Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger February 2015.jpg
Arnold Schwarzenegger in February 2015
38th Governor of California
In office
November 17, 2003 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byGray Davis
Succeeded byJerry Brown
Chair of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
In office
January 22, 1990 – January 20, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byDick Kazmaier
Succeeded by
Personal details
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger

(1947-07-30) July 30, 1947 (age 74)
Thal, Styria, Austria
Political partyRepublican
Maria Shriver
(m. 1986; div. 2021)
Children5, including Katherine and Patrick
ParentsGustav Schwarzenegger
Aurelia Schwarzenegger
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Military service
Allegiance Austria
Branch/service Austrian Armed Forces
Years of service1965

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947[1]) is an Austrian-American former professional bodybuilder, actor, film producer, screenwriter, and director. He was the governor of the American state of California from 2003-2011. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

After serving in the army, Schwarzenegger moved to Munich, where he often slept in a gym because he did not have anywhere else to live.

Schwarzenegger then moved to the United States in 1968 and eventually became an actor. He has been in several big budget Hollywood movies including The Terminator series. He eventually stopped acting in order to run for governor of California in 2003. In 2003, Governor Gray Davis was removed as governor and Schwarzenegger was elected. His term ended in early January 2011, and he was replaced by Jerry Brown.

Before becoming an actor, Schwarzenegger was also a bodybuilder and had won both the Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe titles over 7 consecutive times. Schwarzenegger has also set up his own official competition, Arnold Classic.

In 1971, Schwarzenegger's younger maternal half-brother Meinhard died in a car accident due to driving while drunk.

In 1986, Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver, but they separated and divorced in 2011. They have 2 daughters, Katherine and Christina, and also 2 sons, Patrick and Christopher. Schwarzenegger also has a son with another woman. Some people think that Arnold had cheated on his wife but, such statements have not been proven.

In 2013, Schwarzenegger returned to acting with a role in the movie Escape Plan.

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

  Denotes lead role

Year Title Functioned as Notes Ref(s)
Actor Producer Role
1970 Hercules in New York Yes No Hercules Credited as Arnold Strong "Mr. Universe"
1973 The Long Goodbye Uncredited No Hood in Augustine's Office Cameo [2]
1976 Stay Hungry Yes No Joe Santo
1977 Pumping Iron No No Himself Documentary film
1979 The Villain Yes No "Handsome Stranger"
Scavenger Hunt Yes No Lars Cameo
1980 The Comeback No No Himself Documentary film
1982 Conan the Barbarian Yes No Conan
1984 Conan the Destroyer Yes No Conan
The Terminator Yes No Terminator
1985 Red Sonja Yes No Lord Kalidor
Commando Yes No Colonel John Matrix
1986 Raw Deal Yes No Sheriff Mark Kaminsky / Joseph P. Brenner
1987 Predator Yes No Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer 3D remastered in 2013
The Running Man Yes No Benjamin A. "Ben" Richards
1988 Red Heat Yes No Captain Ivan Danko
Twins Yes No Julius Benedict
1990 Total Recall Yes No Douglas "Doug" Quaid / Carl Hauser Dual role
Kindergarten Cop Yes No Detective John Kimble
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Yes No The Terminator 3D remastered in 2017
1993 Dave Yes No Himself Cameo
Last Action Hero Yes Executive Detective Jack Slater / Himself / Hamlet Dual role
Beretta's Island Yes No Himself Direct-to-video; cameo
1994 True Lies Yes No Harry Tasker / Harry Renquist
Junior Yes No Dr. Alexander "Alex" Hesse
1996 Eraser Yes No U.S. Marshal John "Eraser" Kruger
Jingle All the Way Yes No Howard Langston
1997 Batman & Robin Yes No Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
1999 End of Days Yes No Jericho Cane
2000 The 6th Day Yes Yes Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone Dual role
2002 Collateral Damage Yes No Captain Gordon "Gordy" Brewer
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Yes No Terminator
The Rundown Uncredited No Bar Patron Cameo [3]
2004 Around the World in 80 Days Yes No Prince Hapi Cameo
2005 The Kid & I Yes No Himself Limited release; cameo
2010 The Expendables Uncredited No Trent "Trench" Mauser Cameo [4]
2012 The Expendables 2 Yes No Trent "Trench" Mauser
2013 The Last Stand Yes No Sheriff Ray Owens
Escape Plan Yes No Emil Rottmayer / Victor X. Mannheim
2014 Sabotage Yes No John "Breacher" Wharton
The Expendables 3 Yes No Trent "Trench" Mauser
2015 Maggie Yes Yes Wade Vogel Limited release
Terminator Genisys Yes No Terminator / Guardian 3D mastered in 2015
2017 Aftermath Yes Yes Roman Melnyk Limited release
Wonders of the Sea 3D No Yes Narrator Documentary film
Killing Gunther Yes Executive Robert "Gunther" Bendik Limited release
2018 The Game Changers No Executive Himself Documentary film
2019 Viy 2: Journey to China Yes Executive James Hook
Terminator: Dark Fate Yes No T-800 / Carl
2022 Kung Fury 2 Yes No The President Completed

