"Arnold Schwarzenegger is an unsung pioneer for minority actors. Look at The Terminator: There had to be someone who heard his name tossed around for the role and thought: ‘Wait, why would the robot have an Austrian accent? No one's gonna buy that! We gotta get a robot that has an American accent! Just get a white guy from the States. Audiences will be confused.' Nope. They weren't. Because, you know what? No one really cares."
- Aziz Ansari on how Arnold Schwarzenegger helped pave the way for minority actors in Hollywood.
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