Arnold Schwarzenegger

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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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Arnold Schwarzenegger had a net worth of 300 million USD.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 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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