When Arnold Schwarzenegger Dressed as the Iconic Terminator and Scared Fans for This Beautiful Reason

Published 09/08/2023, 4:30 PM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, most of the time, appears a lot more serious because of his personality and the roles he has played throughout his career. However, just like any other human, the Austrian Oak also has many sides that his fans do not know. The way his unwavering passion for fitness, his love for animals, and his dedication to his characters are visible, there is more to the actor. Once, he dressed as his iconic character, Terminator, to scare people around him. But it was not with a purpose.

When the Austrian actor entered Hollywood, he was a bodybuilder, a weightlifter, and a powerlifter. Therefore, he could significantly portray characters like Terminator. Once, he brought his unforgettable character off the big screen.

Arnold Schwarzenegger brought Terminator to life and frightened fans

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How many times does a fan imagine seeing their favorite fictional character in front of their eyes? Well, the True Lies actor once became a real-life Terminator and pranked fans for a charity. To support After-School All-Stars, the 76-year-old actor offered fans a chance to join him at the premiere of his movie. And to let people know about the charity, he became a powerful character and interacted with people as well.

The actual fun began when Arnold met Arnold! While wandering around the streets, the actor came across a look-alike man who also dressed like Terminator. The conversation between the two was hilarious. Additionally, he even scared a truck driver as he asked him to get out of the car. Interestingly, the driver, without a question, started getting out of his vehicle, too.

Not only on the roads, Schwarzenegger also frightened people in the museum. He stood still like a statue and let people come near him to take a picture. As soon as they posed, he would come to life and ask them if he could take the picture. The film he was promoting was Terminator Genisys and for the same, he invited people to go to the premiere. Every $10 entry was to support the charity.

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But why does the 7-time Mr. Olympia title winner work for After-School All-Stars?

The former bodybuilder believes in the importance of education

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Schwarzenegger has always supported and promoted health and fitness. He even started Arnold’s Pump Club to motivate people to stay mentally and physically healthy. However, the Twins star has been doing it for a long time now. In 1993, he founded After-School All-Stars (ASAS) to ensure as many kids as possible have a safe place from where they can succeed both in school and life.

From Harlem to Honolulu, several kids turn to ASAS for fun and interesting academic enrichment and health and fitness programs. Apart from normal kids, Schwarzenegger was also worried about the specially-abled children. Therefore, to celebrate them, he supports Special Olympics, where these kids can showcase their abilities. Although there was an online troll regarding the same as well, the Predator actor rebuked the troller, too.

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Actor and entrepreneur by profession, Arnold Schwarzenegger is also a philanthropist. He still engages himself with a number of charity programs. But tell us, how did you like his Terminator prank? Share your views about his social work in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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