|Assumed office |
November 17, 2003
(2003 — 2007)
(2007 — Present)
|Preceded by||Gray Davis|
Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
1990 – 1993
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Born||July 30, 1947 |
Thal, Styria, Austria
|Spouse||Maria Shriver (1986 — present)|
|Residence||Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin-Superior|
|Profession||Bodybuilder, Actor, Politician, Businessman (Investments)|
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: [ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government whose responsibilities include making annual "State of the State" addresses Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Lieutenant Governor of California is a statewide constitutional officer elected separately from the Governor who serves as the "vice-executive" of California Cruz Miguel Bustamante (born January 4 1953 is an American Politician. John Raymond Garamendi (born January 24 1945) is a US Politician and a member of the Democratic Party. Joseph Graham Davis Jr (born December 26 1942 better known as Gray Davis, is an American politician who served as California 's 37th Governor The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is an American Government organization that aims to "promote encourage and motivate Americans George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12 1924 served as the forty-first President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Thal bei Graz (meaning Thal near Graz ( pronounced) is a small village in Austria, and a suburb of Graz. Styria (Steiermark is a state or Bundesland, located in the southeast of Austria. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Maria Owings Shriver ( born November 6 1955 is an award-winning American journalist a prolific author and First Lady of California. Brentwood is an affluent district in western Los Angeles, California, United States; it is not to be confused with Brentwood California, in Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Alma mater is Latin for "nourishing mother" It was used in Ancient Rome as a title for the mother Goddess, and in Medieval The University of Wisconsin-Superior (also known as UW-Superior, UWS or Superior) is a public university located in Superior Wisconsin. Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing Muscle hypertrophy. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person A businessperson (also businessman or businesswoman) is someone who is employed at usually a profit-oriented enterprise, or more specifically someone Investment or investing is a term with several closely-related meanings in Business management, Finance and Economics, related to saving The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing Muscle hypertrophy. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A businessperson (also businessman or businesswoman) is someone who is employed at usually a profit-oriented enterprise, or more specifically someone Politics of the United States takes place in the framework of a presidential, Federal republic where the President of the United States (the Head of The following is a list of the Governors of the State of California. The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government whose responsibilities include making annual "State of the State" addresses A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean.
As a young man, Schwarzenegger gained widespread attention as a highly successful bodybuilder. He later gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon. Schwarzenegger was nicknamed "The Austrian Oak" and "The Styrian Oak" in his bodybuilding days, "Arnold Strong" and "Arnie" during his acting career, and more recently "The Governator" (a portmanteau of Governor and Terminator, referring to his internationally popular film role). Styria (Steiermark is a state or Bundesland, located in the southeast of Austria. "The Terminator" is a fictional character portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger &mdash a Cyborg, initially portrayed as a programmable Assassin 
Schwarzenegger is married to Maria Shriver and has four children. Maria Owings Shriver ( born November 6 1955 is an award-winning American journalist a prolific author and First Lady of California. As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The 2003 California recall election was a special Election permitted under California law Joseph Graham Davis Jr (born December 26 1942 better known as Gray Davis, is an American politician who served as California 's 37th Governor Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis's term. Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Schwarzenegger was then reelected on November 7, 2006, in California's 2006 gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The 2006 California gubernatorial election occurred on November 7 2006. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Philip Nicholas "Phil" Angelides (ˌændʒɨˈliːdɨs (born June 11, 1953 in Sacramento California) is a California Politician The California State Treasurer is responsible for the state's Investment and Finance. Schwarzenegger was sworn in for a second term on January 5, 2007. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  In May 2004 and 2007, he was named as one of the Time 100 people who help shape the world. The Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world as assembled by Time. 
Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria (German: Thal bei Graz), a small village bordering the Styrian capital Graz, and was christened Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger. Thal bei Graz (meaning Thal near Graz ( pronounced) is a small village in Austria, and a suburb of Graz. Styria (Steiermark is a state or Bundesland, located in the southeast of Austria. Graz (etymologically from Slovene: Gradec IPA /gradeʦ/ "little castle" with a population of around 290000 as of 2008 (of which 252852 have principal  His parents were the local police chief Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907 – 1972), and his wife, the former Aurelia Jadrny (1922 – 1998). Chief of Police is the title typically given to the head of a Police department, particularly in North America. Gustav Schwarzenegger ( August 17, 1907 &ndash December 1, 1972) was an Austrian police chief ( Gendarmeriekommandant) postal They were married on October 20, 1945 — Gustav was 38, and Aurelia was a 23-year-old widow with a son named Meinhard. Events 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar According to Schwarzenegger, both of his parents were "very strict": "Back then in Austria it was a very different world, if we did something bad or we disobeyed our parents, the rod was not spared. " He grew up in a Roman Catholic family who attended church service every Sunday. 
Gustav had a preference for Meinhard, the elder of the two sons.  His favoritism was "strong and blatant," which stemmed from unfounded suspicion "that Arnold wasn’t his child. " Schwarzenegger has said his father had "no patience for listening or understanding your problems…there was a wall; a real wall. " Schwarzenegger had a good relationship with his mother, and kept in touch with her until her death.  Schwarzenegger has reportedly disavowed Nazi views. Nazism, which was a short name for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus refers primarily to the Ideology and practices of the National Socialist German  In later life, Schwarzenegger commissioned the Simon Wiesenthal Centre to research his father's wartime record, which came up with no evidence of atrocities. The Simon Wiesenthal Center (often abbreviated SWC) with headquarters in Los Angeles  At school, Schwarzenegger was apparently "in the middle," but stood out for his "cheerful, good-humored and exuberant" character.  Money was a problem in the household; Schwarzenegger has recalled that one of the highlights of his youth was when the family bought a refrigerator. 
As a boy, Schwarzenegger played many sports—heavily influenced by his father.  He picked up his first barbell in 1960, when his football coach took his team to a local gym. A barbell is a piece of Exercise equipment used in Weight training, Weightlifting and Powerlifting. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered  At the age of 14, Schwarzenegger chose bodybuilding over football as a career. Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing Muscle hypertrophy.  Schwarzenegger has responded to a question asking if he was age 13 when he started weightlifting: "I actually started weight training when I was fifteen, but I'd been participating in sports, like soccer, for years, so I felt that although I was slim, I was well-developed, at least enough so that I could start going to the gym and start Olympic lifting. " However, his official website biography claims: "At 14, he started an intensive training program with Kurt Marnul, studied psychology at 15 (to learn more about the power of mind over body) and at 17, officially started his competitive career. " During a speech in 2001, he said, "My own plan formed when I was 14 years old. My father had wanted me to be a police officer like he was. My mother wanted me to go to trade school. " Schwarzenegger took to visiting a gym in Graz, where he also frequented the local movie theaters to see bodybuilding idols such as Reg Park, Steve Reeves, and Johnny Weissmuller on the big screen. Roy "Reg" Park ( 7 June, 1928 &ndash 22 November, 2007) from Leeds in West Yorkshire, England Stephen L Reeves ( January 21, 1926 &ndash May 1, 2000) was an American bodybuilder, Actor, and author Johnny Weissmuller (June 2 1904 &ndash January 20 1984 was an American swimmer and Actor who was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s winning "I was inspired by individuals like Reg Park and Steve Reeves. " When Reeves passed away in 2000, Schwarzenegger fondly remembered him: "As a teenager, I grew up with Steve Reeves. His remarkable accomplishments allowed me a sense of what was possible, when others around me didn't always understand my dreams . . . Steve Reeves has been part of everything I've ever been fortunate enough to achieve. " In 1961, Schwarzenegger met former Mr. Austria Kurt Marnul, who invited him to train at the gym in Graz.  He was so dedicated as a youngster that he was known to break into the local gym on weekends, when it was usually closed, so that he could train. "It would make me sick to miss a workout … I knew I couldn't look at myself in the mirror the next morning if I didn't do it. " When Schwarzenegger was asked about his first movie experience as a boy, he replied, "I was very young, but I remember my father taking me to the Austrian theaters and seeing some newsreels. The first real movie I saw, that I distinctly remember, was a John Wayne movie. John Wayne ( May 26, 1907 &ndash June 11, 1979) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award -winning American "
In 1971, his brother Meinhard died in a car accident.  Meinhard had been drinking, and was killed instantly, and Schwarzenegger did not attend his funeral.  He was due to marry Erika Knapp, and the couple shared a three-year-old son Patrick; Schwarzenegger would pay for Patrick's education and a life in the United States.  Gustav died the following year from a stroke. A stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain  In Pumping Iron, Schwarzenegger claimed that he did not attend his father's funeral because he was training for a bodybuilding contest. ---- Pumping Iron is a 1977 Documentary film about the run-up to the 1975 Mr Later, he and the film's producer both stated that this story was taken from another bodybuilder for the purpose of showing the extremes that some would go to for their sport, and to make Schwarzenegger's image more cold and machinelike to fan controversy for the film.  Barbara Baker, his first serious girlfriend, has said he informed her of his father's death without emotion, and never spoke of his brother.  Over time, he has given at least three versions of why he did not attend his father's funeral. 
