_fellow_: Did you really mix your protein with whiskey sometimes like you said in a 1977 interview?
“No, I used schnapps. But yes, I did mix alcohol in to some of my protein drinks.”
ceedeez: So, you’re a big guy and an action movie star, but when was the last time you were in an actual physical confrontation? Not that you would promote violence or anything, but sh*t happens, right? Did you win the fight?
“A few months ago, I got rear-ended by this guy. He took off, and I chased him. I will admit I drove at a slightly excessive speed. I cut him off, and two guys jumped out of the car looking tough. But when they saw me, they just said, ‘Oh sh*t! The terminator!’ They were nice, and gave me their information.”
ken27238: Would you ever hang out with Snoop Lion if he asked?
“I think he is great. We’ve done a show together before, and he was hilarious.”
mcpetbri: What is nearest you have ever been to death?
“On The 6th Day, there was a scene where I hide underwater behind embryos. I did a rehearsal with goggles and everything went fine. But when we actually shot, I couldn’t see because the water was milky. So I ran out of air and went to the top and realized I didn’t know where to get out. I was trapped. Then a hand grabbed me and pulled me out. It was my stunt double, Billy Lucas. He’d been watching from below with a tank and goggles and realized I was in big, big trouble.
“On True Lies, you probably remember the horse scene. There was a shot where the horse had to stop at the edge of a building. They built a little ramp to give the horse longer to stop. But when they were measuring the new distance from the ramp to the camera, they dropped the arm of the camera on the horse’s nose, and it went crazy, spinning and rearing. There was no rail, and the ramp was only 4 feet wide. I realized it was a bad situation and I slid off the horse right away and a stunt man grabbed me. That one was really scary. If the horse stepped a foot the wrong way, we would have fallen 90 feet to a cement floor.
“These stories are why I will always love stunt people.”
[Thanks to Edmond for the tip.]
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