Arnold Schwarzenegger tried to add a scene to 1985’s “Commando”.
During a Reddit AMA on Monday, the 71-year-old actor revealed he hoped to shoot a scene, involving him beating a guy to death with his own severed arm, but the studio head shut him down.
“As soon as I carried a thousand-pound log with one arm I knew it was funny. But let me share the scenes you didn’t see that I tried to get in,” he wrote to Reddit. “I wanted to cut off a guys’ arm and kill him with it. This wasn’t in the script. He would throw a knife at me and after he missed, while his arm was still extended, I chop it off at the shoulder with a machete and beat him to death with it.”
He added, “Needless to say, I was asked by the head of the studio, Larry Gordon, to come to his office. And he said, ‘What the f**k is the matter with you? Do you want to make money with this movie or an x-rated movie?'”
Ultimately, Schwarzenegger knew he was right, “I said, ‘You’re right’ and he said ‘Get the f**k out of my office.'”
And when someone asked what the one-liner for that arm-beating defeat would be, Schwarzenegger said: “Thanks for lending me a hand.”
Schwarzenegger starred next to Alyssa Milano in the 1985 action hit.