Arnold Schwarzenegger Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

16th September 2016

Tweet: "It has been 33 years since I became a citizen of this country and it is still one of the proudest days of my life." Austrian native Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrates the anniversary of his U.S. citizenship.

7th September 2016

Quote: "We can start over, we'll just do all the films again! I don't think Arnold would really like that!" Director James Cameron jokes about Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child, Joseph Baena, taking over his famous father's leading role in a new reboot of the Terminator film series, after the 18-year-old recently recreated a scene from Terminator 2: Judgment Day and posted it online.

2nd September 2016

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's lovechild Joseph Baena has recreated a scene from his dad's Terminator 2: Judgment Day movie as part of a short movie made by a pal. The clip, directed by Ben Hess, features the 18-year-old as Arnie's cyborg character leaving a bar, stealing a motorcycle and grabbing another man's gun and sunglasses and riding off.

2nd October 2015

Fact: Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman has replaced Arnold Schwarzenegger as the unlikely face of commercials for U.K. company Compare the Market. Kidman will portray the love interest of animated meerkat Sergei in the new advert for a cinema promotion. Kidman has previously been the face of luxury brands including Chanel and Jimmy Choo.

1st October 2015

Quote: "I’ve always been a huge fan of the show. I'm honoured to see the reaction from all the fans. It pumps me up big-time and I can't wait to get to work!" Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking forward to taking over from Donald Trump as the host of TV reality show Celebrity Apprentice.

15th September 2015

Fact: "I can't wait to say, 'You are fired!' or 'You are terminated!' or 'You won't be back!'" Arnold Schwarzenegger can't wait to front U.S. reality show Celebrity Apprentice next year (16) after signing on to replace Donald Trump, whose catchphrase on the programme was "You're fired!"

6th July 2015

Quote: "I don't know if I would be that interested in 1984. I think that if I have a chance to go back, why not just go back all the way in history, you know, to the times of the pyramids, or to the Roman days? I think there are so many great historic times until now, that I would like to get a little peek of those periods, rather than just 1984." Arnold Schwarzenegger would like to visit ancient times if he got the chance to travel back in time.

2nd July 2015

Quote: "It's very smart to use my age in this way. It's very well thought out." Arnold Schwarzenegger loves his battle with his younger self in the new Terminator movie Genisys.

26th June 2015

Quote: "I was here one year in America and then I was offered this role, so it was way before I was ever ready to do any acting because I wanted to first build my career in bodybuilding and then go slowly into acting and be a leading man. But this was like, during my bodybuilding career... I was not ready for this movie at all, I couldn't barely speak English at the time of this movie, so it was something to laugh about and joke about this movie. It was great. I had a great ride... Only in America." Austrian-born action man Arnold Schwarzenegger cringes at his amateur performance in his first film, low-budget 1969 fantasy adventure Hercules in New York.

25th June 2015

Quote: "We are talking about a sequel, where we find out at the funeral of our mother, when we read the will, that there's three of us. Eddie Murphy loves the idea. Danny DeVito and I had lunch with Eddie Murphy over at my house and talked about the thing, and we were laughing and laughing the whole meal through because it was such a funny idea." Arnold Schwarzenegger expands on plans for a sequel to his 1988 film Twins.

11th June 2015

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger made a surprise cameo appearance at the 2015 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night (10Jun15) in a pre-taped comedy sketch called Guuber, a parody of popular taxicab service, Uber. The action man served as a driver to his True Lies co-star Tom Arnold, as well as the country music prizegiving's co-hosts Brittany Snow and Erin Andrews. Meanwhile, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler chauffeured country icon Alan Jackson, while actor/TV host James Corden drove Justin Bieber around as they bonded over their love of Luke Bryan. Later, Arnold and Schwarzenegger, who donned a cowboy hat, presented the top honour of Video of the Year to Carrie Underwood for her hit, Something in the Water.

23rd May 2015

Quote: "I do it usually around Christmastime, painting cards for friends and family, so I do mostly Santa Claus and snowmen." Arnold Schwarzenegger likes to show off his artistic side by getting his painting set out just before the holidays.

