Robert Patrick has appeared in a wide array of films throughout his illustrious career, and he took a walk down memory lane for some of them on Entertainment Weekly: The Show for the segment “Patrick Makes Perfect.”
“Die Hard 2 was a huge moment in my career – it was the first time I ever got a studio movie,” he tells EW. “I get shot by Bruce Willis and they said, ‘cut,’ and I had done enough movies to know that you cannot really move until everybody has photographs of you. I ended up laying there for about three hours. At one point Willis comes by, and I remember looking up at him out of the corner of my eye, and he goes, ‘Hey, we gotta hurry up! I think this guy is actually getting rigor mortis over here.'”
Besides recounting some of his experiences on Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne’s World, Cop Land, The Sopranos, and The X-Files, Patrick also described his more recent work on Amazon’s Lore and CBS’ Scorpion. In addition to getting to wear muttonchops on the former, he discussed his stunt work on the latter.
“I’ve done some of the greatest stunts I’ve ever done,” he says. “Gnarly stuff – Tom Cruise type stunts. I did a fight scene with the stuntman. We’re doing the scene, and I’m throwing the punch and I’ve got a shield, and I’m blocking and I’m pushing him at the same time, and I hit my eye and gave me a nice black eye.”
Watch the full clip above for more (including a few Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions) from Patrick. Lore is available for streaming exclusively on Amazon and Scorpion airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.