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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Stars in ‘Terminator 2’ Remake for Indie Film Competition

Just like his father, Joseph Baena is also bad to the bone.

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Back in 1991, Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” the follow-up to the 1984 James Cameron’s sci-fi film. Now flash forward 25 years and the actor’s son, Joseph Baena, is taking after his father and creating his own “Terminator” legacy.

The 18-year-old stars in a two-minute short film that is a shot-by-shot remake of the iconic “T2” scene where the cyborg steals a motorcycle, takes the owner’s rifle and snatches his shades, while “Bad to the Bone” plays in the background.

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The teen is a spitting image of his famous dad and does his best at imitating Arnold’s scowl.

The clip was shot last week at a restaurant outside of Bakersfield and is directed by Baena’s friend, Ben Hess, who according to TMZ, submitted the short film for a competition for Film Riot.

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Schwarzenegger last reprised his role of the robot character in 2015’s “Terminator Genisys,” which grossed over $440 million worldwide and become the second-highest-grossing film of the franchise and of Schwarzenegger’s career. While the film’s reviews were mostly negative, the actor’s return was applauded by many.

Arnold will next be seen in Elliott Lester’s thriller “478” and Taran Killam’s comedy “Why We’re Killing Gunther.” He’s also set to produce the TV series “Pump,” inspired by his bodybuilding days. 

Check out Joseph’s clip below and compare it to the original scene.


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