The Terminator has been one of the iconic movies of all time. The movie consisting of the lead role played by Arnold Schwarzenegger still remains one of the movies of all time. There has been overall five installments in the Terminator and now would be having a sixth installment named Terminator: Dark Fate.
But before we go ahead let's take a look at some interesting facts on Terminator.
Terminator was born out of a dream
James Cameroon, the director of the movie was ill during the production of his low-budget movie Piranha II: The Spawning. After a restless sleep, he dreamt of a robot having a metallic body and crawling across the floors. That's when Cameroon made up a story of a robotic assassin and the rest became history.
The character selection
When we say terminator, the first thing that comes into our mind is Arnold Schwarzenegger. But what many don't know that the first choice for playing the role of Terminator was O.J Simpson. Yes, in fact, Arnold was considered for playing the role of Kyle Reese, the human fighter sent back in time. However, destiny had something else in mind and now we have one of the most iconic actors for Terminator.
Although speaking on Dialogues, Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't speak much. However, he was paid a huge amount for his dialogues. One of the most iconic dialogues that remain known till date is “Hasta la vista, baby” which cost a whopping $85,716.
Linda Hamilton got into the skin
Linda Hamilton, the lead actress who plays the role of Sarah Connor got into the skin of the character. In fact, Linda used to work out rigorously to get into the role. Also her twin sister Leslie was used as a body double when required.
James Cameroon got the Terminator onboard
James Cameroon hired one of the well renowned special effects artist Dick Smith, but he declined the offer. Later in the picture came Stan Winston who along with Cameroon took days of preparations and finally made as per what came into the dreams of Cameroon.