In many ways, Arnold Schwarzenegger is my favorite actor of all time. Now, don’t take this the wrong way. Do I like him more than Bill Murray? No. Do I idolize him the same way I do Orson Welles? No. Can his acting skills even be mentioned in the same sentence paragraph hour day week month year as Daniel Day-Lewis? No.
At the same time, there’s no actor I’ve quoted more than Ah-nuld. I’m not sure there’s an actor, Murray included, who’s made me laugh as much as Arnie. Arnold, both literally and figuratively, was a blast.
You can watch his movies over and over, and even though they do get more and more dated with each viewing, they also become more enjoyable. What I love about Arnold is that even though he took the craft of acting seriously, he never took himself as an actor too seriously. He was never above an outrageous action plot or corny one-liner, and that’s exactly what made him so much fun. Even as Governor of California — a word which he can’t even say, I might add — he is still cracking jokes and having fun at his own expense.
In honor of the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger, here is a reference guide inforgraphic that takes a quick look at his biggest action hits. Hey, we’re in the thick of the summer movie season, and nobody did blockbusters better than Ah-nuld, right?
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