Thief, Gladiator, Warrior, King

Sunday, March 05, 2006 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Athlete, Actor, Pot-Head, President

This clip is from a Documentary called "Pumping Iron" released in '77. It follows the main contenders in the run up and finale of the Mr. Olympia & Mr. Universe '75 contests. The film exposes Arnold's Machiavellian personality and its particularly interesting to watch the underlying tension between Swarzenneger and Lou Ferrigno (who went on to become the Hulk). This scene takes place on Lou's birthday after Arnold has won the contest and announced his retirement from competitive bodybuilding. Forever denying Lou the possibility of ever competitely beating him.

This is an Arnold quote about Franco Columbu one of his close friends and fellow competitor (different weight group). "Franco is pretty smart, but Franco's a child, and when it comes to the day of the contest, I am his father. He comes to me for advices. So it's not that hard for me to give him the wrong advices."

I was interested to note that California State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Dr. Francesco Columbu to the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners last month.

The following is an exchange between a contestant Serge Nubret and Arnold.

Serge: Looks like I can take you.
Arnold: Heh heh, yeah, keep looking.

Classic Arnoldt.