Which famous bodybuilder could our favourite Arnold be playing in this dramatised biopic? Could he be playing Jayne Mansfield herself? No, that would be too good for human consumption. you’ll have to listen to our podcast to find out, or at least look up the cast list on IMDb or Wikipedia.
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a handsome stranger called Handsome Stranger in this ridiculous comedy from 1979. The twist is that it’s really just a live action Road Runner movie, with Kirk Douglas as Wile E. Coyote. The other twist is that they shouldn’t have hired Paul Lynde.
It’s a 90° swerve into a documentary for the podcast this week, as we look at one of Arnold’s “as himself” credits, and perhaps his most important (after Last Action Hero, naturally). Sure, there’s a bit of Franco Columbu here, or some Lou Ferrigno there, but it’s really Arnold who steals the show.
Jeff Bridges and Sally Field co-star in this charm- wait a minute, this is Arnold Schwarzenegger Presents! Former Mr. Universe Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a Mr. Universe hopeful at a gym Jeff Bridges is looking to demolish. That is, until the charming gym members win Jeff Bridges heart and Arnold Schwarzenegger a Golden Globe!
It’s 1970, and we live in a pre-Pumping Iron, pre-Conan world. Arnie has so little clout, they rename him to Arnold Strong as an in-joke, and dub over him. Also, he fights a man in a bear-suit, and loses a weight lifting competition, two things the real Arnold Schwarzenegger would never do.
Rob and Jemry’s podcast is going through the entire filmography of Arnold Schwarzenegger. We review the movies, the Arnolds, and even suggest how we’d do it given the chance.