Television[change | change source]

  Denotes lead role

Year Title Functioned as Notes Ref(s)
Actor Director Producer Role
1974 Happy Anniversary and Goodbye Yes No No Rico Television film; cameo
1977 The Streets of San Francisco Yes No No Josef Schmidt Episode: "Dead Lift"
The San Pedro Beach Bums Yes No No Muscleman Episode: "Lifting Is My Life"
1980 The Jayne Mansfield Story Yes No No Mickey Hargitay Television film
1990 Tales from the Crypt Uncredited Yes No X-Con Episode: "The Switch"; cameo [5]
1992 Christmas in Connecticut Uncredited Yes No Man in Chair in Front of Media Truck Television film; cameo [6]
Lincoln Yes No No John George Nicolay Television film; voice role
2002–2003 Liberty's Kids Yes No No Baron Friedrich von Steuben 2 episodes; voice role
2014–2016 Years of Living Dangerously No No Executive Himself 2 episodes (producer in 17 episode); documentary
2015 Two and a Half Men Yes No No Lieutenant Wagner Episode: "Of Course He's Dead: Part 1 & 2"
Epic Rap Battles of History Uncredited No No Terminator Announcer Episode: "Terminator vs. RoboCop"; cameo
Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles Yes No No Terminator Episode: "Part 3"; cameo
2017 The New Celebrity Apprentice No No Executive Himself (host) 8 episodes (producer in 1 episode)
2019 Chad Goes Deep Yes No No Himself 2 episodes
2021 Superhero Kindergarten Yes No Executive Arnold Armstrong / Captain Fantastic 27 episodes; voice role (producer in 1 episode)

"After I directed that little Tales from the Crypt, I felt ecstatic. It was something I never expected. To work with actors and mold a scene. It's wild."

–Schwarzenegger on directing an episode of the television series.[7]

Theme park attraction[change | change source]

  Denotes lead role

Year Title Actor Role Notes Ref(s)
1996 T2-3D: Battle Across Time Yes The Terminator

Music videos[change | change source]

  Denotes lead role

Year Title Performer Actor Role Notes Ref(s)
1982 "Don't Call It Love" Girlschool Yes Bodybuilder Cameo [8]
1985 "Stop the Madness" Tim Reid Yes Himself Cameo
1991 "You Could Be Mine" Guns N' Roses Yes T-800 [8]
1993 "Big Gun" AC/DC Yes Himself [8]
2000 "Say It Isn't So" Bon Jovi Uncredited Himself Cameo [9]
2019 "Pump It Up (The Motivation Song)" Andreas Gabalier Feat. Arnold Schwarzenegger Yes Himself

Soundtrack appearance[change | change source]

Year Title Performer Song Notes Ref(s)
2017 Killing Gunther Yes "Earthquake Love"

Video clips[change | change source]

Year Title Actor Role Notes Ref(s)
2014 Sabotage: Deleted Scenes Yes John "Breacher" Wharton
Sabotage: Alternate Endings: Yes John "Breacher" Wharton

Video games[change | change source]

Year Title Actor Role Notes Ref(s)
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Yes Terminator
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Yes The Terminator Voice role and likeness
2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff Yes Himself Voice role
2020 Predator: Hunting Grounds Yes Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer Voice role and likeness [10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Arnold Schwarzenegger Bio". Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  2. Hiltzik, Michael (December 3, 2014). "A true 'hot property': Elliott Gould's 'Long Goodbye' apartment is for rent!". Los Angeles Times.
  3. "Arnold Passes Action Hero Torch to The Rock". Associated Press. March 25, 2015.
  4. "Arnold Schwarzenegger Salutes Action Royalty, Will Cameo In Sly's 'The Expendables'".
  5. "That Time Arnold Schwarzenegger Did 'Tales From the Crypt'". July 30, 2015.
  6. "Do You Remember? #64: Christmas In Connecticut (Directed By Arnold Schwarzenegger)". December 18, 2016.
  7. Corliss, Richard (June 24, 2001). "Box-Office Brawn". Time. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S HEAD-SCRATCHING MUSIC 'CAREER'". CLRVYNT. Townsquare Media, Inc. April 7, 2017. Archived from the original on October 23, 2020. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  9. Staff, OC Weekly- (January 17, 2013). "Muscle Music: A Schwarzenegger Soundtrack Retrospective". OC Weekly. Archived from the original on December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  10. Bishop, Rollin (May 12, 2020). "Predator: Hunting Grounds Is Adding Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch". Comicbook. Comicbook.

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