Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzengger was in good spirits as he received his COVID-19 vaccine at Dodger Stadium, even quoting lines from his movies for fun.
In a video posted on social media, Schwarzengger can be seen in an SUV getting reading to get the jab, and right before he does he jokingly tells the medical provider: “Put that needle down!” The joke was a reference to a line from his 1996 Christmas comedy, ‘Jingle All the Way’.
In the caption for the post, and in the video clip, the 73-year-old film icon couldn’t help but throw in another line from his most famous role.
“Today was a good day. I have never been happier to wait in a line. If you’re eligible, join me and sign up to get your vaccine. Come with me if you want to live!” he wrote. The last line is, of course, from the movie ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’.
The actor’s positive personality also shone in October 2020 when he underwent heart surgery. At the time, Schwarzenegger posted a picture from his hospital bed with a thumbs up and said he was feeling “fantastic”. He said on social media that he had a new aortic valve implanted in his heart.
“Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery,” he wrote. Schwarzenegger underwent heart surgery in 2018 to replaced a pulmonary valve that was originally installed in 1997.