Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, 1984

When The Terminator hit theaters on October 26, 1984, it took the world by storm. James Cameron’s futuristic thriller redefined both the post-apocalyptic and time-travel sub-genres, while introducing fascinating concepts about the dangers of modern technology. It also cemented Arnold Schwarzenegger’s status as one of the biggest action icons of the 1980s and beyond.

h/t: vintag.es

The movie launched the career of James Cameron, who went on to direct the top two box-office earners of all time, Avatar and Titanic. It also boosted Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose monotone delivery and muscle-bound swagger made a cyborg assassin the height of cool.

Schwarzenegger originally read for the part of Kyle Reese. In his fledgling acting career, he had already played the title character in Hercules in New York, and Conan the Barbarian, and naturally wanted to be the hero of The Terminator movie. Although he may have first been put forward for this role by his agent, Cameron was cool on the idea: “I was very negative on the idea of Arnold playing Reese.”

And Schwarzenegger, at lunch with Cameron after his reading, couldn’t stop thinking about the Terminator: “The more I read the script, the more I got fascinated by the Terminator – the bad guy – which I thought was the real cool guy. We were talking along the lines of me playing the heroic character.”

After looking at a mocked up painting that Cameron had made of him as the Terminator, Schwarzenegger had made up his mind: “I am the Terminator, I’m gonna make this call now, I called [Cameron] right away and I said ‘I want to play the Terminator,’ and the deal was made.”




















(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

For 32 Years, Artist Took Photos Of The Same Couples To Show The Effects Of Time
Reuters Pictures of the Year 2014, Part 7
Auto Mechanics Strike A Pose With Hilarious Renaissance-Style Paintings
These Photographs Of Tattooed Senior Show That Body Art Looks Beautiful On Everyone
8-Year-Old “Siberian Snow White” Surprises Modeling Agencies With Unique Beauty, Gets Flooded With Offers
Vibrant Life Of 1970s Harlem As Photographed By Jack Garofalo
Stunning Portraits of Wild Animals by Brad Wilson
Japan Cords
Urban Photography of Russian Cities Inspired by the Movie “Inception”
Spectacular Winning Images of The Siena Creative Photo Awards 2021
Gardens of Eden: The Heavenly Horticulture Blossoming on Roofs High above the City
Spectacular Winning Images of The WildArt Photographer of the Year 2021
Photographer Captures Military Kits Through The Ages: From The Battle Of Hastings To Helmand
The Serendipitous Clouds And Faux Reflections Of Photographer Kanghee Kim
Tiny Dancers Among Us: Jordan Matter Captures Amazing Photos Of Dancing Kids
21-Year-Old Michelle Pfeiffer Photographed by Jim Britt, 1979
Hilarious Images From The Opening Scenes Of Adult Movies
X-Ray Photography by Paula Fontaine
Photographers Against Wildlife Crime
Creative And Colorful Minimalist Photography By Roynaldi Saputra
National Geographic Photography Contest 2013 Call for Entry
Photographer Monica Carvalho Combines Like Objects into Surreal Photo Manipulations
Beautiful Photos of Julie Newmar as Catwoman in Batman TV Series, 1966–1968
Magnificent Portrait Photos Of Hollywood Icons Taken By Douglas Kirkland
Photographer Zachariah Epperson Captures The Magical World Of Ballet And Dancers
Amazing Then And Now Photos Merge London's Ghosts Of Christmas Past
Beaming 93-Year-Old Gleefully Models Granddaughter's Colorful Weavings
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards
Meet Xiao Jiguo, a Chinese Barack Obama
Rare 'Flying Rainbow' Spotted over Southern China