Bringing a high-fantasy epic to the big screen has never been an easy feat, and 1982′s Conan the Barbarian was no exception. But the risk paid off: Conan proved to be legendary screenwriter John Milius’ most successful directorial effort and gave Ah-nuld Schwarzenegger his perfect breakout role. What may shock you is the lengths taken by the creative forces behind the movie to bring it to life. Here are seven things you probably don’t know about the making of Conan the Barbarian.
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