‘I couldn’t play the Terminator’: Sylvester Stallone once admitted Arnold Schwarzenegger’s supremacy in his iconic roles

After an impeccable career in bodybuilding, Arnold Schwarzenegger entered the world of acting. He started his acting career with “Hercules in New York” in 1970. But the biggest success of his career was the movie “The Terminator”, which became one of the most epic films in history. of Hollywood. In the film, Schwarzenegger played the role of T-800, a cyborg sent from the future.

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Overall, The Terminator has become a successful franchise with a good response at the box office. Everyone appreciated her remarkable role, but one admirer stood out. He was none other than his biggest rival in bodybuilding, Sylvester Stallone.

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How Arnold Schwarzenegger received a compliment from his biggest rival

The former rivals reunited on a Terry Wogan show that aired October 23, 1991. Wogan interviewed Sylvester Stallone, Arnold and Bruce Willis in New York for the opening of Planet Hollywood.

During the interview, Sylvester, while enjoying Austrian Oak, said with a pinch of compliment, “I couldn’t play Terminator, I know that, and, Bruce, what he did with die hard, he’s still a definitive character. They’re not aligning him with Rambo, but that’s really not true, he’s a totally different type of character, so I think we’ve all carved out our niches, and they don’t overlap that much.”

As Sylvester complimented the seven-time Mr. Olympia title winner, it showed a glimpse of their old rivalry. When the two first met at the 1977 Golden Globes ceremony, there were odd circumstances due to the awards. As Schwarzenegger took home the “New Star of the Year” award, Sylvester threw flowers at her in a bowl. Once during an interview with Variety, Stallone said, ‘from that moment even our DNA hated each other.’

The end of their rivalry

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Both had a long history of differences, they were the main action superheroes of the golden decades. Their competition increase when Sylvester was cast in the film ‘Stop! Or my mother will shoot!” The film turned out to be the biggest disappointment of his career. Meanwhile, Arnold took the opportunity to take a look at it.

Everyone enjoyed the rivalry between them, but at the same time, the fans wanted that to end as well. Rivalry Between them ended after their first collaboration for The Expendables.

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Teresa E. Burton