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Arnie is going grey for THE TOMB with Stallone!

Hey folks, Harry here...  @feedthekappa's post of the First Still from THE TOMB featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger has hit online.   And it's a really interesting look for Arnie.   He and Sly have a situation to get out of in THE TOMB and I'm wildly curious to see what this film is going to turn out to be.   It's being directed by Mikael Hafstrom, I didn't much care for his film THE RITE, but I kinda loved 1408.   Here ya go:

 

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  • May 31, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    First

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • May 31, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Damnit, Arnie!

    by SonOfChiba

    Why'd you have to get old on us? Shit.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    And cool look for Arnold

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • May 31, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Like Harrison Ford with a cowboy hat - he looks great!!

    by venvariants

    It's so much better when they move into character oriented roles that suit their age, rather than trying to hold tightly to their youth. He looks fantastic here!!

  • May 31, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    AINT IT ANCIENT NEWS

    by Russell

    This was reported over 10 days ago everywhere else with more pics to boot. Oh and fuck you, standingbyinaredlightdistrictforawhore.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:05 p.m. CST

    BOOM!

    by revhdm

    I have a feeling this is going to be really good.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Not Repair Man Jack!

    by SoylentMean

    Or is it? It'll be interesting to see if the Schwarz + Sly = Box Office Gold. I guess we'll see after The Expendables 2.<P> This movie needs: Tits (non-male), Guns, 'Splosions, Gore, and 'Splosions again.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    sweet

    by DarthBlart

  • May 31, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Wah?!

    by xcornealiousx

    This looks odd, yet right.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Conan the King DAMMIT!

    by Yamato

    You look the part, do it, do it now.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST

    I LIKE it!!

    by Crobran

    Let's see this guy directed by the Coen brothers.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Hmmm....

    by AcesUp

    ....At least their not tyring to make him look young. It looks like they are going with what they have to work with and emphasizing the old grizzled man look, which is kinda of what this looks like. I think it's very Eastwoodish...in that he seems to be owning his age, as opposed to Stallone, who is without doubt dying his hair in almost every movie he's made recently. It'll be interesting to see what Sly looks like in this pic.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    No joke, his hair has been bugging the shit out of me

    by Bass Ackwards

    Pics from his other two movies show him with this weird poofed up hair style that looks weird and terrible. This is a big improvement just on the style, the grey is a nice touch.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    He actually looks pretty good.

    by Chris

  • May 31, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    LOVE the look

    by BackwardGalaxy

    I love this look. I don't like it when they dye his hair and throw a lot of makeup on him, pretending like he's 15 years younger than he actually is. It's okay to be an old badass. Eastwood knows this. Bronson knew it. This look is great for Arnie.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Heston

    by Tony

    Arnie is turning into Charlton Heston!

  • May 31, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Deaftone is correct, check collider for about 5 more stills

    by TylerSnow815

    And stallone looks as young as he can get with jet black hair and no beard or stache. Thanks Harry

  • May 31, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    It's sure better than his unnaturally orange quaff

    by bfiasco

  • May 31, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST

    1408

    by DrGogol

    Was really, really, really bad. Really bad.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    It isn't his normal look, but it works

    by lv_426

    So great to see Arnie and Sly in not just Ex2, but now The Tomb. Hopefully the Gods of Action Cinema will give us King Conan, and then a third Arnold/Stallone flick... Contra!

  • May 31, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    I love Arnold. I hate to see him grow old, but this is how you do it.

    by adeceasedfan

    Own that gray. You've earned it.

  • Perhaps why James Cameron cast Heston as Harry Tasker's boss in TRUE LIES?

  • May 31, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I used to like Arnold more when he was not an Illuminati.

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Power is an addiction I guess.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Rock that gray, baby

    by MoistMuskyCamelToe

    Go with it and just pick roles that work for an aging man.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    redleaderstandingby

    by CodeName

    You said it, man.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Itz knotta tooohmm!!!!

    by lv_426

    Itz da portal to dah secret Eeluhmahnahttee base! Maybe there's an Arnold and Stallone journey to Sirius to kill Reptillian aliens movie they could do?

  • Need to be pwned by Stallone ASAP.

