Terminator 2 Disaster: James Cameron Bashes Arnold to Bits

To break new ground, sometimes you need to break things. No one in the history of entertainment knows this better than James Cameron, whose commitment to “getting the shot” on Terminator 2: Judgment Day resulted in a near nightmare scenario for the Terminator Effects crew from Stan Winston Studio.

In this behind-the-scenes look at the Making of T2, SWS team member Andy Schoneberg recounts the night that Cameron bashed “Arnold’s” head in, got the shot, and how the SWS robot builders scrambled to put him back together again in time for the next day’s filming.



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Terminator 2: Judgement Day