John McTiernan’s sci-fi/action classic “Predator” was a daily test of manly mettle given its dude-heavy ensemble. The classic featured Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Sonny Landham, and Jesse “The Body” Ventura. The guys ran five miles every day and worked out in Schwarzenegger’s personal gym, which the former Mr. Universe had brought from Los Angeles, according to Weathers.

The workouts reportedly turned into contests for who could measure their muscles the most. The “Predator” actor felt he had to retain his Alpha-Dog domination over his co-stars, so there was no letup. Schwarzenegger’s egotistical determination, meanwhile, backfired horribly when he decided to go for his usual five-mile run despite experiencing intestinal discomfort.

Speaking at Beyond Fest, Schwarzenegger was unable to pinpoint the exact cause of his stomach issues. Although it’s not very wise to force oneself through a daily workout while experiencing diarrhea, it’s the type of stupid display of machismo we anticipate from a character in a testosterone-filled action movie. He just could recall travelling a mile before bursting.

[W]hen you’re in Mexico, you eat the wrong thing and inevitably the sh-t hits the fan. So I went on an early morning run, and all of a sudden, I started throwing up. So I tried to be ballsy, wiped my mouth, and continued on running, but then all of a sudden it came out the other side. So I had to quickly run to the side of the road and pull my pants down. I tell you, I was in big, big trouble that day. So it was not five miles that day, it was much, much less than that.

In the end, Schwarzenegger was more approachable than his two-fisted colleagues Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Steven Seagal because of his capacity to extend his appeal with humor. These guys are unlikely to ever admit to defecating on themselves. Actually, Seagal continues to deny spitting into his pants after being choked out by martial arts icon Gene Lebell, so we know for a fact that he is incapable of such openness.

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