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13 Of Cinema's Most Meta Moments
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The Rundown / Welcome To The Jungle (2003)

Playing off: Arnold Schwarzenegger retiring from acting to become Governor Of California.
Stars involved: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Quote: "Have fun."

As you might have gathered from our Twitter feed, Fast And The Furious 5 review, and large collection of wrestling tattoos, many of the Empire office are proud of be fans of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

So when we watched Welcome To The Jungle and saw this beautiful moment between the ultimate action hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and his natural successor, The Rock, we were very, very happy.

It’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it, sure – Arnie walks past Dwayne and says “Have fun” – but it does feature Arnie metaphorically passing the torch of action hero awesomeness to Mr. Johnson, and that’s what counts. Herr Schwarzenegger would go onto govern California, The Rock would sign a contract with Disney and make a series of kids’ movies (until he redeemed himself with the aforementioned Fast Five). Okay, it could have worked out better, but it’s a good meta moment, damn it!
 

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