Arnold Schwarzenegger (30.7.1947)
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor and former Bodybuilder known for his iconic role as The Terminator and various other performances in action movies through the 1980s to the present day. He also served as the governor of California for two terms between 2003 and 2011.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Arnold Schwarzenegger had a net worth of 300 million USD.
Childhood and Bodybuilding: Born to police chief Gustav Schwarzenegger and his wife Aureli in the town of Thal, Austria, Arnold was heavily interested in sports from an early age. After playing soccer for years, Arnold took up bodybuilding at the age of 14. The following year, he began to study phycology, and at the age of 17, he officially began his career in bodybuilding. In 1965, Schwarzenegger served a compulsory year in the Austrian army. Whilst serving, he left without permission to compete in a bodybuilding contest. For his desertion, Schwarzenegger was sentenced to a week in military prison. He won the contest, however, and thus the title of Junior Mr. Europe. Flying to London in 1966, Schwarzenegger too part in the Mr. Universe contest, and managed to come second. He continued his training in London and when the following contest came around in 1967, Arnold Schwarzenegger became the youngest winner of the Mr. Universe competition at the age of 20 and he would win the title three times after that. Schwarzenegger moved to the US in 1968 and in 1970 he won the Mr. Olympia competition in New York for the first of seven times.
Film Career: Schwarzenegger wanted to be a movie star from a young age. He even stated in various interviews that his entire career as a bodybuilder was entirely so that he would become noticed in order to get into films. He first on-screen role came in 1970's Hercules in New York. Due to his thick accent, the film was dubbed over before its release. His third film, 1976's Stay Hungry, earned him a Golden Globe for New Male Star of the Year. In 1977, his bodybuilding background helped him land the role in Pumping Iron - a film which subsequently reignited his film career. In 1982, Schwarzenegger achieved superstar status with his role in the film Conan the Barbarian. Two years later, he reprised his role and was also chosen to play The Terminator in James Cameron's film of the same name. His career was in full swing by this point, leading to starring roles in films like Commando (1985), Predator (1987), The Running Man (1987), Total Recall (1990), Kindergarten Cop (1990) and Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991). In 1990, he directed an episode of the television horror series Tales from the Crypt entitled The Switch. In 1992, he also directed the television movie Christmas in Connecticut. Schwarzenegger continued his film career until 2003 when he reprised his role of The Terminator for the third time, before retiring from acting to pursue a career in politics. In 2010, he appeared in fellow 80s action icon Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables as a brief cameo, yet this expanding part in the subsequent films has spearheaded his return to acting. Outside of The Expendables, The Last Stand marked the first film in his return to the movie world after a seven year absence.
Personal life: Arnold Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver - niece of John F. Kennedy - on the 26th of April, 1986 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The couple had four children, and in 1997, Schwarzenegger unknowingly fathered a son with his housekeeper. As the child reached seven to eight years old, Schwarzenegger noticed the similarities between himself and the boy, leading him to discover that he was his son. After revealing this information to his wife, the two divorced in 2011.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger's zombie movie was a hit at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's new zombie movie Maggie has premiered to a positive critical response at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film focuses on a deadly zombie virus sweeping the nation and a father willing to stop at nothing to save his infected daughter.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars opposite Abigail Breslin in Maggie
"A terminal-illness family drama in which the ailment happens to be zombieism, Henry Hobson's Maggie does the genre mashup thing without an ounce of tongue-in-cheek attitude," wrote John DeFore of the Hollywood Reporter.
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Flick 'Maggie' Shines At Tribeca
Arnold Schwarzenegger smiles at fans as he arrives at the Apple store in SoHo, New York, but doesn't stop for autographs until he leaves the store where some fans attempt to take selfies with him as he makes his way to an awaiting car.
