“Play the….” – Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals the Words of Wisdom by Clint Eastwood That Helped the 75-Year-Old Legend

Published 05/18/2023, 6:30 AM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger started preparing to become the greatest bodybuilder the world has ever known at the age of fifteen. At an age when those like him deem it too farfetched to think about what they want to become in the future, Schwarzenegger dreamed of a stage and the chanting of thousands. And by the time he was 20, he held the title of Mr. Universe, and soon enough; the world hailed him as the greatest bodybuilder of all time. Schwarzenegger, ever since the start of his journey, never measured his dreams and goals with age.

A cut above the rest, the Austrian Oak only believes in his ability to make them come true. This is why, 75 years into the game, Schwarzenegger is still driving his own life. But as he makes his Hollywood comeback with questions about his age and ability at an all-time high, Schwarzenegger is choosing to keep one of his inspirations a bit closer.

Who inspired Arnold Schwarzenegger to make a comeback at 75?

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While there are plenty who wax poetic about the evergreen craft that is cinema, the contrary seems to be the case for its pioneers. A star’s age is deemed as an obstacle, so much so that they become doubtful of themselves. However, Clint Eastwood was not one of them. And neither will be Schwarzenegger. After a comeback with FUBAR, the actor is taking Clint Eastwood’s route to a Conan the Barbarian sequel. Naming Clintwood’s masterpiece Unforgiven, he said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “I think you do it like Unforgiven, where you play the age,” when asked about age being an obstacle.

Unforgiven is a cult classic that many still pop into their DVD players. Eastwood, who was 62 years old then, brought to life the character of William Munny in the wild west of America. The perfection of which will be discussed till the end of times.

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Now that he has said it, one cannot get the idea of a Conan the Barbarian sequel with the OG cast out of mind. But is it only wishful thinking?

Will there be a Conan the Barbarian sequel?

At the time when the Austrian Oak started shooting for Conan the Barbarian, the actor was only 33 years old and fresh off his bodybuilding retirement. It was only fated that Conan the Barbarian become a blockbuster success with an approximately $70 million collection at the box office.

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While it did become a staple and gave us the dynamic duo of James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the sequel seems to be in production hell. It seems like the rights of the franchise are bouncing between Fredrik Malmberg and Netflix. And with how exasperated the former bodybuilder sounded when he said “It’s been pending for the last 10 years,” Grammy-winning singer Lizzo would definitely say “It’s about damn time.

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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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