‘Bigger’ Film Review: Bodybuilding Biopic Won’t Pump You Up

Horatio Alger stories don’t get much more archetypal than fitness pioneer Joe Weider’s: scrawny Jewish child of the Depression learns to defend himself from schoolyard prejudice by strengthening himself, then turns the world on to the healthy effects of weight-training and bodybuilding, and ultimately creates a fitness empire.

Movie material, right? Kid who got sand kicked in his face, like in that old cartoon, becomes the ripped dude with the hot girlfriend. And Weider actually did marry a blonde ’50s pin-up queen, Betty Brosmer. On top of that, in the late 1960s, he nurtured an Austrian nobody named Arnold Schwarzenegger to worldwide glory on the Mr. Olympia/Mr. Universe circuit. How could this story not work as a flex-and-pecs, flab-to-slab biopic of singular American (by way of Canada, his birth country) success?

I don’t know, but “Bigger,” director and co-writer George Gallo’s movie of Weider’s trajectory, is a missed opportunity, the kind of yo-yo-ing highlights version of a life that seems less examined than expedited. You could know zilch about Weider going into “Bigger” and just sense from scene to scene that you were getting the liberally juiced version from the four-credited-writers screenplay, rather than the organically sculpted one.

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The movie’s wayback device is the 2008 funeral of Joe Weider’s brother and business partner Ben, at which the elderly Joe (Robert Forster) agrees to tell his story to a journalist (DJ Qualls). From there it’s off to Montreal’s Jewish ghetto in the 1930s, where young Joe and Ben — who live under a severe, overworked mother (Nadine Lewington) — get into alley scraps over anti-Semitic slurs. Sneaking into the circus, a leopard-skinned anvil-lifter sparks Joe’s interest, after which he starts lifting makeshift weights. In 1937, a newly bulked-up Joe (Tyler Hoechlin from adolescence on) wins his first strongman competition, and a diehard muscle man and health fanatic is born.

In his spare time, Joe draws idealized male figures and plots “the path to the perfect physique,” which draws quizzical stares from some but encouragement from brother Ben (Aneurin Barnard, “Dunkirk”). When Joe’s first independently created magazine catches on, pushing against the era’s misperception that weight-training was dangerous for everyday people and professional athletes, interest from American publishers grows.

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Less impressed is rival muscle-mag boss and openly gleeful bigot Bill Hauk, a fictional character, possibly a composite, played by Kevin Durand with the kind of outlandishly snarling, racist malevolence typically saved for plantation melodramas. (Durand may have thought the movie’s title was also a director’s note.) It’s unclear why the movie needed a villain, but Hauk keeps popping up as Joe’s empire blooms, until he gets a final physical comeuppance straight out of a cartoon.

Then again, Hoechlin’s performance as proudly Jewish, all-business and no-fun Joe is also more caricature than compelling entrepreneur, seemingly built around a distracting, Jackie Mason-adjacent, fourth-gear Yiddish accent. Only when Julianne Hough shows up as cover girl Brosmer, whose knockout looks and committed gym regimen made her doubly attractive to Joe, does “Bigger” find an effortlessly appealing side to the Joe Weider story: the emotionally intelligent spouse with savvy business smarts and a sparkling personality. (She fares better than the blink-and-gone representation of Joe’s first wife, played by Victoria Justice, who goes from charmed-and-engaged to nagging-and-out-the-door with ruthless biopic efficiency.)

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Once the Weider brothers are fully ensconced as titans of bodybuilding in Los Angeles — selling magazines, supplements, and weights to an ever-more fitness-conscious public — the movie veers haphazardly into the Arnold portion, when Joe used the Austrian protégé’s nascent star power to expand his empire. Some of Australian newcomer Calum Von Hoger’s portrayal of Schwarzenegger’s charismatic shrewdness is enjoyable. But even this segment has a slapdash feel, covering over ten years — from the meet-cute line “I’ve been drawing you my whole life” to Joe’s acting advice to the nervous budding star, “Just be yourself, Arnold” — in what seems like a blip. Gallo, whose direction has an undeniable paciness but a numbing competency, seems eager to check things off a list and move on.

What happens is, when we’re back at the funeral for Ben, we realize the brother was barely a character, and Joe’s achievements have been acknowledged but hardly made meaningful or emotional. Joe Weider saw the future — our untapped obsession with transformation turned toward our own physical beings — and made it his lifelong mission to evangelize a cult of the body. “Bigger” wants to be that inspiring saga, but instead it’s an endurance workout of a movie.



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Horatio Alger stories don’t get much more archetypal than fitness pioneer Joe Weider’s: scrawny Jewish child of the Depression learns to defend himself from schoolyard prejudice by strengthening himself, then turns the world on to the healthy effects of weight-training and bodybuilding, and ultimately creates a fitness empire.

Movie material, right? Kid who got sand kicked in his face, like in that old cartoon, becomes the ripped dude with the hot girlfriend. And Weider actually did marry a blonde ’50s pin-up queen, Betty Brosmer. On top of that, in the late 1960s, he nurtured an Austrian nobody named Arnold Schwarzenegger to worldwide glory on the Mr. Olympia/Mr. Universe circuit. How could this story not work as a flex-and-pecs, flab-to-slab biopic of singular American (by way of Canada, his birth country) success?

I don’t know, but “Bigger,” director and co-writer George Gallo’s movie of Weider’s trajectory, is a missed opportunity, the kind of yo-yo-ing highlights version of a life that seems less examined than expedited. You could know zilch about Weider going into “Bigger” and just sense from scene to scene that you were getting the liberally juiced version from the four-credited-writers screenplay, rather than the organically sculpted one.

The movie’s wayback device is the 2008 funeral of Joe Weider’s brother and business partner Ben, at which the elderly Joe (Robert Forster) agrees to tell his story to a journalist (DJ Qualls). From there it’s off to Montreal’s Jewish ghetto in the 1930s, where young Joe and Ben — who live under a severe, overworked mother (Nadine Lewington) — get into alley scraps over anti-Semitic slurs. Sneaking into the circus, a leopard-skinned anvil-lifter sparks Joe’s interest, after which he starts lifting makeshift weights. In 1937, a newly bulked-up Joe (Tyler Hoechlin from adolescence on) wins his first strongman competition, and a diehard muscle man and health fanatic is born.

In his spare time, Joe draws idealized male figures and plots “the path to the perfect physique,” which draws quizzical stares from some but encouragement from brother Ben (Aneurin Barnard, “Dunkirk”). When Joe’s first independently created magazine catches on, pushing against the era’s misperception that weight-training was dangerous for everyday people and professional athletes, interest from American publishers grows.

Less impressed is rival muscle-mag boss and openly gleeful bigot Bill Hauk, a fictional character, possibly a composite, played by Kevin Durand with the kind of outlandishly snarling, racist malevolence typically saved for plantation melodramas. (Durand may have thought the movie’s title was also a director’s note.) It’s unclear why the movie needed a villain, but Hauk keeps popping up as Joe’s empire blooms, until he gets a final physical comeuppance straight out of a cartoon.

Then again, Hoechlin’s performance as proudly Jewish, all-business and no-fun Joe is also more caricature than compelling entrepreneur, seemingly built around a distracting, Jackie Mason-adjacent, fourth-gear Yiddish accent. Only when Julianne Hough shows up as cover girl Brosmer, whose knockout looks and committed gym regimen made her doubly attractive to Joe, does “Bigger” find an effortlessly appealing side to the Joe Weider story: the emotionally intelligent spouse with savvy business smarts and a sparkling personality. (She fares better than the blink-and-gone representation of Joe’s first wife, played by Victoria Justice, who goes from charmed-and-engaged to nagging-and-out-the-door with ruthless biopic efficiency.)

Once the Weider brothers are fully ensconced as titans of bodybuilding in Los Angeles — selling magazines, supplements, and weights to an ever-more fitness-conscious public — the movie veers haphazardly into the Arnold portion, when Joe used the Austrian protégé’s nascent star power to expand his empire. Some of Australian newcomer Calum Von Hoger’s portrayal of Schwarzenegger’s charismatic shrewdness is enjoyable. But even this segment has a slapdash feel, covering over ten years — from the meet-cute line “I’ve been drawing you my whole life” to Joe’s acting advice to the nervous budding star, “Just be yourself, Arnold” — in what seems like a blip. Gallo, whose direction has an undeniable paciness but a numbing competency, seems eager to check things off a list and move on.

What happens is, when we’re back at the funeral for Ben, we realize the brother was barely a character, and Joe’s achievements have been acknowledged but hardly made meaningful or emotional. Joe Weider saw the future — our untapped obsession with transformation turned toward our own physical beings — and made it his lifelong mission to evangelize a cult of the body. “Bigger” wants to be that inspiring saga, but instead it’s an endurance workout of a movie.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton Reunite in ‘Terminator’ Set Photo

Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a loving birthday message to his “Terminator” costar Linda Hamilton and shared a photo of them reuniting on set.

“Happy birthday to my dear friend Linda Hamilton,” Schwarzenegger wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. “One of my favorite co-stars, a true bada–, and a wonderful human being. I’m pumped to be back together again.”

Hamilton will be back as Sarah Connor in the upcoming “Terminator” sequel. The actress first played the role of Sarah Connor in the original 1984 movie and again in the 1991 sequel “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

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“Deadpool” director Tim Miller will shoot the film with series creator James Cameron returning to the franchise for the first time since “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” as a producer. Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Luna and Diego Boneta also star.

The “Terminator” reboot is the sixth film in the long-running sci-fi series, with Skydance producing and Paramount distributing. The last film in the franchise, “Genisys,” grossed $89.8 million at the box office. The highest-grossing film in the franchise was “T2,” which earned $204.8 million.

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The next “Terminator” will be released on Nov. 22, 2019.

See the post below.