  • May 31, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    Looks good with a little grey.

    by Silv

    Matches up well with the beginnings of his weathered face. Makes me think he could actually pull off an older Conan.

  • May 31, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I like it.

    by TheyPeedOnYourFuckingRug

    Never thought I'd look forward so much to Arnold's "second" acting career, but I'm finding I can't wait to see him on the screen again. He's no Eastwood, but this look definitely works for him.

  • May 31, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST

    And Arnold WILL do KING CONAN at some point.

    by TheyPeedOnYourFuckingRug

    It's such an obvious win/win for everybody that there's no way he lets the chance pass him by. It will happen. And I can't wait.

  • May 31, 2012, 6:33 p.m. CST

    codename - give it up. We aren't here to support

    by sweeneydave

    the poor choices of a politician. It's all about celebrating the good AND bad choices of Arnold the actor!

  • May 31, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    arnold is still

    by mick vance

    the only celebrity, living or dead, i'd want to sit down and have dinner with...

  • May 31, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    sweeneydave

    by CodeName

    I'm glad you're okay with America going down the drain, because I'm not. Look, I love movies as much as the next guy, but when a leader of MY country makes decisions that are bought for the betterment of a global ideology, well then, Arnold should have called it quits if he wanted to be the good guy. We will not be enjoying movies soon when folks like Arnold sold us out, bro.

  • May 31, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST

    KING CONAN IN THE CLINK

    by Mullah Omar

    An old Conan was the first thing I thought of there, too. I'd love to see that finally happen. I would hope that Conan would have evolved into a more clever old man who didn't necessarily have to just throw brute force at everything, but maybe Arnie can still make it look believable, I don't know.

  • May 31, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    the_real_christopher_nolan

    by CodeName

    I don't like Fox, and I don't like CNN. I also don't like stuff they show on TV. I like my rights, man.

  • May 31, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Mikael Hafstrom.... and why?

    by Mennen

  • May 31, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Looking good there Arnie!

    by Mark Jones

  • May 31, 2012, 7:01 p.m. CST

    dr gogol, 1408 was a good movie

    by ajit maholtra

    You were scared during the movie. Dont lie.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Sure is news to me that Arnold Schwarzenegger fucked up the entire country.

    by TheyPeedOnYourFuckingRug

    Schwarzenegger didn't really even actively fuck up California; he just sat there like a dummy and did nothing while it was circling the drain. His governorship may have been eight totally wasted years but in the all-time ranking of truly malevolent, destructive politicians he's way, way down the list. At least that's what I always thought, until today. Now I realize he's responsible for everything from the mortgage collapse to the national debt to the impending asteroid collision.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:04 p.m. CST

    theypeedonyourfuckingrug

    by CodeName

    "Part" of it. Not ALL of it.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Yes!! Arnie embracing his age, fantastic

    by maverick2484

    It had to happen - going the Eastwood/Connery route is the only way to maintain credibility as an aging action hero. Grey is tough, cool and dignified. He should rock this look all the time.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    OLD NEWS, HERE IS THE LINK WITH MORE PICS

    by Rambowl

    This is from 6 days ago. http://collider.com/the-tomb-arnold-schwarzenegger-sylvester-stallone/168714/

  • May 31, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Another thing

    by maverick2484

    He looks like hell on the Expendables 2 poster. His face looks vacuum sealed. He looked pretty bad in T3 as well...but seeing him go grey helps me imagine a whole second act for Arnie in elderly badass roles.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Looking grizzled.

    by Yelsaeb

    That is all.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Interesting, but shouldn't his eyebrows have a hint of grey too?

    by Cervantes

  • May 31, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    What about KING CONAN or Terminator: AARP?

    by Bucky

    Loved Arnie as Conan and Terminator and he was cool in Predator but he was horrible in the comedies. The one where he was running the state of California wasn't funny at all.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Misleading title. . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . I'm the only one who thought he'd be strapping broken liquor bottles to his knuckles???

  • May 31, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Well would you look at that......

