Arnold Schwarzenegger did an AMA on Reddit yesterday to promote The Last Stand. The former governor, Olympian and maid impregnator doing an AMA? Awesome. Well, sort of. It was awesome up until the point he got tired of typing on a computer and started answering his questions on his iPad using a handwriting app and uploading the image to Imgur. It got a little frustrating especially since he still writes in cursive. Still, it was a decent AMA and I cherry-picked the ones I thought were interesting.
GovSchwarzenegger: Futbalar wins.
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.
What are your thoughts on the current state of the Republican party?
The most important thing is that we need to be a party that is inclusive and tolerant. We can be those things and be the party we always have been. We need to think about the environment – Teddy Roosevelt was a great environmentalist and people forget Reagan was the one who dealt with the ozone layer with the Montreal protocol. We also need to talk about healthcare honestly – Nixon almost passed universal healthcare. We need to have an talk about immigration and realize you can’t just deport people. We need a comprehensive answer. We also need to stay out of people’s bedrooms. The party that is for small government shouldn’t be over-reaching into people’s private lives.
Mainly, we need to be a party where people know what we are for, not just what we are against.
In your films are all the “Ayyaagh’s” in the script or do you improvise them?
All improvised. Every single one.
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.
EDIT: And from The Last Stand: http://imgur.com/Q2KVp
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.
Is it a tumor?
It’s not 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.
Then there were a couple of awesome questions he didn’t answer.
- In the Pumping Iron documentary you mentioned that you once deliberately trained a “fellow” bodybuilder wrong just before a competition in Austria. You told him that the latest thing in posing over in America was to scream for every pose you took on stage. In the story the man did this during the competition and then got escorted of the stage by security since they thought he was insane. What was the repercussions of this? Was the man in question mad at you afterwards? Do you regret doing this?
I still need to find a clip of this.
- Are you still cumming every time you work out?
I feel like that question was the #1 unanswered question for Arnold because it could have led to a fantastic followup question: “Is it messy?”