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Why Arnold Schwarzenegger Was Warned About Playing The Terminator 

The Terminator ranks among Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most iconic roles, but the actor was initially warned about taking the part in James Cameron’s magnum opus. A few years after his debut in Hercules in New York, Arnold Schwarzenegger rose to fame for his formidable, heroic portrayal of a pulp comic character in Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer. His acting career soared to new heights when instead of sticking to black-and-white leading roles, he decided to switch gears by playing The Terminator’s anti-hero titular cyborg.

As fate would have it, former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger proved to be the perfect casting choice for the ice-cold remorseless Terminator, and even after all these years, it is hard to imagine anyone else as the inhuman indestructible cyborg. However, not everyone wanted Schwarzenegger to play the character, and he, too, was initially apprehensive about taking the part. In the Making Of Terminator documentary, Arnold Schwarzenegger recalls how everyone around him warned him that playing a villain could negatively affect his career. Fortunately, he decided to ignore all doubters and brilliantly showcased his talent as an entertainer in The Terminator.

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Worries About Schwarzenegger’s Terminator Role Weren’t Unfair

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Considering how Arnold Schwarzenegger’s early success in movies was primarily a consequence of a time and place — the time being the 80s and the place being Hollywood — it is understandable why many were worried about his decision to play Terminator. From his first film itself, Schwarzenegger established himself as a brawny action hero. By playing a similar role in his breakout Conan films, the actor further cemented his place as the undisputed stereotypical action man whose presence in a movie assured audiences of what they could expect.

While The Terminator stayed true to some elements of his action persona, it portrayed him in a significantly more negative light. This, in turn, put his bankable heroic image at risk. Given how Schwarzenegger was still finding his feet as an actor before James Cameron’s The Terminator, taking the role was certainly a concerning move.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Was Right To Ignore The Terminator Warnings

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s naysayers were proven wrong when his vision for The Terminator came in tandem with James Cameron’s directorial forte. With just seventeen lines and less than a hundred words, he excelled as The Terminator’s stoic villain without wholly shedding his brand of action and deadpan humor. This decision also rippled further down in his acting career, when he avoided being typecast by taking bigger risks and starring in Ivan Reitman’s hit comedy Twins and Cameron’s thriller True Lies. Since Hollywood is riddled with “what if” stories of many an actor whose careers ended or thrived with a single movie, it is quite evident that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tenure as an action movie star would not have been the same if he had declined The Terminator.

Unlike most sci-fi flicks that rely on wonder to please audiences, The Terminator focuses more on terror. Owing to this, everything from Schwarzenegger’s cold delivery of lines like “I’ll be back” and “Hasta La Vista baby” to his dominating on-screen presence when he rides his Harley-Davidson on the freeway proves to be effective narrative devices for the film’s mounting tension and slam-bang action sequences. Therefore, even though James Cameron deserves all the credit for penning and directing The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger deserves equal acclaim for sticking to the role and playing it with such devotion.

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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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