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    an actor who hasn't aged that well is finally just going with what's fucking natural and looking his age. AND HE ACTUALLY LOOKS BETTER FOR IT. Ford pulled this off to an extent as well with the last Indiana Jones by not dying his hair as I'm sure some were suggesting he do.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    oh and fuck politics & whining armchair pundits on aicn

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    THIS ISN'T THE PLACE TO DISCUSS THAT BULLSHIT YOU STUPID FUCKSQUIRTS.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    "oh and f-ck politics & whining armchair pundits on aicn"

    by CodeName

    Sorry to break your buster, but said actor WAS governor of a crucial piece of real estate for several years. It can't be helped but to bring up a little piece of history of an actor who has been missing in action. Face the facts, man.

  • Otherwise yeah, I agree with you.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    theypeedonyourfuckingrug

    by CodeName

    I never liked Maher.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    codename

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    .........if you insist on discussing politics there actually is a political thread currently booming on aicn. You can rant there. Also, there may be 1 or 2 or ............I don't know, 6 trillion actual political forums on the internet where you could bash the fuck out of Schwarzenegger and speak about most anything related to politics.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    codename - dude, life is too short to obsess about bullshit

    by antonphd

    when you look back on your life and think about what mattered to you... are you going to think about politics or the good times you had with your friends and family? if you pick politics... i'm sorry man

  • May 31, 2012, 8:20 p.m. CST

    antonphd

    by CodeName

    I hate politics. I love the things that matter... but those politicians seem to be getting in the way of things. See what I mean?

  • you are kidding yourself.

  • I am very wise.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    ajit_maholtra

    by CodeName

    I am not wise, but I know when my bank is lending me money that they don't have, and then they add interest on top of that. It's called fraud.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    question about arnie for body-building folks

    by Crimson Dynamo

    you've probably seen the pics of arnold on the beach where he's really freaking flabby - if he hits the weights again, i assume he can get his definition back?

  • May 31, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    One more thing, ajit_maholtra

    by CodeName

    Those things that matter to me become secondary when the fraudsters rob me of my joy.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Next time you watch Arnold onscreen..

    by CodeName

    remember that he worked for the team that robbed you of your joy.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Arnold goin' grey...

    by Master Bruce

    something Stallone would NEVER do. I mean, c'mon...both Rocky & Rambo don't have one grey hair in their final films. How's that possible when both characters don't seem like they're concerned w/vanity at all?

  • May 31, 2012, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Thumbs up to the grey wolf look.

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Can't wait to see him in Da Toom!

  • May 31, 2012, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Didn't know this was a "Grump Old Men" sequel...

    by HB_Dad

  • May 31, 2012, 9:05 p.m. CST

    By the way, this is probably Arnie's REAL hair color...

    by HB_Dad

    ...he's old as shit now.

  • May 31, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    grey pubes in the showers ! - playmo.tv is the shit

    by Bjarni

    but a cool look for Arnie, embrace your age bro.

  • May 31, 2012, 9:37 p.m. CST

    arnold is old

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    no way around it......................I think he looks better here than in the expendables 2.

  • May 31, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Not to late for KING CONAN!

    by DrPain

    If Vin Diesel can get FOUR Riddick movies dammit they can make King Conan. CROM I pray to you now!

  • May 31, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Schwarzenegger, the Actor.

