Mark Hamill had Some Advice for a Young Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger. Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro/REX/Shutterstock (9454873a)

Could you picture Arnold Schwarzenegger without his signature Austrian accent?

Neither can we.

But, it appears as though Mark Hamill could. The Star Wars actor has revealed that the former Governor of California asked him for advice when he was starting out in Hollywood. His advice, though, was less than sound.

“I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles & to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite & became one of the biggest stars EVER.”

The Terminator star took it in his stride and reminded the 66-year-old that he was right at the time — but that he’s just a badass.

“Your advice was absolutely correct under any normal circumstances, and those were the rules back then. I just happen to be a rule-breaker.”

And we’re so happy he was!