Bud Spencer On Faith: “I’M Not Afraid Of Death: God Exists, And I’Ll Find Out The Rest”

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In 2016, at the age of 86, Bud Spencer—originally named Carlo Pedersoli—passed away. He was a legendary character from Piedone and spaghetti westerns. The actor, who gained notoriety for his slaps, acknowledged that his strong religious beliefs had shaped him throughout his life and said, “Without God, I would not have achieved anything.”

I’m forward-thinking, inquisitive, and constantly eager to try something new. Since God exists and I’ll figure out the rest later, I have no fear of dying. I think we’re going to wake up corpseless. But I don’t want to know more at this time.

Bud Spencer, who never forgot to thank God for his successes in life, previously testified about his faith and death:

“I have done many things in life, but without God I would not have achieved anything. I feel great gratitude towards the celestials.”

Between two slaps – which he handed out only in his films – a solid and deep faith accompanied Bud Spencer since his childhood. And by his old age, God had become even more of a sure point for him:

“The most important thing in life is not to lose sight of the fact that if you don’t believe in something, it’s worthless. My parents were believers, so I followed them. When I understood that faith is a true thing, my faith became even deeper. I completely stored their teachings in me, which is why I still believe today.”

His faith, which is often echoed on the screen, was also accepted in church circles, as he said, since they always tried to ensure that no blood flowed in his films and that, if possible, no one died.

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The well-built Carlo Pedersoli, with bearish movements and shovel palms, was born in Naples on October 31, 1929. He wasn’t even small for a little one: he was said to have been born weighing six kilos. In addition to being an unusually outstanding student, he began swimming at the age of eight. He swam at the Olympics and won the Italian championship in the breaststroke in 1948 and the 100-meter freestyle in 1950. He was the first Italian swimmer to complete the course in under a minute. He brought a silver medal from the 1952 Helsinki Olympics home with him after leading the Italian water polo team to victory in the European Championship that same year. He continued to participate in the Melbourne five-hoop games in 1956, but he did not participate in any further world championships after that.

However, his film career started, initially with extra roles. He was a simple ancient Roman soldier, for example, in the Oscar-winning American film Quo Vadis, shot in Italy. In 1967, he accepted the lead role in a film comedy (God Forgives, I Don’t). In this spaghetti western, he already appeared as Bud Spencer, alongside his later, almost constant partner and good friend, Terence Hill. (According to legend, he took his stage name partly out of respect for Spencer Tracy and partly out of a love for Budweiser beer.) They starred in eighteen films together, including such hits as The Devil’s Right and Left Hand (1971), Otherwise We Get Angry (1973). , And we get angry again (1978), Kincs ami nıla (1981) and Szüperhekusok (1985).

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