According to mno.hu, Hungary is the first country to mount a statue in honour of Bud Spencer. The 240 centimetres tall bronze work of sculptor Szandra Tasnádi was inaugurated on the Corvin walk over the weekend.
The statue depicts the actor with a saddle on his shoulders, which might be familiar if you saw the opening scene of They Call Me Trinity 2. The quote written on the pedestal of the statue reminds us of how lyric the scene is.
As Bud Spencer’s (Carlo Pedersoli) partner in crime, Terence Hill (Mario Girotti) said at the funeral, he is sure that he will be welcomed by his friend with a saddle on his shoulders when he goes to heaven.
The sculptor was born on the same day as Bud Spencer, so the statue was planned to be inaugurated on the very day. However, the event was postponed so that the children of the actor, Cristiana and Diamante could be present as guests of honour.
Szandra Tasnádi said that during the work-process, which lasted for six months, she felt like she got closer to Bud Spencer, as she re-watched his movies for the best portrayal possible. She also looked at dozens of photos so that she could depict the actor in the beginning of his 40s.
At the inauguration, Cristiana Pedersoli said that the statue reflected the real personality of her father: a big man with a big heart. She added that she was sure that her father was looking at the statue from heaven.
Diamante Pedersoli thanked everyone who went out to the inauguration. “We are honoured to be here, dad would be very happy.
It’s great to see how much people loved him, and we want you to know how important you were for him.”
The event was closed by the Spencer Hill Magic Band, who revived the atmosphere of the famous movies.
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