About Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American film actor, former bodybuilder, producer, businessman, and former politician who served as the 38th governor of California from 2003 to 2011. As of 2021, he is the most recent Republican governor of California. Schwarzenegger began lifting weights at the age of 15 and went on to win the Mr. Universe title at age 20, subsequently winning the Mr. Olympia contest seven times; he remains a prominent figure in bodybuilding, and has written many books and articles on it.
After retiring from bodybuilding, Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film star. Having previously appeared in the bodybuilding documentary ‘Pumping Iron’, his breakthrough film was ‘Conan the Barbarian’, a box-office hit that resulted in a sequel in 1984. He then appeared as the title character in the critically and commercially successful film ‘The Terminator’, and subsequently played similar characters in the sequels. Schwarzenegger also starred in other successful action films such as ‘Commando’, ‘The Running Man’, ‘Predator’, ‘Total Recall’, and ‘True Lies’, in addition to comedy films such as ‘Twins’, ‘Kindergarten Cop’, ‘Junior’, and ‘Jingle All the Way’, and one mixed action/thriller-based comedy, ‘Red Heat’. Learn More…