Hollywood Legend Schwarzenegger Leaves Bulgaria Delighted

Lifestyle | October 15, 2011, Saturday // 14:24| Views: | Comments: 17
Hollywood Legend Schwarzenegger Departs Delighted by Bulgaria: Hollywood Legend Schwarzenegger Leaves Bulgaria Delighted Movie-star-turned California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (r), and PM Boyko Borisov (l) during the meeting at Nu Boyana Film. Photo by Nu Boyana

Hollywood-legend-turned California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has left Bulgaria after finishing shooting on location the hit action movie The Expendables 2.

The news was reported Saturday by the press center of the Nu Boyana film studios, informing that the action hero has delivered a moving thank you speech upon his departure. He had thanked the entire team for their dedication and professionalism which made it possible for the star actors to do their job.

Schwarzenegger said the Bulgarian team had been one of the most professional and talented ones he had worked with through his entire movie career, stressing he felt great in Bulgaria and in the Nu Boyana studios.

During the past week the shots took place in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv.

On Monday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov visited the Nu Boyana film studios to meet Schwarzenegger. The meeting was also attended by Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov and Bulgarian football star Hristo Stoichkov. The movie legend appeared in film make-up and costume and invited Borisov to visit him in California and to become part of The Expendables 2 team, which the PM declined referring to his duties as country leader. He received as a gift the original sword from another hit movie – the super-production Conan the Barbarian while Schwarzenegger was bestowed with an antique handgun, dating from the historical 19th-century Bulgarian April Uprising against the Ottoman rule.

In addition to Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis and Jason Statham have also arrived in Bulgaria for the shooting of the "The Expendables 2" at the Nu Boyana Film Studios.

Movie director, Simon West, has said in an interview for the media that he was also charmed by Bulgaria and the high quality of work that is done by Nu Boyana Film.

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Jerry - 2 Nov 2011 // 23:05:24

As I stand on my wooden crate the curtain rises, I find myself in front of Nevsky Cathedral, and I begin my soliloquy. I ask myself where is the moral fortitude of Bulgarian politics and has my Church abandoned my Country and its people or handed over the Country to the Devil. Suddenly the Devil flies over my head and laughs at me.

Next, I take my wooden box to 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd and I begin to yell where is the infrastructure to help the citizens ward off economic terror that Europe brought to my doorsteps. Now Germans’ and French would like to rule the roost of Europe but I yell, the Bulgarian was a prisoner to the Nazis and Communists but now Germany and France cannot conquer our dignity or our economics through the veil of the European Union.

I look behind me, I do not see the Law Students or future Philosopher Kings, and they have abandoned the cause that is Bulgaria.

Jerry - 31 Oct 2011 // 02:39:37

Look at the Sililoquy of Bulgarian Politics.

One speaks to oneself!

hercules - 27 Oct 2011 // 11:15:22

I rest my case !

Jerry - 27 Oct 2011 // 03:41:48

When I speak to myself, I do not get any wise remarks but total agreement.

The silient films were great since you do not have to listen to hot air but pure Art.

When one speaks to himself he listens to his intuition responding and that we call Metaphysics.

hercules - 26 Oct 2011 // 19:29:04


Do you enjoy talking to yourself ??

Jerry - 26 Oct 2011 // 19:07:22

As the curtains came to close, we have seen the "Gunfight at O'K Corral Shoutout in Tombstone, Arizona. Now Gaddaffi has no Tombstone in the desert of Libya.

Wait! Humpty Dumpty, "All the Kings Horses and all the Kings Men couldn't put Humpty together again"

The End!

Jerry - 25 Oct 2011 // 16:19:07

We need the Bulgarian version of the film “All the President’s Men” using Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward journalism acted by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman depicting the world of shady Bulgarian politics.

Who is the missing Bulgarian “Deep Throat”?

Lights Action, Camera!

Jerry - 24 Oct 2011 // 18:28:05

It seems Schwarzenegger is spreading his wild oats, while Bulgaria is disarticulating its cultural inspiration in theatre while Borisov feels he is the new John Wayne.

mavro from australia - 23 Oct 2011 // 02:51:53

Obviously he's spreading his wild oats.

Jerry - 22 Oct 2011 // 16:28:00

Hey Schwarzenegger!

We have a natural Theatre in Bulgaria, we call this Politics, Roma, Economics, Public Health and Environment.

Let us not forget the Cops and Robbers!

Are we dealing with a Four Act Play or a Film type "The Exterminator"?

Jerry - 21 Oct 2011 // 20:11:31

I do not believe that Schwarzenegger can be absorbed along the Georgi Rakovski Street but Shakespeare can be absorbed with “Measure for Measure”, “Some Rise by Sin and Some by Virtue Fall”.

We need more creative Bulgarians with a little humor and wit and not a stuffed shirt with a broom up their derriere.

Jerry - 20 Oct 2011 // 17:07:23

We need some definition and objectives from the National Theatre and let us return to definition with the help of Lilia Abadjieva and her Shakespearian wit.

"Double, double toil and trouble," depicts the Bulgarian Theatre of today?

Jerry - 19 Oct 2011 // 16:11:24

Are we in a "Comedy of Errors"?

Or is it Bulgaria?

Drama lies in ones heart and not in ones pocket!

Jerry - 18 Oct 2011 // 23:15:16

We need more films from Bulgaria without the influence of of American gross art as Schwarzeneggerian type of action and drama.

We need the simple Bulgarian films that will arrive at the La Croisette waterfront avenue with the palm trees at Cannes. Most importnat the art must be supported as a traditional force and not as a high profit film without cultural returns.

Jerry - 17 Oct 2011 // 23:04:31

It is extremely important to stop any filming that puts Bulgaria into a perspective of old Cowboy and Indian Films, filmed in Italy for US audiences.

Bulgaria must articulate its art in Drama as a traditional force that leads to a Balkan mystic flair in art and drama that brings warmth with a smile that can be discussed over a cup of hot tea.

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