Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron Reminisce About Arnold’s First Film Flop

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron recently discussed their thoughts on the negative reception of the film “Last Action Hero.” In Schwarzenegger’s new Netflix docuseries, he reflects on his career and opens up about the disappointment he felt when the film received poor reviews.

“Last Action Hero,” directed by John McTiernan, tells the story of a young boy who gets pulled into an action movie and interacts with his favorite character, played by Schwarzenegger. Despite opening with $15.3 million domestically and $50 million worldwide, the film faced negative reviews.

Schwarzenegger expressed his disappointment, saying, “When ‘Last Action Hero’ came out, I had reached my peak after ‘Terminator 2,’ having the most successful movie of the year worldwide.” He admitted that the negative reviews hurt him and were embarrassing.

However, Schwarzenegger believes that the film is underrated and considers it one of his most underrated performances. He mentioned that more and more people are now appreciating the movie and that it made money, which is important in the show business.

James Cameron, who directed Schwarzenegger in the “Terminator” movies, also reflected on the actor’s reaction to the film’s poor reception. He revealed that Schwarzenegger was deeply affected by the negative feedback and described a phone call he had with him where he sounded like he was upset.

Despite the disappointment, Schwarzenegger and Cameron continued their collaboration and went on to make the successful action comedy “True Lies” in 1994.

Schwarzenegger’s career has seen both highs and lows, but he remains determined to keep moving forward. He recently made his television series debut in the Netflix action-comedy “FUBAR” and shows no signs of slowing down.

The discussion between Schwarzenegger and Cameron highlights the resilience required in the entertainment industry and the importance of pushing forward despite setbacks.