Happy 70th Birthday Arnold Schwarzenegger! Our Top Arnie Movie Moments…

by Iain Matheson on July 30, 2017

Would you Adam and Eve it! The action movie hero, the former Mr Universe and total legend of the big screen turns a milestone 70 today.

Body building legend, movie legend and later politics legend, Arnie has been a household name for as long as we can remember which is why we thought we would celebrate his special day with a little look back at some of his top movie moments.

When you look back at some of the films he has not just been a part of, but he has completely made them his own and they would have never been the same without him. It’s hard to imagine a movie collection without our hero. So! Before we get blowing out all those candles, let’s take a look back at Our Top 10 Arnie Movie Moments…

Clothes, Boots, Motorcycle – Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Now THIS is a classic moment! It takes some serious level of Arnie style to walk into a rough biker bar, steal someone’s clothes, bike…. then sunglasses. What. A. BOSS!

The Epic Handshake – Predator

Just when you thought that 1987′s predator couldn’t get more manly after the shootathon in the jungle (when they actually hit nothing), you’re greeted with the muscle rippling moment between Dutch and Dillon. After meeting again for the first time in years, these two Silverback Gorillas of men shake hands and begin a little arm tussle which might just be the the most manly thing to ever happen on screen. Classic moment.

No Chance – Commando

Now, we know there are pleeeenty of classic moments and reasons to love this film, however one that has really stood out to us is the iconic ‘No chance’ lines right at the end….

John Matrix: This was the last time.

Major General Franklin Kirby: Until a next time…..

John Matrix: No chance.

Something tells me he means that. We sure wouldn’t chance it!


Don’t Give Up Your Day Job – Last Action Hero

Pretty much from start to finish, this classic scene from this super retro film is over the top, silly and oh-so good! Catch one liners, bad guys shooting a lot but hitting nothing, coming in through the roof, using live wires to make someone else fire a gun with return fire. It’s what Hollywood is all about!
Finishing off this classic moment, Arnie launches the remaining classic bad guy through the air an into a table but not before saying… don’t give up your day job. This is Arnie bread an butter and we’re happy to eat this up every darn time.

Shuuuuut uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup! – Kindergarten Cop

Everyone has had this moment right, when it seems the who world has interrupted and you just want a moment of peace. Well, for us this classic moment in Kindergarten Cop sums up this feeling pretty well.

Hahahahahaha, you think this is the real Quaid? It is – Total Recall

We love this moment, mainly because of how simple, but kinda funny it is. It’s a real movie moment where this would only ever happen in a movie.

Arnie dresses as a woman – Junior

Not really a moment, more scene after scene! Yep getting to see this action movie star really embracing his feminine side in Junior is a real moment to savour. We would have LOVED to have been a fly on the wall during this audition!

When a deal goes sour – The Running Man

You cold-blooded bastard! I’ll tell what I think about it. I live to see you eat that contract! But I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I’m going to ram it into your stomach and BREAK YOUR GODDAMN SPINE!!!
By this point in the film, it’s save to assume Arnie has had enough. We love this moment because it’s classic Arnie, he makes threats that you should really pay attention to because, he really will deliver.

So there you have them folks! What are your favourite Arnie moments? Let us know with a comment below.

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