Meet the cast of “Terminator 3”
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the Terminator in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”, the third installment of the sci-fi action franchise. This time, he’s joined by a new cast of characters who help him battle the advanced Terminator that has been sent back in time to kill John Connor (Nick Stahl), the future leader of the human resistance.
Claire Danes stars as Kate Brewster, a veterinarian and Connor’s fiancée, who becomes an important ally in the fight against the Terminators. Kristanna Loken plays the T-X, a sophisticated new model of Terminator that is even more deadly than Schwarzenegger’s character.
Robert Patrick reprises his role as Edwards from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and joins forces with Schwarzenegger to protect Connor. Earl Boen also returns as Dr.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Terminator
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, bodybuilder, businessperson, and former professional boxer who has appeared in over 30 films. He is best known for his roles as the titular character in the Terminator franchise and as Harry Tasker in True Lies.
Born in Thal, Austria, Schwarzenegger moved to the United States in 1968 to become a professional bodybuilder. He won Mr. Olympia seven times and Mr. Universe three times before transitioning into acting in the 1970s. In 1977, he made his film debut with a minor role in Hercules in New York. His first leading role was in Conan the Barbarian (1982), which was a box office success.
In 1984, Schwarzenegger starred in The Terminator, a science fiction film directed by James Cameron that became a critical and commercial success.
Linda Hamilton: Sarah Connor
In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor, the mother of John Connor (Nick Stahl), the man who will one day lead the human resistance against Skynet and the machines.
Sarah Connor is a strong and determined woman who has been through a lot in her life. She was first introduced in the 1984 film, The Terminator, as a waitress who is being hunted by a cyborg from the future. In that film, she is rescued by Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who becomes her protector and lover. Together they fight against the Terminator and eventually defeat it.
In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor is now a hardened warrior who has been preparing her son John for the future war against Skynet.
Edward Furlong: John Connor
When Edward Furlong was cast as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, he was only 11 years old. But he rose to the occasion, giving a performance that helped make the movie one of the best sci-fi films ever made.
Furlong continued to play Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, but by then he was a teenager and his character had changed quite a bit. In the third film, Connor is more of a rebel who’s trying to find his place in the world. Furlong did a great job portraying this side of Connor, and it’s one of the things that makes Terminator 3 such an enjoyable movie.
Overall, Edward Furlong has done an excellent job portraying John Connor in both Terminator 2 and 3.
Robert Patrick: The T-1000
Robert Patrick, who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, reprised his role in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. In the film, the T-1000 is sent back in time to kill John Connor (Nick Stahl), but is defeated by the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Patrick has said that he was hesitant to return to the role, as he didn’t want to be typecast. However, he ultimately decided to do it for the fans. He has said that playing the T-1000 was a physically demanding role, as he had to wear a lot of heavy makeup and prosthetics.
Despite his initial reservations, Robert Patrick seems to have enjoyed returning to the role of the T-1000.
Kristanna Loken: The T-X
In 2003, Kristanna Loken starred as the T-X in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. She was 22 years old at the time and had already appeared in several films and television shows.
Loken said she enjoyed playing the T-X because it was a “physical and emotional challenge.” She trained for six months to prepare for the role, learning how to fight and do stunts.
Loken has continued to act since Terminator 3, appearing in films like BloodRayne (2005) and Painkiller Jane (2007). She currently stars on the TV show The Librarians.