Jeff Bridges recalled a cut workout scene, in which he was doing toe raises, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was riding on his back for weight. However, due to the head-on camera angle it appeared that a sex scene was occurring between the two men. Bridges laughed uproariously at the take, and was disappointed that it was cut from the film.
Another professional body builder (who also had a prominent role in Pumping Iron (1977)) not credited but seen leaving the Mr. Universe completion is Mike Katz. He is on the far left in the red tights.
In 1984, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Englund starred as iconic villains The Terminator and Freddy Kruger in the 80s classic The Terminator (1984) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), respectively. Both films were the first installments of film franchises, and spawned several sequels.
Arnold Schwarzenegger lost a large amount of weight during the filming in 1975 so he wouldn't look so much bigger than his competitor Ken Waller. After filming ended, Arnold worked hard to gain weight for the Mr. Olympia contest that fall. His preparation was filmed and became the movie Pumping Iron. Arnold won the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest and then announced his retirement from competitive bodybuilding. However, after getting back into great shape for the filming of Conan the Barbarian, Arnold entered, and won, the 1980 Mr. Olympia contest.