Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted James Cameron was right on 'The Terminator' dialogue
Arnold Schwarzenegger remembered a quarrel with James Cameron to change the iconic line ‘I’ll be back’ in The Terminator.
Speaking to his Netflix docuseries, Arnold, the Austrian actor said he was not sold on the classic line: “I’ll be back.”
“Sometime in the middle of the shoot, we’re doing this police station scene. The line is, ‘I’ll come back.’ It wasn’t meant to be like a big moment at all,”, the Avatar director said, who was attached as a co-writer with Gale Anne Hurd.
“It was literally meant to be, on its face, ‘No problem, I’ll come back.’ For some reason, Arnold didn’t say, ‘I’ll come back.’ I said, ‘Well, just say “I’ll be back.” Keep it simple.’”
But,The Expandables star sought to change the line to “I will be back” to sound more “machine-like”.
However, the Oscar winner rebuffed the muscle man to follow the script.
“He says, ‘Are you the writer?’” adding. “And I said, ‘No,’ and he said, ‘Well, don’t tell me how to *** write.’”
Moreover, the actor also admitted that Cameron was “absolutely right”.
“It became the most quoted movie line, I think, in the history of motion pictures. So this just shows to you who was right and who was wrong,” he said.