24th April 2015

Quote: "I was growing up so little when he was doing them, it was like, traumatising. My mum and dad would take me to the set and I was like (horrified). I have these pictures where I'm sitting in my dad's arms with my mum and I'm just hysterical... So I've just never gotten around to seeing (them)." Arnold Schwarzenegger's eldest daughter Katherine has never watched her dad's action thrillers The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

3rd April 2015

Fact: Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger is the unlikely star of a commercial for U.K. company Compare the Market. In the advert, to promote a cinema deal, Schwarzenegger faces off with the campaign's animated meerkats after they drench him in water during a film studio tour.

17th September 2014

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter Katherine has signed up to front a new weekly InStyle magazine video series called #AskKat, during which she will answer readers' questions about beauty and lifestyle.

6th August 2014

Fact: The fifth Terminator movie will be titled Terminator Genisys, according to Arnold Schwarzenegger. The original Terminator, who is returning to the franchise for the new blockbuster, let the title slip in a tweet to the cast and crew, thanking them for "a fantastic shoot," adding, "It was challenging, it was fun, and it was rewarding". The new film will also feature Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor.

16th July 2014

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's actor son Patrick has landed a spot in designer Tom Ford's new campaign for his Fall 2014 collection. The 20 year old strikes a pose in a chic black turtleneck and jacket in an advertisement alongside model Gigi Hadid, who dons oversized sunglasses and a calf-hair animal print coat.

6th May 2014

Quote: "The speaking guru in Washington calls and says, 'We can get you $100,000 (£62,500) per speech', and (he) has 18 speeches lined up already." Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger was offered a $1.8 million (£1.13 million) deal to deliver a series of speeches when he stepped down as Governor of California in 2011.

14th April 2014

Quote: "As of right now, he and I have not discussed it, and I don't see a role as the scripts are coming together that would be appropriate for him, so I would say probably not." Director James Cameron dismisses rumours his The Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger will feature in the next Avatar movie.

26th March 2014

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joe Manganiello and Hulk Hogan teamed up as the ultimate tag team during a wrestling appearance on Monday night (24Mar14). The Terminator star and his Sabotage castmate joined Hogan for the Wwe's Monday Night Raw showdown, and proved they're tough guys at heart when they took on fighter The Miz in the ring.

25th March 2014

Fact: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoofed his famous movie line, 'Let's get to the chopper,' from 1987's Predator in an hilarious Tv skit with U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon on Monday (24Mar14). Fallon and Schwarzenegger teamed up for a mock-up of a home shopping network ad, titled Now We're Cookin' With Zach Striker, in which they attempted to sell a Vitamix blender and a Slap Chop slicer and dicer. While Fallon talked about the features of the blender, Schwarzenegger grew impatient and shouted the phrase 'Let's get to the choppa' before knocking over a table.

19th March 2014

Quote: "I look at Mel Gibson as an extraordinarily talented actor, an unbelievable director and very dedicated to the profession. Everyone s**ews up. I've had my s**ews up (sic) in life and so you always hope that people forgive you." Arnold Schwarzenegger believes it's time for people to forgive his The Expendables 3 co-star Mel Gibson.

12th February 2014

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's festive family favourite Jingle All The Way is getting a sequel. Bosses at 20th Century Fox have hired Tooth Fairy 2 filmmaker Alex Zamm to take charge of the made-for-Dvd follow-up, which will feature U.S. comedian Larry the Cable Guy and wrestler Santino Marella. The original 1996 movie featured Schwarzenegger and funnyman Sinbad as rival fathers hunting for a popular action figure on Christmas Eve (24Dec).

1st November 2013

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Williams, Cher, Robert De Niro, and Ian Somerhalder were among the celebrities who got swept up in a Sharknado storm to spoof the popular Tv disaster movie for a special Halloween (31Oct13) skit. The pre-taped segment for U.S. morning show Live! with Kelly and Michael featured Sharknado star Ian Ziering trying to help the Hollywood stars fend off killer sharks just like the movie, but no one survived the attack from the skies.