In an interview with Fortune magazine in 2004, Schwarzenegger told how he suffered what "would now be called child abuse" at the hands of his father. Fortune is a Global Business Magazine published by Time Inc's Fortune|Money Group "My hair was pulled. I was hit with belts. So was the kid next door. It was just the way it was. Many of the children I've seen were broken by their parents, which was the German-Austrian mentality. They didn't want to create an individual. It was all about conforming. I was one who did not conform, and whose will could not be broken. Therefore, I became a rebel. Every time I got hit, and every time someone said, 'you can't do this,' I said, 'this is not going to be for much longer, because I'm going to move out of here. I want to be rich. I want to be somebody. ' "
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. The current name of the Military of Austria is Österreichs Bundesheer ("Federal Army of Austria " official English name Austrian Armed Forces  He won the Junior Mr. Europe contest in 1965.  Schwarzenegger went AWOL during basic training so that he could take part in the competition, and spent a week in an army jail: "Participating in the competition meant so much to me that I didn't carefully think through the consequences. In Military terminology desertion is the Abandonment of a " Duty " or post without permission from one's Government or superior When I got to Stuttgart, I was all confused. I forgot my posing routine, I had to borrow posing trunks, but still I won!" Contrary to popular belief, it was not Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding debut, which had occurred two years earlier at a minor contest in Graz, at Steirer Hof Hotel (where he had placed second). He was voted best built man of Europe, which made him famous.
"The Mr. Universe title was my ticket to America — the land of opportunity, where I could become a star and get rich. The Universe Championships are an annual Bodybuilding event organised by the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA " Schwarzenegger made his first plane trip in 1966, attending the NABBA Mr. Universe competition in London. The Universe Championships are an annual Bodybuilding event organised by the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.  He would come in second in the Mr. Universe competition, not having the muscle "definition" of American winner Chester Yorton. Chester Yorton is a Bodybuilder. He defeated Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 1966 NABBA Mr  He would win the title for the first time in 1967 (he invented new exercises to separate and define his muscle groups), becoming the youngest ever Mr. Universe at the age of 20.  He would go on to win the title a further four times.  Schwarzenegger then flew back to Munich, training for four to six hours daily, attending business school and working in a health club (Rolf Putzinger's gym where he worked and trained from 1966-1968), returning in 1968 to London to win his next Mr. Munich (München; Minga is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. Universe title.  He frequently told Roger Field, a friend in Munich at that time "I'm going to become the greatest actor!"
