Arnie returns to muscle in on movie lines

THE immortal Arnold Schwarzenegger line “I’ll be back” has been named by film buffs as the best parting shot in movie history.

The muscled star tops a list compiled by Odeon Cinemas with his pay-off in 1984 movie The Terminator which rocketed him to major league stardom.

And Austrian-born Schwarzenegger scores another top-rated line with his "Hasta la vista, baby" from the sequel, Terminator II: Judgment Day.

Although not normally noted for his convincing deliveries, the former Mr Universe bodybuilding champ clearly benefited from the skills of scriptwriter James Cameron, who also directed both films.

The cinema chain polled branch managers of its nearly 100 complexes around Britain to draw up the epitome of verbal sign-offs.

Second in the list was Clark Gable's line to Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

Odeon spokesman Richard Storton said: "Many of these lines are so well known that they've passed into everyday speech.

"We'll be putting these in the exits of our cinemas to spark film debate even after people have left the auditorium."

Top 10 movie lines:

1. "I'll be back." The Terminator (1984).

2. "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Gone with the Wind (1939).

3. "Get busy living, or get busy dying." The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

4. "Hasta la vista, baby." Terminator II: Judgment Day (1991).

5. "Well, nobody's perfect!" Some Like it Hot (1959).

6. "Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye." 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

7. "Goodbye, Mr Bond." Goldfinger (1964).

8. "I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain ... Time to die." Bladerunner (1982).

9. "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" White Heat (1949).

10. "Forget about it!" Donnie Brasco (1997).

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