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 Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

(b. 1947)

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (b. July 30, 1947), the bodybuilder turned Hollywood action figure, turned politician, is an Austrian immigrant to the United States who built a fortune on his celebrity, married into the Kennedy family, and then famously separated from his wife after a well-publicized sex scandal.

Schwarzenegger turned to bodybuilding at an early age (15), and by the age of 20, won the Mr. Universe bodybuilding title. He also won the Mr. Olympia title several times. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved to the United States in 1968 at the age of 21. His goal at this point was to continue his bodybuilding as an avenue to get into acting.

Schwarzenegger began his acting career in 1970, appearing as Hercules in the film Hercules in New York. However, it was appearance in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron in 1977 propelled him to the popular consciousness. He appeared in several other films, but his first big hit as a screen actor breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery fantasy, Conan the Barbarian, in 1982. Arnold Schwarzenegger's career as a Hollywood action hero was cemented in 1984 as he played the title role in the James Cameron science-fiction epic, The Terminator.

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger first met his wife, Maria Shriver, at a Kennedy-sponsored political event in 1977. They married in 1986 and now have four children. They separated in early 2011.

Arnold and Maria

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver wed in 1986

Schwarzenegger's movie career continued as one of the top male action heroes in Hollywood. He occassionally forayed into comedy, as in such films as Twins, Junior, and Kindergarten Cop.

Schwarzenegger, like several other action movie stars (Bruce Willis, Tom Selleck, Clint Eastwood), held political views generally considered more conservative than Hollywood as a whole. In 1985, Schwarzenegger appeared in Stop the Madness, an anti-drug music video sponsored by the conservative Reagan administration. Schwazenegger came out publicly as a Republican during the 1988 Presidential election, accompanying then-Vice President George H.W. Bush at a campaign rally.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's public political philosophy was cemented by his speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention, where Schwarzenegger spoke to a national audience and explained why he was a Republican:

"I finally arrived here in 1968. What a special day it was. I remember I arrived here with empty pockets but full of dreams, full of determination, full of desire. The presidential campaign was in full swing. I remember watching the Nixon-Humphrey presidential race on TV. A friend of mine who spoke German and English translated for me. I heard Humphrey saying things that sounded like socialism, which I had just left.

But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting the government off your back, lowering the taxes and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air. I said to my friend, I said, "What party is he?" My friend said, "He's a Republican." I said, "Then I am a Republican." And I have been a Republican ever since."

As early as 1999, Schwarzenegger discussed his potential future as a political candidate. During the 2003 California Recall-Election of 2003, Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy for Governor of California on the August 6, 2003 episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On October 7, 2003, the recall election resulted in Governor Gray Davis being removed from office with 55.4% of the "Yes" vote in favor of a recall. Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California under the second question on the ballot with 48.6% of the vote to choose a successor to Davis. He became the first foreign-born California governor since the Civil War era.

Since the California constitution limits governors to only two terms, Arnold Schwarzenegger left office in January of 2011, and soon announed that he would return to acting. In May, 2011, the Los Angeles Times confronted him with a story they were going to run about an illegitimate child he allegedly fathered with a member of his family's household staff. Schwarzenegger then admitted that he had fathered that child. The media soon revealed that the child's mother was Mildred Baena, who had served as the housekeeper in the Schwarzenegger-Shriver household for 20 years.

On July 1, 2011, Maria Shriver filed divorce papers seeking to end her 26 year marriage to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

 
Arnold Schwarzenegger Filmography:

The Films and Movies of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Year
Movie
Role

Notes

1970

Hercules in New York

Hercules

Credited as Arnold Strong

1973

The Long Goodbye

Hood in Augustine's office

0

1974

Happy Anniversary and Goodbye

Rico

0

1976

Stay Hungry

Joe Santo

0

1977

Pumping Iron

Himself

0

1979

The Villain/Cactus Jack

Handsome Stranger

0

1979

Scavenger Hunt

Lars

0

1982

Conan the Barbarian

Conan

0

1984

Conan the Destroyer

Conan

0

1984

The Terminator

The Terminator

0

1985

Red Sonja

Kalidor

0

1985

Commando

John Matrix

0

1986

Raw Deal

Mark Kaminsky, aka Joseph P. Brenner

0

1987

Predator

Major Alan 'Dutch' Schaeffer

0

1987

The Running Man

Ben Richards

0

1988

Red Heat

Captain Ivan Danko

0

1988

Twins

Julius Benedict

0

1988

Total Rebuild

Himself

0

1990

Total Recall

Douglas Quaid/Hauser

0

1990

Kindergarten Cop

Detective John Kimble

0

1991

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The Terminator

0

1992

Christmas in Connecticut

Man in chair in front of Media Truck

Also the director

Feed

Himself

Cameo

1993

Dave

Himself

Cameo

1993

Last Action Hero

Jack Slater/Himself

0

1994

True Lies

Harry Tasker

0

1994

Junior

Dr. Alex Hesse

0

1994

Beretta's Island

Himself

0

1996

Eraser

U.S. Marshal John 'The Eraser' Kruger

0

1996

Jingle All the Way

Howard Langston

0

1996

T2 3-D: Battle Across Time

The Terminator

Theme park attraction

1997

Batman and Robin

Mr. Freeze

0

1999

End of Days

Jericho Cane

0

2000

The 6th Day

Adam Gibson/Adam Gibson Clone

0

2001

Dr. Dolittle 2

White Wolf

Voice only; uncredited

2002

Collateral Damage

Gordy Brewer

0

2003

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The Terminator

0

2003

The Rundown

Bar Patron

Cameo; uncredited

2004

Around the World in 80 Days

Prince Hapi

0

2005

The Kid & I

Himself

Cameo

2006

Cars

Sven

Voice only; uncredited

2009

Terminator Salvation

The Terminator

Likeness and Terminator archive footage superimposed on Roland Kickinger; uncredited cameo

2010

The Expendables

Trent Mauser

Cameo; uncredited

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Family

Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907-1972)--Father

Aurelia Schwarzenegger (1922-1998) --Mother

Maria Shriver (b. 1955) --Wife (wed on 4-26-1986, separated 2011)

Siblings

Meinhard --Step-Brother

Children

Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger - (b. 1990) --Daughter (with wife Maria Shriver)

Christina Aurelia Schwarzenegger - (b. 1991) --Daughter (with wife Maria Shriver)

Patrick Schwarzenegger - (b. 1993) --Son (with wife Maria Shriver)

Christopher Sargent Schwarzenegger - (b. 1997) --Son (with wife Maria Shriver)

Joseph Baena - (b. 1997) --Son (child of housekeeper Mildred Baena)

Religion:

Roman Catholic

Political Party:

Republican

Nicknames of Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Austrian Oak (bodybuilding nickname)

Arnie (acting nickname)

Conan the Republican (political nickname given him by President George H. W. Bush)

The Governator (nickname as Governor of California)

Links and Resources on Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger--Wikipedia article

Arnold Schwarzenegger Official Website

Arnold Schwarzenegger--Internet Movie Database website

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Twitter

First lady fills in for Schwarzenegger --San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 05, 2007

Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver at Eunice Shriver's bedside-LA Times, August 8, 2009

 

 

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