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10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters, Ranked Villainous To Heroic

Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed on to play the President of the United States opposite David Sandberg as Kung Fury, Michael Fassbender as his new partner Colt Magnum, and Jorma Taccone as the “Kung Führer” in the upcoming Kung Fury 2. This cinematic P.O.T.U.S. will likely be a good guy who helps Kung Fury on his quest, but Schwarzenegger has occasionally taken a break from playing noble heroes to play diabolical villains.

Most Schwarzenegger characters are heroes, like True Lies’ Agent Harry Tasker and Kindergarten Cop’s Detective John Kimble, but others are more villainous, like his Batman & Robin baddie Mr. Freeze.


10 T-800 (The Terminator)


Easily the most villainous character that Schwarzenegger has played is the titular cyborg in The Terminator. The original T-800 is an unstoppable killing machine sent into the past with the singular goal of killing Sarah Connor, the mother of resistance leader John Connor.

The T-800 kills whoever he has to kill to get to Sarah. Unlike the version that John teaches to smile in the sequel, this T-800 is completely devoid of emotions.

9 Mr. Freeze (Batman & Robin)

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Mr. Freeze is one of the only traditional antagonists that Schwarzenegger has played over the years. He tormented the eponymous Dynamic Duo in Batman & Robin with criminal schemes and goofy ice-based puns. But, unlike most Batman villains, there’s something that makes Mr. Freeze sympathetic.

All of Mr. Freeze’s diamond robberies have the sole purpose of bankrolling his attempts to cure his terminally ill wife. Mr. Freeze is a bad guy, but he has a noble motivation.

8 Doug Quaid (Total Recall)


The protagonist in Total Recall, Doug Quaid, is easy to root for, but he’s not quite heroic (although his other self Carl Hauser might be). After going into a company to have memories of a spy mission on Mars implanted in his mind, Quaid becomes convinced that he actually used to be a secret agent on Mars.

Quaid’s quest is endlessly compelling, but he’s more of an everyman than a hero; he’s more interested in uncovering the mysteries of his identity than helping people in need.

7 Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer (Predator)


Most of Schwarzenegger’s characters are fueled by testosterone, but perhaps the most hypermasculine role of his career is oiled-up, alien-killing Vietnam War veteran Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer. Dutch is the hero of Predator who learns the alien hunter’s weakness and uses it to emerge as the victor.

Dutch doesn’t manage to save any of his comrades from the Predator’s wrath; he just saves himself after the rest of his platoon have been picked off for sport.

6 Conan (Conan The Barbarian)


Schwarzenegger’s first breakout role was the titular badass warrior in Conan the Barbarian. This version of Conan, who later reappeared in a sequel, was more of a standard Hollywood protagonist than the brutal warmonger seen in Robert E. Howard’s legendary source material.

After suffering the worst trauma imaginable as a child (watching his parents get killed and being sold into slavery), Conan grew up to be a truly fearless fighting machine.

5 Agent Harry Tasker (True Lies)

Arnold Schwarzenegger in a fighter jet in True Lies

After Schwarzenegger had worked with James Cameron on a couple of Terminator movies, the two reunited for the Bondian spy thriller True Lies. Schwarzenegger’s lead protagonist, Harry Tasker, struggles to lead a double life as a secret agent and a suburban husband and father.

Harry does some questionable things throughout the movie, like using government surveillance equipment to spy on his wife when he suspects she’s having an affair, but he does whatever it takes to save his wife and daughter when they’re captured.

4 Howard Langston (Jingle All The Way)

Arnold Schwarzenegger with a giant candy cane in Jingle All the Way

Schwarzenegger’s contribution to the Christmas movie canon, Jingle All the Way, revolves around two rival fathers – a mattress salesman played by Schwarzenegger and a postal worker played by Sinbad – each trying to buy a Turbo-Man action figure for their son at the last minute on Christmas Eve.

Howard Langston might not be a hero in the way that badass warriors like John Matrix, John Kimble, and Conan the Barbarian are heroes, but he is a hero to his son.

3 Colonel John Matrix (Commando)


Long before Bryan Mills’ daughter was taken and he went to Paris to save her, Colonel John Matrix’s daughter was taken and he went to Val Verde to save her in Commando. A father going to extreme lengths to save their kidnapped daughter will always be an easy protagonist to root for.

Matrix is a lot like True Lies’ Harry Tasker, except he’s much more likable and heroic because he never uses his government resources to spy on his own family; he just cares about protecting them.

2 T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)

Arnold Schwarzenegger with shotgun in T2 Judgement Day

After the T-800 was sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor in the first Terminator movie, James Cameron shook up the formula in the second movie. Terminator 2: Judgment Day features a reprogrammed T-800 being sent back in time to protect Sarah’s son John from the even more advanced T-1000.

This T-800 was a true hero, obeying John’s command not to kill anybody, standing in the way of danger to keep the Connors safe, and giving his own artificial life to prevent the rise of Skynet.

1 Detective John Kimble (Kindergarten Cop)


Schwarzenegger’s character in Kindergarten Cop is two different types of hero rolled into one. He’s a badass cop committed to bringing criminals to justice and, while working undercover, he also becomes a substitute teacher who inspires his students to follow their dreams.

As a good-hearted officer of the law who has plenty of patience for the kids who look up to him and no patience for the bad guys who mean them harm, Detective John Kimble is the greatest hero that Schwarzenegger has played.
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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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