If you could ask Arnold “Former Mr. Olympia, Conan, Terminator, and ‘I killed the Predator’ Governor of California” Schwarzenegger anything, what would it be? Yeah, I’d ask about the tumor line from Kindergarten Cop, too, as would Redditor LGFL5000, who had that exact opportunity yesterday during Arnold’s wonderful Reddit Ask Me Anything and went for it. AND ARNOLD ANSWERED. It was one of the best moments from Mr. Universe’s AMA, which also tackled his time as governor, directors he’d like to work with, and the happiest moment in his life.
Alas, it wasn’t when he uttered the “TOOMAH” line or recorded the DVD commentary for Total Recall, but we’ve all said things we didn’t mean. Here’s the best of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Reddit Ask Me Anything, with some of his answers coming in handwritten form, for some unknown reason.
How often do you still speak german? After all the years in the USA, do you feel more comfortable to speak english?
Not much, I am definitely more comfortable in English. Which should tell you how bad my German has gotten.
My daughter Chloe who is 9 is a big fan of yours. She would like to ask which role is more fun to prepare for action or comedic roles?
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received in your life?
(That’s more good advice.)
Is there any director or actor you wanted to work with but didn’t/haven’t yet?
I would like to work with Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg. Also Sam Raimi would be great to work with.
How has the shift back to Hollywood from the Governor’s office been?
andynplay: Is this the happiest you’ve ever been?
FUTBALAR: No this is when he was the happiest.
Arnold, you were an inspiration to my father who died 9 years ago. He framed your cover of Vanity Fair magazine, signed it himself, put it on his desk, and told everyone that you signed it for the entirety of his career as a trainer. I just wanted to let you know that you were a very personal hero for my father and if he were alive today, he’d be first in line to see every one of your movies.
In your films are all the “Ayyaagh’s” in the script or do you improvise them?
All improvised. Every single one.
Dear Mr Schwarzenneger i am a huge fan of yours, my question is merely this: Was, “GET TO THE CHOPPER” in the script or did you adlib that? Also you are famous for the classic one liners like, “stick around” etc, did you ever write any of these or are these all in the script?
Get to Choppa was in the script. Stick around was ad lib, as are some of the more wild one-liners.
If you had to pick your favorite line from any movie, what would it be?
From someone else’s movie: “Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”
From my movies… I’ll be back.
Will you be making Twins 2?
Is it a tumor?
What role do you most regret turning down?
I most regret not doing The Rock. I love the movie, and it turned out well. When it was offered to me there was only an 80 page script with a lot of handwriting and scribbles and it didn’t seem fully baked. But they obviously did a fantastic job.
Would you rather fight 100 duck sized Predators or 1 Predator sized duck?
I would choose the 1 Predator sized duck instead of dealing with 100 duck-sized Predators. I’ve already fought a Predator-sized Predator so I am confident I could handle the duck.