A brand-new Conan the Barbarianfor a new generation intends to crush its enemies at the box office this weekend. In that spirit, we've got vintage footage of the original Conan himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, talking up both of his Conan entries and the trials and travails he endured to bring Robert E. Howard's mythic Cimmerian to life.
"I think I was kind of meant for playing Conan, you know? I think that I felt very comfortable playing that character, playing that barbaric role, doing all the sword fighting, and it was a very physical film," Arnold told ET back in the early '80s. "This is the great thing about doing films. First of all, you learn new things -- sword-fighting or horseback riding and all those things -- and at the same time you play like a little child, you can play like cowboy and Indian type of things, you know, looking for the enemy and crushing them and knocking them down."