Weathers: 'Schwarzenegger' Is An Ego-maniac

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Action hero ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is as competitive off screen as he is on, according to his PREDATOR co-star CARL WEATHERS. Weathers, 59, - who shot to fame as boxing champ Apollo Creed in Rocky - tells how muscle-bound Schwarzenegger encouraged the cast of 1987 horror movie Predator to compete in "ego"-driven iron-pumping competitions between takes. He tells, "Arnold (Schwarzenegger) and I had a competitive thing going on. He took his whole gym down there, enough weights to kill a giant. All of a sudden guys were getting up at 6 and 4 in the morning, trying to be the first one in there and get the biggest pump. It was just ego, ego, ego. We were getting up in the middle of the night to work out! It was like having a bunch of adolescent boys at day camp."


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Carl Weathers cannot be entirely a friend of Mr. Schwarzenegger when using such a description of him as "ego-maniac". The words, probably, were like harmless bandying-about, but ... this Forum attracts loads more observers with petty, perverse personalities than it does rowdy versions of, say, Mother Theresa. What's wrong with carting barbells along to the jungles where the sets of "Predator" were located? Pumping Iron certainly was a better pastime than abusing mind-deadening drugs, to help cope with the stressful ennui between camera shoots. And Mr. Arnold was aware, I'm sure, that his Top-Contest-Prize body was the reason for those early multi-million dollar movie parts. Was it egoistic of him to believe that the required daily grind of exercise and self-control with food and drink would result in a string of movie contracts over the coming decades? Who was right? - Arnold or Carl Weathers? Who came out of the years following "Predator" with a personal "blunt" of nearly a billion dollars! Let's give that kid from the little, unknown gym in Austria the honor and courtesy due him! Maybe he can't be President, but ... damn! ... would that it could be so! weroiu
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