Happy birthday to my dear friend Linda Hamilton. One of my favorite co-stars, a true badass, and a wonderful human being. I’m pumped to be back together again. pic.twitter.com/jTaBLQK2qv

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 26, 2018

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Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a loving birthday message to his “Terminator” costar Linda Hamilton and shared a photo of them reuniting on set.

“Happy birthday to my dear friend Linda Hamilton,” Schwarzenegger wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. “One of my favorite co-stars, a true bada–, and a wonderful human being. I’m pumped to be back together again.”

Hamilton will be back as Sarah Connor in the upcoming “Terminator” sequel. The actress first played the role of Sarah Connor in the original 1984 movie and again in the 1991 sequel “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

“Deadpool” director Tim Miller will shoot the film with series creator James Cameron returning to the franchise for the first time since “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” as a producer. Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Luna and Diego Boneta also star.

The “Terminator” reboot is the sixth film in the long-running sci-fi series, with Skydance producing and Paramount distributing. The last film in the franchise, “Genisys,” grossed $89.8 million at the box office. The highest-grossing film in the franchise was “T2,” which earned $204.8 million.

The next “Terminator” will be released on Nov. 22, 2019.

See the post below.

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‘The Terminator’ Is Back: Arnold Schwarzenegger Posts Instagram Photo With Linda Hamilton From Set

When he spoke at SXSW in March, Arnold Schwarzenegger said he was going to be back…on the set of the next Terminator. Today, he posted a photo of himself with Terminator scars alongside the film’s fellow adversary/ally Sarah Connor aka Lind…

When he spoke at SXSW in March, Arnold Schwarzenegger said he was going to be back…on the set of the next Terminator. Today, he posted a photo of himself with Terminator scars alongside the film’s fellow adversary/ally Sarah Connor aka Linda Hamilton on Instagram. “Happy birthday to my dear friend Linda Hamilton. One of my favorite co-stars, a true badass, and a wonderful human being. I'm pumped to be back together again,” Schwarzenegger wrote in his post which you can…

14 Perfect, Over-the-Top Lines From ‘Predator’ Movies (Photos)

As movie franchises go, the “Predator” films have an abundance of iconic, over-the-top, ridiculously quotable lines — way more than a normal film series. It’s likely due to the franchise’s semi-unusual combination of inter…

As movie franchises go, the “Predator” films have an abundance of iconic, over-the-top, ridiculously quotable lines — way more than a normal film series. It’s likely due to the franchise’s semi-unusual combination of interesting science fiction, ’80s action movie machismo, and surprising willingness to be extremely campy. It results in movies full of lines that are absurd and yet perfectly reasonable when fighting an alien safari hunter that turns people’s skulls into trophies.

Here’s a rundown of 14 great, weird and goofy lines from “Predator,” “Predator 2,” and the newly released Shane Black movie “The Predator.”

“What’s the matter? The CIA got you pushing too many pencils?”

Everyone knows the shot of Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Dillon (Carl Weathers) greeting each other by grabbing hands and flexing their ridiculously big arms, but Dutch’s line making fun of Dillon for getting slightly soft thanks to his desk job is icing on the sweaty muscle cake.

“Stick around”

“Predator” is full of quotable, extremely manly dialogue, but it rarely turns up a catch-phrase — except for the time when Dutch throws a huge machete at a guy and it pins him to a wall. Dutch even stops what he’s doing for a close-up to deliver the line — because taking a moment for camp is essential to the DNA of “Predator” movies.

“I ain’t got time to bleed”

Jesse Ventura throws out this iconic line as Blain during the early portion of the movie. He gets shot but doesn’t seem to notice or care, explaining to Poncho (Richard Chaves) that he’s too busy for bleeding.

“You got time to duck?”

The part of the exchange that doesn’t always get remembered is when Poncho has a retort making fun of Blain’s nonsense macho thing about bleeding. Right after firing some grenades into a sniper nest, his response to Blain has the big guy diving for cover a second later.

“I’ll bleed ya, real quiet, and leave ya here. Got that?”

The underlying plot of the first half of “Predator” is that Dillon tricks Dutch and his rescue team to hit a rebel camp by telling them there are hostages there — but the mission is actually about taking out the rebel force and gathering intelligence. Dillon is out of practice for field ops, and when he gives away the team’s position, Mac (Bill Duke) issues this extremely credible threat — he’s almost as scary as the Predator with his delivery.

“Get to the chopper!”

Simply an iconic Schwarzenegger line that’s all about running the hell away from the Predator.

“What the hell are you?”

A ponderous moment in “Predator” toward the end, when Schwarzenegger’s Dutch asks the defeated Predator an existential question — and the Predator asks it right back. This franchise has its deep moments.

“Want some candy?”

The weird things the Predator chooses to record and repeat back to humans when he meets them are spooky in their own way. A kid offers the Predator some candy in “Predator 2,” and he repeats it to Danny Glover later, apparently just to be unsettling — because the Predator likes to murder you, but he also likes when you feel vaguely uncomfortable first.

“He’s on safari. The lions, the tigers, the bears — oh my”

Gary Busey chews scenery intensely as Peter Keyes when he finally explains to Glover’s Lt. Mike Harrigan the nature of the Predator. His delivery of the classic (and cliché) line from “The Wizard of Oz” is phenomenally over-the-top in a phenomenally Busey way.

“Okay P—yface, it’s your move”

Glover’s Harrigan takes the fight to the Predator in “Predator 2,” and even throws out some zingers along the way. Once the Predator takes his mask off, it opens up Glover to mock the creature’s weird skin flaps around his mouth, in this case while they’re both dangling off a building. It’s a perfect encapsulation of the intense camp of “Predator 2.”

“S–t happens”

No ’90s movie would be complete without it.

“F—ing you up is their idea of tourism”

The “Predator” movies all have a moment when someone sits down to explain what the deal is with all these alien murders going on, but the ones in “The Predator” are both concise and pretty hilarious. Sterling K. Brown’s Traeger has a way of explaining scary alien things in an upbeat way.

“If your mom’s vagina were a video game it’d be rated E for Everyone.”

The “Predator” films are full of dudes making sex jokes at each other. This one from Keegan-Michael Key’s character Coyle is special, in that it requires some esoteric knowledge of the video game retail rating system that provides guidance to parents.

“He’s more like a … bass fisherman”

Olivia Munn’s character Casey Bracket in “The Predator” points out, pretty aptly, that an alien that goes on safari to hunt humans for sport isn’t really a “predator,” since predators hunt for food. The answer to her assessment from Traeger is equally great: “We took a vote. Predator’s cooler.”

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We’ve been getting “Predator” movies for more than three decades at this point, and Fox is hoping that Shane Black’s “The Predator” will give the franchise a much-needed nudge to keep it going for a while longer. So …

We’ve been getting “Predator” movies for more than three decades at this point, and Fox is hoping that Shane Black’s “The Predator” will give the franchise a much-needed nudge to keep it going for a while longer. So how does the new flick stand up against all the “Predator” movies that have come before?

6. “Predators” — This is the only one of these movies that I actively dislike. It’s just boring and weirdly dour. “Predators” is ultimately too moody to really be fun, and that’s immensely frustrating.

5. “Alien vs. Predator” — I quite like Paul WS Anderson’s crossover with the “Alien” franchise, but there’s no denying that it’s held back by its PG-13 rating. The gore is constantly just offscreen, leaving you with a nagging feeling that something was missing the whole time.

4. “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” — “Requiem” gets a bum rap because it has the feel in a lot of ways like a direct-to-video sequel. But it’s so gross and fun that I could never dislike it.

3. “Predator” – Just a really fun 80s action movie. In a vacuum I might rank it higher, but Arnold was in so many bizarre and awesome action movies that this one feels a little bit mundane in comparison to the rest of his filmography. And also in comparison to the other “Predator” movies.

2. “Predator 2” — I prefer Danny Glover’s battle with a Predator over the original because the novelty value is much higher, being set in LA. It’s sheer madness, and I love it.

1. “The Predator” — It may be a controversial pick, but I don’t care. Shane Black’s movie is a mess, but it’s totally gleeful, totally fun and totally funny. It’s a great time, so long as you remember this is an awesome trashy franchise.

From Schwarzenegger to Witherspoon and DeGeneres, Hollywood Remembers John McCain

Hollywood is remembering Sen. John McCain, who passed away Saturday after suffering from brain cancer. He was 81.

Condolences poured in very quickly for McCain, the former Republican presidential candidate, two-time Gold Star recipient and political icon. Friday, his family announced that the senator, “with his usual strength of will,” had “chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote: “Each of us must strive for his dignity, his service, his commitment to county. He showed us the way. Ellen DeGeneres wrote: “He always stood up for what he believed was right.” And Dave Foley added: “Decency has lost a representative.”

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Here are some statements from those mourning McCain’s death.

I will miss Senator McCain dearly, and my thoughts are with Cindy and Senator McCain’s whole family. What I said yesterday matters even more today. Each of us must strive for his dignity, his service, his commitment to country. He showed us the way. https://t.co/xwaumiDrJ0

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) August 26, 2018

God Bless, #JohnMcCain . Respect for this American citizen who proudly served our country for so many years. #RIP https://t.co/gzJTdG5QKz

— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) August 26, 2018

I was honored to have met John McCain. He always stood up for what he believed was right. Sending love to his family on this very sad day for our country. pic.twitter.com/SiIsXJMqvo

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 26, 2018

Decency has lost a representative. #RIPJohnMccain

— Dave Foley (@DaveSFoley) August 26, 2018

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Senator John McCain passed today, all i can think about..he never stopped trying to do his best. What an honor it’s been to know him. My condolences to the family he loved and adored and to his daughter & my friend @MeghanMcCain…from all my family, much love

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) August 26, 2018

A asked senator McCain how he stays motivated after all this time he told me, “it’s not active. As I drive to work, The day I see this capital building on the horizon and don’t feel inspired, is the day I will stop fighting for the principles for which she stands.”

— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) August 26, 2018

America lost a real hero today. Condolences to @cindymccain, the McCain family and the Arizonans who were so fortunate to have the opportunity to vote for a man of principle. John McCain’s sacrifice and the sacrifices made by all our POWs and MIAs must never be forgotten.

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 26, 2018

John McCain’s finest moment (for me) came in 2008, when a woman at a rally referred to Obama as an Arab. “No, ma’am,” McCain replied. “He’s a decent family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with.” That’s manning up.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 26, 2018

All my love, respect and admiration for @MeghanMcCain and her family today. I hope the President can muster some amount of decency and respect to say something kind about a man who was very important to this country, all political differences aside. #JohnMcCain

— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) August 26, 2018

John McCain had integrity, intelligence, and courage. RIP https://t.co/KchQ1OQY5Q

— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) August 26, 2018

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— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 26, 2018

We lost a great American hero today in John McCain. The last of a breed of pooiticians who understood the true meaning of “ Public Service “. He will be surely missed and never replaced, and I’m honored to have known him. pic.twitter.com/X7WmVjes7E

— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) August 26, 2018

RIP. From start to finish he fought for us in battle and for his country in putting his blood , guts , brains and devotion to his country before himself. God bless you, Senator. to his loved ones. https://t.co/zrZZE6ckzt pic.twitter.com/WnRqrUFeNz

— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) August 26, 2018

All my love, respect and admiration for @MeghanMcCain and her family today. I hope the President can muster some amount of decency and respect to say something kind about a man who was very important to this country, all political differences aside. #JohnMcCain

— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) August 26, 2018

Rest in peace, @SenJohnMcCain. We are forever indebted to you for your service and sacrifice. https://t.co/BwQsQCtDGb

— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) August 26, 2018

#RIPJohnMcCain Words that he lived by: https://t.co/4apl0qf6N2

— Denis Leary (@denisleary) August 26, 2018

God bless Sen. John McCain! I met him several times and was always impressed. A patriot. A real gentleman. A decent man. #Ripsenjohnmccain #JohnMcCain #SenJohnMcCain

— Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) August 26, 2018

One less honorable man. R.I.P.John McCain

— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) August 26, 2018

We have lost a true American Hero today! Someone who fought for our country abroad and at home in war and in peace. A man who would vote his conscience whether his party agreed or not. A… https://t.co/3VZrZ2o8n0

— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) August 26, 2018

So sorry to hear this news. America has lost a powerful voice, a tireless patriot and a true hero. My thoughts are with @cindymccain @MeghanMcCain , their whole family and all who knew and loved #JohnMcCain . Sir, May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. https://t.co/nZSUc1cOah

— Melissa Gilbert (@MEGBusfield) August 26, 2018

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Hollywood is remembering Sen. John McCain, who passed away Saturday after suffering from brain cancer. He was 81.

Condolences poured in very quickly for McCain, the former Republican presidential candidate, two-time Gold Star recipient and political icon. Friday, his family announced that the senator, “with his usual strength of will,” had “chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote: “Each of us must strive for his dignity, his service, his commitment to county. He showed us the way. Ellen DeGeneres wrote: “He always stood up for what he believed was right.” And Dave Foley added: “Decency has lost a representative.”

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That Time Mark Hamill Told Schwarzenegger to Lose the Accent

Apparently, Mark Hamill is no Yoda when it comes to dishing out career guidance. Would you believe that the “Star Wars” legend once suggested Arnold Schwarzenegger ditch his Austrian accent and change his hard-to-pronounce last name?

“#True story,” Hamill tweeted Saturday.

“Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting out,” Hamill explained on Twitter. “I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles & to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite & became one of the biggest stars EVER.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting out. I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles & to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite & became one of the biggest stars EVER????#TrueStory https://t.co/6HMs1PNDsu

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 11, 2018

It’s a good thing Schwarzenegger, 1) didn’t listen to Hamill, and 2) was a good sport about it.

“Your advice was absolutely correct under any normal circumstances, and those were the rules back then,” the Governator replied. “I just happen to be a rule-breaker.”

Your advice was absolutely correct under any normal circumstances, and those were the rules back then. I just happen to be a rule-breaker. https://t.co/d4UZ0DCWxi

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) August 11, 2018

Last month, it was announced that Hamill would return to play Luke Skywalker one last time in “Star Wars: Episode IX,” and would be joined by fellow original trilogy castmate Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. Carrie Fisher, who passed away in December 2016, will appear in the film as Leia through unused footage from the 2015 film “The Force Awakens.”

Production on “Episode IX” is currently underway, with a release set for December 2019.

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Apparently, Mark Hamill is no Yoda when it comes to dishing out career guidance. Would you believe that the “Star Wars” legend once suggested Arnold Schwarzenegger ditch his Austrian accent and change his hard-to-pronounce last name?

“#True story,” Hamill tweeted Saturday.

“Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting out,” Hamill explained on Twitter. “I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles & to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite & became one of the biggest stars EVER.”

It’s a good thing Schwarzenegger, 1) didn’t listen to Hamill, and 2) was a good sport about it.

“Your advice was absolutely correct under any normal circumstances, and those were the rules back then,” the Governator replied. “I just happen to be a rule-breaker.”

Last month, it was announced that Hamill would return to play Luke Skywalker one last time in “Star Wars: Episode IX,” and would be joined by fellow original trilogy castmate Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. Carrie Fisher, who passed away in December 2016, will appear in the film as Leia through unused footage from the 2015 film “The Force Awakens.”

Production on “Episode IX” is currently underway, with a release set for December 2019.

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Here’s What We Saw From ‘The Predator’ in Hall H at Comic-Con

“The Predator” invaded San Diego Comic-Con 2018 to give fans in Hall H a new look at the upcoming movie, with director Shane Black and the cast giving a sense of how the latest movie in Fox’s franchise will up the stakes.
The “P…

“The Predator” invaded San Diego Comic-Con 2018 to give fans in Hall H a new look at the upcoming movie, with director Shane Black and the cast giving a sense of how the latest movie in Fox’s franchise will up the stakes.

The “Predator” series, dating back to the 1987 original, is always about an alien hunter showing up on Earth to kill some humans for sport. In the original movie, it took down a powerful group of commandos led by a soldier named Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), before it was finally beaten. In “Predator 2,” an alien showed up in Los Angeles to take on gang members, before a detective played by Danny Glover took it down.

Black (who played one of the first characters killed in the original 1987 film), explained during the Comic-Con panel that this new movie expands on the story of the Predator. On the home planet of the aliens, there’s a faction that’s none too happy about their hunters getting killed by humans — not once, but twice. (It seems the “Alien vs. Predator” movies aren’t factoring in here, which makes sense.) Those angry Predators want revenge, and they’re headed back to Earth to get it.

Meanwhile, the heroes seem to know something about the Predator situation as well, and they’re gearing up to fight back. But as the footage showed at Comic-Con suggested, neither side is ready for a new type of Predator that’s showing up on the scene, and doesn’t seem to be loyal to anybody.

The first of two clips shown in Hall H gave a sense of the humor Director Shane Black and Fred Dekker’s script will bring to the movie. It featured a group of soldiers — including those played by Boyd Holbrook, Keegan-Michael Key,  Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane and Augusto Aguilera — breaking into a hotel room where Olivia Munn’s character, Casey Bracket, is sleeping. The group stages a situation by placing various objects around the room, then wakes up Casey to see how she’ll react to them. Key’s character, Coyle, is excited to note that he was right when Casey grabs a shotgun they left in the room and turns it on Holbrook’s character, Quinn. The shotgun isn’t loaded — which we learn when she tries to shoot Quinn, which Coyle also predicted — but Casey’s response tells the group they want her on their mission.

What is that mission? To hunt down a Predator, which they tell Casey “hunts humans for sport.” When one of them points out that actual predators don’t hunt for sport, Casey jumps in — “That’s what I said!”

A second scene later showed the soldiers with Rory, played by Jacob Tremblay, being hunted by a Predator — only for the other, giant Super Predator who isn’t wearing any of the normal high tech Predator gear, to show up and attack his own kind. The Super Predator beats down the regular predator, body slamming him on top of a car. Then the Super Predator rips the other Predator’s mask off, punches him to death, and tears off his head as the humans escape the scene.

“They’re hunting each other now?” Bracket asks as the scene ended.

They wrapped up the footage with a new short trailer, featuring more of that previously unseen predator-on-predator action.

All that lore and expanded story could suggest a new direction for the “Predator” franchise in general. Producer John Davis told Variety this week that “The Predator” could open the door for a new “Predator” trilogy, and that he wants Black to return for both those movies should they come to fruition.

“The Predator” hits theaters on Sept. 14 and stars Holbrook, Tremblay, Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Key, Thomas Jane, Yvonne Strahovski and Sterling K. Brown.

Hungary Raises Production Incentive from 25% to 30% (EXCLUSIVE)

Hungary, which has hosted numerous Hollywood blockbuster shoots and ranks as Europe’s second most popular filming destination after Britain, has raised its production incentive from 25% to 30%. Hollywood movies filming in the country include the sixth …

Hungary, which has hosted numerous Hollywood blockbuster shoots and ranks as Europe’s second most popular filming destination after Britain, has raised its production incentive from 25% to 30%. Hollywood movies filming in the country include the sixth installment of the “Terminator” franchise, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Will Smith’s thriller “Gemini Man,” directed by Ang Lee. Other […]

LeBron James Gets Big Hollywood Welcome From Schwarzenegger to Snoop Dogg

Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to welcome LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday following the announcement that the NBA superstar had signed a four-year contract with the one-time championship team.

“This is so exciting that you are coming to the city of stars,” Arnold Schwarzenegger said in a video post. “You, without any doubt, are going to be the biggest star of all, on and off the court.”

