True or False Trivia: Conan the Destroyer

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One of the fascinating pieces of trivia below is true*, the other is false. Do YOU know which is which?

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

1) John Milius, the director of Conan the Barbarian was unavailable to direct Conan the Destroyer. The studio took a more active role than they had on the first film, which led to some serious mistakes, according to Schwarzenegger in his latest autobiography. After the phenomenon of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Universal thought Conan the Destroyer would make more money if it were family entertainment. Schwarzenegger argued against this change but they overruled him. Director Richard Fleischer agreed with Schwarzenegger, but complied with Universal’s wishes to make Conan the Destroyer more like a comic book. Although it out-grossed Conan the Barbarian, it didn’t do as well in the US, because it was more family-friendly, just as Schwarzenegger and Fleischer feared. He later expressed the same fears in Terminator 2: Judgment Day when the Terminator was forbidden from killing anyone. Both Schwarzenegger and Dino De Laurentiis washed their hands of the series, with Schwarzenegger opting to only do contemporary movies from now on.

ET Michael Jackson Macaulay Culkin

2) Wilt Chamberlain and Andre the Giant (who played the horned demon Dagoth) would engage in playful competitions on set, such as drinking 100 beers in an hour and bedding 100 women in an hour. Their most memorable competition came after both men bragged for days about the size of their penises, eventually declaring it a draw as Wilt’s astonishing length and Andre’s tremendous girth canceled each other out. The two men decided to settle the matter once and for all by tying their members together and having a tug-of-war. The contest went on for 9 hours until the sheer force of the act caused an earthquake, destroying much of the set. Actress Grace Jones then declared she had finally had enough of these shenanigans, and dragged both men by their scrotums into a fiberglass cave that was still standing. The primitive animalistic sounds heard over the next 26 hours caused several crew members to abandon their worldly possessions and form a new religious sect. Jones eventually emerged from the cave, looking rather disappointed, but both men remained inside for three days, unable to move or speak. Neither ever fully recovered, and slowly withered away until their deaths some years later.

Wilt Arnold Andre

*true trivia courtesy of IMDB.com

19 thoughts on “True or False Trivia: Conan the Destroyer

  1. What type of knot did they use to hold their penises together? This is an important piece of this puzzle that I need to know to make my guess at which is true or false.

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