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Greatest Action Heroes- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

The Aroundtable is proud its latest series entitled The Greatest Action Heroes. So here go with some of the most pivotal actors in the action genre.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Best Movies: Conan The Barbarian (1982), The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), Predator (1987), The Running Man (1987),Total Recall (1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994)

Honorable mentions; Red Heat (1988), The Last Stand (2013)

If there was anyone who gave Stallone competition for top spot of the action hero mantle, it was Arnie. There are three reasons why the Austrian Oak makes our list of greatest action heroes.

First, his sheer determination to transition from the world’s greatest bodybuilder to becoming one of the biggest (no pun intended) stars in movie history. There was no way that a man of his massive size, with an unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, was going to become one Hollywood’s biggest box office draws, but he proved all the naysayers wrong. Second, unlike some of his contemporaries, no Arnold character was the same. He’s created a varied list of loved characters who fought on Earth, in space, in the future and in the world of fantasy and magic. There’s nothing in the action genre that he hasn’t done. Third, Schwarzenegger had some of the most memorable lines in movie history: "Hasta la vista, baby" - Terminator 2, "I'll Be Back" - The Terminator & “Remember Sully when I promised to kill you last? I lied.”- Commando.

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