Howard Langston, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the protagonist of the classic family Christmas film Jingle All the Way. He is a workaholic who struggles to give his son what he wants most for Christmas, a rare Turbo-Man action figure, on Christmas Eve. You may either get the blue or red checkered shirt depending on which appearance.
In Commando, Colonel John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a retired Delta Force operator who’s brought back when mercenaries kidnap his daughter, and it’s not long before Matrix himself is abducted. It turns out the mercenaries are made up of members of his former unit who have been decommissioned for enjoying the killing too much, led by a former South American dictator who wishes to carry out a political assassination and kickstart a military coup.
In the Terminator series, John Connor leads a resistance to fight robotic Terminators that have taken control in the future. He’s portrayed by different actors in each sequel but the youngest version (Edward Furlong) is the most memorable – probably because he taught the Terminator to say “Hasta la Vista, Baby!”