Arnold Schwarzenegger - A variety of celebrities turned out in numbers for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival where they attended the premiere for 'Maggie' at the BMCC Tribeca PAC in New York City, United States - Wednesday 22nd April 2015
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The MTV Movie Awards caught the headlines this week, not for their offbeat winners but for the usual antics of the stars who were in attendance. Those on hand to walk the blue carpet included multiple winner Shailene Woodley as well as Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Miles Teller, Mark Ruffalo, Michael B. Jordan, Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff.
Actually, all of the Marvel Avengers were at the awards, then reassembled two nights later for the Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens next week. This time the carpet was red, and attendees included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Rudd and Paul Bettany.
With the war between mankind and Skynet drawing to a close, resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) discovers a terrible invention - a time machine. Knowing that the almost defeated Skynet have sent a terminator back in time to kill his own mother and stop the human resistance from forming, Connor has to send his best friend and most trusted lieutenant, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time to protect her. When Reese arrives, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is already prepared for the coming storm, as she has been raised since childhood by the machines themselves. A reprogramed Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has protected her for years, and is not preparing for the ultimate fight against the greatest enemy.
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A Week In Movies: Starry premieres in Los Angeles and London, plus a glamorous BBC event and new trailers for Mission: Impossible 5, Entourage and Maggie. by Rich Cline
Home premieres in L.A. while in London Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh attend both the Cinderella premiere and a BBC anniversary. New trailers appear for films starring Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lake Bell and the Entourage gang...
The animated adventure Home held its American premiere in Los Angeles this week, with cast members Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez all looking glamorous on the red carpet.
Meanwhile in London, the UK premiere of Cinderella brought out cast members Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and director Kenneth Branagh, plus a flurry of other British celebrities
The 'Terminator' star also produced the upcoming film.
Arnold Schwarzenegger re-vamps the zombie genre with a touching horror drama based on the unconditional love between a father and daughter during a time of global crisis. 'Maggie' is the directorial feature debut of designer Henry Hobson.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in 'Maggie'
It goes without saying that the zombie genre is getting a bit tired. Various films in recent years have attempted to shake things up a bit; the 'zom-com' was created with the likes of 'Warm Bodies' and 'Life After Beth', and Brad Pitt took the whole idea to its maximum with his chilling film adaptation of 'World War Z'. However, we think 'Maggie', produced by and starring 'The Terminator' himself, really goes that extra mile as it hones in on the development of a disease in one young girl, and explores the effect it has on her family.
In the near future, the world has been ravaged by a terrifying zombie plague. With the outbreak dying down, the world is steadily trying its best to return to normal, but quarantine zones still exist. One day, Maggie (Abigail Breslin) leaves he father behind, despite his constant attempts to keep her safe. This time, however, Maggie is keeping him safe. As Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger) does his best to track Maggie down, he soon learns that she has been infected by the plague, and had to move to the quarantine zone in order to allow him to continue his normal life. But unable to let his daughter go, nothing will ever be the same for Wade again.
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The line-up for the Tribeca Film Festival has been released
A new zombie movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015. The line-up also includes a documentary about New York’s ‘Cannibal Cop’ as well as the film ‘Mary J Blige – The London Sessions’ which will be followed by a performance from the R&B star.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the new zombie movie Maggie
However, it is the Schwarzenegger film ‘Maggie’ that is the most high profile of the selections. Henry Hobson’s film tells the story of a father whose daughter (Abigail Breslin) becomes one of the infected as part of a zombie epidemic. It co-stars Joely Richardson.
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie to Lead Tribeca Film Festival
No Miley, there’s not a ’t’ in it.
There’s always a lot to learn about your partner at the beginning of any relationship, but for Miley Cyrus spelling her boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger’s surname is proving to be the hardest hurdle to overcome. Appearing on ‘Good Morning America’ the singer revealed she couldn’t spell her new beau’s last name, while promoting her new MAC cosmetics collaboration.
Miley Cyrus is finding her new boyfriend's surname particularly tricky
When asked if she had grasped the spelling of Patrick’s famous surname yet, Cyrus said "Literally, I just had this conversation, I can't tell you. ” Before joking, "apparently there's not a T in it.”