Bud Spencer

1929 - 2016

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Carlo Pedersoli (31 October 1929 – 27 June 2016), known professionally as Bud Spencer, was an Italian actor, professional swimmer and water polo player. He was known for action-comedy and spaghetti Western roles with his long-time film partner and friend Terence Hill. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bud Spencer has received more than 3,936,646 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Bud Spencer is the 30th most popular actor (down from 25th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Italy (down from 88th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Actor.

Bud Spencer is most famous for his appearances in the spaghetti westerns, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and "A Fistful of Dollars."

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 77.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.00

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Bud Spencer ranks 30 out of 13,578Before him are Jackie Chan, Sophia Loren, Danny DeVito, James Stewart, Romy Schneider, and Patrick Swayze. After him are Jim Carrey, Yul Brynner, Morgan Freeman, Gina Lollobrigida, Terence Hill, and Harrison Ford.

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Among people born in 1929, Bud Spencer ranks 7Before him are Yasser Arafat, Grace Kelly, Anne Frank, Audrey Hepburn, Lev Yashin, and Milan Kundera. After him are Martin Luther King Jr., Jürgen Habermas, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sergio Leone, Hassan II of Morocco, and Imre Kertész. Among people deceased in 2016, Bud Spencer ranks 6Before him are Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, Johan Cruyff, Shimon Peres, and Umberto Eco. After him are David Bowie, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Leonard Cohen, and Zaha Hadid.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Bud Spencer ranks 97 out of 5,161Before him are Livy (-59), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Antonio Stradivari (1644), Pope Paul VI (1897), and Toto Cutugno (1943). After him are Pope Leo X (1475), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Domitian (51), Pope Pius III (1439), Pope Gregory VII (1020), and Tintoretto (1518).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Bud Spencer ranks 2Before him are Sophia Loren (1934). After him are Gina Lollobrigida (1927), Terence Hill (1939), Marcello Mastroianni (1924), Yves Montand (1921), Giulietta Masina (1921), Roberto Benigni (1952), Monica Bellucci (1964), Ornella Muti (1955), Franco Nero (1941), and Monica Vitti (1931).

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