They say hindsight is 20/20 and no one knows this more than actor Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame. In recent years, Hamill has become a fan favorite of celebrities on Twitter for posting things like this Father’s Day Tweet, and a hysterical exchange with Captain America’s Chris Evans.
As much as fans love Hamill, however, they might not want to take career advice from him if they are going into the entertainment industry. Hamill himself admits he once gave terrible career advice to none other than The Terminator’s Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In a weekend tweet, Hamill wrote:
Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting out. I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles & to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite & became one of the biggest stars EVER.
At least now we know.
Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting out. I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles & to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite & became one of the biggest stars EVER #TrueStory https://t.co/6HMs1PNDsu
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 11, 2018
Note to self…. Don't ask Mark for advise.
— It'sMarkHamill (@ItsMarkHamill) August 11, 2018
Not quite: Ask Mark for advise and then do the opposite –> Profit!!!
— Christian Hauer (@Evo_Kaer) August 11, 2018
Now I'm going to do the opposite of what your profile says and always give up and aim high. And DM you! pic.twitter.com/jW3mzXc9Eh
— Natalie H (@eilatan82) August 11, 2018
So there's this girl I like and, oh wait, I'll ask Harrison.
— David Anthony (@davetopgear) August 11, 2018
Hamill’s advice may have been bad, but this? This takes the cake.
Hi Mark when it comes to bad advice, I can go one better. When I came in to audition with Lucas for the role you got in Star Wars, I asked him if he planned to write another draft since it read like a comic book. Not my smartest move.
— Nicholas Hammond (@nicholasham1) August 12, 2018
Even if his advice wasn’t the best, fans still love Luke Skywalker.
Ahah! I'd love to see a picture of you two together!
— Laura Mac (@LauraMacDB) August 11, 2018
The one I love about you is that you take the time to talk to us Mark Hamill fans on twitter and that's what I love about you ♥️.
— victoria reno Skywalker starwarsfan2018 (@baganslover2013) August 11, 2018
I love these types of stories.
— ☕️ Luna ☕️ (@Lunalore) August 11, 2018
You are delightful. You razor shape wit cuts through nonsense and just makes my day.
— Kathy Gylfe (@Pelydryn1) August 11, 2018
If everything is the opposite, maybe Hamill should have advised Schwarzenegger to go into politics?
H/T: Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post