30th October 2013

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's son, Patrick, plays Ariana Grande's love interest in her new music video for Right There. The onscreen couple portray Romeo and Juliet in the video, which also features rapper Big Sean.

17th October 2013

Quote: "We worked on a NASA base, and I call the (security) gate and go, 'There is some suspicious stuff going on in a black van'... they literally strip-searched him, and then he got me back and I got strip-searched. (He) is constantly goofy." Sylvester Stallone landed Arnold Schwarzenegger in hot water with Nasa officials during filming for their new movie Escape Plan - but got his comeuppance when the Terminator star returned the favour.

17th October 2013

Quote: "We started out really hating each other... Even our Dna hated each other! We were just really, really competitive... Now we have this mutual respect, we're survivors, and now it's like, 'You know what? This guy is pretty special." Sylvester Stallone on his newfound friendship with fellow action hardman Arnold Schwarzenegger. The pair star together in new movie Escape Plan after previously teaming up for Stallone's The Expendables franchise.

15th October 2013

Quote: "For decades, they've tried to put us together in a movie and the scripts were horrible... One movie wanted us to be undercover agents in drag, and another movie wanted us to change from human beings to animals. He was the dog and I was the cat and we were fighting each other... It was all this ludicrous stuff." Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals why he and pal Sylvester Stallone took so long to make a movie together - the two action men star in new film Escape Plan.

2nd October 2013

Tweet: "Fantastic to see @TomArnold and Jax while Tom was on daddy duty this weekend. Luckily Jax got his mother's looks." Arnold Schwarzenegger paid a visit to his True Lies co-star Tom Arnold and his baby boy over the weekend (28-29Sep13).

17th September 2013

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger is reteaming with his The Terminator and True Lies director James Cameron for the Avatar sequel, according to Internet reports. Sources tell Latino Review that the filmmaker has cast Schwarzenegger as a villain in his return to Pandora.

14th June 2013

Fact: Actor and former politician Arnold Schwarzenegger had lunch with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Perth, Australia on Thursday (13Jun13) to discuss issues of climate change. The star is currently on a speaking tour Down Under.

30th April 2013

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's estranged wife Maria Shriver has joined U.S. news show NBC News as a special correspondent in which she will focus on women's issues. Shriver worked at NBC News for nearly two decades, from 1986-2004, but left to focus on her work as First Lady of California after Schwarzenegger became the state's Governor.

20th February 2013

Quote: "Arnold... He's a tightwad. So stingy..." Danny Devito insists his Twins co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger is mean with money.

22nd January 2013

Quote: "We're not fighting any war. I still hope for reconciliation. I still love Maria." Arnold Schwarzenegger refuses to give up on his marriage to Maria Shriver. She filed for divorce in 2011, shortly after the action man came clean about fathering a love child with their former maid, Mildred Baena.

15th January 2013

Tweet: "I am so happy to be back." Arnold Schwarzenegger drags out his famous The Terminator catchphrase to describe his big screen return in new movie The Last Stand.

8th January 2013

Quote: "In the 80s we were fierce competitors, we hated each other. But now we get along really well." Arnold Schwarzenegger on his relationship with former action movie rival Sylvester Stallone.

21st October 2012

Quote: "I talk to Maria pretty much every day because we have, under the circumstances, a good relationship and we raise the kids together, we make a real effort to do things together, celebrated Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, birthdays, graduation celebrations." Arnold Schwarzenegger ensures he has a good relationship with his ex-wife Maria Shriver for the sake of their children.

18th October 2012

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's former maid and mistress Mildred Baena was spotted reading the TERMINATOR star's new autobiography Total Recall at a cafe in Bakersfield, California on Wednesday (17Oct12). Baena is the mother of the actor's lovechild, Joseph.

16th October 2012

Quote: "I've spent a lot of time with him and I can tell you that he is a very, very funny man." Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals British Prime Minister David Cameron has a good sense of humour.

