Date: 1984

It’s the film that launched a thousand parodies. Arnold played the role of a cyborg, sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor, the mother of one of earth’s future heroes. Arnold only had 18 lines and under 100 words—at first, he hesitated to take on the role of a machine, fearing that it would limit his future parts. But we’re so glad that he made the right decision—it sparked director James Cameron’s career, and it turned Arnold into an in-demand action hero.