Arnold Schwarzenegger is regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time. From playing the leader of an elite Special Forces team in 1987 sci-fi Predator moved to become the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. He is a father, businessman, actor, author, filmmaker, politician and a seven-time Mr Olympia champion. He is one of the most recognized athlete-turned-actor in the industry.
In this article from online pokies, we will be listing out things you didn’t know about Arnold Schwarzenegger since he started his acting career.
Auditioning For The Incredible Hulk
Before the casting of Lou Ferrigno in the 1970s TV series the Incredible Hulk, it was revealed that Arnold Schwarzenegger tried auditioning for it and he was, previously, considered one of the best roles for the Hulk. However, it was revealed that producer and writer Kenneth Johnson felt that Arnold wasn’t tall enough and cast 7’2″ Richard Kiel instead. Although Kiel was tall, he doesn’t have the build to play Hulk, so 6’5″ Ferrigno ended up getting the role.
Arnold’s Bodybuilding Idols
Arnold is probably the most recognizable and successful athlete-turned-actor of all time, Schwarzenegger has always been humble when it comes to giving credit to those that came before him. Growing up, he was quite frequent in movie theatres, watching movies featuring Reg Park, Johnny Weissmuller, and Steve Reeves. All of them were people who turned into successful actors after transitioning from their athletic careers.
For example, Weissmuller retired from competitive swimming to playing Tarzan in twelve movies.
In The Austrian Army
In Austria, it is compulsory for all males to devote one year to the country’s military when they finally turned 18 years of age. However, when Schwarzenegger turned 18, his bodybuilding career was only starting to take off. Being desperate to reach his end goals, Arnold disappeared and was thrown into the military jail for a week after leaving to compete in the Junior Mr Europe contest, and he won. After winning Junior Mr Europe, Arnold Schwarzenegger went on to win Mr Europe, according to casinos en ligne en france.
He Wasn’t First Choice For Terminator
As crazy as it might sounds, Schwarzenegger wasn’t the first choice for James Cameron’s Terminator. He had first set his sights on Lance Henriksen, who was popular for playing Bishop in the Alien film franchise and Frank Black in the Millennium TV series.
Cameron was said to have been looking for someone who looks like an average person, but after his first meeting with Arnold, the director easily changed his mind. It was also revealed that Arnold was being considered for the role of Kyle Reese, but Cameron doesn’t like that idea and opted to cast Michael Biehn for it instead.