Schwarzenegger moved to the United States in September 1968 at the age of 21, speaking little English. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States  "Naturally, when I came to this country, my English was very bad, and my accent was also very strong, which was an obstacle as I began to pursue acting. " There he trained at Gold's Gym in Santa Monica, California, under the patronage of Joe Weider. Gold's Gym International Inc is an international chain of co-ed fitness centers (commonly referred to as " Gyms quot originally started in California by Josef E "Joe" Weider (born November 29, 1922) is the Canadian co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB along with From 1970 to 1974, one of Schwarzenegger's weight training partners was Ric Drasin, the bodybuilder and professional wrestler who designed the original Gold's Gym logo in 1973. Ric Drasin (born July 12, 1944) is an American Artist, Actor, Stuntman, Writer, Personal trainer, former Professional wrestling, or pro wrestling, is a non-competitive professional Sport, where all matches are scripted by the promotion's booking staff  Schwarzenegger also became good friends with professional wrestler "Superstar" Billy Graham. Eldridge Wayne Coleman (born September 10, 1943) better known by his Ring name "Superstar" Billy Graham, is an American 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. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous 
In 1969, Schwarzenegger met Barbara Outland Baker, an English teacher he lived with until 1974.  Schwarzenegger talked about Barbara in his memoir in 1977: "Basically it came down to this: she was a well-balanced woman who wanted an ordinary, solid life, and I was not a well-balanced man, and hated the very idea of ordinary life. for other uses see Memoir (disambiguation As a literary Genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire " Baker has described Schwarzenegger as "a joyful personality, totally charismatic, adventurous, and athletic" but claims towards the end of the relationship he became "insufferable — classically conceited — the world revolved around him. " Baker published her memoir in 2006, entitled Arnold and Me: In the Shadow of the Austrian Oak.  Although Baker, at times, paints an unflattering portrait of her former lover — Schwarzenegger actually contributed to the "tell-all" book with a "foreword," and also met with Baker for three hours.  Baker claims, for example, that she only learned of his being unfaithful after they split, and talks of a turbulent and passionate love life.  Schwarzenegger has made it clear that their respective recollection of events can differ.  The couple first met six to eight months after his arrival in the U. S. — their first date was watching the first Apollo Moon landing on television.  They shared an apartment in Santa Monica for three and a half years, and having little money, would visit the beach all day, or have barbecues in the back yard.  Although Baker claims that when she first met him, he had "little understanding of polite society" and she found him a "turn-off," she says, "He's as much a self-made man as it's possible to be — he never got encouragement from his parents, his family, his brother. He just had this huge determination to prove himself, and that was very attractive . . . I'll go to my grave knowing Arnold loved me. "
Schwarzenegger met his next love, Sue Moray, a Beverly Hills hairdresser's assistant, on Venice Beach in July 1977. Venice is a district in western Los Angeles California. It is known for its Canals Beaches and Circus -like Ocean Front Walk,  According to Moray, the couple led an "open relationship": "We were faithful when we were both in LA. . . but when he was out of town, we were free to do whatever we wanted. " Schwarzenegger met Maria Shriver at the Robert F. Maria Owings Shriver ( born November 6 1955 is an award-winning American journalist a prolific author and First Lady of California. Kennedy Tennis Tournament in August 1977, and went on to have a relationship with both women until August 1978, when Moray (who knew of his relationship with Shriver) issued an ultimatum. 
Schwarzenegger has said his "big dream" from the age of 10 was to move to the U. S.  He questioned what he was doing "on the farm" in Austria, and believed bodybuilding was his "ticket to America": "I’m sure I can go to America if I win Mr. Universe. " LA Weekly said in 2002 that Schwarzenegger is the most famous immigrant in America, who "overcame a thick Austrian accent and transcended the unlikely background of bodybuilding to become the biggest movie star in the world in the 1990s. LA Weekly is a free weekly Tabloid -sized Newspaper (a so-called " Alternative weekly " in Los Angeles California Immigration refers to the movement of people among countries While the movement of people has existed throughout human history at various levels modern immigration implies long-term "
