Monday, May 21, 2007

'Ello Governah

Young Arnold hoping some ballet lessons will help
his bodybuilding poses

Pumping Iron (1976) is so worth watching on Netflix. What could be better than a young Arnold Schwarzenegger vying for his seventh Mr. Olympia? He was 28 at the time and charismatic, attractive and charming. He was cocky and sneaky, too. Of his good friend and fellow bodybuilding competitor, Franco Columbu, the future Governator says: "Franco is pretty smart, but Franco's a child, and when it comes to the day of the contest, I am his father. He comes to me for advices. So it's not that hard for me to give him the wrong advices."


junebee said...

I read a fitness book by Franco Colombu. It was very informative. I also read Arnold's biography. That was back in my bodybuilding days.

Anonymous said...

I love this movie. I felt very bad for Lou Ferrigno, who seemed like such a nice guy who just didn't have a chance against Ahnold.

Pumping Iron II: The Women is not as good. Don't rush to add it to your netflix list.