Schwarzenegger Says Legendary Co-Star Just Died

Arnold Schwarzenegger has honored the late co-star Carl Weathers. It has been noted that after the news broke that Weathers died Thursday at 76, Schwarzenegger paid tribute to his costar on Instagram, remembering their time making the iconic 1987 sci-fi action film Predator together.



“Carl Weathers will always be a legend. An extraordinary athlete, a fantastic actor, and a great person,” wrote Schwarzenegger, 76. “We couldn’t have made Predator without him. And we certainly wouldn’t have had such a wonderful time making it.”

“Every minute with him — on set and off — was pure joy. He was the type of friend who pushes you to be your best just to keep up with him,” he added. “I’ll miss him, and my thoughts are with his family.”

In the 1987 movie “Predator”, Arnold Schwarzenegger played the role of a soldier named Dutch, while Carl Weathers played Dillon. The film follows a team of commandos who are fighting for their lives in a jungle when an alien warrior lands on Earth and starts hunting them. The success of the film led to several sequels and spinoffs, with the most recent one being the 2022 movie “Prey”.

In a 2020 interview with British GQ, Carl Weathers reminisced about the time he spent filming “Predator”. He mentioned the fun moments he and Schwarzenegger had during the downtime while filming in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

“You know, there’s a great line: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happened during Predator stays in Predator,” he joked, adding, “But, yes, all is true. There were nightclubs. We were a bunch of young guys. We were all in our own way trying to one-up each other.”

“Of course, with training, Arnold had an entire gym there, so we were going to the gym working out to get all puffed up before scenes,” recalled Weathers. “Nobody wanted to look any weaker than the other guy. So, you know, it was competition constantly; competition in front of the camera, competition behind the camera, competition at night.

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