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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s New Netflix Role Shows The Secret To His Success

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s streaming venture FUBAR perfectly encapsulates the key to his career. The 75-year-old actor, former politician, and bodybuilder has certainly enjoyed an eclectic professional journey, running the gamut from Mr. Universe to Governor of California. However, while his resumé is as impressive as it is varied, his acting has always relied on two unique traits that have made him a household name. As the FUBAR trailer demonstrates, this is just as true today as it was during Schwarzenegger’s peak.
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Although he began his career in muscle-bound B-movies such as Hercules in New York, Schwarzenegger has cemented his status as one of the world’s most iconic action superstars. His performances in the Terminator franchise, Commando, Predator, and The Running Man earned him international acclaim, with his infamous catchphrases becoming an intrinsic part of his character. However, while he became known for a string of violent blockbusters, there was always another aspect to Schwarzenegger’s acting that not only helped him stand apart from the crowd but has continued right through to his more contemporary work like FUBAR.

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FUBAR Shows Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Acting Career Balance

Arnold Schwarzenegger In Netflix Show FUBAR with a scruffy beard sitting behind the wheel of a car

Just like older Schwarzenegger hits like Red Heat and Total Recall, it’s evident that FUBAR will be laced with humor to complement the action. In this way, the Netflix series is the perfect continuation of Schwarzenegger’s career, as the actor has always taken on more tongue-in-cheek roles than many of his contemporaries. Comedic ventures like Twins, Jingle All The Way, and Kindergarten Cop all demonstrate the actor’s comedy chops and prove that his greatest strength has always been in mixing comedy and action. If the FUBAR trailer is anything to go by, this trend is set to continue.

Not only does the FUBAR trailer feature a nod to Schwarzenegger’s eponymous “I’ll be back” catchphrase (indicative of a self-aware tone), but the short clip prominently features a moment of slapstick comedy between the veteran and Fortune Feimster. This highlights how the Netflix series will play into Schwarzenegger’s long-established penchant for comedic action. Coupled with a spy premise that could serve as a sequel to the actor’s 1994 hit True Lies, it’s clear that FUBAR is well aware of its leading man’s history and ability to expertly strike the balance between laughs and thrills.

Why FUBAR Is Promising For Netflix

Arnold Schwarzenegger In FUBAR making a tough face while walking down a dirty alley with a dumpster fire happening in the background

Such is Schwarzenegger’s success in blending comedy and action that FUBAR could well be a success for Netflix. Thus far, the streamer has struggled for a bona fide comedy action hit, with projects like Red Notice generally disappointing critics. However, Schwarzenegger’s history means that he could well be the man to strike the correct balance for the service, finally delivering the action-comedy hit it craves.

While superstars like Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds are no strangers to lighthearted action, Arnold Schwarzenegger arguably invented the form. His acting pedigree and demonstrable sense of humor prove that he has what it takes to elevate what could be considered an unoriginal premise. In casting Arnold Schwarzenegger in FUBAR, Netflix may have inadvertently stumbled across the key to finally kick-starting its own successful action-comedy franchise.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors


Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama


For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims


Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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