Franco Columbu

Birthday:

08/07/1941

Place of birth:

Ollolai, Nuoro, Italia:

Biography:

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.


Film Credits

One More Round (2015)
as Franco Turelli
Rocky IV: le coup de poing américain (2014)
as himself
Dreamland - La terra dei sogni (2010)
as
Ancient Warriors (2003)
as Aldo Paccione
Raw Iron: The Making of 'Pumping Iron' (2002)
as Himself - Mr. Olympia 1981
Doublecross on Costa's Island (1997)
as Enrico Costa
Taken Alive (1995)
as Enrico Costa
Beretta's Island (1994)
as Franco Armando Beretta
Il ritmo del silenzio (1993)
as Nerescu
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
as Otto the Strongman
The Running Man (1987)
as 911 Security Officer
Rickles... On the Loose (1986)
as himself
The Terminator (1984)
as Future Terminator
Getting Physical (1984)
as Himself
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
as Pictish Scout
The Hustler of Muscle Beach (1980)
as Himself
The Comeback (1980)
as Himself
Pumping Iron (1977)
as Himself
Stay Hungry (1976)
as Franco Orsini
Mr. Europe (1971)
as

Production Credits

Ancient Warriors (2003)
Producer
Doublecross on Costa's Island (1997)
Director
Taken Alive (1995)
Producer
Taken Alive (1995)
Writer
Beretta's Island (1994)
Author