True Lies Cast: Where Are They Now And What Are They Doing? 

The class of actors that make up the True Lies cast list is another example of the vision and touch of brilliance of Canadian filmmaker James Cameron. A remake of the 1991 French comedy film La Totale!, this action-comedy thriller film, which was written, directed and co-produced by the Titanic and Avatar creator, tells the story of a United States government agent named Harry Tasker who struggles to balance his professional and personal life. To his family, Tasker is a computer salesman who happens to be often away on business trips while in reality, he is a spy – a covert operative for a U.S. counter-terrorism task force.

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the role of Harry Tasker in the film that received numerous awards and ultimately grossed $378.9 million worldwide at the box-office from a budget in the region of $100 – $120 million, the highest for any film at the time. Read on to find out more about what happened to the True Lies cast and what they have been up to ever since.

A Close Up Look At True Lies Cast And Other Works They Have Done Recently

Arnold Schwarzenegger – Harry Tasker

Arnold Schwarzenegger
image source

Prior to playing the role of Hary Tasker, Schwarzenegger had already built a reputation for himself in Hollywood as an action film icon. Some of the roles that helped cement his status were his appearance in Conan the Barbarian (1982) and earlier collaboration with Cameron in the successful Terminator franchise, among others.

Since appearing in True Lies, Arnold Schwarzenegger has starred in various other movies such as Collateral Damage (2002) and Maggie (2015). He has also embarked on a political career that saw him become Governor of the U.S. State of California.

Jamie Lee Curtis – Helen Tasker

True Lies Cast
image source

Like her co-star Arnold, Jamie Lee Curtis had also made a name and garnered wide acclaim for herself in Hollywood before she agreed to join the True Lies cast. She was known for her roles in films like Trading Places (1984) and A Fish Called Wanda (1988).

Following the release of True Lies, Curtis received praise for her performance as Harry Tasker’s wife as she went on to take home the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, American Comedy Award for Funniest Lead Actress in a Motion Picture, and the Saturn Award for Best Actress. She has since then continued to act, appearing in films and TV series like Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), You Again (2010), Veronica Mars (2014), and Scream Queens (2015–2016). She has further been able to add author and activist to her list of titles.

Tom Arnold – Albert ‘Gib’ Gibson

Tom Arnold
Image Source

Actor and comedian Tom Arnold played the role of a spy and sidekick to Schwarzenegger’s character. Since his role in the film, the Iowa native has continued to take on various roles in films such as Nine Months (1995), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), Mr. 3000 (2004), The Great Buck Howard (2008), and Madea’s Witness Protection (2011). He has also worked as a television host, serving as the host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period for four years. Arnold also appeared as Elvis Bertrand in NCIS: New Orleans (2016-2019).

Art Malik – Salim Abu Aziz

Art Malik
image source

Art Malik is a Pakistani–English actor who played an Islamic extremist named Salim Abu Aziz in the film. Like most of other True Lies cast members, Malik achieved international fame; he gained fame for his roles in the 1980s thanks to his appearance in the TV series The Jewel in the Crown and in the Bond film The Living Daylights (1987).

Since appearing in the film, Art Malik has continued to work as an actor. His most recent roles are in episodes of TV series like Homeland, Cold Feet, Indian Summers, Doc Martin, and Doctor Who.

Bill Paxton – Simon

True Lies cast
Image Source

The late Bill Paxton played the role of Simon, a used car salesman who pretends to be a covert agent to flirt with Tasker’s wife. Like Schwarzenegger, the actor and director had worked with Cameron on films like The Terminator (1984) and Aliens (1986) where he received a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The pair’s working relationship carried on after True Lies as they worked together on Titanic (1997). Paxton went on to launch his own directing career as he starred and directed in the film Frality (2001) among others before dying from a stroke in 2017. His most recent role was in The Circle (2017) which was released posthumously.

Tia Carrere – Juno Skinner

Tia Carrere
image source

Tia Carrere plays the role of an antique dealer named Juno Skinner who has ties to the Islamist terrorist, Aziz. Her appearance as a cast member in True Lies garnered her a Saturn Award and MTV Movie + TV Award nomination.

The Hawaii native since has continued to hone her craft; some of her most notable roles are as Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter (1999-2002) and Cha Cha in Curb Your Enthusiasm (2007).

While acting, Tia has also embarked on a music career that has led to her releasing five studio albums, two of which won her Grammy Awards in 2008 and 2010.


Timeline of Michael Jackson’s Career Achievements, Shocking Death and Legacies

Famed as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson was one of the most prominent figures in popular culture. He was a talented musician, dancer...

A Timeline of Elvis Presley’s Career Beginnings, Artistry and Legacies

Among the facets of American art, music is one of the most significant subgroups. In this subgroup, there are very few names that carry...

A Timeline of Bill Gates’ Early Life, Achievements and Philanthropy

Bill Gates is renowned as an American computer programmer and business magnate who co-founded the world’s largest personal computer software company known as Microsoft....

Timeline of Mark Zuckerberg’s Career Achievements, Personal Life and Philanthropy

Harvard University has produced many notable alumni over the years. The Ivy League institution also holds the record for producing some of the most...

Understanding How Jeff Bezos Built His Companies and What He Spends His Money on

The United States of America is great for so many reasons, including the fact that it is home to the largest number of billionaires...


Is James Drury Dead or Still Alive? His Spouse, Children & Height

In the world of filmmaking, James Drury is not a name to disregard or overlook. The American actor ruled the industry in the 60s...

7 QVC Hosts Who Either Left or Were Fired

Since the mid-1980s, QVC has thrilled and entertained audiences around the world with their incredible home shopping show. The channel has over the years...

Hannah Margaret Selleck: What We Know About Tom Selleck’s Daughter

Hannah Margaret Selleck can be described as a blue-blooded Hollywood royal. Born to famous parents Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack in Hollywood, California, she...

Freddie Steinmark Wife, Family, Girlfriend, Height, Cause of Death

Freddie Steinmark was the undersized University of Texas defensive back with a gutsy drive to win, whose courageous battle against osteosarcoma (bone cancer) made him...

What is Carl Edwards Doing Now and Why Did He Retire in The First Place?

As far as the sports of wheels is concerned, Carl Edwards is one of the best drivers out there. The former American professional stock...

Get the Latest Gist, Profiles and Trends Straight To Your in your inbox

Related Stories