Impressionist Bill Hader Mimics Arnold Schwarzenegger After Their Hilarious First Meeting

Published 07/08/2022, 8:30 PM EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger during COP 24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which takes place on December 2-14. Katowice, Poland on 3 December, 2018. (Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a larger-than-life personality and a distinct Austrian-American accent which makes him a favorite subject for comics and impersonators. Everyone who meets the bodybuilding icon has a fun story to tell and a funnier impression to perform.

But this one Bill Hader clip had everyone in stitches. In fact, a deep fake version of it even went viral as Hader did such a spot-on impression of Schwarzenegger.

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Bill Hader on meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger

In an interview with Conan O’Brien on his show, the man of many talents Bill Hader shared the first time he ever met the 7-time Mr. Olympia champion. The impressionist and comedian, Hader, was working as a PA at one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s films, Collateral Damage. 

“The first time I met him, the first time I met him I go-,” Hader started, mimicking the deep accented voice of the Austrian-American. “He comes up to me and he had a cigar in his mouth and he goes, ‘Where is Jeff and Peter?’ That’s his hair and makeup guys.”

He continued, “And I go, ‘I don’t know, I’ll find them.’ And he goes, ‘Find them, show me your leadership capabilities.’” With an accurate delivery of Schwarzenegger’s cadence, it was as if the ‘Terminator’ star was sitting right there. 

Of course, demanding a display of leadership skills is exactly what we expect of the former governor of California. Hader also mimics his famous one-liner from Collateral Damage, “Open up the door. There’s a bomb in there.” He left the audience in stitches.

Schwarzenegger has also dabbled in comedy

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Where a lot of times, tales of Schwarzenegger involve the athlete-turned-actor being unintentionally funny, Schwarzenegger has an impeccable sense of humor. He also pivoted from his classic action movie career to dabble a bit in the comedy genre before.

While he’s known for his intimidating and masculine roles, Schwarzenegger has also shown off his funnier side. In fact, his very first film, Hercules In New York, credited as Arnold Strong, was a comedy too.

His most famous roles in the genre came from two movies. The first was the 1988 film Twins, where Schwarzenegger stars alongside Danny DeVito. The second was Kindergarten Cop showcasing Schwarzenegger as a hardened police officer that goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher.

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Either way, one thing we know for sure is that Arnold Schwarzenegger is hilarious, be it accidentally or on purpose. I mean, let’s not even talk about his cameo in Around The World in 80 Days.

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Mansi Jain

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Mansi Jain is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Bachelor's degree in Multimedia and Mass Communication from the University of Delhi and has also previously interned for HT Media. She is always one mention of Yuzuru Hanyu away from delivering an hour-long speech about the athlete's legacy.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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