrhenian Sea. ... Forza Italia (Forward Italy) is an Italian party. ...


  • Spencer changed his screen name in 1967 reportedly chosen to pay homage to Spencer Tracy as well as his favorite American beer, Budweiser. Other sources report that he found it funny to call himself "bud" despite his weight and body size.[1]
  • After appearing in "Più Forte, Ragazzi!", Spencer became a jet airplane and helicopter pilot.[1]
  • Spencer owned an air transportion company, Mistral Air, which he founded in 1984 but he later terminated his business interest in the company.[1]
  • Spencer was involved in the children's clothing industry.[1]
  • He holds several patents.[1]
  • Trade mark: Uses to end a fist fight by striking a hammer-like blow on the top of the opponent's head.
  • Holds a Juris Doctor degree.

Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Bud Light redirects here. ...


  • Padre Speranza (2005) (English title: Father Hope) (TV) .... Padre Speranza
  • Cantando dietro i paraventi (2003) (English title: Singing Behind Screens) .... Il vecchio capitano
  • Tre per sempre (2002) (English title: 3 - 4 Ever).... Bops
  • Hijos del viento (2000) (English Title: Sons of the wind).... Quintero
  • Al límite (1997) (English title: To the Limit).... Elorza
  • Fuochi d'artificio (1997)(English title: Fireworks) .... The blind singer
  • Noi siamo angeli (1997) (English title: We are Angels) (mini) TV Series .... Orso
  • Botte di Natale (1994)(English title: The Night Before Christmas; also called "The Troublemaker") .... Moses
  • Extralarge (1990 - 1993) (TV) .... Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
  • Professore (1988 - 1989)(English title: Big Man)Superfantagenio (1986) .... Jack Clementi
  • Miami Supercops (1985) .... Steve Forest
  • Non c'è due senza quattro (1984) (English title: Double Trouble) .... Greg Wonder/Antonio Coimbra de la Coronilla y Azevedo
  • Nati con la camicia (1983) (English title: Go for it) .... Doug O'Riordan alias Mason
  • Bomber (1982) .... Bud Graziano
  • Banana Joe (1982) .... Banana Joe
  • Cane e gatto (1982) (English title: Cat and Dog).... Sergeant Parker
  • Chi trova un amico, trova un tesoro (1981) (English title: A friend is a treasure) .... Charlie O'Brien
  • Occhio alla penna (1981) (English title: Buddy goes West).... Buddy
  • Chissà perché... capitano tutte a me (1980) (English title: Everything Happens to Me).... Sheriff Hall
  • Io sto con gli ippopotami (1979) (English title: I'm for the Hippopotamus).... Tom
  • Piedone d'Egitto (1979) (English title: Flagfoot in Egypt).... Inspector Rizzo
  • Sceriffo extraterrestre - poco extra e molto terrestre, Uno (1979) (English title: E.T. and the Sheriff or The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid).... Sceriffo Scott (Sheriff Hall)
  • Pari e dispari (1978) (English title: Trinity: Gambling for High Stakes) .... Charlie Firpo
  • Lo chiamavano Bulldozer (1978) (English title: Uppercut) .... Bulldozer
  • Piedone l'africano (1978) (English title: Knock-Out Cop).... Rizzo
  • Charleston (1977) .... Charleston
  • Il Soldato di ventura (1976) (English title: Soldier of Fortune).... Hector Fieramosca
  • I Due superpiedi quasi piatti (1976) (English title: Crime Busters).... Wilbur Walsh
  • Piedone a Hong Kong (1975) (English title: Flatfoot in Hong Kong).... Inspector 'Flatfoot' Rizzo
  • Altrimenti ci arrabbiamo (1974) (English title: Watch Out, We're Mad).... Ben
  • Porgi l'altra guancia (1974) (English title: Turn the Other Cheek) .... Father/Padre Pedro
  • Piedone lo sbirro (1973) (English title: A Fistful of Hell) .... Inspector 'Flatfoot' Rizzo
  • Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli (1973) (English title: Even Angels Eat Beans).... Charlie Smith
  • Una Ragione per vivere e una per morire (1972) (English title: A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die).... Eli Sampson
  • Si può fare... amigo (1972) (English title: Bulldozer Is Back Amigo) .... Hiram Coburn
  • Più forte, ragazzi! (1972) (English title: All the way boys) .... Salud
  • Torino nera (1972) (English title: Black Turin) .... Rosario Rao
  • ...continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (1971) (English title: Trinity Is STILL My Name!).... Godfrey 'God'
  • Il Corsaro nero (1971) (English title: Blackie the Pirate) .... Skull
  • Lo chiamavano Trinità (1970) (English title: My Name Is Trinity).... Bambino
  • La Collina degli stivali (1969) (English title: Boot Hill).... Hutch Bessy
  • Un Esercito di cinque uomini (1969) (English title: The Five Man Army).... Mesito
  • Dio è con noi (1969) (English title: Crime of Defeat).... Cpl. Jelinek
  • I Quattro dell'Ave Maria (1968) (English title: Ace High).... Hutch Bessy
  • Al di là della legge (1968) (English title: Beyond the law).... James Cooper
  • Oggi a me... domani a te! (1968) (English title: Today it's me).... O'Bannion
  • Dio perdona... Io no! (1967) (English title: Blood River).... Hutch Bessy
  • Annibale (1960) (English title: Hannibal) (as Carlo Pedersoli)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1957) (as Carlo Pedersoli) .... Carabiniere
  • Cocco di mamma, Il (1957) (English title: Mamma's boy)(as Carlo Pedersoli) .... Oscar
  • Un Eroe dei nostri tempi (1955) (English title: A hero of our times) (as Carlo Pedersoli) .... Fernando
  • Siluri umani (1954) (English title: Human Torpedoes) (as Carlo Pedersoli) .... Magrini
  • Quo Vadis (1951) (as Carlo Pedersoli) .... Imperial Guard