3rd October 2012

Quote: "I love Maria. She's been truly the only love that I've ever had... She was the most perfect wife and she was extraordinary... I hope that eventually we can rebuild the relationship and then we will be together as a family... I'm sorry for what I've done and I want to win her back... I hope that she really can forgive." Arnold Schwarzenegger has dreams of winning his ex-wife Maria Shriver back after confessing he cheated on her throughout their marriage.

2nd October 2012

Fact: Almost 12 million people tuned in to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger's Tv tell-all on U.S. news show 60 Minutes on Sunday night (30Sep12).

26th September 2012

Quote: "She knows that it's about my whole life and that I would not write a book and leave out that part and make people think, 'Well, wait a minute, are we just getting a book about his success stories and not talk about his failures?' That's not the book I wanted to write." Arnold Schwarzenegger insists his ex-wife Maria Shriver won't be shocked by anything she reads in his new autobiography, in which he opens up about fathering a child with the couple's former maid.

12th August 2012

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoyed a bicycle tour of London over the weekend (11-12Aug12) and posted pictures of his fun outing on his page.

7th August 2012

Quote: "My mother was always worried because she saw the pictures on my bedroom wall of naked men oiled up. So she called the house doctor and said, 'Is there something wrong? Is my son turning south here? All his friends have girls on the wall and he has only men oiled up with little briefs on.'" Arnold Schwarzenegger's mother feared her son was gay after he plastered his walls with near-naked bodybuilders as a teen.

6th August 2012

Quote: "A Shakespearean role may be great and maybe I would pull it off, but is it really what people want me to do?" Action man Arnold Schwarzenegger considers a serious acting venture.

5th August 2012

Quote: "On a personal level, I made mistakes that I regret, but my list of regrets is much shorter than the moments I enjoyed." Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't dwell on what he has done wrong in his life - like cheat on his wife with their maid.

5th August 2012

Quote: "When it comes to healthcare reform, we need to give incentives for healthy living. Exercising every day and not smoking should reduce your healthcare costs." Former bodybuilder and fitness expert Arnold Schwarzenegger offers up an idea to cut down on obesity in his adopted America.

3rd August 2012

Quote: "The original action movies that Sly (Stallone), Bruce Willis and I did in the 80s were popular because the heroes had muscles and looked believable. Now there are a lot of capes and tights, which is OK. There's room for both kinds (of films)... (but) there need to be movies with real muscles, real guns, and fight scenes instead of just people flying around with capes on and superpowers." Arnold Schwarzenegger takes a jab at the comic book superhero movies his new film The Expendables 2 will grapple with at the global box office this summer (12).

19th July 2012

Tweet: "Happy 94th birthday to Nelson Mandela. You're my hero, and your selflessness, your vision, and your courage are an inspiration to everyone. Your greatest service was to teach the world that 'impossible' is just a myth. Today all of us should take some time to reflect on Mandela's great wisdom: 'It always seems impossible until it's done.' After you reflect, go out and do the impossible. It's the best way to celebrate this great man." Action man Arnold Schwarzenegger salutes the former South African president and civil rights icon on his special day.

13th July 2012

Quote: "Some people say Arnold was gone from acting for eight years. Others say he was never in acting in the first place!" Arnold Schwarzenegger pokes fun at his return to acting after two terms as California's Governor.

6th July 2012

Tweet: "Happy birthday to my great friend Sly Stallone, a renaissance man who doesn't need Cgi (computer-generated imagery) to kick some serious a**." Arnold Schwarzenegger sends his best wishes to his fellow action star on his 66th birthday on Friday (06Jul12).

5th July 2012

Fact: Country star Taylor Swift spent her Independence Day (04Jul12) partying with members of the famous Kennedy family on a beach in Massachusetts. The singer was also spotted with Patrick Schwarzenegger - the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, who is the niece of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy - on the patriotic day.

11th June 2012

Fact: Will Smith and Arnold Schwarzenegger joined racing driver Lewis Hamilton's pop star girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger among the celebrities at the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on Sunday (10Jun12). Hamilton won the race for the MCLaren Mercedes team.

