Since its inception, movies have starred the beautiful people. Young people. The kind of people you simply wouldn't see on every street corner. It's such a Hollywood cliche to discuss the film industry chewing up young stars and spitting them back out once they start to get up there in years, but it's only a cliche because it's happened enough times to take on truth.
But, there have been times in cinematic history where youth and beauty have taken a backseat to age age and experience. Every so often, we stop caring about traditional movie stars and start embracing something the folks who look like they've taken a beating. Sometimes, the older folks start to take over the spotlight and right now, we're living in the age of the Old Man Action Hero.
In his heyday, Arnold Schwarzenegger tended to star in incredibly violent movies where he played straight-shooting, morally black and white heroes. So it's weird to watch him in the red band trailer for 'Sabotage,' which casts him as a morally grey character straight out of director David Ayer's 'Training Day' playbook.
In 1997, Joel Schumacher released 'Batman and Robin,' his follow-up to 'Batman Forever,' starring George Clooney as the caped crusader. That time around, Batman teamed up with Robin and Batgirl to stop villains Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) from freezing the world and repopulating it with mutant plants (yes, really). Although the film was a massive success, it garnered many negative reviews and is considered to be one of the worst Batman films ever made. Seventeen years later, we take a look back at the cast of the strange '90s superhero film and see where they are now.
In 1991, James Cameron unleashed 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day,' his follow-up to 'The Terminator,' in which Linda Hamilton's Sarah Connor and her son John teamed up with a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to fight off an advanced machine sent back in time to kill them because they were society's only hope for salvation. The film was a massive success and even won four Academy Awards, including statues for Best Visual Effects and Makeup. Twenty-three years later, we revisit the cast of this action-packed sci-fi classic and see what they're up to now.
For the past week, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been teasing his involvement in a Super Bowl commercial and now it has arrived. Clocking in at nearly four minutes, this extended version of the ad is much longer than what will air this Sunday and, by extension, features a few additional precious seconds of everyone's favorite Austrian bodybuilder-movie-star-turned-politician-turned-movie-star-wearing-a-silly-wig playing table tennis.
James Cameron's 1994 action comedy film 'True Lies' starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Harry Trasker, a man leading a double life: at home he is a boring computer salesman to his wife and daughter, but in reality he's an agent for the U.S. government's counter-terrorism task force. With his work distracting him from his home life and his wife flirting with another man, Harry's faced with his most dangerous mission yet. This year marks the film's 20th anniversary, so join us for a look back at the cast of this hit film and see what they're up to now.
The second trailer for David Ayer's 'Sabotage' plays down the comedy and plays up the stakes as Arnold Schwarzenegger heads a DEA team that finds millions of dollars, which leads to them being targeted for revenge by a drug cartel. And then there's a pesky problem that someone on the team may have taken some of the money.
Arnold Schwarzenegger said he'd be back, but so far audiences haven't exactly welcomed him with open arms. 'The Last Stand' and 'Escape Plan' may have underperformed at the box office, but that's not stopping the Austrian Oak from continuing his post-Governor action career and 'Sabotage' looks like more of the same, for better or for worse. A new poster for the film debuted at IGN and it's exactly what you'd expect from this kind of movie.
Lionsgate has just dropped the official first teaser for 'The Expendables 3,' and the gang's all here! Actually, there's even more gang to go around this time out, as every new sequel seems to just pack on increasingly awesome star power -- Harrison Ford, anyone? That's right, Indiana Jones and Han Solo himself has signed up for the action and you can see him alongside the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in this amazing line-up!
Released in 1993, 'Last Action Hero' was an action-packed, meta-curiosity: a young movie fan is transported into a parallel dimension, where he must work alongside the star of a series of action films to stop the villain of those films when he escapes into the real world. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a fictional version of himself, the star of the "Jack Slater" series of movies within the movie, which is filled with all sorts of satirical winks and nods to the world of cinema. While the film performed poorly at the box office, it's become something of a cult favorite over time. 20 years later, we take a look back at this truly unique release and see what Schwarzenegger and friends are up to now.
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