From Terminator to Total Recall: Here’s Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Iconic Catchphrases

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most successful movie stars of all time. With an overall career gross of $4 billion from all his movies, it is safe to say that he has been a box office hit. He is moreover a pop culture icon with nothing more defining than his catchphrases which are etched in the public memory, hence making them immortal. SPOILERS AHEAD.

"I let him go"

In his 1985 action hit Commando, Arnold played the role of Colonel John Matrix, a commando on a path of vengeance, After throwing a nemesis off the roof, he is asked by an aide "what did he do with him?". The rest is pop culture history.

"Hasta la vista, baby!"

Arnold recreated this catchphrase from Terminator 2 during his time as the show host for The Apprentice when he used to fire contestants by using the term "Hasta La Vista Baby!"

"If it bleeds we can kill it"

Predator is considered one of the greatest movies of the 1980s and spawned a movie franchise, The catchphrase reflects the typical diehard attitude of the action hero in the 80s and 90s.

"Consider that a divorce!”

Total Recall (1990) has a cult following and is considered to be one of the best science fiction movies ever made. The catchphrase encompasses the trademark subtle humor of Arnold.

"I'll be back!"

The phrase which first appeared in The Terminator has been used by Arnold in multiple projects. A popular meme template, It is placed at No. 37 on the American Film Institute list AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes.

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