Franco Columbu

Franco Columbu

actor, producer, stunts

Franco Columbu was born on Aug 07, 1941 in Italy. Franco Columbu's big-screen debut came with Stay Hungry directed by Bob Rafelson in 1976, strarring Franco Orsini (uncredited). Franco Columbu is known for The Doors directed by Oliver Stone, Val Kilmer stars as Jim Morrison and Meg Ryan as Pamela Courson. The upcoming new movie Franco Columbu plays is One More Round which will be released on Jun 02, 2015.

Francesco Columbu was an Italian actor, author, chiropractor, and former Amateur Boxer, Professional Bodybuilder and World's Strongest Man competitor. Franco was a longtime friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom he met in 1965. He often appeared in small cinematic roles alongside Schwarzenegger at the height of his fame. He made his Pro Bodybuilding Debut in 1968, and was regularly competing at he top end of the under 200lbs category. This was documented in the 1977 Documentary Pumping Iron (1977). He went on to win the 1981 IFBB Mr. Olympia competition, becoming the first under 200lbs winner, retiring shortly after. Franco was considered one of the world's strongest men. He held a number of power lifting world records. He performed a strongman act of breaking a hot water bottle by inflating it orally, lifting vehicles onstage while another performer changed a tire, and dead lifted over 320 kg (700 lbs). These were documented in the 2002 Documentary 'Raw Iron: The Making of Pumping Iron', celebrating the 25th anniversary of 'Pumping Iron'.

  • Birthday

    Aug 07, 1941
  • Place of Birth

    Ollolai, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy

Known For

Movies & TV Shows