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.
"You can't do a Terminator without Arnold (Schwarzenegger). You just can't." Fans around the world would likely agree with that statement from Emilia Clarke, from our exclusive Terminator Genisys preview. The action-packed sequel debuts on Digital HD today, October 20, before arriving on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
This sequel marks Arnold's return to the franchise after the much-maligned Terminator Salvation, which was in production during the actor's stint as Governor of California. He returns as the iconic T-800 in Terminator Genisys, but with a unique twist: he has actually served as Sarah Connor's (Emilia Clarke) "guardian" for several years, as unexpected events have altered the past and threaten the future for all mankind. In the war of man against machine, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is sent back to 1984 by resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) to protect his young mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). Now Reese must join forces with Sarah and her "Guardian" (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to save the world and stop the next evolution of Terminators.Read More
Earlier in the year, Donald Trump was fired from NBC, and lost his seat as host of Celebrity Apprentice. He has since hit the campaign trail, hoping to become the next President of the United States. Now, as he prepares to take center stage at Wednesday's GOP debate on CNN, a new Celebrity Apprentice host has been found. And it's former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger!
Donald Trump apparently made it known to NBC that he would not be back for more Celebrity Apprentice as he gears up for the election trail before making some controversial comments about illegal immigrants crossing the border. NBC parted ways with Donald Trump because of his stance on illegals, and this included dumping the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are co-owned by Donald Trump's organization. NBC and Donald Trump did call a truce, mediating their relationship. The presidential hopeful then went onto appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this past Friday, September 11.Read More
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.
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