The film career of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hollywood started in 1970 with “Hercules in New York”. He was very popular because of his bodybuilding and was well known as the best action hero of Hollywood. He became popular as an action hero after his movie Terminator which grossed a record revenue. Here is the list of top ten 10 best action and comedy movies out of total 40 career movies till 2010.

Terminator 2 was a movie which established Arnold as an action hero. Released in 1991, this movie continues the same story with a time gap of 10 years. The film grossed $204 million and acquired four Academy Awards. The film explores issues of fat, responsibility, loyalty and the essences of humanity. It was the best action movie directed by James Cameron. The hero fights to defend a child whose existence is threatened by an alien.

True Lies: An action-comedy film, ‘True Lies’ was released in 1994 by James Cameron. This fun and entertaining film has greatly performed by Arnold and it is still etched in the minds of the viewers. The film was therefore, the second best grossing film of Arnold. The movie earned $ 146 million domestically and $ 232.6 million abroad, marking it also the best-grossing movie of 1994. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Total Recall: This film was released in 1990, by Paul Verhoeven. The film has many interesting twists and turns to glue the audience to their seats. The visual effects and Arnold’s presence is what turned it into a major box office hit. In this movie Arnold plays the role of a 21st-century construction worker who discovers that his entire memory of the past derives from a memory chip implanted in his brain. It won a special Achievement Academy Award for its visual effects.

Eraser was directed by Chuck Russel in 1996. In this movie, Arnold is a top agent in the U.S intelligence. Again, Arnold proved that he is the best action hero of hollywood. The film grossed $236,400,000 on worldwide box office. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award for sound Effects editing in 1996.

In Twins, Arnold tries his hand at straight comedy for the first time and surprises with a very funny performance. It was produced and directed by Iran Reiteman. Twins was a mold breaking film and the first of two highly successful comedies that the star made with ‘Chostbusters’. The film takes staric Jabs at the notion of “perfect” genetics, and makes several pointed comments concerning the dangers of youthful pre-conditioning by insensitive parents. Its esetimated gross revenue was $ 216,614, 380.

Kindergarten Cop: It was a 1990 best movie of Arnold Schwarzenegger directed by Iran Reitman. Arnold stars as John Kimble, a tough longer police detective. Arnold received a salary of $ 12 million for the film. Kindergarten cop received generally mixed to some what positive reviews and currently holds a 52% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

Jingle All The Way: The movie was released in 1996 by Brain Levant. The movie was set and filmed in the Twin cities metropolitan area of Minnesota. It was the last comedy to date that Arnold starred in. This film received mostly negative reviews from critics. Arnold won the Blockbuster entertainment Award for the best actor in a family film.

“Last Action Hero” was a 1993 action-comedy film directed by John MC Tiernan. The film’s gross revenue at worldwide was $137,298,489. The movie was rumored to be the first advertisement placed on a space-going rocket. Arnold received salary of $15 million for his role in the film.

The Junior: This comedy film was directed by Iran Reitman in 1994. In this movie, Arnold was as a scientist who undergoes a male pregnancy as part of a scientific experiment. In 2007, launched an essay-writing competition, asking entrants to prove the junior could be considered the greatest movie of all time. The movie grossed over $108,430.00 worldwide. But for the most part, the film received poor reviews having 34% ‘Rotten’ rating on rotten Tomatoes.

Terminator: The terminator was 1984 action movie directed and co-written by James Cameron. The film was a low-budget movie, at $65 million, which turned out to be a box-office hit, and earning $ 38,731,200 domestically. The movie went on to gross more than $78 million worldwide. The Terminator received universal acclaim from critics and is commonly regarded as one of the best film of 1984. This movie was selected for preservation Registry by the Library of congress as being “historically” significant.
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