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

(1949-07-30) July 30, 1949 (age 71)
Thal, Styria, Austria
Political partyRepublican
Maria Shriver
(m. 1986; div. 2017)
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 on July 30, 1949, in Thal, Styria, Austria[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.

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

Filmography[change | change source]

Feature films[change | change source]

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Notes
Actor Producer Role
Hercules in New York 1970 Yes No Hercules Credited as Arnold Strong "Mr. Universe"
The Long Goodbye 1973 Yes No Hood in Augustine's Office Uncredited cameo[2]
Stay Hungry 1976 Yes No Joe Santo
The Villain 1979 Yes No Handsome Stranger
Scavenger Hunt 1979 Yes No Lars Cameo
Conan the Barbarian 1982 Yes No Conan
Conan the Destroyer 1984 Yes No Conan
The Terminator 1984 Yes No T-800 "Model 101"
Red Sonja 1985 Yes No Lord Kalidor
Commando 1985 Yes No Col. John Matrix
Raw Deal 1986 Yes No Sheriff Mark Kaminsky / Joseph P. Brenner
Predator 1987 Yes No Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
The Running Man 1987 Yes No Benjamin "Ben" A. Richards
Red Heat 1988 Yes No Cpt. Ivan Danko
Twins 1988 Yes No Julius Benedict
Total Recall 1990 Yes No Douglas "Doug" Quaid / Carl Hauser Dual role
Kindergarten Cop 1990 Yes No Det. John Kimble
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Yes No T-800 "Model 101"
Dave 1993 Yes No Himself Cameo
Last Action Hero 1993 Yes Yes Jack Slater / Himself Dual role
Beretta's Island 1993 Yes No Himself Direct-to-video; cameo
True Lies 1994 Yes No Harry Tasker / Harry Renquist
Junior 1994 Yes No Dr. Alexander "Alex" Hesse
Eraser 1996 Yes No U.S. Marshal John Kruger
Jingle All the Way 1996 Yes No Howard Langston
Batman & Robin 1997 Yes No Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
End of Days 1999 Yes No Jericho Cane
The 6th Day 2000 Yes Yes Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone Dual role
Collateral Damage 2002 Yes No Cpt. Gordon "Gordy" Brewer
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 Yes No T-850 "T-101"
The Rundown 2003 Yes No Bar Patron Uncredited cameo[3]
Around the World in 80 Days 2004 Yes No Prince Hapi Cameo
The Kid & I 2005 Yes No Himself Limited release; cameo
The Expendables 2010 Yes No Trent "Trench" Mauser Uncredited cameo[4]
The Expendables 2 2012 Yes No Trent "Trench" Mauser
The Last Stand 2013 Yes No Sheriff Ray Owens
Escape Plan 2013 Yes No Emil Rottmayer / Victor X. Mannheim
Sabotage 2014 Yes No John "Breacher" Wharton
The Expendables 3 2014 Yes No Trent "Trench" Mauser
Maggie 2015 Yes Yes Wade Vogel Limited release
Terminator Genisys 2015 Yes No T-800 "Model 101" / Guardian
Aftermath 2017 Yes Yes Roman Melnyk Limited release
Wonders of the Sea 3D 2017 No Yes Narrator Documentary film
Killing Gunther 2017 Yes Yes Robert "Gunther" Bendik Limited release
The Game Changers 2018 No Yes Himself Documentary film
Viy 2: Journey to China 2019 Yes Yes James Hook
Terminator: Dark Fate 2019 Yes No T-800 "Model 101" / Carl
Kung Fury 2 TBA Yes No The President Post-production

Television[change | change source]

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Network Notes
Actor Director Producer Role
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974 Yes No No Rico CBS Television film; cameo
The Streets of San Francisco 1977 Yes No No Josef Schmidt ABC Episode: "Dead Lift"
The San Pedro Beach Bums 1977 Yes No No Muscleman ABC Episode: "Lifting Is My Life"
The Jayne Mansfield Story 1980 Yes No No Mickey Hargitay CBS Television film
Tales from the Crypt 1990 Yes Yes No X-Con HBO Episode: "The Switch"; uncredited cameo[5]
Christmas in Connecticut 1992 Yes Yes No Man in Chair in Front of Media Truck TNT Television film; uncredited cameo[6]
Lincoln 1992 Yes No No John George Nicolay ABC Television film; voice role
Liberty's Kids 2002–2003 Yes No No Baron Friedrich von Steuben PBS Episodes: "Valley Forge", "James Armistead"; voice role
Two and a Half Men 2015 Yes No No Lt. Wagner CBS Episode: "Of Course He's Dead: Part 1 & 2"
Years of Living Dangerously 2014–2016 No No Yes Himself Showtime, National Geographic 17 episodes
The New Celebrity Apprentice 2017 No No Yes Himself (host) NBC 7 episodes
Chad Goes Deep 2019 Yes No No Himself Unknown Episodes: "The Arnold Saga pt. 1 - Chad & JT at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Strongman", "The Arnold Saga pt. 2 - Lifting Sesh at Gold's Gym with Arnold Schwarzenegger"
Superhero Kindergarten 2020 Yes No Yes Arnold Armstrong / Cpt. Courage Unknown Episode: #1.1; voice role

"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]

Video games[change | change source]

Title Year Role Notes
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 T-800 "Model 101"
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 T-850 "Model 101" Voice role
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff 2014 Himself Voice role
Predator: Hunting Grounds 2020 Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer Voice role[8]

Music videos[change | change source]

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Performer Role Notes
"Don't Call It Love" 1982 Girlschool Bodybuilder Cameo
"Stop the Madness" 1985 Tim Reid Himself Cameo
"You Could Be Mine" 1991 Guns N' Roses T-800 "Model 101"
"Big Gun" 1993 AC/DC Himself
"Say It Isn't So" 2000 Bon Jovi Himself Uncredited cameo[9]

Soundtrack appearance[change | change source]

Title Year Performer Notes
Killing Gunther 2017 Yes "Earthquake Love"

Theme park attractions[change | change source]

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Role Notes
T2-3D: Battle Across Time 1996 T-800 "Model 101"

Web[change | change source]

Title Year Role Notes
Epic Rap Battles of History 2015 Terminator Announcer Episode: "Terminator vs. RoboCop"; uncredited cameo
Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles 2015 T-800 "Model 101" Episode: "Part 3"; cameo

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]