While promoting his new movie, "The Last Stand," Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked about the secret to delivering a great one-liner. The actor explained that the most important thing is to have a heavy accent and to mispronounce the words.
He went on to quote his famous lines from "Predator," "Kindergarten Cop" and "Terminator," pointing out how a normal person would say them and how they ended up, due to his accent. In a separate interview, Arnold said that they knew which lines would become popular and it was always a surprise when it happened.
Take a look at the video below and let us know which of Arnold's many one-liners is your favorite. I personally love the one from "Commando," when he's holding Sully (David Patrick Kelly) over a cliff by his ankle. He eventually drops him to his death, but when Rae Dawn Chong asks him what happened to Sully, Arnold responds: "I let him go."
I see "The Last Stand" opened with just $2mil on Friday, Not looking good for a strong weekend now !
Anyone seen it yet ?????
minkowskiwrites: on January 19th, 2013 at 1:36:31 PM
"Not looking good for a strong weekend now !"
Told you it would flop, and so will he his Conan "sequel".
And The Last Stand is down to 56% at RT.
Don't get this guy. He says his best lines are the ones in which he f*cks up his pronunciation, and yet, they're not. It's the lines and the context in which those lines live.
All of his great quips are clearly understood. They're great because they're ironic, or cheesy, or they play on his size, or because they're menacing. None of them are memorable because he raped the English language speaking them.
The thing is Schwarzeneggar is already past his prime. He took a big loss doing the Governor thing..
He really should've gauged the paying movie audience's response back on screen by doing a couple of cameos, IMO.
He wanted to pick up where he left off, but so much has happened since his departure.
If he starts choosing his movie roles more carefully and stop cashing on his previous famous roles, he might be able to have longevity.
Stallone doesn't do too shabby, but he always tried to be on the pulse of what the audience wanted to see from him...and even that I know takes it's toll on his career. His numbers are really down since 80-90s roles...
minkowskiwrites: on January 20th, 2013 at 1:30:17 AM
@Deaft0ne: thanks. How about a little review?
In other news, Bruce isn't too keen on Die hard 5:
ďIím really pleased to continue to be asked back to do other versions and other incarnations of Die Hard. The first one really is... thatís all there is. Everything else is just trying to be as good as that film.Ē
Yeah i have that feeling about that movie too. That said it has been getting ok reviews on the net, So maybe all is not lost yet !
Die Hard 5 is a tough one to call i think about $25mil opening weekend in the US,After that if it's any good $80-100 mil if it's crap $50mil and the end of the franchise unless the rest of the world boxoffice is massive ($200mil plus).