Botte di Natale The last movie with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill together Story While their Ma frets about a Christmas family reunion, estranged bounty-hunter brothers Travis (Terence Hill) and Moses (Bud Spencer) sniff around the idea of re-teaming. ... The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid (original Italian title: Uno Sceriffo extraterrestre - poco extra e molto terrestre) is a childrens comedy movie starring Bud Spencer and child actor Cary Guffey that was released in cinemas in 1979. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... IL CORSARO NERO An unusual movie with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill Story Rivaling Pirats and Spanish gold are the ingredients for this story. ... LA COLLINA DEGLI STIVALI Third part of a trilogy with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill 1969 Story Running from his pursuers, Cat (Terence Hill) hides in a circus where Thomas (Woody Strode) is working. ... Quo vadis is a Latin phrase meaning Whither goest thou? or Where are you going? It is used as a proverbial phrase from the Bible (John 16:5). ...



Credits as Carlo Pedersoli

  • Extralarge
    • Diamonds (1993) (TV)
    • Ninja Shadow (1993) (TV)
  • Professore
    • Il Boomerang (1989) (TV)
    • Il Diva (1989) (TV)
    • Il Fanciulla che ride (1988) (TV)
  • Banana Joe (1982)


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External links

  • Bud Spencer at the Internet Movie Database
  • Budterence.tk - Bud Spencer & Terence Hill Style (Italian)
  • TerenceBud.com - Terence Hill & Bud Spencer Forum's (French)
  • "Berlusconi picks film cowboy as his sidekick", telegraph.co.uk, 16 February 2005, Bruce Johnston
  • Terence & Bud - Terence Hill & Bud Spencer website (French)
  • spencerhill.de - Terence Hill & Bud Spencer fan website (German)
Cinema of Italy

Actorsʥ Directorsʥ Films A-Zʥ Film chronologyʥ Cinematographersʥ Editorsʥ Producersʥ Score composersʥ Screenwritersʥ The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, movie pictures, cast, crew as well as video games. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The history of Italian cinema began just a few months after the Lumi̬re brothers had discovered the medium, when Pope Leo XIII was filmed for a few seconds in the act of blessing the camera. ... The following is a list of Italian movies, in chronological order: 1905 La presa di Roma (Filoteo Alberini) 1913 Quo vadis? (Enrico Guazzoni) 1914 Cabiria (Giovanni Pastrone) 1915 Assunta Spina (Gustavo Serena) 1929 Rotaie (Mario Camerini) Sole (Alessandro Blasetti) 1932 Gli uomini che mascalzoni! (Mario Camerini) 1940 Unavventura di...

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Bud Spencer (born October 31, 1929), born as Carlo Pedersoli, is a famous Italian actor.
Spencer married Maria Amato in 1960 and they have three children, Giuseppe (1961), Christine (1962) and Diamante (1972).
In 2005 Spencer entered politics, unsuccessfully standing as regional councillor in Lazio for the Forza Italia party.
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