Born In: Thal, Austria
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter. His father, who was a police chief, did not approve of him being an athlete and rather supported his brother than him. However, Arnold did not get discourage and engaged in sports like soccer which helped him in gaining physical strength. He eventually, developed interest in body-building and chased his dream of becoming the best body-builder in the world. He realized this dream when he won the Mr. Olympia title. He also dreamt of becoming an actor and this dream too was fulfilled as he went on to become a big Hollywood star. He was politically active and later on served as the Governor of California for two terms. Arnold Schwarzenegger also has a philanthropic side and has helped many charitable organizations in their cause. After completing his second term as governor, he has retired from politics and is currently pursing his acting career.
Nick Name: Arnie
Also Known As: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Spouse/Ex-: Barbara Outland Baker, Maria Shriver (m. 1986; div. 2011)
father: Gustav Schwarzenegger
mother: Aurelia Jadrny Schwarzenegger
siblings: Meinhard Schwarzenegger
Born Country: Austria
political ideology: Political party - Republican
Ancestry: Czech Austrian, Czech American, Austrian American
Notable Alumni: University Of Wisconsin–Superior, Santa Monica College
Founder/Co-Founder: Western Climate Initiative
education: Santa Monica College, University Of Wisconsin–Superior
Humanitarian Work: Actor who supports the ‘Special Olympics’ organization
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July, 30, 1947, to Gustav Schwarzenegger who was an Austrian Police chief and Aurelia, Thal, Austria. He had a brother Meinhard and his father was unfair towards Arnold and meted out preferential treatment towards his brother.
In 1967, Arnold Schwarzenegger earned the ‘Mr. Universe’ title when he was only twenty years old, thus, becoming the youngest individual to win this title. The following year, he again won the Mr. Universe title.
In 1970s, Arnold Schwarzenegger stepped into Hollywood and began his career with the film ‘Hercules in New York’, and then worked in the film ‘The Long Goodbye’.
Arnold Schwarzenegger worked in the film ‘Pumping Iron’ in the year 1977. The same year, he also featured in an episode of the comedy show ‘The San Pedro Beach Bums’.
In 1982, Arnold Schwarzenegger got his first major hit when his film ‘Conan the Barbarian’ was released. He then worked on the sequel of this film called ‘Conan the Destroyer’. This was followed by many more films such as ‘The Terminator’, ‘Predator’, ‘Commando’, ‘The Running Man’, ‘Raw Deal’, Red Heat’ which launched him as a successful action hero.
During the 1990s, Arnold Schwarzenegger worked in a few other movies such as ‘Eraser’, ‘Jingle All The Way’, ‘Batman & Robin’. After this he took some time off in order to recover from a back injury. He re-appeared in the movie ‘End of Days’, which was an action fantasy thriller.
Arnold Schwarzenegger played the lead role in the 2003 film ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’, and it marked this actor’s comeback into stardom as it was a huge hit and garnered around $150 million in the US.
Arnold Schwarzenegger lent his voice to the character Baron von Steuben in an episode of the tele-series ‘Liberty’s Kids’ called ‘Valley Forge’. He also worked along with actor Sylvester Stallone in the film ‘The Expendables’ in a special appearance.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
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|1977||Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male||Stay Hungry (1976)|
|2014||Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series||Years of Living Dangerously (2014)|
|1992||Best Male Performance||Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)|
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