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 Terence Hill. The duo "garnered world acclaim and attracted millions to theater seats". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bud Spencer has received more than 2,780,108 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Bud Spencer is the 25th most popular actor (up from 27th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Italy (up from 109th 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."

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  • 57

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  • 10.16

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  • 2.71

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Among actors, Bud Spencer ranks 25 out of 10,030Before him are Jack Nicholson, James Stewart, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Jackie Chan, and Judy Garland. After him are Sarah Bernhardt, Yul Brynner, Danny DeVito, Elizabeth Taylor, Dustin Hoffman, and Patrick Swayze.

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Among people born in 1929, Bud Spencer ranks 6Before him are Anne Frank, Audrey Hepburn, Yasser Arafat, Martin Luther King Jr., and Milan Kundera. After him are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, Sergio Leone, Max von Sydow, Lev Yashin, and Grace Kelly. Among people deceased in 2016, Bud Spencer ranks 5Before him are Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, Umberto Eco, and Johan Cruyff. After him are Leonard Cohen, Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Imre Kertész.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Bud Spencer ranks 87 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Gregory VII (1020), Lucretius (-94), Masaccio (1401), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), and Domitian (51). After him are Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Empedocles (-490), Tintoretto (1518), Antonio Salieri (1750), Pope Leo XIII (1810), and Silvio Berlusconi (1936).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Bud Spencer ranks 2Before him are Sophia Loren (1934). After him are Terence Hill (1939), Marcello Mastroianni (1924), Gina Lollobrigida (1927), Yves Montand (1921), Monica Bellucci (1964), Roberto Benigni (1952), Rudolph Valentino (1895), Giulietta Masina (1921), Lucia Bosè (1931), and Franco Nero (1941).

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