Welcome, @KingJames. pic.twitter.com/Gy7JywiUwu

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) July 2, 2018

Also Read: LeBron James Signs $154 Million Deal With Los Angeles Lakers

Chris Rock joked, “Congratulations to the Boston Celtics next years eastern conference champions.”

Congratulations to the Boston Celtics next years eastern conference champions.

— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) July 2, 2018

Here are a handful of the other celebs applauding the deal:

Welcome home @KingJames ???? pic.twitter.com/sq6NrloqXu

— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) July 2, 2018

Lakers got LeBron, congratulations LA & Congratulations Magic Johnson remember when Dick Stain Dan LeBaTard questioned if Magic was “qualified” for the job?The DickStainDan who’s Father is on TV daily? Fire Yourself & Fire Poppy NOW. You know Jack Shit @LeBatardShow @Stugotz790

— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) July 2, 2018

There is a God! Must be Magic! #happydaysarehereagain https://t.co/HUC9QIzzle

— Ice Cube (@icecube) July 2, 2018

told youuuu https://t.co/ENTrEuq0NC

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 2, 2018

YESSSSSS!!!! @Lakers #LA pic.twitter.com/Y3SwnJOg5U

— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) July 2, 2018

Also Read: Vegas Odds Favor LeBron James Playing for Lakers Next Season

Welcome to LA, Mr. James. @KingJames @Lakers

— Larry King (@kingsthings) July 2, 2018

Ummmmm. Greatest news ever? #Lakers #NBA #TeamTouch https://t.co/PE11XP6Ke4

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 2, 2018

Honestly, this LeBron news is the best birthday present my husband could have possibly gotten.

— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) July 2, 2018

BREAKING NOW!!!!!!!!LEBRON TO THE LAKERS 4 YEAR CONTRACT.

— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) July 2, 2018

Also Read: The Latest ‘Three Billboards’-Style Campaign to Lure LeBron James to Philadelphia

WOWZERS!! Just left a VICTORIOUS game for my @la_sparks and just found out @magicjohnson got us da KING @kingjames to sign to @lakers WHAT?? Getting my season seats NOW!! #LifeIsGoodhttps://t.co/EpEpDItxGX

— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) July 2, 2018

The feel-good story would’ve been LeBron finishing his career in Cleveland. I feel sorry for all the great Cavs fans. But LeBron was born to be a Laker playing for the original LeBron, Magic Johnson. Can’t fault LeBron for finishing his career in Hollywood. #StriveForDrama

— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) July 2, 2018

Kathy Griffin not only welcomed James to the Lakers, she simultaneously jabbed conservative commentator Laura Ingraham for telling The King he should “shut up and dribble.”

cc: @IngrahamAngle he’s still dribbling but thankfully he’s not shutting up. https://t.co/4UEwatoUPG

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) July 2, 2018

Also Read: Tom Brady, LeBron James Lead 2018 ESPYS Nominations

Current and former Lakers stars joined in on the excitement.

Welcome to the family @KingJames #lakers4life #striveforgreatness @JeanieBuss @MagicJohnson and RP well done!!! ????????

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 2, 2018

I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing The acquisition of LeBron James means that the Lakers are just a smidgen away from being real contenders. Congrats to @MagicJohnson & @LALakersLive et al. Cross your fingers for news from San Antonio.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July 2, 2018

YES Thank you @KingJames Welcome to LA ! Congratulations to the @Lakers Owners @MagicJohnson and his Front Office and all of LakersNation https://t.co/Clv29BrTBu

— Rick Fox (@RickFox) July 2, 2018

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Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to welcome LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday following the announcement that the NBA superstar had signed a four-year contract with the one-time championship team.

“This is so exciting that you are coming to the city of stars,” Arnold Schwarzenegger said in a video post. “You, without any doubt, are going to be the biggest star of all, on and off the court.”

Chris Rock joked, “Congratulations to the Boston Celtics next years eastern conference champions.”

Here are a handful of the other celebs applauding the deal:

Kathy Griffin not only welcomed James to the Lakers, she simultaneously jabbed conservative commentator Laura Ingraham for telling The King he should “shut up and dribble.”

Current and former Lakers stars joined in on the excitement.

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Schwarzenegger Razzes Trump’s Drive to ‘Rescue’ Coal: What’ll You ‘Bring Back Next? Blockbuster?’

Arnold Schwarzenegger offered Donald Trump some sage advice Thursday about his determination to “rescue the coal industry,” while simultaneously mocking the POTUS’ archaic ideas.

“I know you really want to be an action hero, right?” Schwarzenegger asked a Trump bobblehead in a video posted by Attn. He went on to question why the current administration attempts to rescue the coal industry, an energy source from the past which “is a threaten to future generations.”

“It is foolish to bring back laughable, outdated technology to suit your political agenda,” the “Governator” said. “I mean, what are you going to bring back next? Floppy disks? Fax machines? Beanie Babies? Beepers? Or Blockbuster?”

Also Read: Arnold Schwarzenegger Torches Trump Over Paris Accord Pullout: ‘The People Will Rise Up’ (Video)

Schwarzenegger went on to say he gets why Trump wants to turn back the clock. “I mean, the ’80s were very good to both of us, right? But now you’re President of the United States, so it’s time to start looking to the future, instead of the past.”

President Trump was once the former California governor’s friend and political donor. But after Trump named the “Terminator” star as his replacement on “The Apprentice” (which was canceled shortly thereafter) but didn’t, in turn, get his endorsement in the presidential race, their friendship went downhill fast.

Watch the video below for Schwarzenegger’s advice to Trump on how to keep the coal miners employed.

Donald Trump needs to stop trying to save an industry that is poisoning the environment — @Schwarzenegger pic.twitter.com/qFYsgRq5EC

– ATTN: (@attn) June 28, 2018

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Arnold Schwarzenegger offered Donald Trump some sage advice Thursday about his determination to “rescue the coal industry,” while simultaneously mocking the POTUS’ archaic ideas.

“I know you really want to be an action hero, right?” Schwarzenegger asked a Trump bobblehead in a video posted by Attn. He went on to question why the current administration attempts to rescue the coal industry, an energy source from the past which “is a threaten to future generations.”

“It is foolish to bring back laughable, outdated technology to suit your political agenda,” the “Governator” said. “I mean, what are you going to bring back next? Floppy disks? Fax machines? Beanie Babies? Beepers? Or Blockbuster?”

Schwarzenegger went on to say he gets why Trump wants to turn back the clock. “I mean, the ’80s were very good to both of us, right? But now you’re President of the United States, so it’s time to start looking to the future, instead of the past.”

President Trump was once the former California governor’s friend and political donor. But after Trump named the “Terminator” star as his replacement on “The Apprentice” (which was canceled shortly thereafter) but didn’t, in turn, get his endorsement in the presidential race, their friendship went downhill fast.

Watch the video below for Schwarzenegger’s advice to Trump on how to keep the coal miners employed.

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53 Celebs Who Were Reported Dead… But Weren’t (Photos)

Will Ferrell
A fake press release posted on the iNewswire Web site in March 2006 claiming that Ferrell was killed in a paragliding accident in Southern California when a wind gust caused him to lose crash into trees.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
As a joke, two Dallas jockeys claimed a car accident took the lives of pop stars perished, who were dating at the time. “The first thing I did was call Britney,” Timberlake told ABC News in 2001. “Since the beginning, [when] people knew about our relationship, there’s always been things that have been said that were totally not true, but this just, like, took it to a whole ‘nother planet.”

Avril Lavigne
Rumors began circulating in April 2003 that the “Complicated’ singer killed herself after her grandfather’s death. In recent weeks, Twitter gave new fuel to that fire, igniting a conspiracy theory that the Lavigne known today was actually look-alike singer Melissa Vandella. As the theory goes, the suits at Lavigne’s label cooked up the cover up scheme so they could continue to release her songs.

Paul McCartney
Conspiracy loving Beatles fans believe that McCartney died in 1966 and everything that’s happened to “him” since then is courtesy of a look-alike and sound-alike. Not only that, they believe clues to McCartney’s fate were revealed in songs written by fellow musicians George Harrison and John Lennon. Like, Lennon’s “A Day in the Life,” where the lyrics “Paul is dead, miss him, miss him”… which can only be heard when the song is played backward.

Kanye West
Social media, again, ran amuck Dec. 2016 with the theory that West’s uncharacteristic behavior at the time was because it wasn’t really him… it was a clone. You read that right. Cancelling his tour, dying his hear, having a public meltdown and dissing Beyonce and Jay Z while cozying up to Donald Trump was enough proof for some.

Eddie Murphy
The actor/comedian has been the subject of false reports of his death more than once. On Aug. 30, 2012, has was said to have been killed in a snowboard accident and, most recently, was again the subject of internet buzz after the death of his brother Charlie confused.

Vin Diesel
Facebook was the starting point for a post about the death of the “Fate of the Furious” actor went viral. The post linked to what they said was a video report that requested permission to access the viewer’s accounts. If granted, the “RIP Vin Diesel” post was sent as spam to everyone on that user’s friends list.

Adam Sandler
LinkBeef, which was the breeding ground for several celebrity death hoaxes, reported on Jan. 13, 2017, that Sandler was found dead of an apparent suicide and even cited their source as Marin County Police Department in California and “quoted” Sandler’s “utterly heartbroken” wife, Jackie.

Denzel Washington
Remember that fake news about Eddie Murphy dying in a snowboarding accident? Facebook tried the same story with Washington in Nov. 2011.

Nicolas Cage
Although trafficforgoods.site’s July 2016 headline that “Nicolas Cage passed away because of a serious Motorcycle Accident” and the body of the story said he died when he “lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree,” social media took the bait and ran with it. Another fake news outlet picked up the story, tweaked it and added a Photoshopped pic of a motorcycle crash scene, Cage’s face and a CNN chyron.

