How Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito Made Movie Magic With "Twins"

By Kellar Ellsworth
Arnold Schwarzenegger looking back at Danny DeVito in a scene from the film 'Twins', 1988. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)

The ‘80s loved oddball pairings. No movie stretched that particular gag to higher heights than the 1988’s “Twins”, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito. Undoubtedly, the direction of iconic director Ivan Reitman helped a film that critics panned, earning over $216 million against a budget of just $18 million. Improbably, Schwarzenegger made more money off his first serious foray into comedy than any of the Terminator movies! Here’s how the most implausible coupling produced “Twins,” one of the cult comedy classics of the 80s.