The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) arrives from the future on the Griffith Observatory esplanade. Totally naked, he moves towards the railing and looks at the Los Angeles skyline before approaching a group of Punks, hanging around a telescope available to the public, in order to steal their clothes. Made famous in cinema thanks to the movie Rebel Without a Cause in 1955, the Griffith Observatory is located in a park by the same name. As a matter of fact, you can also see a bust of James Dean (touch it, it brings good luck). In this introductory scene, Arnold Schwarzenegger briefly echoes the words of actor Bill Paxton, a beginner at the time. Two years later, Paxton appears in Commando, where he has a minor role, never interacting with the star, Schwarzenegger. The two actors meet up again in 1994, still directed by James Cameron, in True Lies.
Photos of Griffith Observatory taken by Fantrippers at East Observatory Road Los Angeles
Scenes of The Terminator in which Griffith Observatory appears
Articles linking Griffith Observatory
Fantrips including Griffith Observatory