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 by Gray Davis
Succeeded by Jerry Brown
Chair of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
In office
January 22, 1990 – January 20, 1993
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Dick Kazmaier
Succeeded by
Personal details
Born Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
(1947-07-30) July 30, 1947 (age 71)
Thal, Styria, Austria
Political party Republican
Maria Shriver
(m. 1986; div. 2017)
Children 5, including Katherine and Patrick
Parents Gustav Schwarzenegger
Aurelia Schwarzenegger
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Military service
Allegiance  Austria
Service/branch Austrian Armed Forces
Years of service 1965

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947, in Austria[1]) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder actor film producer 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 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 stopped acting 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 a bodybuilder and had won both the Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe titles over seven 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 in 2011. They have two daughters, Katherine and Christina, and two sons, Patrick and Christopher. Schwarzenegger also has a son with another woman.

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

On March 28, 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Triple H.[2]

Filmography[change | change source]

Feature films[change | change source]

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Role Notes
Hercules in New York 1969 Hercules Credited as Arnold Strong "Mr. Universe"
The Long Goodbye 1973 Hood in Augustine's Office Uncredited cameo
Stay Hungry 1976 Joe Santo
The Villain 1979 Handsome Stranger
Scavenger Hunt Lars Cameo
Conan the Barbarian 1982 Conan
Conan the Destroyer 1984
The Terminator Terminator / T-800 (Model 101)
Red Sonja 1985 Lord Kalidor
Commando John Matrix
Raw Deal 1986 Sheriff Mark Kaminsky / Joseph P. Brenner
Predator 1987 Mjr. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
The Running Man Ben Richards
Red Heat 1988 Cpt. Ivan Danko
Twins Julius Benedict
Total Recall 1990 Douglas Quaid / Carl Hauser
Kindergarten Cop Det. John Kimble
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Terminator / T-800 (Model 101)
Dave 1993 Himself Cameo
Last Action Hero Det. Jack Slater / Himself Executive producer
Beretta's Island Himself Cameo
True Lies 1994 Harry Tasker / Harry Renquist
Junior Dr. Alex Hesse
Eraser 1996 U.S. Marshal John Kruger
Jingle All the Way Howard Langston
Batman & Robin 1997 Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
End of Days 1999 Jericho Cane
The 6th Day 2000 Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone Producer
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 White Wolf Uncredited voice
Collateral Damage 2002 Gordon "Gordy" Brewer
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 Terminator / T-850 (Model 101)
The Rundown Bar Patron Uncredited cameo
Around the World in 80 Days 2004 Prince Hapi Cameo
The Kid & I 2005 Himself Cameo
The Expendables 2010 Trench Mauser Uncredited cameo
The Expendables 2 2012
The Last Stand 2013 Sheriff Ray Owens
Escape Plan Emil Rottmayer / Victor X Mannheim
Sabotage 2014 John "Breacher" Wharton
The Expendables 3 Trench Mauser
Maggie 2015 Wade Vogel Producer
Terminator Genisys Terminator / T-800 (Model 101)
Aftermath 2017 Roman Melnyk Producer
Killing Gunther Robert "Gunther" Bendik Executive producer
Viy 2: Journey to China 2018 Cpt. James Hook Executive producer, in post-production
Terminator 6 2019 Terminator / T-800 (Model 101) Filming
Kung Fury 2 TBA Unknown Pre-production

Television[change | change source]

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Role Episode Notes
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974 Rico TV movie, cameo
The Streets of San Francisco 1977 Josef Schmidt (Season 5, Episode 20) Guest star
The San Pedro Beach Bums "Muscleman" (Season 1, Episode 10) Guest star
The Jayne Mansfield Story 1980 Mickey Hargitay TV movie
Tales from the Crypt 1990 X-Con / Himself (Season 2, Episode 2) Uncredited cameo, director
Christmas in Connecticut 1992 Man in Chair in front of Media TV movie uncredited cameo, director
Lincoln John G. Nicolay TV movie, voice
Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 2002/03 Baron von Steuben (Season 1, Episode 24 and 35) Voice
Two and a Half Men 2015 Lt. Wagner (Season 12, Episode 15) Guest star

"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.[3]

Video games[change | change source]

Title Year Role Notes
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Terminator / T-800 (Model 101) Voice
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 Terminator / T-850 (Model 101) Voice
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff 2014 Himself Voice

Music videos[change | change source]

Song Artist Year Role Notes
"Stop the Madness" 1986 Unknown Cameo
"You Could Be Mine" Guns N' Roses 1991 Terminator / T-800 (Model 101)
"Big Gun" AC/DC 1993 Himself
"Say It Isn't So Bon Jovi 2000 Unknown Uncredited cameo

Short films[change | change source]

Title Year Role Notes
Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time 1996 Terminator / T-800 (Model 101) Attraction

References[change | change source]

  1. "Arnold Schwarzenegger Bio". Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  2. "Arnold Schwarzenegger to be Celebrity Inductee in WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015". WWE. Retrieved 2015-4-3.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. Corliss, Richard (June 24, 2001). "Box-Office Brawn". Time. Archived from the original on 2010-08-04. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 

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