‘The Last Stand’ Five Film Facts: Schwarzenegger gets back to busting bad guys
Arnold Schwarzenegger & Johnny Knoxville in Lionsgate's "The Last Stand"
After seven years governating, Arnold Schwarzenegger gets back to doing what he does best: Starring in action flicks. “The Last Stand” finds Arnold carrying his first movie since 2003’s “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” and while he may be noticeably older, the action icon wears those years in fine form, awesomely displaying everything that made him THE man of action in the first place: Self-referential one liners, a stoic sense of justice, and fist-pumping action. We all know the action world is a better place with Arnold in it, but here are Five Facts about “The Last Stand” you might not know.
Takes a Lickin’…
1. Schwarzenegger made a point of doing as many of his own stunts as possible, including repeatedly driving a Camaro into a Corvette, throwing himself through a door, and being dangled from a safety harness for a fight scene on a roof. But it wasn’t a stunt sequence that caused the biggest onset scare; it was an unexpected run-in with a camera. "I put my jacket on to walk away and all of a sudden the camera comes in and smacks into my forehead and the blood is gushing down. It wasn't even a scene," Schwarzenegger told the USA Today. Arnold was rushed to the hospital and received four stitches. But unlike some big name stars might have done, Arnold didn’t take the rest of the day off to file insurance claims. After being assured by director Kim Jee-Woon that the cut could be removed digitally, Schwarzenegger went back to work that very afternoon. You can see Arnold jumping through a door in the clip above.
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Lionsgate's "The Last Stand"