Few celebrities are as recognizable around the world as Arnold Schwarzenegger, but in the magical land of Hollywood’s tourist traps — where famous copyrights are infringed for a $40 photo — identifying the actual movie star from their out-of-work doppelganger might require a second or third glance. With that in mind, the charity After-School All-Stars enlisted Arnold to prank unsuspecting tourists around Los Angeles just by being himself.
Made up like the Terminator and armed with a selfie stick, the former governor traipsed through the Walk of Fame, confronted lookalikes, and pulled the ol’ “I’m a wax statue that’s come to life!” gag on visitors to Madame Tussaud’s. Sure, the ruse might be spoiled by a cameraman following a person who looks unsettlingly like the actor, but it’s an honor just to be pranked.
Watch the Governator surprise the common folk with his presence below.