10 Interesting Facts About the Terminator Movies

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The Terminator series has enjoyed a roller-coaster ride among fans like us over the last three decades. Here are 10 facts from the series that will help us all appreciate the series a little more.


1
Schwarzenegger didn't want to say his iconic line "I'll be back." Cameron, thankfully, refused to change it.

2
The studio Orion originally wanted to cast O.J. Simpson in the role of the Terminator.

3
Schwarzenegger was originally considered for the role of Kyle Reese, the soldier sent back from the future to protect Connor.

4
Producers forced Cameron to consider a robot dog as Reese's companion.

5
Schwarzenegger Got Paid $21,429 Per Word Spoken In Terminator 2. "Hasta la vista, baby" alone was worth $85,716.

6
Terminator Salvation was supposed to be the first in a new trilogy.

7
According to James Cameron, the idea for the Terminator came to him in a nightmare while he was directing the little known budget horror movie Piranha II: The Spawning.

8
The gas station the Terminator stops at for gas in Terminator 3 is the same one from the previous two films.

9
At the time of filming, Terminator 2 was the most expensive film of all time with a budget of $100 million.

10
Vin Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal, Famke Janssen, Carrie Anne Moss, Jeri Ryan, and Chyna were supposedly in the running for the T-X in Terminator: Rise of the Machines before Kristanna Loken was cast.