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Conan The Barbarian (1982)

Arnold Schwarzenegger may have ventured out in clothes many times since this movie, but here’s how fans first remember him: bare and belted, a Nordic superman justified in his use of force to avenge his parents’ deaths.

Director John Milius quotes Nietzsche and ladles on the fantasy atmosphere with a Wagnerian flourish that’s too heavyweight and humourless for its own – and Big Arnie’s – good. But the movie looks fabulous . . . rather like Arnie himself

Although her outfit is revealing throughout the entire film, the scene where Sandahl Bergman disrobes must surely rank up there as one of the greatest nude scenes of all time.

Followed by a 1984 sequel, Conan The Destroyer.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Thulsa Doom
James Earl Jones
King Osric
Max von Sydow
Sandahl Bergman
Ben Davidson
The Witch
Cassandra Gava
Gerry Lopez
The Wizard/Narrator
The Princess
Valérie Quennessen
Conan’s Father
William Smith
Red Hair
Luis Barboo

John Milius