    by ChaunceyGardiner

    I actually quite feel out of my element writeing this, but I do think it is an interesting train of thought that I've noticed being approached in other Schwarzenegger talkbacks but never confronted overtly. With many of us in our 20s, 30s, and 40s, Arnold Schwarzenegger holds a coveted spot in our popular memory. His films were the ones that the cool kids at school always saw first - and if the kid wasn't cool, haveing a genuine scoop, first dibs on a Schwarzenegger film nobody had seen yet was definately grounds for him or her being the most talked to kid for about a week straight, at least before word of the plot had been thoroughly dispersed throughout the entire school population and, as is expected, the best of the plot points and most exciteing of the action sequences and "HOLY COW!" moments had been properly spoiled. (Then, of course, the kid would go and do something, or have something happen to them - like an older or envious kid feeling they'd already shared enough of the school spotlight - that would relegate them to being overlooked and ignored, once again establishing their place in the world of obscurity and ostrification that could almost always only be broken by something horribly random and/or needlessly cruel happening to them, as such things always do to children who desire what it is of normalcy in other children's lives.) And now that we are older, what we once found cool has been somehow transposed to the world of the present; here those cherised things of old sit, surrounded by the likes of "Hostel" and "The Transporter," "Avatar" and every new video game that quickly diverts the attention of the entertainment industry. The violence of old dominated by the flash and bright glare of the overwhelmingly new. And so our old icons’ only recourse is to embrace that place of questionable infamy, thus finding themselves items of curiousity and kitsch, the subject of homages barely disguised as ridicule. Of course, part of this has to do with the undeniable fact that part of what captured our attention as children is not necessarily well-translated into adulthood, where the place in which esteem and value were once held has shifted and moved elsewhere, our attentions much more fickle and without the obsessiveness and hunger of youth. Sometimes we find ourselves watching the movies of childhood with a vaguely disguised disgust, holding onto the possibility that the film will soon somehow redeem itself. (This is a problem I find more regarding the often facile music of rebellion, the grinding of guitars, the wailing attempts at vocals, which I clung to in my youth, and not so much my movies, as I was not allowed much of popular film culture then.) But as much as this stands true, it is also true that we’ve been taught cynicism concerning those things which are recently past. In Cultures’ desire to prove itself worthy, it finds a humour of errors in the entertainment of prior generations, points of fault that it itself can often be found guilty of – for as much as it may try to disparage the quality of craftsmanship, drawing obvious points of contrast between existing technologies and the cultural trappings that often cocoon those films and hide their true meaning, it is in fact true that the popular entertainment of today often owes a great deal to the ways in which past generations were entertained. The template is often the same, and it is rare for those templates to be broken – and most certainly not by the minds that govern much of popular media. It is quite like a child rejecting the popular culture of their parents’ past merely as a vehicle to show a facile, and unrealistic, independence that has nothing to do with worth or character; it is a callow way to discern value, and too often it is our first response to the things that do not temporally belong to us. It is an obstinate and habitual use of banal opposition merely in the service of fueling self-assertion – and is in fact a form of blind generational isolationism, a very dangerous force when in its extreme (NAZIS!!!). Now, this might all seem quite extreme when you consider we began talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger (of all people), but I think it is an apt place to start. For all those who have lately pointed to “Commando” as one of Schwarzenegger’s pivotal roles, I think the value of that film is very much degraded (if it was, in fact, ever there) and is based solely on a desire to remember things the way one did as a child. The film is a comic-book fantasy with a heady mixture of violence and brief glimpses of sexuality, strong combinations for an adolescent boy. The heroics are all imagined, feats of imagined strength and prowess. But when taken for what it is, you get a clearer picture of one’s own youth and the emerging desires that drove it. On the other hand, there are Schwarzenegger’s more substantial roles: Dutch in “Predator,” the sly humour he brought to the tale of a man living a double life in “True Lies,” the T-1000 in the “Terminator” films, Conan. I think those roles show Schwarzenegger’s ability and wisdom in chooseing roles with which to progress and cement his career. They are not mere vehicles for a quickly ageing action star, but iconic roles that help give a context for a generation. They are noble performances, eliciting from their star not merely his presence but his full effort. It is still unique to me that in “Predator” is very much an unlikely hero, as Ripley is in “Alien.” There is a fear and vulnerability in that performance that are not accidental, but qualities resultant of an actor takeing his specific task in that film seriously. I wouldn’t exactly call it “craft,” but there is something there that makes us want to watch him – and, equally, something that we respect. Over the years, Schwarzenegger’s attempts at expanding his screen image have not always resulted in the best pictures, but what they have shown us is an actor who deeply desires to work and is knowledgeable of his screen presence. When you look at a star like Eddie Murphy who has likewise undergone several on-screen evolutions, you find someone who has struggled with multiple fan bases and the demands of the viewing public, unable to find a comfortable balance between establishing a screen presence and achieveing the amount of fame which he once was so accustomed to. Sadly, there are been less “Life” and “Glamour Girls,” and more “Adventures of Pluto Nash.” (Murphy’s severe reaction to loseing at the Academy Awards is evidence of that; and his disappointment saddens me, as I felt that role could have led to a resurgence in wise career moves for Mr. Murphy.) Rarely have I been so perturbed by a film as with “Haunted Mansion,” a film that so overshadows its star without realizing the true benefit of his performance: that he is genuinely a brilliant comedian and without need for set dressing. In the end he merely was reacting to a green screen for half the film, while there was actually a good performance hidden under all the pandering. The schizophrenic mindstate of so many films trying to sell their product has ruined so many great possibilities – much the way that the “Pirates” franchise has slowly but surely eroded away anything essential and good from underneath what was originally a pure piece of acting by its Mr. Depp, a role that worked best as subtle but brilliant colouring to the background. And where we see the failure of Schwarzenegger’s “packageing” in the non-Cameron Terminator films, what I see here in “The Tomb” is quite heartening. Not only do I feel that Schwarzenegger is an actor competent enough to pull off actually playing a character, but I think it is a wise choice – instead of “playing Schwarzenegger,” which honestly at this point is no longer what it once was, he seems to have latched onto a role that will remind us of why we miss him: his ability to bring believeability and gravity to what is, even now, an electrifying physical presence. In being able to fully embody his still impressive physique with the emotions requisite for each respective roles, possibly then we be reminded of how entertaining it is to watch an actor whose incredibly fascinateing visage and manner is an indelible part of our collective memories. It is not merely what he is doing that is important, but how he does it. For it wasn’t that Karen Allen had aged by time of Indie IV, but that the entire movie she continually reminded us that she was in a movie. There was no absorption, no emotion: only parsed-over bones, thrown at the audience. It wasn’t merely enough that we saw Karen Allen again – what we wanted to see was Marion Ravenwood, thrown back into the fight with the man she never got over loving. And when we see Schwarzenegger, we want that steely gaze and iron jaw that once let us know that no matter how bad the fight, everything was going to be okay – cause “Ah-nold!” was here. He chose roles that reinforced that image, that added to it and made it fresh and new each time. It isn’t merely Arnold Schwarzenegger that we went to see, but Arnold Schwarzenegger – The Actor. Just as Cary Grant continued to renew himself through wise choices, despite the fact that he carefully type-cast himself, I hope that Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen plays to his strengths and, in doing so, reminds us of what we’ve truly missed in his absence the last decade or so. So, please, add to this conversation. I think that his is a career and legacy of movies worth discussing.