Schwarzenegger may have been an illegal immigrant at some point in the late 1960s or early 1970s, by violating the terms of his visa. Illegal immigration refers to Immigration across National Borders in a way that violates the Immigration laws of the destination Country The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. A visa (short for the Latin carta visa, lit "a document that has been seen" is a document issued by a Country giving an individual 
|Nickname||The Austrian Oak|
|Birth||July 30, 1947 , Thal bei Graz, Steiermark, Austria|
|Height||6 ft 1. Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Thal bei Graz (meaning Thal near Graz ( pronounced) is a small village in Austria, and a suburb of Graz. Styria (Steiermark is a state or Bundesland, located in the southeast of Austria. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich 5 in (1. 87 m)|
|Weight||235 pounds (107 kg)|
|Pro-debut||NABBA Mr. Universe, 1968|
|Best win||IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1970-1975, 1980, Seven Times|
|Predecessor||Sergio Oliva ('69), Frank Zane ('79)|
|Successor||Franco Columbu ('76"), Franco Columbu ('81)|
Schwarzenegger is considered among the most important figures in the history of bodybuilding, and his legacy is commemorated in the Arnold Classic annual bodybuilding competition. Sergio Oliva is known in Bodybuilding circles as "The Myth" Frank Zane (born June 28, 1942 in Kingston, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional bodybuilder and Dr Franco Columbu ( August 7, 1941) is an Italian Actor and Bodybuilder. Dr Franco Columbu ( August 7, 1941) is an Italian Actor and Bodybuilder. The Arnold Classic, renamed Arnold Fitness Weekend is an annual Bodybuilding Competition, named after Arnold Schwarzenegger, that takes place in late Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent face in the bodybuilding sport long after his retirement, in part because of his ownership of gyms and fitness magazines. He has presided over numerous contests and awards shows. For many years, he wrote a monthly column for the bodybuilding magazines Muscle & Fitness and Flex. Muscle & Fitness is an American Bodybuilding Magazine founded by Joe Weider but now published by American Media Inc Flex is an American Bodybuilding Magazine, published by American Media Inc Shortly after being elected Governor, he was appointed executive editor of both magazines, in a largely symbolic capacity. Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media The magazines agreed to donate $250,000 a year to the Governor's various physical fitness initiatives. The magazine MuscleMag International has a monthly two-page article on him, and refers to him as "The King. "
One of the first competitions he won was the Junior Mr. Europe contest in 1965.  He won Mr. Europe the following year, at age 19.  He would go on to compete in and win many bodybuilding contests, as well as some powerlifting contests, including five Mr. Powerlifting is a strength Sport, consisting of three events the squat, the Bench press, and the Deadlift. Universe (4 — NABBA [England], 1 — IFBB [USA]) wins, and seven Mr. Olympia wins, a record which would stand until Lee Haney won his eighth consecutive Mr. The National Amateur Bodybuilders Association ( NABBA) is an Organisation founded in 1950 to promote Bodybuilding in the United Kingdom The International Federation of BodyBuilders ( IFBB) is a Bodybuilding organization founded in 1946 by Ben and Joe Weider. Mr Olympia is an international Bodybuilding competition which is held annually by the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB Lee Haney (born November 11, 1959 in Spartanburg South Carolina) is a former American IFBB professional bodybuilder most famous Olympia title in 1991.
In 1967, Schwarzenegger competed in and won the Munich stone-lifting contest, in which a stone weighing 508 German pounds (254 kg/560 lbs. ) is lifted between the legs while standing on two foot rests. Schwarzenegger has said the following on his size: "During the peak of my career, my calves were 20 inches, thighs 28. 5 inches, waist 34 inches, chest 57 inches, and 22-inch arms. "
In a full squat (buttocks on ground) Schwarzenegger had a personal record of 180 kg for eight repetitions.
Schwarzenegger's goal was to become the greatest bodybuilder in the world, which meant becoming Mr. Olympia. Mr Olympia is an international Bodybuilding competition which is held annually by the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB  His first attempt was in 1969, when he lost to three-time champion Sergio Oliva. Sergio Oliva is known in Bodybuilding circles as "The Myth" However, Schwarzenegger came back in 1970 and won the competition making him the youngest ever Mr. Olympia at the age of 23, a record he still holds to this day. 
He continued his winning streak in the 1971 – 1974 competitions.  In 1975, Schwarzenegger was once again in top form, and won the title for the sixth consecutive time, beating Franco Columbu. Dr Franco Columbu ( August 7, 1941) is an Italian Actor and Bodybuilder. After the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest, Schwarzenegger announced his retirement from professional bodybuilding. 
