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Tom Arnold

“When I worked at the Hormel meat-packing plant, I did dream – a lot! – that I was best friends with Schwarzenegger. You know those dreams when you have when you’re just so drunk? Well, look, if you work on the kill floor of a meat packing plant, you will get drunk every night. But eventually that crazy dream came true! So I go out to meet Jim Cameron at his house, he’s nice to me, and then he says, “Okay, do the audition scene.” I said, “Yeah, I didn’t learn the audition scene.” He says, “What?!” I said, “Well, because I know I’m not getting the movie, so why even try?” But he sighs, and he goes, “Well, since you’re here, just read it off the paper. It’s three pages.” I read it one time. He’s, like, “Get Arnold down here.” Again, up until then, Arnold Schwarzenegger was the guy from my dreams at Hormel, an bodybuilding star of the world, an action star and now he’s walking down the stairs. We do this scene together one time. Sometimes in life, something clicks. Well, something clicked there, I tell ya, and it worked. And Jim Cameron said, “You got the part, Tom.” I was, like, “Holy shit!” And he goes, “But don’t tell anyone for two weeks.” A Few Words From Tom Arnold

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