  • May 31, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Politics: It's like thinking, but for dumb people.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • May 31, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    King Conan Now!

    by EastcoastAvenger

    If Arnie gets another couple of good flicks under his belt and was able to get the capitol for a big budget King Conan movie he could rock the world again.

  • May 31, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    His eyebrows are brown.

    by ChiefChirpa3000

  • May 31, 2012, 10:19 p.m. CST

    doctor_strangepork

    by CodeName

    But guess what? Politics runs every aspect of our lives. Who writes the laws? Who tells us to pay the taxes? Who tells us to go to war? Politicians. Whether you want to think about politics, or not, it runs your life right now.

  • May 31, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Chaunceygardiner and codename

    by HoLottaMo

    Sounds like chaunceygardnier needs to be shoved back into his high school locker after a stiff wedgie and as for codename - shut the fuck up you fucking retard .....no one...absolutely no one here gives a flying fuck about you taking out a mortgage you couldn't afford and then pissing and moaning about your sorry ass bank. Go cry to someone who gives a shit pussy

  • May 31, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    holottamo

    by CodeName

    I didn't take out a mortgage, psychic. Obviously, you cared about my rants since you responded. This is a talkback, man. Grow up.

  • May 31, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    He looks like an old Mexican

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I like it. And I NEVER like Arnold. Problem is, he'll open his mouth and will still sound like him, and he'll still act like him, and I'll be disappointed. I'm prepared, however, to let him surprise me. Yeah, right, that'll happen.

  • May 31, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    ajit_maholtra, are you kidding?

    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    Arnold has had (admittedly) quite a few bouts of plastic surgery, especially in the eye, cheek, and mouth regions. The only reason Stallone looks the way he does is because his face has always had problems... :)

  • May 31, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    And yes, Arnold looks pretty cool in this picture. Fits him and his age nicely.

    by Last_of_the_Emurites

  • May 31, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Makes Me Think of All the GREAT Movies that COULD Have Been

    by dumbpeoplesuck

    That will now never be since he betrayed his fans and the characters he made famous so he could play politician and toss away what was left of his former greatness. Sorry Arnie. The Terminator will not be back. Conan will never be King. The Lies will never again be True. Hope your mistress 'Politicia' was worth it.