Months before the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest, filmmakers George Butler and Robert Fiore persuaded Schwarzenegger to compete, in order to film his training in the bodybuilding documentary called Pumping Iron. ---- Pumping Iron is a 1977 Documentary film about the run-up to the 1975 Mr Schwarzenegger had only three months to prepare for the competition, after losing significant weight to appear in the film Stay Hungry with Jeff Bridges. Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy Film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines (adapted from his 1972 Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is a four-time Academy Award -nominated American Actor and Musician. Lou Ferrigno proved not to be a threat, and a lighter-than-usual Schwarzenegger convincingly won the 1975 Mr. Louis Jude Ferrigno (born November 9 1951 is an American bodybuilder and Actor. Olympia. After being declared Mr. Olympia for a sixth consecutive time, Schwarzenegger retired from competition.
Schwarzenegger came out of retirement, however, to compete in the 1980 Mr. Olympia.  Schwarzenegger was training for his role in Conan, and he got into such good shape because of the running, horseback riding, and sword training, that he decided he wanted to win the Mr. Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 film by director John Milius and is recognized as the acting Breakthrough of bodybuilder Olympia contest one last time. He kept this plan a secret, in the event that a training accident would prevent his entry and cause him to lose face. Schwarzenegger had been hired to provide color commentary for network television, when he announced at the eleventh hour that while he was there: "Why not compete?" Schwarzenegger ended up winning the event with only seven weeks of preparation. A color commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the Broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the Play-by-play After being declared Mr. Olympia for a seventh time, Schwarzenegger officially retired from competition.
Schwarzenegger has admitted to using performance-enhancing anabolic steroids while they were legal, writing in 1967 that "steroids were helpful to me in maintaining muscle size while on a strict diet in preparation for a contest. Anabolic steroids, or anabolic-androgenic steroids ( AAS) are a class of Steroid hormones related to the hormone Testosterone. I did not use them for muscle growth, but rather for muscle maintenance when cutting up. " He has called the drugs "tissue building. "
In 1999, Schwarzenegger sued Dr. Willi Heepe, a German doctor who publicly predicted an early death for the bodybuilder, based on a link between steroid use and later heart problems. Because the doctor had never examined him personally, Schwarzenegger collected a DM20,000 ($12,000 USD) libel judgment against him in a German court. In 1999, Schwarzenegger also sued and settled with The Globe, a U. Globe is a Supermarket tabloid published in North America. It was founded in 1954 in Montreal, Canada as Midnight S. tabloid which had made similar predictions about the bodybuilder's future health. As late as 1996, a year before open heart surgery to replace an aortic valve with a human homograft valve, Schwarzenegger publicly defended his use of anabolic steroids during his bodybuilding career. Cardiac surgery is Surgery on the Heart and/or Great vessels performed by a Cardiac surgeon. 
Schwarzenegger was born with a bicuspid aortic valve, an aortic valve with only two leaflets (a normal aortic valve has three leaflets). A bicuspid aortic valve is a defect of the aortic valve that results in the formation of two leaflets or cusps instead of the normal three Both his father and his brother had the same condition.
|Other name(s)||Arnold Strong|
Arnold The Governator
|Occupation||actor, director, producer|
|Years active||1970 - 2005 (acting)|
In 1970, Arnold Schwarzenegger was known as the World's Strongest Man. Arnold Schwarzenegger filmography He had long wanted to move from bodybuilding into acting, as many of his idols had done, such as Reg Park. Initially, he had trouble breaking into films owing to his long surname, "overly" large muscles, and foreign accent, but he was nevertheless chosen to play the role of Hercules (as both Reg Park and Steve Reeves had done) in Hercules in New York (1970). Hercules in New York (Originally known as Hercules Goes Bananas) is a 1970 comedy-action film
Credited under the name "Arnold Strong," his accent in the film was so thick that producers feared he would not be easily understood by audiences, so they had his lines dubbed after production. In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a Motion picture.  His second film appearance was as a deaf and mute hit-man for the mob in director Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973), which was followed by a much more significant part in the film Stay Hungry (1976), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe for Best New Male Star. Speech disorders or speech impediments, as they are also called are a type of Communication disorders where 'normal' speech is disrupted Robert Bernard Altman (February 20 1925 – November 20 2006 was an American Film director known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with The Long Goodbye ( 1973) is a film adaptation of Raymond Chandler 's novel The Long Goodbye. Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy Film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines (adapted from his 1972 The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Schwarzenegger has discussed his early struggles in developing his acting career. "It was very difficult for me in the beginning — I was told by agents and casting people that my body was 'too weird,' that I had a funny accent, and that my name was too long. You name it, and they told me I had to change it. Basically, everywhere I turned, I was told that I had no chance. "
Schwarzenegger drew wide attention and boosted his profile in the bodybuilding film Pumping Iron (1977), elements of which were dramatized. Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing Muscle hypertrophy. ---- Pumping Iron is a 1977 Documentary film about the run-up to the 1975 Mr In 1991, Schwarzenegger purchased the rights to the film, its outtakes, and associated still photography. 
