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Arnold Schwarzenegger is an American actor popularly known as ‘Terminator’ and is also the former Governor of California

InformationDetail
BirthdayJuly 30, 1947
NationalityAmerican
FamousFormer Governor of California, Humanitarian, School Dropouts, Republicans, Actors, Leaders, Political Leaders, INTJ
IdeologiesRepublicans
Nick namesArnie
SpousesMaria Shriver
SiblingsMeinhard Schwarzenegger
Childrens Katherine Schwarzenegger
Universities
  • Santa Monica College
  • 1979 - University of Wisconsin–Superior
Humanitarian Works
  • Actor who supports the ‘Special Olympics’ organization
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Western Climate Initiative
Birth PlaceThal
Political IdeologyPolitical party - Republican
ReligionCatholicism
Height188cm
GenderMale
FatherGustav Schwarzenegger
MotherAurelia Jadrny Schwarzenegger
Net Worth$348 Million
Sun SignLeo
Born inThal
Famous asFormer Governor of California
Socials

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Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a notable social and political figure who went on to become a famous international personality despite hailing from an impoverished background. His father, who was a police chief, did not approve of him being an athlete and rather supported his brother than him. However, the young lad did not get discouraged 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 secure an exclusive place in the industry for himself. He was politically active and even got elected as the Governor of California. This actor also has a philanthropic side and has helped many charitable organizations in their cause. He is believed to have donated his salary, as the Governor, to charitable foundations. This personality is also a supporter of the ‘Special Olympics’. Schwarzenegger has managed to strike a balance between three different callings namely body-building, acting and politics. To know more about his life and works read on

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born on 30th July, 1947, to Gustav Schwarzenegger who was an Austrian Police chief and Aurelia, in Thal, Austria. He had a brother Meinhard and his father was unfair towards Arnold and meted out preferential treatment towards his brother.

He was active in sports like soccer and while preparing himself for soccer he developed an interest in body-building. During the 1960s, he won a few weightlifting and powerlifting competitions.

Career

In 1967, he 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 1970, he competed in the Mr. Olympia contest and won the contest when he was only twenty-three years old. He created a record of being the youngest person to earn this title.

In 1970s, he stepped into Hollywood and began his career with the film ‘Hercules in New York’, and then, he worked in the film ‘The Long Goodbye’.

During the period 1971-75, he emerged as the winner of Mr. Olympia contest and in 1975, he declared his intention to withdraw from professional body-building.

In 1976, his film ‘Stay Hungry’ was released in which his acting got appreciated and he also won an award for this film.

He 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 1979, he acted in the film ‘The Villain’, and the following year, he appeared in the biographical movie ‘The Jayne Mansfield Story’, as actress Jayne Mansfield’s husband Mickey Hargitay.

In 1980, he again participated in the Mr. Olympia competition and won it as well. Finally, he officially took retirement from professional body-building.

In 1982, he 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.

He also did a comic role in the 1988 film ‘Twins’. This was followed by his film ‘Total Recall’ which was a huge commercial success.

During the period 1990-93, he chaired the ‘President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports’ and was then the chairperson of the ‘California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports’. He was also the ambassador of the ‘Red Cross’ which is an international humanitarian movement.

In 1991, this actor played the protagonist in the ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ which was immensely successful and became the biggest commercial hit of that year.

He worked in the film ‘True Lies’ in 1994, and the same year, he worked in the film ‘Junior’ which earned him a ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination.

During 1990s, he 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.

In 2002, he acted in the movie ‘The 6th Day’ and then, he starred in ‘Collateral Damage’ but none of these films were met with financial success.

He 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.

The same year, he declared to contest the ‘2003 California recall’ election for the office of the Governor of California. He was elected as the Governor of California on 7th October, the same year and remained in office for the next eight years, which included a re-election to the post.

In 2004, he made a guest appearance in the film ‘The Rundown’ and then another cameo role in ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. The following year, he portrayed himself in the film ‘The Kid & I’.

He 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.

In 2011, after completing his second term as the Governor of California, he decided to make a comeback in Hollywood. The same year, he founded the NGO named ‘R20 Regions of Climate Action’.

During the period 2012-14, he worked in many films such as 'The Expendables 2', 'The Last Stand', 'Escape Plan', 'Sabotage', 'The Expendables 3'.

In 2012, his autobiography named ‘Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story’ was published.

His upcoming films are a sequel of ‘The Legend of Conan’ and ‘Terminator Genisys’, the fifth movie in the franchise.

Major Works

His role in the ‘The Terminator’ where he played the protagonist has been much acclaimed and he starred in its sequels ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ and ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ and both these sequels turned out to be high grossing movies. He has played his role so well that he has been cast in all the sequels of the movie including the fifth sequel ‘Terminator Genisys’ which is schedule to be released in July 2015.

Awards & Achievements

In 1977, he won his first ‘Golden Globe Award’ for the film ‘Stay Hungry’ as ‘New Male Star of the Year’.

In 1993, he was entitled as the ‘International Star of the Decade’ by the ‘National Association of Theatre Owners’.

This talented actor has been inducted into the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ and the ‘WWE Hall of Fame’

The ‘USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy’ at the ‘University of Southern California’ has been named after this personality.

He has been awarded with the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award’ for his charitable endeavours.

Personal Life & Legacy

In April 1986, he married Maria Shriver, who is a journalist and the niece of US President John F. Kennedy. The couple is blessed with four children Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger, Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger, Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger.

The actor allegedly had an extra marital affair with his housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena and has a son with her named Joseph. This was a reason behind the rift in his relationship with his wife, and she eventually, filed a divorce.

