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« on: November 22, 2011, 04:37:53 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 04:41:07 PM »

Total man's man right there (no homo).
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 04:42:34 PM »

Conan's Da, but a late 60's worth of biker guys, as well. He had a good, unique look.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 04:42:48 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 04:48:44 PM »

Bill Smith Trivia:

Appeared in the final episode of "Batman" (1966)

Lifetime Achievement Award from Academy of Bodybuilding and Fitness

Record-holder for reverse-curling his own body weight.

2 Time Arm Wrestling World Champion-200lb class-Petaluma, CA

Served in the Airforce, National Security Agency, during the Korean War.

Graduated UCLA Cum Laude.

He was the Marlboro Man in the final televised Marlboro commercial.

Fluent in English, Russian, German, French, Serbo-Croatian.

Competed as a downhill skier in AAU events at Mammoth Mountain

Competed in motocross events with Steve McQueen and doubled as one of the track riders in C.C. and Company (1970).

Had a 31-1 record as an amateur boxer

Held the Air Force Light-Heavyweight Weightlifting Championship

Performed over 5,100 continuous sit-ups over a five hour period

Played semi-pro football for the Wiesbaden Flyers in Germany

Has a Masters Degree in Russian and taught Russian Language Studies at UCLA in the late 1950s.

Won a Muscle Beach contest by performing 35 inverted handstand dips

Honorary member of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures.

Direct descendant of Western figures Kit Carson and Daniel Boone.

Bruce Lee personally offered Smith the co-lead in Enter the Dragon (1973), but another film went over schedule and John Saxon stepped into the role.

Filmed an eight-minute test pilot portraying Caine for the TV series "Kung Fu" (1972), wearing prosthetic eyepieces to make him appear chinese. The network wanted Smith for the role, but producer Jerry Thorpe ultimately deemed him too muscular and menacing.

Studied kung fu for eight years with Jimmy Woo and kenpo karate master Ed Parker.

Stunt doubled for former Tarzan Lex Barker while living in France.

Turned down the role of Tarzan at MGM.

Training partner of first Mr. Olympia, Larry Scott.

Fought California wildfires in the early 1950s

Worked as a lifeguard on the French Riviera

Worked as a trainer at Bert Goodrich's Hollywood Gym

Child actor in both "A" and "B" movies of the 1940s. He stated in a horror magazine that during breaks on the set of The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), star Lon Chaney Jr., treated all of the children on the set to ice cream.

Threw the discus 151 feet at a time when the top AAU distance was 150.6 feet.

Won the Light-Heavyweight German-Austrian Boxing Championship while in the service.

In 1942's The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), he plays the boy who throws the little girl's ball to the top of the roof. This role marks the first of his many appearances as a villain.

Has a master's degree in Russian.

His favorite writer is Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Recipient of the 2008 Silver Spur Award.

Recipient of the 2005 Southern California Motion Picture Council Award.

Inducted into the Venice Muscle Beach Bodybuilding Hall of Fame 2010.

Personal Quotes

Sammy [Sammy Davis Jr.] was really good friends with Peter Brown. Peter got married to a French girl, Yvette. He had this little ceremony in this church in Beverly Hills. Sammy . . . and Dean Martin were there. Dean Martin fell sound asleep just before Peter said "I do" [makes loud snoring noises]. But Dean Martin was one of the nicest guys I ever met in my life.

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 04:50:31 PM »

Fucking Bill got busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 04:55:09 PM »

Bill Smith Trivia:

His favorite writer is Fyodor Dostoevsky.

This one seems to be the only non far-fetched one?   Grin

/forget it, jake. it's hollywood.
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 04:57:15 PM »

He beat Arnold at arm wrestling on the set of Conan, and Arnold had an internal meltdown in that he was visibly enraged but didn't dare make a peep in front of Bill because he knew Bill could rip his head off.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011, 05:00:46 PM »

Best Bill Smith movie IMO is still Any Which Way You Can with Clint Eastwood.  Their fight at the end of the flick was epic.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 05:01:56 PM »

This one seems to be the only non far-fetched one?   Grin

/forget it, jake. it's hollywood.
Are you trying to insinuate that William Smith might be embellishing a bit here and there?

Sacriliege!!!!  Sad

You English snob!!  LOL  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 05:04:51 PM »

this dude has got nothing on gh15
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011, 05:10:15 PM »

Are you trying to insinuate that William Smith might be embellishing a bit here and there?

Sacriliege!!!!  Sad

You English snob!!  LOL  Grin
Fluent in English, Russian, German, French, Serbo-Croatian.

Didn't that language die with Arch-Duke Ferdinand!?       Grin
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 05:40:39 PM »

He beat Arnold at arm wrestling on the set of Conan, and Arnold had an internal meltdown in that he was visibly enraged but didn't dare make a peep in front of Bill because he knew Bill could rip his head off.

He was Conans father after all! Cheesy


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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2011, 05:46:45 PM »

Who's the Actor and Who's the Real Deal? Cheesy
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ6Tlh9XA0U" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ6Tlh9XA0U</a>
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2011, 05:57:39 PM »

His CV rivals Superman's  Cheesy
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