Arnold also appeared with Kirk Douglas and Ann-Margret in the 1979 comedy The Villain. Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, Ann-Margret (born April 28 1941 is a Swedish -born American actress singer The Villain is a 1979 sendup of western films directed by Hal Needham, starring Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Schwarzenegger's breakthrough film was the "mythical epic" Conan the Barbarian in 1982, which was a box-office hit. Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 film by director John Milius and is recognized as the acting Breakthrough of bodybuilder  This was followed by a sequel, Conan the Destroyer in 1984, which performed disappointingly. Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 film directed by action/fantasy veteran Richard Fleischer ( 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Vikings 
In 1983, Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in the promotional video "Carnival in Rio". Once a pagan celebration in ancient Rome Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is now considered one of the greatest shows on Earth
As an actor, he may be best known as the title character of director James Cameron's influential science-fiction film The Terminator (1984) and its sequels. James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is an Academy Award -winning Canadian - American director The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction / Action film directed and co-written by James Cameron.  Following The Terminator, Schwarzenegger made Red Sonja in 1985, which "sank without a trace. Red Sonja is a 1985 Sword and sorcery / Action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger with Brigitte Nielsen as the title "
He also made a mark for injecting his films with a droll, often self-deprecating sense of humor (including sometimes famously bad puns), setting him apart from more serious action heroes such as Sylvester Stallone. A pun (or paronomasia) is a Phrase that deliberately exploits confusion between similar-sounding Words for humorous or Rhetorical Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6 1946 is an American Actor, director, producer and Screenwriter. Schwarzenegger's alternative-universe comedy/thriller Last Action Hero featured a poster of the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day which, in that alternate universe, had Sylvester Stallone as its star. Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy Film directed by John McTiernan. Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6 1946 is an American Actor, director, producer and Screenwriter. A similar in-joke in Twins suggested that the two actors might one day co-star, something which has yet to come to pass. Twins is a 1988 Comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito During the 1980s, audiences had a large appetite for action films, with both Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone becoming international stars. 
Following his arrival as a Hollywood superstar, he made a number of successful films: Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), The Running Man (1987), and Red Heat (1988). Commando is a 1985 American Action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Raw Deal is an action Film, released on Friday June 6, 1986, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Running Man is a 1987 Film adaptation loosely based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Red Heat is a 1988 Buddy cop film directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Moscow narc In Predator (1987), another successful film, Schwarzenegger led a cast which included future Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura (Ventura also appeared in The Running Man and Batman & Robin with Schwarzenegger) and future Kentucky Gubernatorial candidate Sonny Landham. Predator is a 1987 science fiction, action and Horror film directed by John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers Territorial Governors State Governors Jesse Ventura (born July 15, 1951 as James George Janos) also known as "The Body", "The Star", and "The The Running Man is a 1987 Film adaptation loosely based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. " Batman & Robin " is a 1997 film from the Batman film series starring George Clooney as Batman, Chris O'Donnell returning The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. The Governor of Kentucky is the head of the executive branch of the U William M "Sonny" Landham (born February 11, 1941) is an American movie Actor and political candidate
Twins (1988), a comedy with Danny DeVito, was a change of pace, and also proved to be successful. Twins is a 1988 Comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Daniel Michael DeVito Jr (born November 17 1944 is an American Actor, director and producer, who first gained prominence for his portrayal Total Recall (1990), at that time the most expensive film ever, netted Schwarzenegger $10 million and 15% of the gross, and was a widely praised, thought-provoking science-fiction script (based on the Philip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"). Total Recall is a 1990 Academy Award -winning American Science fiction film. Philip Kindred Dick (December 16 – March 2) was an American Science fiction Novelist and Short story Writer. We Can Remember It for You Wholesale is a Novelette by Philip K Kindergarten Cop (1990) was another comedy which reunited him with director Ivan Reitman, who also directed him in Twins. Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 Comedy-drama film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946) is a Canadian film producer and director
Schwarzenegger had a brief foray into directing, first with a 1990 episode of the TV series Tales from the Crypt, entitled "The Switch," and then with the 1992 telemovie Christmas in Connecticut. A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Tales from the Crypt is a horror anthology American TV series that ran from 1989 to 1996 on the Premium Cable channel The following is a list of episodes for the HBO television series Tales from the Crypt which aired from 1989-1996 Christmas in Connecticut ( 1945) is a Christmas movie starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sydney Greenstreet. He has not directed since.