Net Worth

This actor is estimated to have a net worth of $300 million according to the ‘Celebrity Net Worth’.

Trivia

He has been nominated many times as the ‘Worst Actor’ in the ‘Golden Raspberry Award’ and in 2004; he was awarded the ‘Worst Razzie Loser of Our First 25 Years’

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Arnold Schwarzenegger awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

1977Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - MaleStay Hungry (1976)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2014Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction SeriesYears of Living Dangerously (2014)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

1992Best Male PerformanceTerminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Arnold Schwarzenegger biography timelines

  • // 30th Jul 1947
    He was born on 30th July, 1947, to Gustav Schwarzenegger who was an Austrian Police chief and Aurelia, in Thal, Austria. He had a brother Meinhard and his father was unfair towards Arnold and meted out preferential treatment towards his brother.
  • // 1967
    In 1967, he 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.
  • // 1970
    In 1970, he competed in the Mr. Olympia contest and won the contest when he was only twenty-three years old. He created a record of being the youngest person to earn this title.
  • // 1971 To 1975
    During the period 1971-75, he emerged as the winner of Mr. Olympia contest and in 1975, he declared his intention to withdraw from professional body-building.
  • // 1976
    In 1976, his film ‘Stay Hungry’ was released in which his acting got appreciated and he also won an award for this film.
  • // 1977
    He 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’.
  • // 1977
    In 1977, he won his first ‘Golden Globe Award’ for the film ‘Stay Hungry’ as ‘New Male Star of the Year’.
  • // 1979
    In 1979, he acted in the film ‘The Villain’, and the following year, he appeared in the biographical movie ‘The Jayne Mansfield Story’, as actress Jayne Mansfield’s husband Mickey Hargitay.
  • // 1980
    In 1980, he again participated in the Mr. Olympia competition and won it as well. Finally, he officially took retirement from professional body-building.
  • // 1982
    In 1982, he 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.
  • // Apr 1986
    In April 1986, he married Maria Shriver, who is a journalist and the niece of US President John F. Kennedy. The couple is blessed with four children Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger, Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger, Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger.
  • // 1988
    He also did a comic role in the 1988 film ‘Twins’. This was followed by his film ‘Total Recall’ which was a huge commercial success.
  • // 1990 To 1993
    During the period 1990-93, he chaired the ‘President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports’ and was then the chairperson of the ‘California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports’. He was also the ambassador of the ‘Red Cross’ which is an international humanitarian movement.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, this actor played the protagonist in the ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ which was immensely successful and became the biggest commercial hit of that year.
  • // 1993
    In 1993, he was entitled as the ‘International Star of the Decade’ by the ‘National Association of Theatre Owners’.
  • // 1994
    He worked in the film ‘True Lies’ in 1994, and the same year, he worked in the film ‘Junior’ which earned him a ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he acted in the movie ‘The 6th Day’ and then, he starred in ‘Collateral Damage’ but none of these films were met with financial success.
  • // 2003
    He 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.
  • // 2003
    The same year, he declared to contest the ‘2003 California recall’ election for the office of the Governor of California. He was elected as the Governor of California on 7th October, the same year and remained in office for the next eight years, which included a re-election to the post.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he made a guest appearance in the film ‘The Rundown’ and then another cameo role in ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. The following year, he portrayed himself in the film ‘The Kid & I’.
  • // 2004
    He has been nominated many times as the ‘Worst Actor’ in the ‘Golden Raspberry Award’ and in 2004; he was awarded the ‘Worst Razzie Loser of Our First 25 Years’
  • // 2011
    In 2011, after completing his second term as the Governor of California, he decided to make a comeback in Hollywood. The same year, he founded the NGO named ‘R20 Regions of Climate Action’.
  • // 2012 To 2014
    During the period 2012-14, he worked in many films such as 'The Expendables 2', 'The Last Stand', 'Escape Plan', 'Sabotage', 'The Expendables 3'.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, his autobiography named ‘Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story’ was published.
  • // Jul 2015
    His role in the ‘The Terminator’ where he played the protagonist has been much acclaimed and he starred in its sequels ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ and ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ and both these sequels turned out to be high grossing movies. He has played his role so well that he has been cast in all the sequels of the movie including the fifth sequel ‘Terminator Genisys’ which is schedule to be released in July 2015.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's FAQ

  • What is Arnold Schwarzenegger birthday?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger was born at 1947-07-30

  • Where is Arnold Schwarzenegger's birth place?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Thal

  • What is Arnold Schwarzenegger nationalities?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's nationalities is American

  • What is Arnold Schwarzenegger ideologies?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's ideologies is Republicans

  • What is Arnold Schwarzenegger nick names?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's nickNames is Arnie

  • Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger spouses?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's spouses is Maria Shriver

  • Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger siblings?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's siblings is Meinhard Schwarzenegger

  • Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger childrens?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's childrens is Katherine Schwarzenegger

  • What was Arnold Schwarzenegger universities?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger studied at Santa Monica College, 1979 - University of Wisconsin–Superior

  • Which company or organization was founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger was the founder/co-founder of Western Climate Initiative

  • What is Arnold Schwarzenegger's political ideology?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's political ideology is Political party - Republican

  • What is Arnold Schwarzenegger's religion?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's height is 188

  • Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger's father?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's father is Gustav Schwarzenegger

  • Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger's mother?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's mother is Aurelia Jadrny Schwarzenegger

  • What is Arnold Schwarzenegger's sun sign?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is Leo

  • How famous is Arnold Schwarzenegger?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is famouse as Former Governor of California

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