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The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters

Updated June 28, 2019 778 votes 51 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"1
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    8

    T-800 "Model 101"

    The Terminator
  • Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer2
    38
    6

    Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer

    Predator
  • Conan3
    32
    11

    Conan

    Conan the BarbarianConan the Destroyer
  • John Matrix4
    33
    12

    John Matrix

    Commando
  • Detective John Kimble5
    30
    12

    Detective John Kimble

    Kindergarten Cop
  • Douglas Quaid6
    28
    13

    Douglas Quaid

    Total Recall, Total Recall
  • Ben Richards7
    23
    13

    Ben Richards

    The Running Man

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  • Julius Benedict8
    20
    11

    Julius Benedict

    Twins, Triplets
  • John "the Eraser" Kruger9
  • Howard Langston10
    14
    8

    Howard Langston

    Jingle All the Way
  • Gordy Brewer11
    14
    9

    Gordy Brewer

    Collateral Damage
  • U.S. Marshal John Kruger12
    12
    9

    U.S. Marshal John Kruger

    Eraser
  • Jack Slater13
    16
    16

    Jack Slater

    Last Action Hero
  • Trench14
    8
    11

    Trench

    The Expendables 2, The Expendables
  • Jericho Cane15
    11
    15

    Jericho Cane

    End of Days
  • Cpt. Ivan Danko16
    9
    13

    Cpt. Ivan Danko

  • Lord Kalidor17
    8
    12

    Lord Kalidor

    Red Sonja
  • Hercules18
    6
    11

    Hercules

    Hercules in New York

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  • Sheriff Ray Owens19
    7
    12

    Sheriff Ray Owens

    The Last Stand
  • Mark Kaminsky20
    5
    11

    Mark Kaminsky

    Raw Deal
  • Adam Gibson21
    5
    11

    Adam Gibson

    The 6th Day
  • Prince Hapi22
    5
    11

    Prince Hapi

    Around the World in 80 Days
  • Emil Rottmayer23
    4
    9

    Emil Rottmayer

    The Escape Plan
  • Dr. Alex Hesse24
    6
    14

    Dr. Alex Hesse

    Junior
  • Mr. Freeze25
    11
    20

    Mr. Freeze

    Batman & Robin

    Powers & AbilitiesSuperhuman strength

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    #283 of 876 The Greatest Movie Villains Of All Time#411 of 737 The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever