From playing the leader of an elite Special Forces team in John McTiernan’s 1987 sci-fi action movie Predator to being elected the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011, Arnold Schwarzenegger has truly done it all. He’s an actor, father, businessman, author, filmmaker, politician, and a seven-time Mr. Olympia champion. He is without question the most recognizable athlete-turned-actor of all time. Who else could make lines like “get to the chopper!” and “it’s not a tumor!” so memorable? Nobody.
In celebration of the release of Terminator: Dark Fate, we wanted to pay tribute to the iconic action star by highlighting 10 lesser-known facts about his fascinating and inspiring life. Enjoy!
10 He Has A Strange Batman & Robin Souvenir
1997’s Batman & Robin widely considered one of the worst superhero films ever made, Joel Schumacher and George Clooney apologizing for how terrible the film turned out, Schwarzenegger’s portrayal of Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze
During an interview with the producer, Peter MacGregor-Scott revealed Arnold desperately wanted to take one of the Mr. Freeze costumes home, so he and the studio worked out a pretty sweet deal.
Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted a costume of Mr. Freeze. It went all the way up to the top of the studio. He had to sign a contract, and I think he pays $1 per year to borrow the costume. The lights in those costumes last 9,000 hours. He doesn’t have them on all day long but he does turn them on quite frequently.