Roland Kickinger: The New Conan the Barbarian?

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Has Roland Kickinger landed the lead role in the upcoming remake of Conan the Barbarian?

Lionsgate and Nu Image/Millennium are in talks with a 41-year-old Austrian actor to portray the title character that Arnold Schwarzenegger made famous in the 1982 classic movie.

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If he does land the part, there's a good chance it will be due to the striking similarities between Kickinger and the Governor of California. To wit:

  • Both are bodybuilders-turned-actors;
  • Both hail from Central European countries.
  • Like Schwarzenegger, Kickinger had a role as a T-800 in the Terminator" franchise (in Terminator Salvation).
  • Kickinger actually played a Conan-era version of Schwarzenegger in See Arnold Run, a 2005 A&E biopic about the actor-turned-politician.

In a two decades, let's just hope that Kickinger doesn't help to run the California economy into the ground.

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Roland Kickinger

Roland Kickinger Photo

Roland Kickinger is a former bodybuilder and little-known actor.

But he's about to make it big as the lead in the Conan the Barbarian remake!

He appeared in Terminator Salvation as a T-800 and in an episode of The Closer. Roland has been compared to a younger Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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