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Bodybuilding Legends Show

Jun 19, 2023

This week on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, writer Jerry Brainum is the guest to discuss the new documentary on Netflix called "Arnold". This 3 part documentary series covers the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger in three episodes that talk about his life as an Athlete, Actor and Politician. In Part One of the interview, Jerry and host John Hansen talk about Arnold's movie career from his auspicious debut in "Hercules in New York" (1970) to the peak of his Hollywood career with films such as "Twins" (1988), "Total Recall" (1990) and "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" (1991). At the end of the interview, John reads the article "Arnold Schwarzenegger on Movies, Muscles & Maria" by Steve Holman for the July, 1988 issue of IronMan Magazine. (Time Stamps below):

Time Stamps:

3:00 - Mike Quinn Tribute video now on YouTube

3:37 - Congratulations to Byron Lawson

4:25 - Comments on Gabe Boudreaux interview

8:35 - Start of interview with Jerry Brainum about the Arnold documentary on Netflix

10:35 - Arnold being candid in the documentary

13:30 - How often did Arnold train with Franco?

17:15 - Arnold is the greatest success story

20:09 - "I'm going to be a major movie star!"

22:40 - "Hercules in New York" (1970)

25:10 - Waiting for the right roles

26:25 - Winning the Golden Globe award

26:50 - Lou Ferrigno landing the Incredible Hulk 

30:00 - Arnold's breakthrough role in "Stay Hungry"

32:12 - The impact of "Pumping Iron" on Arnold's career

33:30 - Frank Zane and Dave Draper as actors

36:12 - The delay in making "Conan the Barbarian"

39:50 - The controversy in the making of "Pumping Iron"

42:20 - Arnold the comedian

45:00 - "I'll Be Back"

45:50 - The events that led to Arnold being a movie star

47:15 - Always curious

49:00 - How Arnold has changed as he's gotten older

55:40 - Arnold's arrogance and his popularity

59:00 - Arnold's inappropriate remarks to women

1:00:00 - A more balanced documentary

1:07:30 - Arnold's friendship with Franco

1:11:45 - John reads the article "Arnold Schwarzenegger on Muscles, Movies & Maria" written by Steve Holman for the July, 1988 issue of IronMan Magazine.



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