Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Terminator"
Who needs proper enunciation when you have muscles like Arnold? Long before Schwarzenegger entered the political arena, he was a beefy extra popping up in such films as “The Long Goodbye” and “Stay Hungry,” delivering lines in spotty English. Then everything changed with 1982’s “Conan the Barbarian” [pictured]. Not only did Arnold look the part, but he also scored some critical props for playing the young slave who grows up to exact revenge against the warlord who massacred his tribe.
Just two years later, he starred in both a “Conan” sequel (“Conan the Destroyer”) and in James Cameron’s “The Terminator,” breathing life into one of cinema’s greatest villains—the robot with human flesh who relentlessly chases his prey. “I’ll Be Back” became the instant catchphrase for Hollywood’s newest action hero.