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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Most Iconic Line Was Almost Very Different 

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic line “I’ll be back” in The Terminator could have been very different and changed the Terminator franchise in the process. At the time that the T-800 Terminator time-traveled to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), Schwarzenegger was still a relatively fresh face coming off the success of Conan the Barbarian two years earlier. James Cameron’s The Terminator became a surprise hit that launched Cameron’s career and cemented Schwarzenegger as an action hero while making “I’ll be back” his signature catchphrase.

Funnily enough, the line itself, spoken when the Terminator arrives at the police station to terminate Sarah Connor, was a point of disagreement between Cameron and Schwarzenegger on set. Per Schwarzenegger himself in an interview (via GQ), he thought the line would be best spoken as “I will be back,” but Cameron maintained that “I’ll be back” was the better phrasing. While seemingly a small detail, had the T-800’s line been what Schwarzenegger initially argued for, it could have greatly altered not just the horror movie vibes of The Terminator, but also the entire franchise down the road.

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How Schwarzenegger’s Line Change Alters The Meaning Of “I’ll Be Back”

Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator saying 'I'll be back'

As Schwarzenegger explains, he felt “I will be back” was a better way to say that as “It’s more machine-like if you say ‘I will be back,'” and it is fair to say that he probably has a point. The line as Schwarzenegger argues for it sounds far more rigid, whereas “I’ll be back” is more casual. Had Schwarzenegger’s version of the line been used, it would have placed more emphasis on the T-800’s machine nature, but there would have been a significant trade-off in the line sounding less menacing.

The line Cameron pushed for has more threatening implications, with Schwarzenegger’s emotionless T-800 being refused entry to a police precinct. “I’ll be back” is not simply the T-800 stating assurance of its return, but a cold statement of intent that nothing will stand between it and its mission to terminate Sarah Connor. Had the line been spoken the way Schwarzenegger thought was best, it could also have had a domino effect on the whole Terminator franchise and even Schwarzenegger’s career.

The Terminator Franchise Could’ve Changed Without A Signature Catchphrase

The T-800 holding his hand out to Sarah Connor in Terminator 2 Judgment Day (1991)

It is hard to imagine “I will be back” being as enduring a quote as “I’ll be back” and might not have resulted in callbacks in the Terminator sequels and other Schwarzenegger movies, as the latter memorably did. It also would have likely changed how the subsequent Terminator sequels were marketed, removing any variation of the classic line from trailers, posters, and other such materials. In such an alternate version of events, the also oft-quoted “Come with me if you want to live,” might have taken the number one spot as the Terminator franchise’s biggest one-liner, and again, Schwarzenegger’s subsequent career by extension.

In the end, while seemingly a minor bit of dialogue minutiae, Cameron’s insistence on “I’ll be back” made the line a hallmark of the Terminator franchise, with Schwarzenegger himself commenting “I had no idea that anyone would ever repeat it, period.” Sometimes, even the most minor detail can make a massive difference in the kind of popularity a classic like The Terminator achieves. The Terminator’s catchphrase of “I’ll be back” is unexpectedly colloquial for a machine, but it ended up being one of the best creative decisions in the making of The Terminator.

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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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