By Robert J. Matthews
Arnold Schwarzenegger shares fascinating anecdotes in his book, "Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life."
During the filming of Conan the Barbarian, Schwarzenegger had to bite a dead vulture for a scene.
He faced challenges like tearing his back and needing 40 stitches on the first day of filming.
Lack of suitable doubles pushed Schwarzenegger to do his own stunts in Conan.
Conan's brutal scenes required crawling until his knees bled and facing real dead vultures.
The swimming scene in The 6th Day posed a serious risk, with Schwarzenegger almost drowning.
The pool had a cover, and he struggled to find the exit, running out of air.
Luckily, his stunt double, Billy Lucas, realized the danger and saved him.