Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria, a small village near Styrian capital Graz, and was christened Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger. His parents were the local police Chief Gustav Schwarzenegger, and his wife, Aurelia Jadrny.According to Schwarzenegger; both of his parents were very strict. At school, Schwarzenegger was apparently an average, but stood out for his "cheerful, good-humored and exuberant" character. As a kid, Schwarzenegger used to play many sports, Soccer being the most. He started weight training when he was fifteen, but he'd been participating in sports, like soccer, for years, and although he was slim, he was well-developed, enough so that he could start going to the gym and start Professional lifting.
Schwarzenegger served in the Austrian army in 1965 to fulfill the one year of service required at the time of all 18-year-old Austrian males. He won the Junior Mr. Europe contest in 1965. Schwarzenegger went AWOL during basic training so he could take part in the competition and spent a week in an army jail..He won another bodybuilding contest in Graz, at Steirer Hof Hotel (where he had placed second). He was voted best built man of Europe, which made him extremely famous.
Schwarzenegger moved to the United States in September 1968 at the age of 21, speaking little English. When he came to US, his accent was very bad, which was an obstacle as he began to pursue acting. There he trained at Gold's Gym in Santa Monica, California, under Joe Weider. In 1970, at age 23, he captured his first Mr. Olympia title in New York, and would go on to win the title a total of seven times.
Schwarzenegger wanted to move from bodybuilding into acting, finally achieving it when he was chosen to play the role of Hercules in 1970's Hercules in New York. Credited under the name "Arnold Strong," his accent in the film was so thick that his lines were dubbed after production.
During 1980's there was a huge craze for action flicks and it was the time for Arnold too. he made a number of successful films: Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), The Running Man (1987), and Red Heat (1988), Predator (1987) and many more. Schwarzenegger’s commercial high-water m

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ark was his return as the title character in 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which was the highest-grossing film of 1991.
He returned after a hiatus with the supernatural thriller End of Days (1999), later followed by the action films The 6th Day (2000) and Collateral Damage (2002) all of which failed to do well at the box office. In 2003, he made his third appearance as the title character in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which went on to earn over $150 million domestically. But was not as big as the earlier, Terminator2.
Schwarzenegger has been a registered Republican for many years. He later on went on to become Governor of California in 2003.
He is leading a life dedicated to serve and has been involved in many charities.

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