Action movies have been around since the silent film, The Great Train Robbery, came out in 1903. It might not have had any dialogue but that didn’t stop the action from telling the story.
Over the years, action films evolved and in the 1980’s they saw the biggest increase in production when big budget blockbuster films started coming out almost every month. It was that decade that the true action film stars began popping up in Hollywood.
From Sylvester Stallone to Clint Eastwood, some of the best action film stars in history got their start in the 80’s including the one and only, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in classic action films that are still being watched and remade today. Films like Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator, Commando, Predator, The Running Man, and Total Recall were probably Arnold’s best films and he shot them during the 80’s.
Thanks to Arnold’s amazing filmography of action films and the fact that he is turning 70 years old today, we decided to honor the Austrian badass in the only way we know how to, a list of his best lines that made us all pause the movie and rewatch the scene again.
“No more complaining. No more ‘Mr. Kimble, I have to go the bathroom’. Nothing! There is no bathroom!” – John Kimble, Kindergarten Cop (1990)
“If revenge is a dish best cold… then put on your Sunday’s finest, it’s time to feast!” – Mr. Freeze, Batman and Robin (1997)
“If you drop your gun now, I promise I won’t kill you.” – John Kruger, Eraser (1996)
“Nice night for a walk.” – Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
“Can’t live with them. Can’t live without them.” – Ben Richards, The Running Man (1987)
“Chinese find way. Right after revolution, they round up all drug dealers, all drug addicts, take them to public square, and shoot them in back of head. ” – Ivan Danko, Red Heat (1988)
“To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!” – Conan, Conan the Barbarian (1982)
“Get to the chopper!!” – Dutch Schaeffer, Predator (1987)
“You want to be a farmer? Here’s a couple of acres!” – Jack Slater, Last Action Hero (1993)
“I live to see you eat that contract! But I hope you leave enough room for my fist, because I’m going to ram it into your stomach and break your goddamn spine!” – Ben Richards, The Running Man (1987)
“No, it’s not a tumor. It’s not a tumor!” – John Kimble, Kindergarten Cop (1990)
“Oh, you think you’re bad, huh? You’re a fucking choir boy compared to me! A choir boy!!” – Jericho Cane, End of Days (1999)
“I eat green berets for breakfast…and I am very hungry!” – John Matrix, Commando (1985)
“See you at the party, Richter!” Douglas Quaid, Total Recall (1990)