Arni 2.1? After playing T800, Roland Kickinger is cast as new Conan the Barbarian
Roland Kickinger has taken the whole 'Role Model' idea a bit literal. By playing Conan the Barbarian, he is following in Arnold Schwarzenegger's footsteps. And thanks to being in the right place at the right time he could soon find himself a very wealthy man.
Up until now Hollywood casters have had his number on speed dial for roles where they needed an Arnold Schwarzenegger look a like. The bodybuilder has starred in two recent roles thanks to his similarities with the Governator. First in 'See Arnold Run', an A&E biopic about the actor who turned politician in 2005, and currently he can be seen on screen playing a T-800 in Terminator Salvation.
His Arni impersonations must have been very convincing. Either that or Hollywood was out of bodybuilders suitable to play the Barbarian by the name of Conan, the role which made Schwarzenegger famous back in 1982.
Considering that Hollywood's writers have run out of ideas, with all the prequels and remakes that have been filmed in recent years, Roland should have plenty of work ahead of him. I am certainly looking forward to Kindergarten Cop II - Revenge of the toddlers.
Whether or not Kickinger wants to one day pursue a career in Politics is unclear. And he also has yet to unveil his own catch phrase. Maybe he will be allowed to have Arni's. And just when we were all getting used to going out of the house without having to fear hearing: "Get down! Get out of heeeere! Get to the chopper!!!!"