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The 5 Styles Of Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Posters
Why The Governator is still the biggest thing in film (posters)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen for The Last Stand heralds not only more onscreen Arnie action but also more Arnie posters, with promo designers preparing even bigger guns for The Governator to hold as Breacher, The Tomb and others come out. To give these ad artistes an overview of his previous billboard-emblazoning efforts, here are all of his earlier bus-stop heartstoppers, conveniently split into different categories.

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1. With Weapons

The Last Stand (2013)
The Last Stand (2013)
Note the size of his revolver – approximately the length of your forearm – the blood on his right leg and the distressed look around the top corners. Also, his seriously swish car – not bad for a small town sheriff.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Another worthy addition to Arnie's ever-growing arsenal, the AA-12 automatic shotgun he's blasting in this Expendables 2 character poster appears to fire orange sparks here, but in the film it most definitely doesn't. Think dead-before-they-hit-the-ground goons arcing through the air and into a Smart car and you're just about there.

Batman And Robin (1997)
Batman And Robin (1997)
In this special villains-only Batman And Robin one-sheet, Arnie's Mr. Freeze takes centre stage, flanked Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy and the late Robert "Jeep" Swenson's Bane as he unloads his freeze rifles at no-one in particular. Note Arnold's seriously miffed face – no doubt the result of all those hours in the make-up chair.
Eraser (1996)
Eraser (1996)
The movie no British marketing executive ever considered renaming 'Rubber', Eraser is perhaps best known for its wall-bypassing EM-1 Railgun, displayed to great effect by Arnie here. Note the similarity to the Predator poster, with the blocky, Doom-esque aesthetic and prominent crosshair.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
As well as borrowing that particular biker's clothes, boots and motorcycle, the T-800 also lifts the barman's Winchester 1887 sawed-off shotgun. Don't forget the Stallone interpretation of this poster in The Last Action Hero – and how it doesn't just say "Stallone", it says "Sylvester Stallone". Perhaps not as well known as Arnie, eh Sly?
Red Heat (1988)
Red Heat (1988)
A rare example of Arnie sharing the limelight with another actor, Mr. S does the back-to-back rom-com poster pose with James Belushi, a man he'd reunite with on the set of Jingle All The Way. Despite sharing the billboard with his co-star, Arnold still successfully emasculates him – Arnie with gun and military uniform, Jim with drooping ciggie, coffee cup and receding hairline.

Predator (1987)
Predator (1987)
Predating – ahem – the aforementioned Eraser by a good nine years, this pixelated poster manages to mention the word "hunt" three times in perhaps the clunkiest way possible: "It came for the thrill of the hunt / It picked the wrong man to hunt / Soon the hunt will begin." We guess there's a hunt involved, then.
Raw Deal (1986)
Raw Deal (1986)
As you've no doubt noticed, there was an unwritten rule among Arnie poster designers that if The Austrian Oak was in the movie, the word SCHWARZENEGGER must be at the top in the biggest font possible. Raw Deal's poster designer takes this idea to its inevitable conclusion conclusion conclusion conclusion.

The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
Those lasers, those pecs, those shades… even that haircut – this is the poster that that defined all other Arnie posters after it. Fewer fingerless leather gloves in the future, mind…
Commando (1985)
Commando (1985)
Coquettishly drawing your eye towards his grenades and knife, this one shows off flirty Arnie. Forgoing the traditional gun/bigger gun/sword-wielding option, he lets his well-stocked vest and ever better-stocked biceps do the talking.
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