Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the great movie icons of the ’80s and ’90s, but Austrian Oak also had a few downs here and there.
from the beginning breakFilm from 1984 to 1993, almost all of Arnie’s films were huge hits. Until Last Action Hero came out in 1993.
John McTiernan’s movie was supposed to be one of the biggest summer 1993 hits in the movie industry, but it only had $15 million in its opening weekend.
This was in part due to the very tepid response from critics and fans, but also due to the fact that it didn’t Jurassic Park that dominated movie theaters all summer long.
Candid show me
In new docuseries on Netflix Arnold The actor goes into a flop Last action hero:
When Last Action Hero came out, I had reached my peak as an actor with Terminator 2. That movie was the highest-grossing movie of 1991 worldwide.
I can’t explain how devastated I was. It hurt me and I felt ashamed of it.
For a week after the movie was released, I didn’t want to see anyone. But you still have to move on. My mother-in-law always said: You have to go forward, not backward.
Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t want to see anyone for a week after the reception of Last Action Hero, its first box office failure: “I can’t tell you how sad I felt. It hurts.” https://t.co/9hRYtQSkL8
– Entertainment Weekly (EW) June 7, 2023
Cameron to the rescue
The documentary also features director James Cameron, who worked with Schwarzenegger on the first two films Terminators And True lies. He said the following about Schwarzenegger’s reaction to the flop Last action hero:
“He seemed to cry in bed. He saw that as his trademark big affect. It affected him a lot. That’s the only time I’ve ever seen him sad.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger is Jack Slater and Jack Slater is the last action hero.
Now on Netflix pic.twitter.com/cFRXULgZGI
– Netflix (netflix) May 30, 2023
However, Cameron pulled Schwarzenegger out of the doldrums a year later with a release True lies. The film did well both financially and critically.
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