Arnold Schwarzenegger has spoken about his past feud with Sylvester Stallone, admitting that their feud “got out of control”.
During an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” on Friday, the “Terminator” actor said that at the height of their feud, they even went as far as eloping.
Schwarzenegger: We used to fight about who had the bigger gun, who killed more
“We were film rivals, but we took the competitiveness to the extreme – we each had to have the best bodies, we had to kill more people in our movies and we had to have the biggest guns,” Schwarzenegger said. They even went so far as to compete over “who had the least body fat.”
“It got out of hand and we were trying to derail each other. But then when we both invested in Planet Hollywood, we started flying around the world promoting it together and eventually became fantastic friends.”
Eventually, they left everything behind and became inseparable friends
The feud between the two actors thankfully ended in the late 1990s and they now consider each other good friends. “He is a great man and we are now inseparable,” added Schwarzenegger, who was governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
In fact, they worked together, putting aside their differences, starring in the films “Escape Plan” and “The Expendables”. “I’m so glad we cleared things up because it wasn’t nice,” Schwarzenegger said in 2017, according to SlashFilm. “We attack each other in the press mercilessly. We were cursing each other and pointing out our weaknesses and it was so competitive.”
For his part, Stallone has also referred to this conflict in the past. “Arnold had all the answers. He had the body. He had the power. That was his character.”
In a 2013 interview with David Letterman, he added: “But after a while, I started to like that competition. He had a bigger gun. I was shooting more people. And then he would shoot even more.”