Hillary Clinton
Following Hillary Clinton’s appearance at a 9/11 memorial in Sept. 2016 in which she appeared to collapse while getting into a van, ABC News weekend anchor Joe Torres said on that evening’s newscast, “We begin with the breaking news about Hillary Clinton’s death.” The anchor meant to say “health” rather than “death,” but Twitter nonetheless had a field day, sparking speculation that the woman who emerged from her daughter Chelesa’s home a few hours later was a look-alike because the former first lady had died.

Sean Kingston
BBC News shocked the music world when they reported the Jamaican-American singer was found dead at his home weeks after he crashed his jet ski accident in a bridge in Miami. “Today” caught up with the 21-year-old three months later about his near-death experience.

Jackie Chan
“Jackie is alive and well,” read a note on the action star’s Facebook page following internet buzz that he died. “He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports.”

Cher
Cher was added to the celebrity death hoax list of victims after a “R.I.P. Cher” Facebook page was created in Sept. 2016. Although the post concluded with the message “Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page,” wasn’t a clue that it was a fake, the reports of her passing went viral and attracted nearly a million likes.

Macaulay Culkin
When the “Home Alone” star was targeted by death rumors in Nov. 2014, he debunked the reports by taking to Instagram and posting a photo parodying a scene from “Weekend at Bernie’s.”

Betty White
People are so in love with Betty White that when her name trends on Twitter, they freak out with worry that she’s met her maker. As recently as May 10, a tweet popped up saying that she was found dead and another one said her publicist confirmed it. Shortly thereafter, someone set up a GoFunMe to protect her from harm.

Eminem
A fake news story reporting Eminem‘s death in a car accident went viral in 2009. The story went as far as to blame the rapper for the crash, saying he swerved into an oncoming truck because he was on his cell phone.

Jim Carrey
And here we go again with that same snowboarding accident report that keeps popping up with the same facts and only the name of the “deceased” changed. Yup, Carrey was said to have died in April 2016. Even weirder, necropedia.org posted his “anticipated” obituary with a May 20, 2017 date.

Celine Dion
Never-ending rumors of Dion’s death on social media do not sit well the singer, in great part because each time one sprouts wings and flies, she has to ease her aging mother’s fears. “The thing that worries me is my mum,” according to Digital Spy. “It makes me a little mad – she’s 86 years old and if I’m not on the phone telling her I’m OK four seconds after it’s on the news… it doesn’t matter what they say, it’s the impact it has on your family.”

Beyonce
Jewelry can kill you, or at least that’s the rumor that started after the singer accidentally ripped out an earring during a Brooklyn concert and blood began running down her face. A Facebook page claimed she had died because she didn’t seek medical attention. The BeyHive was not happy about the hoax.

Jack Black
The Twitter account for Black’s band Tenacious D was hacked in June 2016 and the culprits posted this unsettling message: “It is with a heavy heart I am to announce that Jack Black passed away last night at 3:37 am. The cause of death is yet unknown.” They later cleared up the mess, posting, “WE had our Twitter account hacked. We can assure you that Jack is ALIVE and WELL and that this was a sick ‘prank.’”

Chevy Chase
According to Breaking 13 News, the “Community” actor died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack on Jan. 6, 2016.

Alice Cooper
Fans of the musician got a little confused in the early ’70s after reading Melody Maker magazine’s satirical review of Cooper’s concert in the form of a mock obit. He later issued a statement saying, “I’m alive, and drunk as usual.”

Russell Crowe
The “Gladiator” took matters into his own hands in June 2010 by tweeting, “Unable to answer tweets fell off a mountain in Austria, all over red rover. Don’t know how I got there, but the media are never wrong. G’Bye.”

Miley Cyrus
The “Wrecking Ball” singer has dodged the social medium Grim Reaper more than once. In 2008, she was said to have been killed by a hit and run driver, and in 2009 socialite Peaches Geldolf tweeted that a “friend in the industry” texted her that Cyrus had died. Cyrus’ appearances at the time during a London concert put those issues to rest.

Dwayne Johnson
A Facebook post went viral in April 2014 saying that The Rock died while filming a stunt for “Fast & Furious 7.” He posted a message to his fans on Facebook saying, “Rumors of my death are false – Im still ‘Bringin’ It’ 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – including leap year!” A tweet of his took a more direct approach: “I would love to meet the person who is starting rumors of my death – to show them how a dead foot feels up their ass.”

Michael Jordan
The web site Cronica MX posted an article in Feb. 2015 reporting the NBA superstar died on a heart attack. They took it a step further by producing a video with spliced footage of a breaking news segment and a tearful anchor.

Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence was reportedly found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room by a maid named Verna Del Sosa in 2015. Lawrence never mentioned it directly, but he did make his un-dead self known visible on social media in the days following his “death.”

Madonna
A BBC News video uploaded on YouTube on Sept. 24, 2010 announced Madonna was dead. They were, obviously, wrong.

Willie Nelson
The rumors of Willie Nelson‘s imminent demise have been exaggerated, his publicist says, disputing reports the country music icon is on death’s door. “He’s perfectly fine,” Elaine Schock told the Associated Press on Wednesday, attempting to finally shut down rumors sparked by a March 13 Radar Online story that described the 83-year-old as “deathly ill” and said his lungs weren’t strong enough to perform. A “bad cold” forced Nelson to cancel several shows in January and February, but he was back onstage by Feb. 16, when he played at a San Antonio rodeo. And last week he performed at a Houston stadiumfor 75,000 fans, where he appeared to be in good health and had no problems singing.

Barack Obama
on July 4, 2011, a hacker collective called “The Script Kiddies” took control of Fox News’s politics Twitter feed and posted that the incumbent President had been assassinated during a campaigning event in Iowa.

Sean Penn
News reports popped up on Jan. 12, 2016 that Sean Penn was found murdered in his Malibu home and that authorities were investigating that El Chapo might have ordered a hit on the actor/director who interviewed him shortly before.

Axl Rose
On December 3, 2014, a fake news report circulated on the internet claiming that the singer had been found dead at home. In response, Rose tweeted “If I’m dead do I still have to pay taxes?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger
An Aug. 28, 2015 post on MSMBC.co (not to be mistaken for MSNBC.com) reported that the former Governator died following a heart attack. But this was one time he did not say “Hasta la vista, baby.”

Justin Bieber
If you believe social media, Bieber has been “dead” more times than you can count. There were suicide rumors in 2009, which resurfaced in 2010), along with a shooting in a nightclub and an overdose. Then there was #RIPJustinBieber, which trended on Twitter in Jan. 2011.

Robert Redford
The Sundance Film Festival founder’s publicist stepped in to call reports of his death “a sick hoax.” The fake news initialed from Britain’s Sky News, which said he had fallen off a “golf buggy” in Santa Monica.

Gabourey Sidibe
The “Empire” star was barraged with tweets from concerned fans in March 2016, who were just checking to make sure she was still alive, following post saying she had died from an asthma attack. Sidibe assured everyone she was fine, but joking that maybe she was dead, if her “version of Hell is people believing poorly written articles about me.”

Lindsay Lohan
A tweak to Lohan’s Wikipedia page in July 2011 cited her death and credited E! News as their source – which was false. But the news spread, thanks to a fake Kim Kardashian Twitter account.

Hilary Duff
The former Disney star was said to have fallen to her death on the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand.

Will Smith
May 2011 was not a pleasant month for Smith, who was reported killed in a car accident, after an overdose and falling off that same cliff where Hilary Duff supposedly perished.

Carlos Santana
A Sept. 2015 tweet from a Canadian journalist reporting that Santana’s body was found in a car sparked immediate denials from his peeps. “He is alive and well and enjoying his morning!” his rep told USA Today. Team Santana add to that message, posting on their Facebook page, “… Thank you all for your concern, but the reports of his passing are false.”

Bill Cosby
After the internet announced the comedian’s death, he tweeted, “To the people behind the foolishness, I’m not sure you see how upsetting this is.”

Paris Hilton
While Paris Hilton was serving jail time in 2007 for a DUI, the internet spread word that she had been stabbed to death by a fellow inmate. The story was originally posted on-line and made to look as if it was coming from CNN.

Taylor Swift
Apparently, 2009 was not a good year for Swift. She was said to have been in a fatal car accident and then, months later, died from an allergic reaction to sleeping pills, which spread like wildfire on Facebook and YouTube.

Nick Jonas
The pop singer-turned-actor was also the victim of death hoaxes twice in 2009. One report said he died of cardiac arrest due to complications with his diabetes, while another said his heart stopped after a lap dance in a Dallas strip joint.

Morgan Freeman
Although CNN had initially been accused of claiming that Freeman had died, it was actually a Twitter user named @originalcjizzle, who later wrote, “I had no intention of things turning out this way.”

Zach Braff
The “Scrubs” actor was reported dead in 2009 by a fake CNN.Com page. The perpetrator of the “joke” later posted an apology, saying in part, “… Thanks for (apparently) taking it lightly, since I haven’t gotten a letter about a lawsuit yet. Just so you know, I’m a huge fan; that’s the only reason I made this page, believe it or not. Also, sorry for upsetting your mother.”

Bob Hope
Film legend Bob Hope’s death was announced five years prematurely in 1998 when a pre-written obituary was accidentally published on the Associated Press website. Unfortunately, the erroneous report of his “death” was then announced by the United States House of Representatives live on C-Span.

Mark Twain
We couldn’t leave out humorist Mark Twain, who became known for, among many other things, one of history’s most misquoted quotes. In 1897, Twain he responded to a journalist’s inquity about his health by writing, “James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, but is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness; the report of my death was an exaggeration.”

