The 10 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Roles That Aren’t The Terminator

Before he crafted the world of “Avatar,” Cameron broke moviemaking records with “True Lies,” the first film to officially cost more than $100 million to make. Based on the French comedy “La Totale!,” this movie marks Schwarzenegger’s third collaboration with Cameron. He stars as Harry Tasker, a suburban husband, and father. Things don’t stay quiet for long though as we soon discover Harry is a secret agent for a counter-terrorism agency. His two lives collide, making his wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis) his unlikely partner.

Looking back, “True Lies” arguably marks the last of Schwarzenegger’s action movies in which he successfully appeared as a leading hero. While other films followed, including 1996’s “Eraser,” 1999’s “End of Days” and a handful of returns to the Terminator, none reached the same prominence as his earlier work. CBS is currently working on a “True Lies” reboot television series. 

Considering the film’s Islamic terrorism plot, co-star Art Malik suggested a sequel will never be made in a post-9/11 world. “There was an element of fanaticism brewing and anti-West feeling going on,” told The Telegraph. “But I don’t think any of us took any of it as seriously as we had to after 9/11… one of the reasons for that is probably the reason ‘True Lies 2’ was never made.”

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