  • May 31, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Do me a favor Harry....

    by maxjohnson1971

    Please, for the sake of all that is holy, STOP using "kinda" for everything!!! Just say you loved something, or liked something, or hated something, whatever. Just stop saying you "kinda" liked, or loved, or hated it. And Arnie looks cool here. I'm digging this. Kinda.

  • June 1, 2012, 12:40 a.m. CST

    KING. FUCKING. CONAN.

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...by Crom, what other proof do you need? Arnie - KING CONAN.

  • June 1, 2012, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Ah-nuld was never a politician...he's a barbarian-commando.

    by ThulsaBoom

    And he does a lot less damage on screen than holding political office, so I think seeing him go that direction is a win-win, wouldn't you say?

  • June 1, 2012, 2:34 a.m. CST

    KING CONAN, PLZ

    by my liege

    Also, it's good to see Arnie embracing his age. Movie stars need to grow old gracefully.

  • I would imagine that they would be thinking the exact opposite when seeing him in a movie. Lamer.

  • June 1, 2012, 3:28 a.m. CST

    I have to remind you Sully, this is my weak arm

    by Gorgomel

  • June 1, 2012, 3:52 a.m. CST

    CROWN OF IRON must be made

    by CuervoJones

    John Milius + Arnold.

  • June 1, 2012, 5:56 a.m. CST

    He's playing his age and it works.

    by the_rising

    A shame LionsGate made that terrible CONAN film. Now we will never get Milius' KING CONAN. Son of a bitch!!!

  • June 1, 2012, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Can nobody else see how false this looks???!?!?

    by HanYoYo

    It's as bad as the look they Tom Cruise in Collateral. Do the comments above really suggest that everyone's parents and grandparents dye their hair that no one knows what naturally greying hair looks like these days??? The grey in hair isn't perfectly even as is shown in the Arnie picture. There are inevitably areas around the temples, or the front that tend to have more grey strands than in other areas. And not only that Arnie has dark brown hair. The hair he's sporting in the picture is black hair, and that of a man in his late forties, early fifties! So while some Talkbackers seem to be praising the man for embracing his age, he's actually still cowering from his natural age and having a false grey dyed areas of his hair which is initially dyed the wrong colour or is wearing a wig! Why can't old Hollywood 'actors' just stop dying their hair and go with the natural, and far more realistic, grey hair they actually have!? In which case, we'd see his eyebrows have some grey in them, his beard would have completely grey/white areas, with some colour, and his hair wouldn't have a perfectly symetrical black/grey pattern but would also be completely grey in some parts, with potentially a little more colour around the back. Seriously, just take a look at some photos of real men, those unafraid of nature, that aren't embarrassingly vain, and you'll see how grey hair actually grows on a mans face and head. What amazes me is that such an ugly man worries about his hair!?! Or for that matter a man who's supposed to be an actor worries more about his hair than his inability to act!?!? I think if you're too vain to allow your own hair to appear on camera, then just carrying on dyeing it. It's not like it fools anyone into thinking your younger, and I don't believe anyone genuinely cares. I don't think a single person on the planet would refuse to watch an actor because of their hair colour!?!? Absolutely no one is that shallow, that dumb... not even Arnie fans! We all know the actors are still wearing make-up, and have their front four teeth whitened (sadly, very obvious when we glimpse the rest of their teeth!). It's a sadly vain industry and no wigs, or falsey added greying of hair will change that.

  • June 1, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Looks like DB Sweeny

    by aegri_mentis

  • June 1, 2012, 7:45 a.m. CST

    He looks better looking his age than trying to look young.

    by Red11

  • June 1, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST

    chaunceygardiner

    by Hipshot

    Really interesting analysis. I remember seeing Arnold in 60's bodybuilding magazines, before Mr. Olympia, when he was already incredibly charismatic (as well as, apparently, pure catnip for the ladies and a walking hard-on). He succeeded massively in bodybuilding, and became rich in real estate and publishing, married an American princess...and then the movie. A "decent" actor, what he really was was a star of staggering public appeal, and he was smart enough to work roles that played to his limited but very real skills. Then his partnership with Cameron took off, and Arnie was made. For a long time it seemed he could do no wrong, then he had some health issues, and had to slow down. That moved him to politics, where he decided to see just how far his energy, charisma, and intelligence would take him. Well, he found out (it is always amusing that Conservatives scream at liberals for listening to movie stars. But then turn right around and elect them. God, I hate politics). Anyway, Arnie finds himself in his 60's and starting over. He can still create an incredible body if he wants (look at Senior body-building contests. And these guys were never "the best") but an "amazing for a senior" body and limited acting skills plus a curiosity factor equals uncertain results. I sure as hell wouldn't bet against him, though. That's for sure.