Will Ferrell
A fake press release posted on the iNewswire Web site in March 2006 claiming that Ferrell was killed in a paragliding accident in Southern California when a wind gust caused him to lose crash into trees.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
As a joke, two Dallas jockeys claimed a car accident took the lives of pop stars perished, who were dating at the time. “The first thing I did was call Britney,” Timberlake told ABC News in 2001. “Since the beginning, [when] people knew about our relationship, there’s always been things that have been said that were totally not true, but this just, like, took it to a whole ‘nother planet.”

Avril Lavigne
Rumors began circulating in April 2003 that the “Complicated’ singer killed herself after her grandfather’s death. In recent weeks, Twitter gave new fuel to that fire, igniting a conspiracy theory that the Lavigne known today was actually look-alike singer Melissa Vandella. As the theory goes, the suits at Lavigne’s label cooked up the cover up scheme so they could continue to release her songs.

Paul McCartney
Conspiracy loving Beatles fans believe that McCartney died in 1966 and everything that’s happened to “him” since then is courtesy of a look-alike and sound-alike. Not only that, they believe clues to McCartney’s fate were revealed in songs written by fellow musicians George Harrison and John Lennon. Like, Lennon’s “A Day in the Life,” where the lyrics “Paul is dead, miss him, miss him”… which can only be heard when the song is played backward.

Kanye West
Social media, again, ran amuck Dec. 2016 with the theory that West’s uncharacteristic behavior at the time was because it wasn’t really him… it was a clone. You read that right. Cancelling his tour, dying his hear, having a public meltdown and dissing Beyonce and Jay Z while cozying up to Donald Trump was enough proof for some.

Eddie Murphy
The actor/comedian has been the subject of false reports of his death more than once. On Aug. 30, 2012, has was said to have been killed in a snowboard accident and, most recently, was again the subject of internet buzz after the death of his brother Charlie confused.

Vin Diesel
Facebook was the starting point for a post about the death of the “Fate of the Furious” actor went viral. The post linked to what they said was a video report that requested permission to access the viewer’s accounts. If granted, the “RIP Vin Diesel” post was sent as spam to everyone on that user’s friends list.

Adam Sandler
LinkBeef, which was the breeding ground for several celebrity death hoaxes, reported on Jan. 13, 2017, that Sandler was found dead of an apparent suicide and even cited their source as Marin County Police Department in California and “quoted” Sandler’s “utterly heartbroken” wife, Jackie.

Denzel Washington
Remember that fake news about Eddie Murphy dying in a snowboarding accident? Facebook tried the same story with Washington in Nov. 2011.

Nicolas Cage
Although trafficforgoods.site’s July 2016 headline that “Nicolas Cage passed away because of a serious Motorcycle Accident” and the body of the story said he died when he “lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree,” social media took the bait and ran with it. Another fake news outlet picked up the story, tweaked it and added a Photoshopped pic of a motorcycle crash scene, Cage’s face and a CNN chyron.

Hillary Clinton
Following Hillary Clinton’s appearance at a 9/11 memorial in Sept. 2016 in which she appeared to collapse while getting into a van, ABC News weekend anchor Joe Torres said on that evening’s newscast, “We begin with the breaking news about Hillary Clinton’s death.” The anchor meant to say “health” rather than “death,” but Twitter nonetheless had a field day, sparking speculation that the woman who emerged from her daughter Chelesa’s home a few hours later was a look-alike because the former first lady had died.

Sean Kingston
BBC News shocked the music world when they reported the Jamaican-American singer was found dead at his home weeks after he crashed his jet ski accident in a bridge in Miami. “Today” caught up with the 21-year-old three months later about his near-death experience.

Jackie Chan
“Jackie is alive and well,” read a note on the action star’s Facebook page following internet buzz that he died. “He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports.”

Cher
Cher was added to the celebrity death hoax list of victims after a “R.I.P. Cher” Facebook page was created in Sept. 2016. Although the post concluded with the message “Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page,” wasn’t a clue that it was a fake, the reports of her passing went viral and attracted nearly a million likes.

Macaulay Culkin
When the “Home Alone” star was targeted by death rumors in Nov. 2014, he debunked the reports by taking to Instagram and posting a photo parodying a scene from “Weekend at Bernie’s.”

Betty White
People are so in love with Betty White that when her name trends on Twitter, they freak out with worry that she’s met her maker. As recently as May 10, a tweet popped up saying that she was found dead and another one said her publicist confirmed it. Shortly thereafter, someone set up a GoFunMe to protect her from harm.

Eminem
A fake news story reporting Eminem‘s death in a car accident went viral in 2009. The story went as far as to blame the rapper for the crash, saying he swerved into an oncoming truck because he was on his cell phone.

Jim Carrey
And here we go again with that same snowboarding accident report that keeps popping up with the same facts and only the name of the “deceased” changed. Yup, Carrey was said to have died in April 2016. Even weirder, necropedia.org posted his “anticipated” obituary with a May 20, 2017 date.

Celine Dion
Never-ending rumors of Dion’s death on social media do not sit well the singer, in great part because each time one sprouts wings and flies, she has to ease her aging mother’s fears. “The thing that worries me is my mum,” according to Digital Spy. “It makes me a little mad – she’s 86 years old and if I’m not on the phone telling her I’m OK four seconds after it’s on the news… it doesn’t matter what they say, it’s the impact it has on your family.”

Beyonce
Jewelry can kill you, or at least that’s the rumor that started after the singer accidentally ripped out an earring during a Brooklyn concert and blood began running down her face. A Facebook page claimed she had died because she didn’t seek medical attention. The BeyHive was not happy about the hoax.

Jack Black
The Twitter account for Black’s band Tenacious D was hacked in June 2016 and the culprits posted this unsettling message: “It is with a heavy heart I am to announce that Jack Black passed away last night at 3:37 am. The cause of death is yet unknown.” They later cleared up the mess, posting, “WE had our Twitter account hacked. We can assure you that Jack is ALIVE and WELL and that this was a sick ‘prank.'”

Chevy Chase
According to Breaking 13 News, the “Community” actor died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack on Jan. 6, 2016.

Alice Cooper
Fans of the musician got a little confused in the early ’70s after reading Melody Maker magazine’s satirical review of Cooper’s concert in the form of a mock obit. He later issued a statement saying, “I’m alive, and drunk as usual.”

Russell Crowe
The “Gladiator” took matters into his own hands in June 2010 by tweeting, “Unable to answer tweets fell off a mountain in Austria, all over red rover. Don’t know how I got there, but the media are never wrong. G’Bye.”

Miley Cyrus
The “Wrecking Ball” singer has dodged the social medium Grim Reaper more than once. In 2008, she was said to have been killed by a hit and run driver, and in 2009 socialite Peaches Geldolf tweeted that a “friend in the industry” texted her that Cyrus had died. Cyrus’ appearances at the time during a London concert put those issues to rest.

Dwayne Johnson
A Facebook post went viral in April 2014 saying that The Rock died while filming a stunt for “Fast & Furious 7.” He posted a message to his fans on Facebook saying, “Rumors of my death are false – Im still ‘Bringin’ It’ 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – including leap year!” A tweet of his took a more direct approach: “I would love to meet the person who is starting rumors of my death – to show them how a dead foot feels up their ass.”

Michael Jordan
The web site Cronica MX posted an article in Feb. 2015 reporting the NBA superstar died on a heart attack. They took it a step further by producing a video with spliced footage of a breaking news segment and a tearful anchor.

Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence was reportedly found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room by a maid named Verna Del Sosa in 2015. Lawrence never mentioned it directly, but he did make his un-dead self known visible on social media in the days following his “death.”

Madonna
A BBC News video uploaded on YouTube on Sept. 24, 2010 announced Madonna was dead. They were, obviously, wrong.

Willie Nelson
The rumors of Willie Nelson‘s imminent demise have been exaggerated, his publicist says, disputing reports the country music icon is on death’s door. “He’s perfectly fine,” Elaine Schock told the Associated Press on Wednesday, attempting to finally shut down rumors sparked by a March 13 Radar Online story that described the 83-year-old as “deathly ill” and said his lungs weren’t strong enough to perform. A “bad cold” forced Nelson to cancel several shows in January and February, but he was back onstage by Feb. 16, when he played at a San Antonio rodeo. And last week he performed at a Houston stadiumfor 75,000 fans, where he appeared to be in good health and had no problems singing.

Barack Obama
on July 4, 2011, a hacker collective called “The Script Kiddies” took control of Fox News’s politics Twitter feed and posted that the incumbent President had been assassinated during a campaigning event in Iowa.

Sean Penn
News reports popped up on Jan. 12, 2016 that Sean Penn was found murdered in his Malibu home and that authorities were investigating that El Chapo might have ordered a hit on the actor/director who interviewed him shortly before.

Axl Rose
On December 3, 2014, a fake news report circulated on the internet claiming that the singer had been found dead at home. In response, Rose tweeted “If I’m dead do I still have to pay taxes?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger
An Aug. 28, 2015 post on MSMBC.co (not to be mistaken for MSNBC.com) reported that the former Governator died following a heart attack. But this was one time he did not say “Hasta la vista, baby.”

Justin Bieber
If you believe social media, Bieber has been “dead” more times than you can count. There were suicide rumors in 2009, which resurfaced in 2010), along with a shooting in a nightclub and an overdose. Then there was #RIPJustinBieber, which trended on Twitter in Jan. 2011.

Robert Redford
The Sundance Film Festival founder’s publicist stepped in to call reports of his death “a sick hoax.” The fake news initialed from Britain’s Sky News, which said he had fallen off a “golf buggy” in Santa Monica.

Gabourey Sidibe
The “Empire” star was barraged with tweets from concerned fans in March 2016, who were just checking to make sure she was still alive, following post saying she had died from an asthma attack. Sidibe assured everyone she was fine, but joking that maybe she was dead, if her “version of Hell is people believing poorly written articles about me.”

