“It Drives Me Nuts”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Who Never Won an Oscar Detest Academy Awards for Very Specific Reasons

Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s bodybuilding pursuit ended after he lifted seven Sandow trophies and became a legendary name in the arena. He started looking for opportunities in the movie arena in the mid-1970s, aiming to make it big in the cinema industry. Despite the initial criticisms, Schwarzenegger became Hollywood’s biggest action hero in the 1980s. However, the 76-year-old is not fascinated by the elite Academy Awards.

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The Terminator icon had registered blockbuster hits at the box office with his highly intense movie franchises. Recently, the Hollywood icon touched upon various issues in a candid talk with The New York Times Magazine.

Arnold Schwarzenegger slams the Oscars for this reason


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The bodybuilding icon entry into movies wasn’t an easy one. Arnie faced criticism for his ripped physique and thick Austrian accent. However, Schwarzenegger never backed off from his cinema dream. Eventually, he appeared as a lead in Conan the Barbarian in 1982 and rose to stardom with the Terminator franchise.

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After serving as the Governor of California for two terms, Schwarzenegger returned to Hollywood. Even in his seventies, he is actively shooting for films like FUBAR. So, as a person who is well-versed in American politics and movies, Schwarzenegger was asked, “The right often uses Hollywood as a punching bag: “It’s all wokeism; it’s not friendly to conservatives.” What do you think of that criticism?” by David Marchese for the magazine.

The Austrian Oak appreciated Hollywood’s efforts to speak about the right issues. However, Schwarzenegger wasn’t impressed by the Oscars. “Sometimes the Academy Awards is kind of like, “Look how good we are.” It drives me nuts. But it hasn’t hurt anybody. So, yes, the right wing always dumps on it. The left wing dumps on the right wing, the right wing dumps on the left wing. To me it’s funny, because I’m somewhere in the middle,” the 76-year-old confessed. Earlier, the Twins icon was bored by the Academy Awards event in 2021.

The Austrian Oak wants it to be more entertaining


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Arnold Schwarzenegger never compromises on the entertainment factor, whether at the gym or on the movie sets. However, in 2021, he revealed his disappointment about the Oscars event on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Arnie didn’t find the prestigious event glamorous, as there were no live audiences or red-carpet walks.

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“I basically just turned it off and I just couldn’t watch it anymore because there was so much talent there on the stage that it was so boring – how could you make this, with all this talent, so boring?” Schwarzenegger opinedSo, he suggested that the Oscars must be organized on Muscle Beach for more entertainment.


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Arnold Schwarzenegger was known for his honest thoughts in the showbiz. So, would you agree with the Terminator icon on his thoughts about the world’s elite awards event in the movie arena? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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