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Arnold Schwarzenegger Opens Up to Fans on Live Chat

The Oak takes time out to answer questions that range from the sublime to the ridiculous!

January 2013 |
Arnold Schwarzenegger Opens Up to Fans on Live Chat

Arnold took time out of his busy week promoting his comeback movie The Last Stand to take part in an Ask Me Anything session with fans on Reddit. Other big names to field questions on the popular link sharing site include President Obama, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) and Terry Crews. First of all, Schwarzenegger has a pretty cool username—GovSchwarzenegger—and he was willing and able to engage with all the questions that came his wayno matter how bizarre. 

Check out some of the highlights, including the anticipated sequel he's making and where his infamous "Ayyaagh!" anguished scream came from below!

Salacious: What role do you most regret turning down?
GovSchwarzenegger: I most regret not doing The Rock. I love the movie, and it turned out well. When it was offered to me there was only an 80-page script with a lot of handwriting and scribbles and it didn't seem fully baked. But they obviously did a fantastic job.

okochileno: Arnold, you've lived three lives in one. You were the reason I started working out when I was a kid, you're an inspiration to all. A bodybuilder, actor then Governor. Which has been the most challenging role in your life?
GovSchwarzenegger: Being Governor was the most challenging role and acting was the most fun.

Rycla: Politicians are wildly unpopular these daysif you had to pick one current American politician who best embodies what is good about politics, who would you pick, and why? I've always appreciated your perspective on American politics and admired your optimistic spirit, so I'd love to hear your answer to this.
GovSchwarzenegger: Great question. And this has to be my last one. Even though Congress has an approval rating of 9% (and loses to cockroaches and colonoscopies in polling), there are still some leaders who are doing the people's work instead of the partys' work. That's political courage to me, being willing to risk your job to choose what's good for the public instead of getting stuck in your ideology. One of my favorites is Mayor Chuck Reed from San Jose. He's a Democratic who took on pension reform, he has always put the people first. You should look him up.

y0nkers: What are your thoughts on the current state of the Republican party?
GovSchwarzenegger: The most important thing is that we need to be a party that is inclusive and tolerant. We can be those things and be the party we always have been. We need to think about the environment - Teddy Roosevelt was a great environmentalist and people forget Reagan was the one who dealt with the ozone layer with the Montreal protocol. We also need to talk about healthcare honestly—Nixon almost passed universal healthcare. We need to have an talk about immigration and realize you can't just deport people. We need a comprehensive answer. We also need to stay out of people's bedrooms. The party that is for small government shouldn't be over-reaching into people's private lives. Mainly, we need to be a party where people know what we are for, not just what we are against.

Dr_Medic345: If you had to pick your favorite line from any movie, what would it be?
GovSchwarzenegger:  rom someone else's movie: "Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?" From my movies... "I'll be back." EDIT: And from The Last Stand: "You f***ed up my day off."

Pyrao: What is the best piece of advice you've ever recieved in your life?
GovSchwarzenegger: My Dad always said "Be useful."

jlarue: My daughter Chloe who is 9 is a big fan of yours. She would like to ask which role is more fun to prepare for action or comedic roles?
GovSchwarzenegger: Chloe, definitely comedies are more fun to make, plus kids your age can go and see them.

marthagetsit: Is there any director or actor you wanted to work with but didn’t/haven’t yet?
GovSchwarzenegger: I would like to work with Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg. Also Sam Raimi would be great to work with.

Codaflow: How has the shift back to Hollywood from the Governor's office been?
GovSchwarzenegger: I miss Sacramento, but at the same time I had the greatest time doing The Last Stand. The important thing is that you you are passionate for whatever you do.

Azirion: How often do you still speak german? After all the years in the USA, do you feel more comfortable to speak English?
GovSchwarzenegger: Not much, I am definitely more comfortable in English. Which should tell you how bad my German has gotten.

Omnishambles_1: Dear Mr Schwarzenneger i am a huge fan of yours, my question is merely this: Was, "GET TO THE CHOPPER" in the script or did you adlib that? Also you are famous for the classic one liners like, "stick around" etc, did you ever write any of these or are these all in the script?
GovSchwarzenegger: "Get to the Choppa," was in the script. "Stick around," was ad lib, as are some of the more wild one-liners.

dev729: In your films are all the "Ayyaagh's" in the script or do you improvise them?
GovSchwarzenegger: All improvised. Every single one.

mistakes_were_made: Will you be making "Twins 2"?
GovSchwarzenegger: Yes, will make Twins II with Danny Devito and Eddie Murphy.

Synanon: Would you rather fight 100 duck sized Predators or 1 Predator sized duck?
GovSchwarzenegger: I would choose the 1 Predator sized duck instead of dealing with 100 duck-sized Predators. I've already fought a Predator-sized Predator so I am confident I could handle the duck.

The Last Stand hits theaters on Jan 18th! Are you going to see it?

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