There are thousands of bad actors working in Hollywood right now who you’ll never, ever see. Why? Because they’re bad. They might get a role in a short film, hell they might even show up in the odd feature or two, in a minor role. Maybe they’ll even rise to the status of ‘what have I seen him in before?’ But they’ll never make it out of obscurity – they just don’t have the ability.
If Arnold Schwarzenegger were anyone also but Arnold Schwarzenegger, he’d fall under this category. But as you’re probably aware, he’s Arnold Schwarzenegger, and it’s all but impossible to keep the man down. Hailing from the tiny village of Thal in Austria, he was laughed at throughout his youth for his dream of mainstream Hollywood success, but now who’s laughing? Ahnie, that’s who!
Thanks to his unique look, his weird yet unforgettable delivery and his unbeatable ability to play cold, emotionless, tough sons-of-bitches (and pretty much an inability to play anything else), Arnie has managed to pull himself out of obscurity to the point where today he’s a household name.
With Ahnold recently breaking his retirement for The Expendables 2 (our review HERE) and his new vehicle, The Last Stand, we decided it was time we took a look back at Arnie’s unique, sometimes wonderful and sometimes painful career to date. Here are our picks for his 5 most awesome – and 5 lamest -performances so far.
So, let’s get to the chopper, shall we?