‘You’re horrible’: Sylvester Stallone left furious at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s criticism of something the Terminator himself struggled with


The 80s were a period of action films dominated by the rivalry of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. The two actors pushed their limits to try to impose themselves. The rivalry has gifted fans with movies like Rambo, Commando, Rocky, and The Terminator. Over time, the two action heroes became good friends, even starring together in movies like The Expendables and The Escape Plan.


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After spending decades trying to outdo each other, the two actors have learned a lot about each other. As a result, their friendship grew stronger. As is customary in friendship, friends often make fun of each other. Stallone once revealed a funny and ironic incident involving Schwarzenegger pulling his leg.


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Arnold Schwarzenegger tried to improve Stallone’s accent

Hailing from Austria, former bodybuilding champion Arnold Schwarzenegger is adored by many. One of the reasons for Arnold’s popularity is his accent. Although the bodybuilder-actor has improved his speech dramatically, he can still be tough to crack. Likewise, his long-time rival and friend, Stallone, has a slurred speech (resulting from complications during childbirth) giving him a unique accent.

COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 05: Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks to fans during the Slap Fighting Championships at the Arnold Sports Festival at the Columbus Convention Center on March 05, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)

During an interactive session, Stallone once revealed how Schwarzenegger emphasized his accent and made a humorous suggestion about it. Sylvester said, “Can you believe Arnold Schwarzenegger is correcting me? ‘You have an accent, ‘I will, really?’ A large! We should open a school of speech for people who never want to be understood.


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Stallone shared more of the conversation recalling his statement. ” How did we get there ? I mean, I’m bad, but you’re horrible. During the same session, Stallone suggested that he and Arnold should do an interview together. Now imagine what that would look like! Two great friends with unique accents (which many often don’t understand) go head-to-head, sharing some top-notch banter.

When Arnold tricked Stallone into making a bad movie

In a time when there are only two actors in demand, things are bound to get competitive. And with Schwarzenegger and Stallone, things got so competitive that Arnold pulled the ultimate prank on his direct opponent.


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During a chat on a late-night talk show, Schwarzenegger revealed how he got Sylvester to make a terrible movie. Arnold said that in the 80s, the competition between them was so fierce that it even came down to who killed more people (in movies) and who killed them more creatively. Discussing his trickery, Schwarzenegger said they approached him with a comedy genre film named, Stop or my mother will shoot. “So, I read the script, and it was busy shit. So I was like, ‘I’m not doing this movie.’

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 16: Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during a press conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center on March 16, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images,)

Arnold added, “Then they went to see Sly, and then Sly called me and he said, ‘Hey, have they ever told you about this movie? And I said, ‘Yes, I thought I would. It’s a really great idea. And so when he heard that, because we were in competition, he immediately called them and said, “Look, whatever it takes, I’m doing the movie.”


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And as Arnold expected, the film did terribly well at the box office and was a huge flop. But it gave him a great story to tell later. Safe to say he “finished” Stallone on this occasion.


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