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The World According to Arnold

Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger knows what he wants—and usually gets it.
David Shaw
From the Print Edition:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Summer 96

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I needn't have been concerned. He has no delusions that he's Robert De Niro or Dustin Hoffman.

 

"I knew what I was doing," he says. "I knew these movies were not going to be nominated for Academy Awards. I was trying to get into the movie business. I was doing things that I thought I could handle."

He flashes a self-deprecating grin.

"Now, if I want to punish someone, I make them watch Red Sonja 10 times."

 

He pauses.

"As I got better, the reviews got better."

Indeed they did. Time magazine named The Terminator, a futuristic orgy of blood and mayhem, one of the 10 best movies of 1984. The Terminator also established Schwarzenegger as a genuine


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