Happy birthday Arnold Schwarzenegger: Top five performances of this stunning actor

Total Recall

Total Recall is one of the few films of Arnold Schwarzenegger that is heavy on thematic content. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd He was almost always placed in the shoes of a overpowered brute with little overt sentiment, if any. The team gets more then it signed up for. And that brings us into typecasting. We wish the star a year filled with happiness and health! But he translated this woodenness into solid stolidity on the big screen with the hunky characters he usually played. 2017-07-30T10:08:21+00:00″>
Published:July 30, 2017 10:08 am

Arnold Schwarzenegger turns 70 today. 3. The Terminator

If Conan the Barbarian brought Arnold Schwarzenegger on the main scene, The Terminator established his position. Although Predator has a paper-thin plot and even shallower characters, it has everything one would want in a popcorn monster flick with oodles of gore and constant action. Let’s have a look at his top five best performances. This film was his break and he made most of it. In Judgement Day, Arnold’s character Terminator was facing an even more powerful and advanced robot whose motive was exactly the opposite: to kill John Connor. 1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

While in The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a robot assassin, in Terminator 2: Judgement Day he was a saviour of John Connor, the future salvation of humanity against the war against machines. And he was. 2. The film was also James Cameron, who went on to direct two top grossing movies in the history of cinema: Titanic and Avatar, announcing himself to the world. They find themselves hunted by an alien monster called – you guessed it – Predator. 4. The primary motif of the film is mindwipe – or erasing of somebody’s mind that usually includes introducing new memories instead of leaving it blank. We hardly see him being an everyday guy in any movie. It was to his credit that he avoided his characters from becoming too one-dimensional. Conan the Barbarian

Before Conan the Barbarian, Arnold Schwarzenegger was known as a man who has ‘such a great’ body and little else. That’s what happens with Arnold’s character in the film and he gives a good performance portraying the role of a man who is reliving his past memories (that were mysteriously removed) as dreams. Predator

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a Special Forces soldier in Predator whose team is tasked to rescue an official hostage from insurgents. Watching the film makes it seem like Arnold was absolutely enjoying the role. 5. Related News
Sylvester Stallone wishes Arnold Schwarzenegger on ‘pre-birthday’Arnold Schwarzenegger was creepy for HollywoodTerminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger will now narrate a documentary titled Wonders of the Sea 3DAustrian-American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turns 70 today, has been too wooden an actor to be called a good artiste. Conan the Barbarian was Arnold Schwarzenegger arriving. It was a typical sword and sorcery film and it was a delight to see Arnold’s Conan cutting through his enemies like a well-sharpened knife cuts through cheese. The Terminator was a roaring success and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s performance as a robot assassin intent on one thing and one thing only: to kill his target. With a body most men can only dream of and a visage thoroughly devoid of expression, Arnold Schwarzenegger was almost asking to be typecast. Arnold Schwarzenegger is superb in this role and actually seems to relish it. This ruthless single-mindedness of a machine would not have been portrayed so well by any other actor.