People, Dec. 15, 1980

Looking like a cross between Hagar the Horrible and Rodin's The Thinker for his role in the film Conan the Barbarian, Bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger is clearly no dumbbell. He will be working out alongside Sandahl Bergman, who steamed up movie theaters in Bob Fosse's All That Jazz. Conan, about to go into production in Spain, is based on the 1930s sword-and-sorcery tales of Robert E. Howard. Schwarzenegger's main cause for thoughtful concern is the film's villain, Thulsa Doom, played by James Earl Jones, the ominous voice of Star Wars'Darth Vader.

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