Dark Fate opens this week in America. So we are ahead. But the promotional trail is catching up! YouTube now full of Arnie interviews.
Why is Arnold Schwarzenegger a star?
It’s not just the bod (‘za baaady’), action hero credentials, nostalgia, one liners, excellent marketing, comic timing and commercial savvy. All those do help..but. No. It’s about WORK. Hard, solid, relentless WORK. It’s what keeps him vital, relevant and inspirational even today. The box office no longer matters; he has 30 plus years of good will from that. He can still teach, entertain, inspire. And so it is in these clips.
Charming; he has a childlike love of life but a very adult, matter of fact, ruthless determination to get things done and get them done, right. Be that loading a gun for an action scene, balancing a budget, ageing without fading, saving animals from a fire or just answering the same questions in interviews and seminars.
The man does it with grace, charm, style, humour, competence and a total self belief that his work ethic is what pays off, always. Above all? He loves YOUR love for his work.
NB: The reason he cannot be President is simply a constitutional one. To become POTUS, you must be born in the USA and that’s a sad fact for a country BUILT on immigration? Surely he can secure an amendment, same way he is defeating gerrymandering?
Just a thought, Arnold: THAT’S your next target, right there, even if you never take the office yourself? That and a fitness guide for seniors to match the ‘Fitness for Kids’ book I loved reading years ago (you are good at sequels: older people need your secrets..DO IT..DO IT NOW!).