Arnold Schwarzenegger Defends His Honor, Silly New Haircut

Esther Zuckerman
December 4, 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger Defends His Honor, Silly New Haircut

First it was Mitt Romney with that hat. Now Arnold Schwarzenegger with a bowl cut. The bizarre new look is for one of Schwarzenegger's forays back into action movies, David Ayer's Ten, and an on-set snapshot was fodder for comedian John Powers. The Governator was not taking it (too) lightly.

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Powers compared the former California governor's look to that of Forrest Gump. (We would have gone for a Moe from the Three Stooges reference, but that's just us.) Schwarzenegger took to his own account to call Powers out: 

Way below the belt. “@comicjohnpowers: Hey @schwarzenegger, Forrest Gump called, he wants his haircut back.…

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) December 4, 2012

In the photo from Twitter, the hairstyle looks almost clownish, like the filmmakers are planning to pull a Javier Bardem—put silly hair on a dangerous guy. That said, when photos first emerged of Schwarzenegger in character the look was deemed more "hipster," at least by Kevin Jagernauth at Indiewire, who surmised: "We don't know for sure, but it seems Arnie borrowed his latest cut from a vegan punk who's studying 16th century lit with a minor in philosophy, who also plays in an avant-folk band." 

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And don't worry, Schwarzenegger wasn't that offended by Powers' tweet.