From Mr. Universe to Hollywood actor to Governor of California, it has been quite the career for Arnold Schwarzenegger. His bulging biceps, thick Austrian accent, awesome action films, and a terrific sense of humor are just a few reasons why he has become a cultural icon. Upon moving Stateside, Arnie’s lack of acting experience and heavy accent resulted in a tough start to his Hollywood life, although he did land roles due to his size. Fortunately, he quickly improved and went on to star in many of the most entertaining action films ever made.
In celebration of the release of Terminator: Dark Fate, join us as we countdown 10 of iconic action star’s greatest movies of all time. Enjoy!
10. Twins (1988)
Sometimes, comedy can be as simple as pairing two completely different characters together. This is what was done in Ivan Reitman’s 1988 classic Twins, which paired Arnie, former Mr. Universe, with the 4’10” film star Danny DeVito. If this wasn’t enough, their characters were also long lost born out of a secret experiment. Not only was there a huge contrast in height and appearance, but in character as well, with DeVito playing the streetwise Vincent to Arnie’s intellectual and innocent Julius. In one of the funnier and more heartwarming scenes, DeVito’s character attempts to teach his nervous and much, much bigger twin brother how to dance to impress a girl. Arnie had only appeared in action films at this point in his career, so this was a refreshing change and opened the door for him to explore an entirely new genre.