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The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters

Updated June 28, 2019 589 votes 42 voters34 items

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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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    T-800 "Model 101"
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    4

    T-800 "Model 101"

    The Terminator
  • 2
    Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
    30
    5

    Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer

    Predator
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    John Matrix
    28
    6

    John Matrix

    Commando

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  • 4
    Detective John Kimble
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    8

    Detective John Kimble

    Kindergarten Cop
  • 5
    Conan
    23
    8

    Conan

    Conan the BarbarianConan the Destroyer
  • 6
    Julius Benedict
    19
    5

    Julius Benedict

    Twins, Triplets
  • 7
    Douglas Quaid
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    11

    Douglas Quaid

    Total Recall, Total Recall
  • 8
    Ben Richards
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    10

    Ben Richards

    The Running Man
  • 9
    John "the Eraser" Kruger
  • 10
    Howard Langston
    12
    4

    Howard Langston

    Jingle All the Way
  • 11
    Gordy Brewer
    12
    5

    Gordy Brewer

    Collateral Damage
  • 12
    U.S. Marshal John Kruger
    11
    5

    U.S. Marshal John Kruger

    Eraser
  • 13
    Jack Slater
    13
    12

    Jack Slater

    Last Action Hero
  • 14
    Cpt. Ivan Danko
    9
    9

    Cpt. Ivan Danko

  • 15
    Trench
    6
    6

    Trench

    The Expendables 2, The Expendables
  • 16
    Jericho Cane
    9
    10

    Jericho Cane

    End of Days

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  • 17
    Sheriff Ray Owens
    7
    8

    Sheriff Ray Owens

    The Last Stand
  • 18
    Mark Kaminsky
    5
    6

    Mark Kaminsky

    Raw Deal
  • 19
    Adam Gibson
    5
    6

    Adam Gibson

    The 6th Day
  • 20
    Prince Hapi
    5
    6

    Prince Hapi

    Around the World in 80 Days
  • 21
    Hercules
    5
    7

    Hercules

    Hercules in New York

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  • 22
    Lord Kalidor
    7
    9

    Lord Kalidor

    Red Sonja
  • 23
    Emil Rottmayer
    4
    5

    Emil Rottmayer

    The Escape Plan
  • 24
    Dr. Alex Hesse
    6
    9

    Dr. Alex Hesse

    Junior
  • 25
    Mr. Freeze
    9
    16

    Mr. Freeze

    Batman & Robin

    Powers & AbilitiesSuperhuman strength

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