Arnold Schwarzenegger And Jamie Lee Curtis Reunited At Her Hand And Footprint Ceremony And, Of Course, He Spoke Of Her Kicking ‘Some Serious Ass’

This weekend will see Jamie Lee Curtis return to the Halloween franchise for the end of an epic trilogy of films. What the future holds for her, with Halloween or elsewhere we don’t know entirely, but it’s impossible to argue that she hasn’t had an incredible career so far. And on Wednesday that career was honored when Curtis added her hand and footprints at the famous TLC Chinese Theater, with both friend Melanie Griffith and her True Lies co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger in attendance.

Arnold got to work with Jamie Lee Curtis in one of her most action-heavy performances, where Curtis played the wife of Schwarzenegger, who was secretly a spy. Jamie Lee Curtis’ character eventually gets in on the action, quite literally, and in his speech (via Fox News) Arnold called her “serious player that can kick some serious ass.” He also commended her ability to remain a huge star for as long as she has, saying…. 

There are a lot of stars here in Hollywood that have maybe one hit or two hits, this woman has hits for more than four decades. Think about that. For more than four decades, one hit after the next, and it doesn’t matter what genre it is. If it's comedy, if it is a love story, if it’s an action movie, or whatever it is, she can do it. I’ve seen that firsthand.

James Cameron has made some of the biggest blockbuster movies of all-time, from Terminator to Titanic to Avatar and so a much smaller scale movie like True Lies can be easily overlooked, though there was talk of a True Lies sequel years ago. But Arnold and Jamie Lee Curtis are excellent together. While Curtis has said before that Arnold didn’t want her in True Lies, it’s a great thing for movie fans that he did not get what he wanted. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curits posing at her cerermeony

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Arnold wasn’t the only celebrity friend of Jamie Lee Curtis to speak at the ceremony, another child of Hollywood royalty, Melanie Griffith, was on hand, and she commended Curtis not only for the decades of success she has had in the movies, but the wide variety of roles she been able to play in that time. Griffith said…

She’s done the ‘Halloween’ films and is a horror icon, of course, but she’s also been a sex symbol, a comedian, an action hero, and a fantastic dramatic actress. She’s been a movie star, a tv star, a social media warrior, and she is funny. She can make you laugh until you cry.

Those curious about Jamie Lee Curtis' hand and footprint can see an image of the honor below,

Jamie Lee Curtis' hand and feet print

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While Jamie Lee Curtis has done it all, she will certainly be Laurie Strode first and foremost for many fans. Those fans have to be excited to see what happens in what may truly be the final battle for Laurie and Michael Myers when Halloween Ends arrives in theaters and on Peacock this weekend.  

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.