Arnold Schwarzenegger has been talking about the old feud he had with Sylvester Stallone at a recent Q&A session at Beyond Fest 2017 in Los Angeles.
“It wasn’t pretty,” the Predator star said of their feud.
“We were attacking each other in the press relentlessly. We called each other names and called out our weak points, and it was so competitive.
“It became so silly that all of a sudden it became a competition about who has the most muscular body. So I said, ‘Sly, forget about that now. Because there’s only one seven-time Mr. Olympia, and it’s me!’
“But then he had to use bigger weapons. So then it was a competition of who had the biggest gun, and then who uses the biggest knife.
“Do you remember the Rambo knife became so big it was like a sword? No one has a knife like that! But Stallone had one built, so I had to come in with a bigger one.”
The two stars compared every single facet of their careers and everything was a competition.
“Who has the most unique killings? Who kills more people on screen? Who makes more money at the box office? Who has less body fat when he goes into production? All of this shit started happening and it didn’t stop. It was unbelievable.”
Then, Schwarzenegger spotted an opportunity to sabotage his enemy. The studio came with him with an offer to appear in a movie called Stop! Or my Mom will shoot! Arnold planned to lure Stallone into the turd.
“It was so bad,” he said about the film’s script.
“So I went in – this was during our war – I said to myself, ‘I’m going to leak out that I have tremendous interest.’ I know the way it works in Hollywood.
“I would then ask for a lot of money. So then they’d say, ‘Let’s go give it to Sly. Maybe we can get him for cheaper’.”
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