Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography
Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography
Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography
Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography
Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography
Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography
Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography

Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Born: July 30, 1947

Citizenship: Austria, United States

Political party: Republican

Occupation: Actor | Bodybuilder | Businessman |Politician | Author

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, film producer, businessman, former bodybuilder and politician who served as the 38th governor of California between 2003 and 2011.

As of 2022, he is the most recent Republican governor of California. Time magazine named Schwarzenegger one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and 2007.

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Schwarzenegger began lifting weights at the age of 15 and went on to win the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and subsequently won the Mr. Olympia title seven times.

He is widely regarded as either the greatest or one of the two greatest bodybuilders of all time along with Ronnie Coleman, and has written many books and articles about bodybuilding.

The Arnold Sports Festival, considered the second-most important bodybuilding event after Mr. Olympia, is named after him. He appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron (1977).

Acting Career

Schwarzenegger retired from bodybuilding and gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action star, with his breakthrough in the sword and sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian (1982), a box-office hit with a sequel in 1984.

After playing the title character in the science fiction film The Terminator (1984), he starred in the sequels Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). His other successful action films included Commando (1985), The Running Man (1987), Predator (1987), Red Heat (1988), Total Recall (1990), and True Lies (1994), in addition to comedy films such as Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Junior (1994), and Jingle All the Way (1996).

He is the founder of the film production company Oak Productions.

Awards & Honors

  • Seven-time Mr. Olympia winner

  • Four-time Mr. Universe winner

  • 1969 World Amateur Bodybuilding Champion

  • 1977 Golden Globe Award winner

  • Medal for Humanitary Merit of the Austrian Albert Schweitzer Society (2011)

  • Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • International Sports Hall of Fame (class of 2012)

  • Public art mural portrait "Arnold Schwarzenegger" (2012) by Jonas Never, Venice, Los Angeles

  • WWE Hall of Fame (class of 2015)

  • Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy (part of the USC Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California) named in his honor.

  • Arnold's Run ski trail at Sun Valley Resort named in his honor. The trail is categorized as a black diamond, or most difficult, for its terrain.

  • "A Day for Arnold" on July 30, 2007, in Thal, Austria. For his 60th birthday, the mayor sent Schwarzenegger the enameled address sign (Thal 145) of the house where Schwarzenegger was born, declaring "This belongs to him. No one here will ever be assigned that number again".

  • Inkpot Award

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