Arnold Schwarzenegger also went on to point out how little bearing the stuff he heard from insiders actually had on the growth of his career. “The funny thing is all of the stuff that they said — the Hollywood producers and the directors and all the geniuses — they were saying that this is an obstacle for me to become a leading man, [but it] became an asset,” the actor reflected.
Furthermore, Schwarzenegger’s unique physicality would also open doors for him to find a footing in the entertainment industry. “When I did ‘Conan the Barbarian,’ John Milius, the director, said to the press, ‘If we [hadn’t] had Schwarzenegger, we would have had to build one,'” the actor recalled. He went on to note that this was because he was the only one who could embody the role the way artist Frank Frazetta drew the character and the way author Robert E. Howard described the character in the many books he wrote.
Either way, it looks like history tells the tale from there. The actor has since become such a force of nature all over the world that he’s easily one of the most recognizable celebrities on the planet. As for his accent, it remains arguably the thing that he is best known for, even after so many years of struggling with it.