Steven Spielberg was discussing his new project - an action docudrama about famous composers starring top movie stars. Sylvester Stallone, Steven Segall, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger were all present. Spielberg strongly desired the box office 'oomph' of these superstars, so he was prepared to allow them to select whatever composers they wished to portray, as long as they were famous.
"Well," started Stallone, "I've always admired Mozart. I would love to play him."
has always been my favorite, and my image would improve if people saw
me playing the piano," replied Willis. "I'll play him."
"I've always been partial to Strauss and his waltzes," said Segall. "I'd like to play him."
was very pleased with these choices. "Sounds splendid." Then, turning
to Schwarzenegger, he asked, "Who do you want to be, Arnold?"
a slow deliberate voice replied, "I'll be Bach."