Updated: 03 February 2013 07:15 | By Daniel Bettridge
The Best of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Conan - Conan The Barbarian (1982)



Conan - Conan The Barbarian 1982 (© Universal Pictures)
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Schwarzenegger’s break out role didn’t actually see him do all that much acting; in fact all he’s really required to do in Conan the Barbarian is turn up, don a loincloth and show off the guns. Nevertheless the swords and sandals genre proved to be a perfect fit for the former bodybuilder’s fearsome physique, and looking back now it’s hard to imagine anyone else coming close to embodying the titular barbarian; let alone carrying the movie on their shoulders like Arnie did.

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