4th June 2012

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger and his estranged wife Maria Shriver celebrated their son Patrick's high school graduation on Saturday (02May12) by attending the commencement ceremony at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles. The 18 year old will attend the University of Southern California this autumn (12).

28th May 2012

Tweet: "Thank you to the men and women who have served our country. Those of you who wear the uniform are the real action heroes." Hollywood hardman Arnold Schwarzenegger salutes the U.S. military on Memorial Day (28May12).

21st May 2012

Quote: "We get along really well. We have a great time raising the kids together... The most important thing is that the kids are doing well, and Maria always has been an extraordinary mother and always has worked with the kids very closely. I was always more off working and being on location... Together we always were a good team in that." Arnold Schwarzenegger on his relationship with estranged wife Maria Shriver.

21st May 2012

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone grey for his new action movie The Tomb. In a new TV interview on the set of the film, which also features Sylvester Stallone and Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, the action man-turned-politician sports a head of grey hair and a grey goatee beard.

14th May 2012

Fact: Estranged couple Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver reunited on Friday (11May12) to watch their daughter Katherine graduate from the University of Southern California (Usc) in Los Angeles. They split last year (11) after The Terminator star confessed to fathering a lovechild with a maid over a decade ago.

8th May 2012

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger is continuing his movie comeback - he's signed on for a role in drug thriller Ten. The former Governor of California returned to Hollywood last year (10) after quitting politics.

5th May 2012

Tweet: "Congratulations Mayor of London! I look forward to seeing you again soon." Arnold Schwarzenegger congratulates London Mayor Boris Johnson on his re-election this week (ends06May12). The pair met in London for talks while the Hollywood star was Governor of California.

2nd May 2012

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick took music mogul Jimmy Iovine's daughter Jade to their high school prom at Los Angeles' posh Brentwood School over the weekend (28-29Apr12).

6th April 2012

Fact: Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent is bulking up his movie resume after signing on to star alongside action icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in their new movie. The In Da Club hitmaker joins Jim Caviezel and Amy Ryan on the cast for The Tomb, which is due to hit theatres next summer (13).

4th February 2012

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's daughter Katherine's first assignment as a reporter for U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight was interviewing Reese Witherspoon and hunks Chris Pine and Tom Hardy for new movie This Means War. The TV junket aired on Friday (03Feb12).

14th August 2011

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick has shot a topless campaign photo for fashion firm Hudson which features on a huge billboard high above Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

26th July 2011

Quote: "We haven't seen Conan... No, none of us have seen the Arnold film. It came out when I was two years old. My mum - I was raised by a single mother - (she told us), we're not watching orgies and (people) getting their heads cut off... at that time." New Conan the Barbarian star Jason Momoa admits he has never seen the Arnold Schwarzenegger original, which was released in 1982.

20th July 2011

Quote: "He knows he can no longer say anything about the women I've been with." Tom Arnold jokes about his True Lies co-star and close pal Arnold Schwarzenegger's affair with a maid, which ended his marriage with Maria Shriver.

11th July 2011

Quote: "Arnold is very muscular, but Jason is a beautiful man. His muscles are very different - of the non-steroidal variety. If you go back and watch the Schwarzenegger one, he can barely pass his sword from one hand to the other, because he's so bulky." Actress Rose McGowan insists her co-star Jason Momoa in the Conan the Barbarian remake is much better than Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played the original Conan.

18th May 2011

Tweet: "This is definitely not easy but I appreciate your love and support as I begin to heal and move forward in life. I will always love my family!" Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's 21-year-old daughter Katherine comments on the public reaction to her father's revelation he fathered a lovechild with another woman 10 years ago.

17th May 2011

Tweet: "Some days you feel like s**t, some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet i love my family till death do us apart." Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's 17-year-old son Patrick is standing by his embattled father after it was revealed the action star fathered a child with another woman 10 years ago.

