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Arnold Schwarzenegger made a video of every explosion from his films

Jingle All The Way
Jingle All The Way

It’s a fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger likes to blow shit up. Or at least, likes shit blowing up around him in his movies. Maybe it’s because he so often works with James Cameron, a man who also loves the spectacle of exploding destruction. But Schwarzenegger loves blowing stuff up so much that he’s doing it for charity, and those interested can go to this site to donate to After-School All-Stars (and also enter to win a chance to blow stuff up with the once and future Terminator). But to get people better acquainted with his resumé for dealing with explosions, Schwarzenegger has compiled all of the various explosions from his movies—yes, including Twins and Jingle All The Way.

Explosions are perhaps the only thing Schwarzenegger loves more than awkward dancing, and to prove it, he and his team did some research and found there are 23 movies in his filmography containing instances of shit blowing up. But how were the explosions counted and assembled? Schwarzenegger provides his method for determining explosions and what counted towards the final tally:

Explosions were counted frame by frame based on every instance of an actual explosion.

This includes repeated explosions, as well as explosions within explosions.

Explosions that continued through an edit were only counted once.

An honest attempt was made to count every explosion based on these rules.

In some cases an educated guess was made.

With all that said, let’s get to the various ways Schwarzenegger reacts to things going BOOM around him. And maybe consider giving to his very noble cause, if only to keep him in the business of blowing stuff the hell up.

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