Arnold Schwarzenegger Swallowed His Own Pride, Forced FUBAR to Follow 1 Rule While Filming: “We shouldn’t try to get around my age”

Arnold Schwarzenegger breaks new ground in 'FUBAR,' embracing his age in an action-packed TV debut.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Swallowed His Own Pride, Forced FUBAR to Follow 1 Rule While Filming: “We shouldn’t try to get around my age”

SUMMARY

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a significant shift from his film career to television with 'FUBAR,' a series that stands out in the action genre.
  • A key aspect of 'FUBAR' is Schwarzenegger's insistence on portraying a character that is true to his own age.
  • Schwarzenegger's approach in 'FUBAR' is likened to that of Harrison Ford, particularly in his recent portrayal of Indiana Jones in 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.'
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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s newest venture, FUBAR, is a groundbreaking addition to his career. Marking his debut in television, Schwarzenegger introduces a unique twist to a platform traditionally ruled by younger action figures.

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Crafted by the skilled Nick Santora, celebrated for his work on acclaimed shows like The Sopranos, Law & Order, and Prison Break, FUBAR is unlike any other series in the spy thriller genre.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Bold Stance on Age

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Fubar

In the series, Arnold Schwarzenegger portrays a CIA agent who has concealed his true occupation from his daughter. As the plot thickens, it’s revealed that the deceit is not one-sided; his daughter, too, leads a secret life as a spy.

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This father-daughter pair finds themselves entangled in a tangled web of espionage and deception, setting the stage for a complex relationship and teamwork. The cast is further enriched by Jay Baruchel, Aparna Brielle, Scott Thompson, and the eagerly awaited comeback of Tom Arnold.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

The most striking aspect of FUBAR, however, is Schwarzenegger’s insistence on a rule that sets the show apart from typical action narratives. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor talks about his demands to play this character.

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“I said, ‘It has to be something where I can use all my aspects and talents. It has to be fun. It has to be action-packed. It has to be sweet. And we shouldn’t try to get around my age — let’s play my age.’ He came up with the idea of doing a True Lies-type thing.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger, a legend in his own right, is known for his roles in Terminator, Predator, and countless other action-packed movies. However, in FUBAR, he portrays a character that mirrors his current stage in life.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Embraces His Age Like Harrison Ford

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Fubar
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Fubar

Looking back at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s filmography, from Twins and Kindergarten Cop to FUBAR, fans see an actor who has constantly adapted and evolved. His comedic talents, displayed in Last Action Hero and True Lies, have grown finer with time.

The former governor’s ability to blend action with humor adds a unique charm to the character. Schwarzenegger’s rule to embrace his age challenges the conventional portrayal of action figures and opens up new possibilities for storytelling in the genre.

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When it comes to playing his age, Schwarzenegger doesn’t try to rewind the clock. Sure, he’s still super fit, but you can tell he’s a guy who’s been through the action hero wringer with all that weightlifting and stunt work.

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It’s kind of like how Harrison Ford doesn’t shy away from showing his years, especially when he played Indian Jones for the very last time in the recent Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Schwarzenegger, like Ford, embraces the older, wiser version of an action star and makes it interesting for fans to see him navigate action scenes with the wisdom and experience of his years.

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Mabel Andrady

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.