11th May 2011

Tweet: "Appreciate all your messages. Small speed bump in life, luckily we own hummers, we will cruise right over it. All will be okay. #peace." Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's teenage son Patrick insists the family will be fine after his parents announced their split.

3rd April 2011

Fact: Terminator director James Cameron and his star Arnold Schwarzenegger are teaming up to tour the Amazon rainforest together.

1st April 2011

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoyed a lunchtime bicycle ride across London on Thursday (31Mar11) with the city's mayor Boris Johnson. The pair met to discuss green technologies and then followed their meeting with a cycle ride.

8th March 2011

Quote: "It's more than 15 films. Obvious ones from The Terminator to remakes of Predator and The Running Man and all of those things." Arnold Schwarzenegger has lined up several movies for his acting comeback.

14th January 2011

Quote: "I had a lovely talk with him about a month ago, and my guess is he will continue in government work. He’s joked around about coming back to acting, but I think really he would like to do something serious.” Arnold Schwarzenegger's longtime collaborator, director Ivan Reitman, is convinced the actor-turned-politician won't return to movie work now he's stepped down from his post as California Governor.

5th January 2011

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger started off civilian life after his term as California Governor with a parking ticket on Tuesday (04Jan11). The day after the Terminator star left office, he was cited for failing to move his car in a passenger loading zone.

23rd November 2010

Fact: Outgoing California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined Jesse Mccartney and Wilson Phillips to help launch the Christmas (10) celebrations at number one Los Angeles shopping mall The Grove on Sunday night (21Nov10).

3rd November 2010

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger is preparing to hand over the office of California Governor to newly-elected Democrat Jerry Brown, who emerged victorious in the state's elections on Tuesday (02Nov10). Brown previously served as governor from 1975 to 1983.

21st October 2010

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife Maria Shriver is to be honoured with the Carousel of Hope’s Brass Ring Award for her humanitarian work. Pals Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson will present the award to the former newsreader at a star-studded benefit for childhood diabetes on Saturday (23Oct10) in Los Angeles. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Gladys Knight are scheduled to perform at the gala. Halle Berry, Rod Stewart and George Clooney are among the stars expected to attend.

19th September 2010

Quote: "He's super busy but he wakes up every morning at 5.30 religiously to make sure to workout and he reads the paper and he works out at the same time. Then he comes home after work and goes to the gym and works out again. He's crazy. I think it's more psychological." Actor-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter KATHERINE reveals the muscle man still works out twice a day.

11th September 2010

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter Katherine has written a book aimed at helping girls confidence. The 20 year old student's Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty is released next week (begs13Sep10).

6th August 2010

Quote: "My dad is such a conservationist, if we leave a light on in our room there’s punishment. He takes the bulb out. The four of us clean our rooms, do our own laundry. The housekeepers know if they get near our rooms they’ll suffer the wrath of Arnold.” Action man-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is a strict father, according to his daughter Katherine.

6th August 2010

Quote: "I thought, now I'm gonna I'll ask him: 'Would you like to be in a movie?' He goes, anytime, anywhere, any place. I went 'Are you drunk?' He said, 'Absolutely, you're my friend.' And he did it." Sylvester Stallone can't believe he convinced action hero-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger to co-star with him in new movie THE EXPENDABLES.

23rd July 2010

Fact: A painting of Arnold Schwarzenegger'S movie character Conan the Destroyer by comic book artist FRANK FRAZETTA has sold for a record $1.5 million (£1 million) just two months after his death. The 1971 picture was sold to a private collector this week (beg19Jul10), scoring the highest ever price for one of Frazetta's works.

13th July 2010

Fact: The history-making scene that features action men Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger together for the first time was shot four months after filming wrapped on The Expendables.

16th April 2010

Quote: "My mother thought there was something wrong with me when she came into my room and saw pictures on my walls of half-naked men covered in oil. My mother said, 'Shouldn't there be pictures of girls on your walls?' My parents thought I was a little wacky." Former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger admits his mother was baffled by his chosen career.

