Who Was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Friend Franco Columbu?

One of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most famous friends is Franco Columbu. He was a bodybuilder who competed against Arnold in the Mr Olympia competition, but he never won. What many people don’t know about Franco is that his life wasn’t always easy. His father abandoned him when he was 10 years old and his mother died when he was 16. But with hard work, determination, and support from family members like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco went on to be one of the most well-known bodybuilders in history!

Franco Columbu is a world renowned bodybuilder who won the Mr. Olympia title in 1976 and 1980 with his friend Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was born on November 18th, 1951 in Ollolai, Sardinia, Italy to parents Vincenzo and Maria. He is known for being one of Arnold’s best friends as well as an actor and businessman.

Franco Columbu is an Italian bodybuilder who was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s best friend and training partner. Franco helped Arnold get his start in bodybuilding, but they had a falling out later on. They reconciled in the 1980s, when Franco acted as Arnold’s personal trainer for Terminator 2: Judgment Day.