Fictional Characters The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters  

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Get ready to get pumped as we rank Arnold Schwarzenegger’s all-time greatest characters. Born in 1947, the Austrian-American actor and former California governor got his first major role as the muscle-bound Hercules in the 1969 spoof Hercules in New York. The rest, as they say, is history.

From Conan to the Terminator, Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer in Predator to Colonel John Matrix in Commando, this list of Arnold Schwarzenegger characters features some of the roughest, toughest, and downright coolest characters in film history. But as Detective John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop and Julius Benedict in Twins can attest, it also features some of the funniest. Which Arnold Schwarzenegger character is your all-time favorite?

Vote up Arnold’s best characters, and add your own if you don’t see them on the list.

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Maj. Alan
Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer Predator
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John Matrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Commando
3
4 2
T-800
T-800 "Model 101" The Terminator
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4 2
Douglas Quaid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Total Recall, Total Recall
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4 2
Ben Richards is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
The Running Man
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Detective John Kimble is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Kindergarten Cop
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2 1
Conan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Conan Conan the BarbarianConan the Destroyer
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2 1
Harry Tasker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Harry Tasker True Lies
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John
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1 1
Jack Slater is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Jack Slater Last Action Hero
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1 1
Jericho Cane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
End of Days
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1 1
Harry Tasker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Harry Tasker
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1 1
Julius Benedict is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Julius Benedict Twins, Triplets
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Cpt. Ivan Danko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Cpt. Ivan Danko
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0 1
John 'Breacher' Wharton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
John 'Breacher' Wharton Sabotage
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0 1
Emil Rottmayer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Emil Rottmayer
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0 1
Cpt. Gordon
Cpt. Gordon "Gordy" Brewer
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U.S. Marshal John Kruger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
U.S. Marshal John Kruger Eraser
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Emil Rottmayer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Emil Rottmayer The Escape Plan
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0 1
Robert
Robert "Gunther" Bendik Killing Gunther
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Bar Patron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Bar Patron The Rundown
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Sheriff Ray Owens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Sheriff Ray Owens The Last Stand
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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Hercules in New York
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Howard Langston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Howard Langston Jingle All the Way
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0 1
Gordy Brewer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters
Gordy Brewer Collateral Damage