22nd January 2010

Fact: Zsa Zsa Gabor's eccentric husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt wants a career in politics - he's vowed to run for the position of California Governor when Arnold Schwarzenegger's term ends in 2011. He hopes to enter the electoral race as an independent candidate.

7th January 2010

Quote: "Between being foreign born, an action star and People's Choice, there's only one thing left for me to do and that's run for the Governor of California, so..." Hugh Jackman joked about following Arnold Schwarzenegger into politics during his Favourite Action Star acceptance speech at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

12th November 2009

Fact: Action man Arnold Schwarzenegger, the California Governor, is heading to Iraq to visit U.S. troops next week (beg16Nov09). He had to scrap a trip to the warzone in July (09) because of the state's budget crisis. His exact schedule has not been released for security reasons.

29th September 2009

Quote: "He's my best friend now. It's strange, given what big rivals we used to be. He's still ridiculously competitive, though. This watch, this is the only one of its kind in the world, so I wore it to our last lunch. Arnold was desperate for me to get him one but I had to explain that wasn't possible. He was so mad!" Sylvester Stallone on his fellow action man Arnold Schwarzenegger.

1st September 2009

Fact: Action man-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has scored a milestone - he passed the one million followers mark over the weekend (29-30Aug09). Among politicians, only President Barack Obama and his one-time presidential rival Senator John MCCain have more followers.

26th August 2009

Fact: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has his sword from 1982 move Conan the Barbarian on display in his office in the state capital, Sacramento.

28th May 2009

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's final appearance on pal Jay Leno's THE TONIGHT SHOW on Tuesday (26May09) was his 25th. Leno departs as the host of the show at the end of the week (29May09).

27th May 2009

Quote: "She said as long as I'm at home, there's always a child to look after!" Actor-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger keeps his wife MARIA SCHRIVER busy around the house as their eldest children leave for college.

27th May 2009

Quote: "Come to this country, work like hell, and marry a Kennedy!" Hollywood action star-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals the secrets to his success. The former actor married Maria Shriver, niece of assassinated U.S. president JOHN F. KENNEDY, in 1986.

27th May 2009

Fact: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger paid tribute to outgoing THE TONIGHT SHOW host Jay Leno on Tuesday night (26May09) when he presented the comedian with a framed certificate celebrating his long tenure in the state. Gifting Leno with the award during an appearance on the U.S. TV show, the actor-turned-politician said, "This is a proclamation that just says thank you to you for 17 years of being in California." Conan O'Brien will take over the late night programme on Monday (01Jun09).

17th April 2009

Fact: David Beckham has posed for a photoshoot emulating Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous role from THE Terminator. The pictures will be seen in a new advertising campaign for cell phone company Motorola.

16th April 2009

Fact: Guess co-founder GEORGES MARCIANO is set to challenge Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Governor of California. The fashion boss has entered his name in the upcoming state political race.

25th February 2009

Fact: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will play himself when he makes a cameo in pal Sylvester Stallone's forthcoming movie THE EXPENDABLES.

12th June 2008

Fact: Action man-turned California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger helped build a wall outside Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon's former Marina Del Rey, California home when he was a bodybuilding bricklayer dreaming of Hollywood success.

6th February 2008

Quote: "I heard that Charles Bronson was making a million dollars a movie. That was a very big deal to an immigrant - a million dollars a movie. So I went to see a Charles Bronson movie. And I said, 'I can do that.' And then I made a million dollars a movie." Arnold Schwarzenegger was confident he could become a Hollywood star in the early 1970s - despite being an Austrian bodybuilder who spoke little English.

31st January 2008

Fact: Hollywood hardman-turned-California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has pledged his support to 2008 U.S presidential candidate JOHN MCCAIN, claiming the Republican senator is a "crusader against wasteful spending".

26th January 2008

Quote: "I have so much fun and it's so challenging to be the Governor and to be a public servant. I love my job and I don't miss anything about the movies at all." Arnold Schwarzenegger has no plans to revive his movie career.

