Not all advice is good even if it comes from Luke Skywalker.
“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill has revealed that he once suggested an up and coming actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to lose his accent and change his last name.
“Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting out. I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles & to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite & became one of the biggest stars EVER,” Hamill, 66, tweeted.
Schwarzenegger, 71, responded with kindness, saying it was not a bad advice even though he chose to ignore it.
“Your advice was absolutely correct under any normal circumstances, and those were the rules back then. I just happen to be a rule-breaker,” the Austria-born actor said.
The actor, one of the most prominent action stars in Hollywood, stuck to his surname and went on to be a star of money-minting franchise films such as “Terminator” and “Total Recall”.
He became equally successful as a politician and was eventually elected as the governor of California.