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A Serbian Tarzan statue February 17, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Movies.

A tiny Serbian hamlet on the border with Romania launched an initiative yesterday to build a monument to Johnny Weissmuller, the late actor famed for his role as “Tarzan,” a report from AFP said.

Weissmuller, a five-time Olympic swimming gold-medalist, was born in 1904 in the village of Medja, in the Banat region that straddles the two countries but was then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He died in 1984.

The inhabitants of the hamlet were inspired by the decision earlier this week by another Serbian village to erect a statue of Sylvester Stallone’s famous film character, boxer Rocky Balboa, in a bid to rid itself of bad luck.

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