22nd January 2008

Fact: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is fighting to uphold a state law banning the sale of violent video games to underage kids as a gory new CONAN game, based on the former action man's Conan the Barbarian movie, hits the market.

3rd October 2007

Quote: "He helped me with my algebra homework and that's about all I remember." Actress Alyssa Milano on her memories of working with Arnold Schwarzenegger on COMMANDO when she was 11. Milano played the future California Governor's daughter.

25th July 2007

Quote: "As Governor, he's incredibly busy. As a star, he's incredibly expensive." Producer JAMES MIDDLETON fears the worst as he attempts to persuade Arnold Schwarzenegger to play a cameo in TERMINATOR TV spin-off THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES.

25th May 2007

Quote: "Can you imagine where my career is going? From bodybuilding to actor, politician, pimp." California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is concerned about what his future holds.

24th May 2007

Quote: "I've heard from someone that she isn't even a fan of mine. Apparently she hasn't seen any of my movies. I've seen all of hers - obviously, we both do action movies!" California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger denies reports he has been approached to pardon socialite Paris Hilton's upcoming jail sentence, although he may have seen her infamous sex tape One Night In Paris.

8th January 2007

Fact: Paul Anka rewrote his MY WAY hit so he could pay a musical tribute to re-elected California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Sacramento, California on Friday night (05JAN07).

8th December 2006

Quote: "Motorcades! And security detail when we ski!" Rob Lowe describes the perks of being best pals with California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

3rd December 2006

Quote: "We were definitely trying to outdo one another. I think he won." Sylvester Stallone admits defeat in the battle of the action men between himself and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

14th November 2006

Quote: "I actually voted for Arnold. I'm a big Democrat, but I voted for Arnold." Sharon Stone put party loyalty aside to vote for her Total Recall co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger in his bid to be re-elected as California's governor last week (07NOV06).

10th November 2006

Quote: "Brian Wilson should be the f**king Governor of California." SIR Elton John believes the Beach Boys star would be a better choice than Arnold Schwarzenegger to run California.

5th November 2006

Quote: "California voters are very smart and they know that (PHIL) ANGELIDES can't time travel and use weapons of the future." Roseanne Barr jokes about Arnold Schwarzenegger's opponent in the race for California Governor.

30th October 2006

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife Maria Shriver has given the former action man a special gift as he prepares to fight for re-election as California Governor - a new ring featuring the governor's shield she had specially made for the Terminator star.

12th October 2006

Quote: "To link me to George Bush is like linking me to an Oscar. I mean, that's ridiculous." Actor-turned-California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger denies he is anything like his Republican Party leader and US president.

26th September 2006

Quote: "The last time I was on a podium with the Governor, he was playing MR FREEZE and I was Batman. He's gone on to be the Governor and I still think I'm Batman." George Clooney lightens proceedings at a press conference to announce that he and Arnold Schwarzenegger are teaming up to launch a new initiative to halt the genocide in the Sudan.

20th April 2006

Fact: The nursery at exclusive St John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' baby daughter SURI was born on Tuesday (18APR06) is named after another favourite mum who gave birth there, Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife Maria Shriver.

4th April 2006

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's 12-year-old son PATRICK has an uncredited cameo in new baseball comedy THE BENCHWARMERS.

6th March 2006

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger put politics on hold on Saturday (04MAR06) to attend his annual bodybuilding convention, the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

21st January 2006

Quote: <p>"I like cheesy movies, like Arnold Schwarzenegger movies." Scarlett Johansson. </p>

11th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I was told not to speak for three days but my wife said, 'Make it seven.'" Arnold Schwarzenegger jokes about his wife Maria Shriver's bedside manner after a motorcycle crash left him needing stitches in his lip. </p>

30th November 2005

Fact: <p>California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned briefly to Hollywood - he has taken on a cameo appearance in pal Tom Arnold's new film The Kid + I. </p>

15th September 2005

Fact: <p>Antipodean funnyman CLIVE JAMES once described muscle-bound Arnold Schwarzenegger as a "condom filled with walnuts". </p>

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