Lindsay Lohan
A tweak to Lohan’s Wikipedia page in July 2011 cited her death and credited E! News as their source – which was false. But the news spread, thanks to a fake Kim Kardashian Twitter account.

Hilary Duff
The former Disney star was said to have fallen to her death on the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand.

Will Smith
May 2011 was not a pleasant month for Smith, who was reported killed in a car accident, after an overdose and falling off that same cliff where Hilary Duff supposedly perished.

Carlos Santana
A Sept. 2015 tweet from a Canadian journalist reporting that Santana’s body was found in a car sparked immediate denials from his peeps. “He is alive and well and enjoying his morning!” his rep told USA Today. Team Santana add to that message, posting on their Facebook page, “… Thank you all for your concern, but the reports of his passing are false.”

Bill Cosby
After the internet announced the comedian’s death, he tweeted, “To the people behind the foolishness, I’m not sure you see how upsetting this is.”

Paris Hilton
While Paris Hilton was serving jail time in 2007 for a DUI, the internet spread word that she had been stabbed to death by a fellow inmate. The story was originally posted on-line and made to look as if it was coming from CNN.

Taylor Swift
Apparently, 2009 was not a good year for Swift. She was said to have been in a fatal car accident and then, months later, died from an allergic reaction to sleeping pills, which spread like wildfire on Facebook and YouTube.

Nick Jonas
The pop singer-turned-actor was also the victim of death hoaxes twice in 2009. One report said he died of cardiac arrest due to complications with his diabetes, while another said his heart stopped after a lap dance in a Dallas strip joint.

Morgan Freeman
Although CNN had initially been accused of claiming that Freeman had died, it was actually a Twitter user named @originalcjizzle, who later wrote, “I had no intention of things turning out this way.”

Zach Braff
The “Scrubs” actor was reported dead in 2009 by a fake CNN.Com page. The perpetrator of the “joke” later posted an apology, saying in part, “… Thanks for (apparently) taking it lightly, since I haven’t gotten a letter about a lawsuit yet. Just so you know, I’m a huge fan; that’s the only reason I made this page, believe it or not. Also, sorry for upsetting your mother.”

Bob Hope
Film legend Bob Hope’s death was announced five years prematurely in 1998 when a pre-written obituary was accidentally published on the Associated Press website. Unfortunately, the erroneous report of his “death” was then announced by the United States House of Representatives live on C-Span.

Mark Twain
We couldn’t leave out humorist Mark Twain, who became known for, among many other things, one of history’s most misquoted quotes. In 1897, Twain he responded to a journalist’s inquity about his health by writing, “James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, but is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness; the report of my death was an exaggeration.”

‘Terminator’ Reboot Casts ‘Ghost Rider’ Star Gabriel Luna as Lead

Producer James Cameron and director Tim Miller have signed on Gabriel Luna in the title role of the “Terminator” reboot, an individual with knowledge of the project tells The Wrap. Luna is best known for starring as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider on the ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Colombian actress Natalia Reyes also joins the cast as a working-class woman caught between humans and machines in the war for dominance. Reyes broke out on the soap opera “Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas” and will next be seen in the film “Birds of Passage,” which will premiere as the opening film at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes. “Birds of Passage” is directed by Ciro Guerra.

Luna and Reyes join a cast that includes original “Terminator” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, as well as “Blade Runner 2049” star Mackenzie Davis. “Scream Queens” and “Rock of Ages” star Diego Boneta is also on board in an undisclosed role.

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Miller, who directed “Deadpool,” will shoot the film with series creator Cameron returning to the franchise as a producer for the first time since 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

Luna is repped by Management 360, UTA and Joel VanderKloot of Nelson Davis.

The “Terminator” reboot is the sixth film in the long-running sci-fi series, with Skydance producing and Paramount distributing. The release date was moved last week from July 2019 to Nov. 22, 2019.

Deadline first reported the news about Luna and Reyes.

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Producer James Cameron and director Tim Miller have signed on Gabriel Luna in the title role of the “Terminator” reboot, an individual with knowledge of the project tells The Wrap. Luna is best known for starring as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider on the ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Colombian actress Natalia Reyes also joins the cast as a working-class woman caught between humans and machines in the war for dominance. Reyes broke out on the soap opera “Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas” and will next be seen in the film “Birds of Passage,” which will premiere as the opening film at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes. “Birds of Passage” is directed by Ciro Guerra.

Luna and Reyes join a cast that includes original “Terminator” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, as well as “Blade Runner 2049” star Mackenzie Davis. “Scream Queens” and “Rock of Ages” star Diego Boneta is also on board in an undisclosed role.

Miller, who directed “Deadpool,” will shoot the film with series creator Cameron returning to the franchise as a producer for the first time since 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

Luna is repped by Management 360, UTA and Joel VanderKloot of Nelson Davis.

The “Terminator” reboot is the sixth film in the long-running sci-fi series, with Skydance producing and Paramount distributing. The release date was moved last week from July 2019 to Nov. 22, 2019.

Deadline first reported the news about Luna and Reyes.

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‘The Predator’: Most of Third Act Was Rewritten, Says Keegan-Michael Key

Keegan-Michael Key says reshoots on Shane Black’s “The Predator” reboot changed most of the movie’s third act.

“We just finished [reshoots] last week, and just about three-quarters of the third act was rewritten,” Key told CinemaBlend. “And Shane Black is… he’s just a consummate professional, and a consummate writer. He’s a wordsmith! It was a really, really exhilarating experience, and I think that he’s still one of our most vibrant writers of cinema.”

Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Yvonne Strahovski and Boyd Holbrook star in the remake. Holbrook stars in the film as an ex-Marine who discovers the existence of the titular alien species and is forced to lead the fight against them. Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) plays the marine’s son, an autistic boy who is bullied in school but becomes vital to his father’s mission as his ability to quickly learn languages proves to be a valuable tool.

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“The Predator” will be the first installment in the “Predator” series since 2007’s “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.” Black co-wrote the screenplay with Fred Dekker (“Monster Squad”).

The original “Predator” movie came out in 1987 and famously starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite special forces team on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla territory in Central America — before being hunted down an advance alien life form.

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“The Predator” will hit theaters on Sept. 14.

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Keegan-Michael Key says reshoots on Shane Black’s “The Predator” reboot changed most of the movie’s third act.

“We just finished [reshoots] last week, and just about three-quarters of the third act was rewritten,” Key told CinemaBlend. “And Shane Black is… he’s just a consummate professional, and a consummate writer. He’s a wordsmith! It was a really, really exhilarating experience, and I think that he’s still one of our most vibrant writers of cinema.”

Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Yvonne Strahovski and Boyd Holbrook star in the remake. Holbrook stars in the film as an ex-Marine who discovers the existence of the titular alien species and is forced to lead the fight against them. Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) plays the marine’s son, an autistic boy who is bullied in school but becomes vital to his father’s mission as his ability to quickly learn languages proves to be a valuable tool.

“The Predator” will be the first installment in the “Predator” series since 2007’s “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.” Black co-wrote the screenplay with Fred Dekker (“Monster Squad”).

The original “Predator” movie came out in 1987 and famously starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite special forces team on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla territory in Central America — before being hunted down an advance alien life form.

“The Predator” will hit theaters on Sept. 14.

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‘Bill Nye Saves The World’ Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Season 3 of Netflix’s Hit Science Show

Paul F. Tomkins, Margaret Cho, and Maria Bamford also stop by the kitchen to discuss evolution, climate change, and water wars.

Few people have succeeded in permanently adding a tagline to their name quite like Bill Nye, more popularly known as “Bill Nye The Science Guy.” With a brand that strong, it’s no wonder Nye is back, although he’s updated his tagline. In “Bill Nye Saves The World,” the bowtie enthusiast brings celebrity guests into his science lab to tackle the greatest threats known to man. In the newly released trailer for the third season of the Netflix series, Nye can be seen drinking water recycled from urine, advocating for reducing our “foodprint,” and doing something involving a break dancer. (It’s unclear how that will save the world, but it sure looks fun).

In the six-episode season, Nye tackles the truth behind evolution, how climate change will impact foods of the future, and what pets can teach us about being human, with guests that include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Karlie Kloss, Margaret Cho, and Paul F. Tomkins. “Lady Dynamite” creator Maria Bamford will discuss the science behind addiction in what’s sure to be a standout episode. Michael Ian Black also returns for his “Mad Scientist” segment.

“Bill Nye Saves the World” returns for a third season on May 11. Check out the trailer below.

‘Terminator’ Reboot Pushed Back Three Months

Paramount has pushed the sixth “Terminator” movie back three months. The studio said the move is not related to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s open-heart surgery last week. The studio made the announcement Friday that it was changing the release date of the untitled movie from July 26, 2019, to Nov. 22, 2019. Paramount said that the date […]

Paramount has pushed the sixth “Terminator” movie back three months. The studio said the move is not related to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s open-heart surgery last week. The studio made the announcement Friday that it was changing the release date of the untitled movie from July 26, 2019, to Nov. 22, 2019. Paramount said that the date […]

André the Giant HBO Doc Couldn’t Even Fit This Epic Story About Nearly Drowning 2 Wrestlers

André Roussimoff, better known as the wrestler André the Giant, wasn’t only a giant in stature: he was living a legend.

In the upcoming HBO documentary, “André the Giant,” from Bill Simmons’ Ringer Films, he’s even referred to as “a god.”

The film, which debuts on Tuesday, April 10, gathers up the titans of wrestling to share their larger than life stories about André.

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There’s Arnold Schwarzenegger telling of the time that when he tried to pick up the check at dinner, André instead picked Arnie up and put him on an armoire like he was a rag doll. And of course, everyone has a legendary story aboutAndré’s drinking. Ric Flair says in the film that he and André once put away 106 beers.

But there were a lot of stories that couldn’t fit into the documentary, even for someone as big as André (he officially stood 7-foot-4). Here’s one from “André the Giant” director Jason Hehir, who spoke with TheWrap to share a couple of stories that were cut for time.

