This world-famous athlete and actor was born in Thal, Austria in 1947, and by the age of 20 was dominating the sport of competitive bodybuilding, becoming the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Universe title.
By generating a new international audience for bodybuilding, Schwarzenegger turned himself into a sports icon. With his sights set on Hollywood, he emigrated to America in 1968 and went on to win five Mr. Universe titles and seven Mr. Olympia titles before retiring to dedicate himself to acting. Later, he would go on to earn a college degree from the University of Wisconsin and proudly became a U.S. citizen.
Schwarzenegger, who worked under the pseudonym Arnold Strong in his first feature, Hercules in New York, quickly made a name for himself in Hollywood. In 1977, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association recognized him with a Golden Globe for New Male Star of the Year for his role in Stay Hungry opposite Sally Field. His big break came in 1982 when the sword and sorcery epic, Conan the Barbarian, hit box office gold.
In 1984, Schwarzenegger blew up the screen and catapulted himself into cinema history as the title character in Jim Cameron’s sci-fi thriller, Terminator.
He is the only actor to be in both categories of the American Film Institute’s “Hundred Years of Heroes and Villains” for roles he played in the Terminator series. Other memorable characters include roles in Commando, Predator, Twins, Total Recall, True Lies, Eraser, Collateral Damage, Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines and a cameo in Sylvester Stallone’s homage to action films, The Expendables and an expanded role in The Expendables 2, among others. To date, his films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide.
He gratefully served the people of California as the state’s 38th governor from 2003 to 2010. First elected in California’s historic recall election, Governor Schwarzenegger ushered in an era of innovative leadership and extraordinary public service.
But it is Schwarzenegger’s commitment to giving something back to his state and to his country through public service that gives him the most satisfaction; donating his time, energy, and personal finances to serving others all over the world.
Schwarzenegger acts as Chairman of the After School All-Stars, a nationwide after-school program, and serves as coach and international torch-bearer for Special Olympics. He also served as Chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under George H. W. Bush and as Chair of the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under Governor Pete Wilson.
Most notably, Schwarzenegger made California a world leader on renewable energy and combating climate change with the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, set a revolutionary political reform agenda, and became the first governor in decades to invest in rebuilding California’s critical infrastructure with his Strategic Growth Plan. He also dedicated himself to promoting physical education and after-school programs, and continues to commit his time, energy and personal finances to charitable organizations around the world.
Schwarzenegger is currently back in Hollywood making films and working on his autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, due out this fall.
The playable characters will be available for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360. WWE 2K16 is scheduled for release on October 27, 2015 in North America and October 30, 2015 internationally. Are you excited to play as Arnold Schwarzenegger in this upcoming video game? Check out the trailer below, and stay tuned for more on WWE 2K16.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day was released July 3rd, 1991.Read More
The Legend of Conan is believed to be shooting this fall, but his revenge drama 478 may come first. That film is about a man who goes after the air traffic controller responsible for his family's death. He is also working on the Twins sequel Triplets, which has been delayed. But the legendary actor confirms that it is still moving forward with original co-star Danny DeVito and newcomer Eddie Murphy.
The Legend of Conan comes to theaters November 2016.Read More
It may be quite some time before Triplets moves forward, but Arnold Schwarzenegger will still be keeping busy. He's getting ready to shoot The Legend of Conan later this year, and he also recently signed on to star in 478. Do you hope Triplets moves forward soon?
Triplets is in development .Read More
Arnold Schwarzenegger is starting to turn down the volume in his old age. After taking on the more dramatic role of a father dealing with the transformation of his zombie daughter in Maggie, he's ready to take on the slow burn revenge drama 478. Deadline reports that the film is written by Javier Gullón, who penned the dark thriller Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
478 finds Arnold Schwarzenegger suffering the loss of his wife and child, who die in a horrific plane crash. The accident was caused by an air traffic controller, who is vilified for his mistaken and taken into protective custody. Schwarzenegger is unable to let the incident go, and sets out to exact his revenge. Though, this won't be a typical revenge action thriller. It is described as a subtle character piece that will allow Arnold Schwarzenegger another chance to show off his dramatic chops.Read More