See Joseph Baena, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son, Recreate Terminator 2

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son, Joseph Baena, recreated a scene from Terminator 2 for a YouTube video.

By Jessica Goudreault | Updated

Arnold Schwarzenegger terminator reboot

Joseph Baena is a spitting image of his father, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a recreated scene from Terminator 2. The 25-year-old aspiring actor is following in his father’s footsteps as a bodybuilder, fitness model, and potentially a major Hollywood star, he told ComingSoon. It’s been a dream of his since he grew up watching classic films from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

The recreated scene from James Cameron’s Terminator sequel is well-known to many moviegoers. In the original film, Arnold Schwarzenegger steals a motorcycle from outside a bar, stopping to snatch a shotgun and black sunglasses from a man who tries to get in his way. George Thorogood’s “Bad To The Bone” plays fittingly over the badass scene.

Joseph Baena nailed the recreated scene, mimicking his father’s facial expressions and posture in the shot-for-shot remake. However, fans don’t get to hear the young actor’s voice since there was no dialogue in this scene. In fact, Arnold Schwarzenegger only utters seven hundred words of dialogue throughout Terminator 2, which include his famous catchphrase “I’ll be back.”

The YouTube video, created by videographer and cinematographer Ben Hess, has gained 1.8 million views since it was uploaded in 2016. Many of the comments refer to how much Joseph Baena looks like his father in the scene, especially when he looks back with that iconic glare. Some fans even wish he would go all out and recreate the entire Terminator 2 movie!

While Arnold Schwarzenegger may retire from acting at the age of 75, his son is just starting his career. Joseph Baena has been cast in a few films, including the sci-fi thriller Chariot and the drama flick Bully High, though he’s got several more films in production, including the horror thriller Lava and the fantasy film Encounters. Next up, Joseph Baena aspires to be in a Western, a superhero movie, and a Star Wars film.

Joseph Baena terminator 2

Joseph Baena is the youngest of five children from the Terminator 2 actor. Joseph’s mother, Mildred Patricia “Patty” Baena, was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s longtime housekeeper who kept her son’s identity a secret for much of his childhood. Once Joseph began to clearly resemble his father, the truth came out and allowed the two to bond over their mutual interests and build a wonderful relationship.

Another famous child of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s is his oldest daughter Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger Pratt, who is married to the Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt. The two got married in 2020 and have since welcomed two daughters, Lyla and Eloise, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s only two grandchildren (so far). Arnold’s middle child, Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger, is also working on his acting chops, having recently been in Netflix’s Moxie and HBO Max’s The Staircase.

After six Terminator films, it’s not looking too likely that we’ll see Joseph Baena take on his father’s role in a new Terminator 2 reboot, but it’s not totally out of the question. When asked about rebooting the Terminator franchise, director James Cameron mentioned that it’s “in discussion.” If there will be a rebooted franchise, then he wants to focus more on artificial intelligence than just robots destroying humanity.