  • June 1, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    King Conan. Make it so.

    by Dogmatic

  • June 1, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Oh shit, its old man Schwarzenegger!

    by Gore_monkey

    Get off his yard!

  • June 1, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Just then Walt Frazier and Keith Hernandez show up hawking Just For Men.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

  • June 1, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    NO!

    by SmokieGeezer

  • June 1, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Eating is not Cheating!

    by SmokieGeezer

  • June 1, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Glad the recent Conan movie bombed. We need Arnold as KING CONAN !!!

    by Jake Pantlin

    Arnold is still our Conan. That last movie with a different actor was terrible. We need a proper Conan trilogy!

  • June 1, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    i am 47 and have grey hair and a grey beard

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    i think its silly that these guys color their hair like vain chicks and struggle to look a lot younger in their dopey movies - no grey hair, no body hair and ripped like a coked up bodybuilder - try acting once in a while - arnie actually looks like a real person in that photo - stallone should do more movies like "copland" - statham is the real deal

  • June 1, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    the_real_christopher_nolan

    by CodeName

    Not EVERYONE. Most, maybe, but not everyone.

  • June 1, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    In all fairness, codename

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    If you do have a daughter, Schwarzenegger probably already has or will someday bend her over. And she'll do it with a smile knowing how much you hate him. Then you can look at this pic and imagine it over and over.

  • June 1, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    senatorjeffersonsmith

    by CodeName

    I like it when brethren try to sound wise. Find yourself, man.

  • June 1, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    @chaunceygardiner

    by adeceasedfan

    I have to respectfully disagree with you just a bit. I fully embrace my love for Commando as I did when I was 11. It has as much value as anything in his canon. I've mentioned in other tb's that Predator may be the better 'film' but Commando is my personal fave. Repeated viewings, countless hours wasted quoting it with friends and tbers alike. It just does it for me. Love it. Overall you do present a very strong case for Arnold that I enjoyed reading and agree on many points. I hope that he gives us what we know he is capable of bringing. Joy. BTW This 37 yr old still enjoys the 'grinding of guitars' ;)

  • June 1, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Personally, I prefer "The Rite" to "The Exorcist".

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I like "The Exorcist", but I've never been a fun of the over-the-top physical transformations (rotating head, spider-walking, puke shooting, pancake makeup). So basically I'm a fan of the first half. I feel "The Rite" had a more plausible depiction of possession, and was equally well told and acted.

  • June 1, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Arnold looks a lot better gone silver.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I dig the facial hair as well. Hopefully a variation on this more natural and age-appropriate rugged look will continue for him. Only girly men dye their hair in patheticly vain attempts to recapture their youth. Hard salt-of-the-earth men only look in a mirror to stitch up a cut!

  • June 1, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    That picture made me sad

    by HASBEER_WILLCHEET

    guess im not so young anymore

  • June 1, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    I love how people assume he's naturally grey

    by wcolbert

    He may dye his hair. He may not. That's really none of our business. but to assume that a man of 65 who doesn't have grey hair must be dying it is idiotic. No man in my family (or woman for that matter) ever went bald, and kept their hair well into old age - my grandfather died of cancer at 69, but still had all of his hair and hair color - my great grandfather, born in 1903 and being of the sort who really did not give the slightest crap how his hair looked (as with me, his hair was crazy no matter what he could do to it so he just stopped trying)...had dark brown hair into his 90's. So don't ASSUME people must be grey because they're older. Some people only get a few gray hairs even in their 70's.

  • June 2, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Glad he's not trying to dodge his age. I tell ya, he's doing a Clint.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • June 3, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Dear Arnold...

    by nerdator

    ...I was just taking to Crom. He says:"King Conan or GTFO." Just thought I'd mention it.