Franco Columbu (1941–2019)


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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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Terminator Future Terminator
(1984)
Conan the Barbarian Pictish Scout
(1982)
(1997)
The Running Man 911 Security Officer #2
(1987)

Filmography

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 2015 One More Round
Franco Turelli
 2011 Dreamland: La terra dei sogni
Frank Graziani
 2003 Ancient Warriors
Aldo Paccione
 1997 Doublecross on Costa's Island
Enrico Costa
 1995 Taken Alive
Enrico Costa
 1993 Beretta's Island
Franco Armando Beretta
 1991 Desperate Crimes
Nerescu
 1991 The Doors
Man backstage in Miami (uncredited)
 1990 Perduta
L'americano
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Doctor's Assistant
- The Switch (1990) ... Doctor's Assistant (uncredited)
 1988 Big Top Pee-wee
Otto - Strongman (as Franco Columbo)
 1987 The Running Man
911 Security Officer #2
 1987 Last Man Standing
Batty
 1987 Predator
Medic (uncredited)
 1984 The Terminator
Future Terminator
 1982 Conan the Barbarian
Pictish Scout
 1977 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
San Francisco Contest Builder #6
- Dead Lift (1977) ... San Francisco Contest Builder #6 (uncredited)
 1976 Stay Hungry
Franco Orsini (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Dr. Franco Columbo | Franco Columbo | Dr Franco-Columbo

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Deborah  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Columbu, Maria
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Trivia:

Appeared on the sleeve of Grand Funk Railroad's 1974 album "All the Girls in the World Beware!!!" with fellow-bodybuilders Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane. Band member faces were cleverly superimposed on their muscle-bound bodies. See more »

Nickname:

The Sardinian Strongman

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