Body by Arnold, the Gloved Wonder: HASTA LA SEQUEL, BABY: In 1984, Arnold Schwarzenegger Put the Muscle-And the High-Tech Violence-Back into Science Fiction with "The Terminator.", HITMAKER: In 1982, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Became the Biggest-Selling Album in History. Quincy Jones Was Its Producer

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Body by Arnold, the Gloved Wonder: HASTA LA SEQUEL, BABY: In 1984, Arnold Schwarzenegger Put the Muscle-And the High-Tech Violence-Back into Science Fiction with "The Terminator.", HITMAKER: In 1982, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Became the Biggest-Selling Album in History. Quincy Jones Was Its Producer


Schwarzenegger, Arnold, Jones, Quincy, Newsweek


I was actually trying to play the hero, a guy named Reese, in "The Terminator." Jim Cameron and I had lunch together, and afterwards he said to me, "You must play the Terminator." And I said: "No. No. This is not what I'm here for." And he said, "You are a machine. I'm telling you, Arnold, you're the symbol of power and like a machine--a fine-tuned machine. And I think people will really totally believe that you are the Terminator. I've sat here with you for an hour, and I am convinced." Then he said, "I will make you look like you've never looked before, and I think that the part itself will maybe have more impact for you in your career than the other character would have. Because the other character is just another hero. But this one--you'll be a very memorable cyborg villain and a human machine." So you know, he talked me into it. It's very odd how good people or bad people can choose you as a hero. One journalist photographed a poster of me hanging up in a terrorist training camp in the Middle East.

POP IDOL The Gloved Wonder HITMAKER: In 1982, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" became the biggest-selling album in history. Quincy Jones was its producer.

We basically com-pleted the album in 14 days. It was hilarious because the song Michael had out with Paul McCartney, "The Girl Is Mine,'' was No. …

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