How Arnold Schwarzenegger Ended Up With a 300-Pound ”Son of a gun” Because of George Clooney

Published 08/13/2023, 11:53 AM EDT

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In a surprise turn of events for superhero movies in the 90s, Batman and Robin came to be known for its box office debacle and its bad puns. But the actors remember it with great affection as they formed lifelong bonds on set. This is more true for the Batman and Mr.Freeze actors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and George Clooney, whose tale of camaraderie not only includes a good time on set but also a 300-pound “son of a gun.

The time they worked together was enough to influence the Austrian Oak to get an unconventional lifetime partner.

How George Clooney influenced Arnold Schwarzenegger to get a unique life partner

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From the actors of Batman and Robin came many tales. While some included a complaint about unequal stipends, others included a worried call to George Clooney from Arnold Schwarzenegger about a 300-pound pig. Schwarzenegger during the promotion of Sabotage in 2014 recalled that Clooney carried a little pig everywhere. This led the already fond of animals Austrian Oak to get one of his own. But his pig turned out to be everything that Clooney’s pig was not. “It was 300 pounds and I could barely lift the son of a gun,” Schwarzenegger recalled, as per The Columbus Dispatch.

Perhaps the Austrian Oak was too enamored by the fashion cum philosophical statement that Clooney was making as he carried a little pig by his side because he mixed up the breed.

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The Terminator actor’s little piggy dreams were shattered as the one he bought quadrupled to 300 pounds nearly overnight. He called Clooney for some advice but ultimately had to send the pig to a fat farm. But the bodybuilding legend never knew how to give up.

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The Austrian Oak does not forget his defeats. And not being able to carry a little pig around with him just like George Clooney did was defeat if he had ever known one. Therefore, multiple decades later, Arnold Schwarzenegger tried again. The actor has now rescued a little piggy named Schnelly.

This little piglet did not grow 300 pounds and happily lives in Schwarzenegger’s growing animal kingdom. Now, the actor has a pig, three puppies, a miniature donkey, a miniature horse, and a few ducks to share his massive net worth with.

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What do you think of Arnold Schwarzenegger getting a pig, not once, but twice? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

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