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“It hurts you. It hurts your feelings”: James Cameron Felt Arnold Schwarzenegger Was Crying In His Bed After a Big Box Office Flop Tarnished His Action Hero Aura

"It hurts you. It hurts your feelings": James Cameron Felt Arnold Schwarzenegger Was Crying In His Bed After a Big Box Office Flop Tarnished His Action Hero Aura

Arnold Schwarzenegger has had his fair share of failures and successes in the Hollywood industry throughout his career. With the fame and popularity that he received from The Terminator franchise, Schwarzenegger was on Cloud 9…when the storm hit.

After starring in two of The Terminator movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger dealt with his first box office flop. According to director James Cameron, that was the only time he had seen the Governator so down in his life. Following the failure, he quickly got back on his feet and found success soon after.

Arnold Schwarzenegger got candid about his life in Netflix's new docuseries Arnold
Arnold Schwarzenegger got candid about his life in Netflix’s new docuseries Arnold

Arnold Schwarzenegger Couldn’t Handle His Failure

After starring as Terminator in The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger was enjoying the fame and popularity that he received back in the early 90s. The actor decided to further his career by starring in the 1993 movie Last Action Hero but would later go on to regret the movie to this day!

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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Released in 1993, Last Action Hero, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was released in theaters across the world. The movie was considered to be a major flop for the actor and barely managed to earn a little amount of profit. The Predator actor was quite devasted by the loss as he recalled the journey in Netflix’s recently released docu-series titled Arnold. 

“When Last Action Hero came out I had reached my peak after Terminator 2, having the most successful movie of the year worldwide. I cannot tell you how upset that I was. It hurts you. It hurts your feelings. It’s embarrassing.”

The Last Action Hero star further added,

“I didn’t want to see anyone for a week. But you keep plodding along. And my mother-in-law also said this all the time: ‘Let’s just move forward.’ It’s a great message.”

During that time, veteran director James Cameron called him and tried to uplift the actor. According to Cameron, he had never heard Schwarzenegger sound so low!

“He sounded like he was in bed crying. He took it as a deep blow to his brand. I think it really shook him. I said, ‘What are you gonna do?’ He said, ‘I’m just gonna hand out by myself.’ That’s the only time I’ve ever heard him down.”

Following the failure of the Last Action Hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger quickly got back up on his feet and went to work the next day. 1994 was the year that everything would change for the better once again when Schwarzenegger and James Cameron decided to reunite!

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Quickly Got Back Up on His Feet!

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator
Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator

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After metaphorically lying in bed and crying, the actor quickly reunited with veteran director James Cameron for the 1994 movie titled True Lies. The movie became an instant hit with the audience and Schwarzenegger was able to live in peace with himself.

With the passage of time, the actor is still going at it with the release of his recent action series titled FUBAR. The series was recently released on 25th May 2023 and has received quite a positive reaction for Arnold Schwarzenegger. As for the docu-series, Netflix released it in three parts with the title being Arnold. FUBAR and Arnold, both the series are available to stream on Netflix.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.