Arnold Schwarzenegger’s per Word Pay for ‘Terminator 2’ Will Blow Your Mind

Published 11/26/2022, 7:00 PM EST

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a man of many credits. The Austrian Oak has been an individual who inspires tons of individuals worldwide. Only a handful can dream of reaching the heights Schwarzenegger has reached. From a legendary career in bodybuilding to becoming the 38th Governor of California, Arnold is an inspiration to the masses. Apart from that, Schwarzenegger is one of the most successful and bankable actors in the industry.

The Terminator star was the leading action hero in the 90s and over the years has given a plethora of hit films to the audience. Owing to the tons of hit films Arnold has given, the Kindergarten Cop star became the lead choice for every director back in the day. Even though Arnold has done many films, his performance in Terminator remains unmatched. The film went on to become an incredible hit and Arnold’s character became massively popular. The Terminator movie made Arnold one of the biggest action stars, but how much was he paid for the movie?

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How much did Arnold Schwarzenegger earn for Terminator 2?

The Terminator film series is one of the most popular action movies in the world. Arnold played the role of a cyborg assistant T-800. The character became extremely popular and marked the peak of Arnold’s career. In the first Terminator movie, Schwarzenegger had a minimal role owing to which he earned $75000 for the film. However, as the franchise became popular and as the budget increased, there was a massive increase in Arnold’s pay.

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The Conan the Barbarian actor was paid $21,429 for every word he spoke in the second film. Furthermore, Arnold spoke a total of 700 words in the movie. An estimate of Arnold’s total pay comes down to around 1 percent of the total budget of the movie which was $100 million.

Well if that did not surprise you, the body-building legend pocketed around $5 million as a result of the film’s profits. However, Arnold’s massive pay cheque seems justified. T-800 had a very interesting arc in the movie and Schwarzenegger helped make the character one of the most popular roles in an action film.

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Have you watched the Terminator film series? Feel free to drop your reviews about the film in the comments below.

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Hamza Qazi

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Hamza Qazi is a writer for Netflix junkie. He is currently a second year student pursuing B.com Honors.

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