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André had a reputation from “The Princess Bride” as something of a “gentle giant,” as director Rob Reiner puts it in the HBO doc. But here’s a story that shows a more dangerous side of André.

“This legendary story that [Ric] Flair was there for. It was at this beachside bar. I forget if he said it was in Charlottesville, or somewhere down south, along the beach,” Hehir recalled.

“And Blackjack Mulligan reaches across the table and punches André in the face. And André grabs Mulligan and one other guy, Dusty Rhodes maybe or someone, and drags them out onto the shore and starts drowning both of them,” he said. And Flair had to come out and break up the fight. And then André just turned around, walked in and sat down and started drinking again.”

That was just a glimpse into the anarchy of those days.

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Another story dates back when André was when he was 18. “Back in those days, you had to enlist in the army if you were an 18-year-old male in France,” Hehir said. “And one of the reasons why he got into wrestling is — he could have been off enlisted in the army somewhere, training, but he didn’t have any uniforms that would fit him. So, he kind of fell through the cracks because of that. Ironically, a guy that size falls through the cracks,” he laughed.

“And then soon after that is when he was ‘discovered’ as a pro wrestler. So when he’s 18 he’s supposed to be fitted and he can’t fit into that uniform. When he’s 19, that’s when you see that black and white video of him [training as a wrestler] that we showed,” Hehir explained.

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Hehir admits his “bulls— detector” went off a bit on that first story, and made a judgment to keep it out based on a lack of “evidence and plausibility.”

André passed away in 1993, but his legend still lives on.

“André the Giant” premieres on HBO Tuesday, April, 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Check back with TheWrap for more from our conversation with Hehir on Tuesday.

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André Roussimoff, better known as the wrestler André the Giant, wasn’t only a giant in stature: he was living a legend.

In the upcoming HBO documentary, “André the Giant,” from Bill Simmons’ Ringer Films, he’s even referred to as “a god.”

The film, which debuts on Tuesday, April 10, gathers up the titans of wrestling to share their larger than life stories about André.

There’s Arnold Schwarzenegger telling of the time that when he tried to pick up the check at dinner, André instead picked Arnie up and put him on an armoire like he was a rag doll. And of course, everyone has a legendary story aboutAndré’s drinking. Ric Flair says in the film that he and André once put away 106 beers.

But there were a lot of stories that couldn’t fit into the documentary, even for someone as big as André (he officially stood 7-foot-4). Here’s one from “André the Giant” director Jason Hehir, who spoke with TheWrap to share a couple of stories that were cut for time.

André had a reputation from “The Princess Bride” as something of a “gentle giant,” as director Rob Reiner puts it in the HBO doc. But here’s a story that shows a more dangerous side of André.

“This legendary story that [Ric] Flair was there for. It was at this beachside bar. I forget if he said it was in Charlottesville, or somewhere down south, along the beach,” Hehir recalled.

“And Blackjack Mulligan reaches across the table and punches André in the face. And André grabs Mulligan and one other guy, Dusty Rhodes maybe or someone, and drags them out onto the shore and starts drowning both of them,” he said. And Flair had to come out and break up the fight. And then André just turned around, walked in and sat down and started drinking again.”

That was just a glimpse into the anarchy of those days.

Another story dates back when André was when he was 18. “Back in those days, you had to enlist in the army if you were an 18-year-old male in France,” Hehir said. “And one of the reasons why he got into wrestling is — he could have been off enlisted in the army somewhere, training, but he didn’t have any uniforms that would fit him. So, he kind of fell through the cracks because of that. Ironically, a guy that size falls through the cracks,” he laughed.

“And then soon after that is when he was ‘discovered’ as a pro wrestler. So when he’s 18 he’s supposed to be fitted and he can’t fit into that uniform. When he’s 19, that’s when you see that black and white video of him [training as a wrestler] that we showed,” Hehir explained.

Hehir admits his “bulls— detector” went off a bit on that first story, and made a judgment to keep it out based on a lack of “evidence and plausibility.”

André passed away in 1993, but his legend still lives on.

“André the Giant” premieres on HBO Tuesday, April, 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Check back with TheWrap for more from our conversation with Hehir on Tuesday.

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‘I’m Back!’: Arnold Schwarzenegger Posts First Tweet Since Open Heart Surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger made his first statement following his open heart surgery this weekend, making a “Terminator” joke by announcing, “I’m back.”

“I went to sleep expecting to wake up with a small incision and woke up with a big one,” the 70-year-old actor, bodybuilder and former California governor tweeted.  “But guess what? I woke up, and that’s something to be thankful for. Thank you to the doctors & nurses. And I’m truly filled with gratitude for all of the kind messages.”

Schwarzenegger had the operation to replace an artificial pulmonary valve that had been installed in 1997 due to a congenital heart defect, according to Schwarzenegger’s spokesman Daniel Ketchell.

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“That 1997 replacement valve was never meant to be permanent, and has outlived its life expectancy, so he chose to replace it yesterday through a less-invasive catheter valve replacement,” Ketchell said in a statement.

It’s true: I’m back! I went to sleep expecting to wake up with a small incision and woke up with a big one – but guess what? I woke up, and that’s something to be thankful for. Thank you to the doctors & nurses. And I’m truly filled with gratitude for all of the kind messages.

– Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 2, 2018

My statement on Governor @Schwarzenegger‘s procedure. pic.twitter.com/7RoVtHN43c

– Daniel Ketchell (@ketch) March 30, 2018

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Schwarzenegger is currently slated to appear in the upcoming reboot of the “Terminator” series, which will be released in 2019. In the meantime, he has focused his efforts on political activism, fighting against gerrymandering and environmental injustice. Before his surgery, he told a panel at SXSW that he wants to sue oil companies for “knowingly killing people all over the world.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger made his first statement following his open heart surgery this weekend, making a “Terminator” joke by announcing, “I’m back.”

“I went to sleep expecting to wake up with a small incision and woke up with a big one,” the 70-year-old actor, bodybuilder and former California governor tweeted.  “But guess what? I woke up, and that’s something to be thankful for. Thank you to the doctors & nurses. And I’m truly filled with gratitude for all of the kind messages.”

Schwarzenegger had the operation to replace an artificial pulmonary valve that had been installed in 1997 due to a congenital heart defect, according to Schwarzenegger’s spokesman Daniel Ketchell.

“That 1997 replacement valve was never meant to be permanent, and has outlived its life expectancy, so he chose to replace it yesterday through a less-invasive catheter valve replacement,” Ketchell said in a statement.

Schwarzenegger is currently slated to appear in the upcoming reboot of the “Terminator” series, which will be released in 2019. In the meantime, he has focused his efforts on political activism, fighting against gerrymandering and environmental injustice. Before his surgery, he told a panel at SXSW that he wants to sue oil companies for “knowingly killing people all over the world.”

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Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after heart surgery, according to his rep.

Schwarzenegger’s spokesperson Daniel Ketchell said on Twitter that the 70-year-old was in “good spirits” after waking up on Friday, with his first words after surgery being “I’m back,” a riff on his famous “Terminator” catchphrase.

Update: @Schwarzenegger is awake and his first words were actually “I’m back”, so he is in good spirits. https://t.co/bJ4pxqS8l6

– Daniel Ketchell (@ketch) March 30, 2018

On Thursday, the actor and former politician underwent a procedure to replace an artificial heart valve from 1997. The surgery was initially reported as emergency open heart surgery, but Ketchell clarified that an open-heart surgery team was simply prepared as a contingency in the event that the procedure was unable to be performed.

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“Yesterday, Governor Schwarzenegger underwent a planned procedure at Cedars-Sinai [in Los Angeles] to replace a pulmonic valve that was originally replaced due to a congenital heart defect in 1997,” Ketchell said in the statement. “That 1997 replacement valve was never meant to be permanent, and has outlived its life expectancy, so he chose to replace it yesterday through a less-evasive catheter valve replacement.”

Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th governor of California beginning in 2003, and has starred in a number of films including the “Terminator” franchise, “Total Recall” and “Predator,” in addition to serving as the host of NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice.”

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Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after heart surgery, according to his rep.

Schwarzenegger’s spokesperson Daniel Ketchell said on Twitter that the 70-year-old was in “good spirits” after waking up on Friday, with his first words after surgery being “I’m back,” a riff on his famous “Terminator” catchphrase.

On Thursday, the actor and former politician underwent a procedure to replace an artificial heart valve from 1997. The surgery was initially reported as emergency open heart surgery, but Ketchell clarified that an open-heart surgery team was simply prepared as a contingency in the event that the procedure was unable to be performed.

“Yesterday, Governor Schwarzenegger underwent a planned procedure at Cedars-Sinai [in Los Angeles] to replace a pulmonic valve that was originally replaced due to a congenital heart defect in 1997,” Ketchell said in the statement. “That 1997 replacement valve was never meant to be permanent, and has outlived its life expectancy, so he chose to replace it yesterday through a less-evasive catheter valve replacement.”

Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th governor of California beginning in 2003, and has starred in a number of films including the “Terminator” franchise, “Total Recall” and “Predator,” in addition to serving as the host of NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in Stable Condition After Heart Surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after undergoing heart surgery on Thursday in Los Angeles. “I’m back,” Schwarzenegger said immediately after awakening from the procedure, according to his spokesman, Daniel Ketchell. TMZ first reported that the former governor of California underwent emergency open-heart surgery, but Ketchell released a statement on Twitter that the procedure was planned. My […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after undergoing heart surgery on Thursday in Los Angeles. “I’m back,” Schwarzenegger said immediately after awakening from the procedure, according to his spokesman, Daniel Ketchell. TMZ first reported that the former governor of California underwent emergency open-heart surgery, but Ketchell released a statement on Twitter that the procedure was planned. My […]