Schwarzenegger's critical and commercial high-water mark was the 1991 sequel to his 1984 hit The Terminator: Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which was one of the highest-grossing films of the year, and surpassed the original film's success. Terminator 2 Judgment Day, commonly abbreviated as T2, is a 1991 action / Science fiction film directed co-written In 1993, the National Association of Theatre Owners named him the "International Star of the Decade. The National Association of Theatre Owners ( NATO) is a trade organization based in the United States whose members are the owners of Movie theaters Most " His next film project, the 1993 self-aware action comedy spoof Last Action Hero had the misfortune to be released opposite Jurassic Park, and suffered accordingly. Action movies are a Film genre where action sequences such as fights, Shootouts Stunts Car chases or explosions either take precedence Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy Film directed by John McTiernan. Jurassic Park is a 1993 Science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel of the same name by Michael Schwarzenegger's career never again achieved quite the same prominence, his aura of box-office invincibility suffering, although his next film, the action comedy True Lies (1994) was a highly popular send-up of spy films, and saw Schwarzenegger reunited with director James Cameron, whose own career had taken off with The Terminator. For the video game see True Lies (video game. True Lies is a 1994 action - Comedy film. James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is an Academy Award -winning Canadian - American director The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction / Action film directed and co-written by James Cameron.
Shortly thereafter came another comedy: Junior (1994), which reunited him with Twins director Ivan Reitman once again as well as co-star Danny DeVito. Mr Freeze, real name Dr Victor Fries (pronounced as Victor "Frees" or "Freeze" is a DC Comics Supervillain, an enemy of " Batman & Robin " is a 1997 film from the Batman film series starring George Clooney as Batman, Chris O'Donnell returning Junior, released in 1994, is a Comedy film, starring Emma Thompson and Twins ' Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny DeVito Daniel Michael DeVito Jr (born November 17 1944 is an American Actor, director and producer, who first gained prominence for his portrayal This film also brought Schwarzenegger his second Golden Globe nomination, this time for Best Actor — Musical or Comedy. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in It was followed by the popular, albeit by-the-numbers action thriller Eraser (1996), and the comic book-based Batman & Robin (1997), where he played the villain Mr. Freeze. Eraser is a 1996 Action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vanessa Williams. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Mr Freeze, real name Dr Victor Fries (pronounced as Victor "Frees" or "Freeze" is a DC Comics Supervillain, an enemy of This was his final film before taking time to recuperate from a back injury. Following the failure of Batman & Robin, Schwarzenegger's film career and box office prominence went into decline.
Several film projects were announced with Schwarzenegger attached to star, including the remake of Planet of the Apes, a new film version of I Am Legend, and a World War II film scripted by Quentin Tarantino that would have seen Schwarzenegger finally play an Austrian. Planet of the Apes is a 1968 Science fiction / thriller film directed by Franklin J I Am Legend is a 1954 Science fiction Novel by Richard Matheson about the last man alive in a future Los Angeles California World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and
Instead, he returned after a hiatus with the supernatural thriller End of Days (1999). End of Days is a 1999 action / horror / fantasy Film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Peter Hyams. Schwarzenegger later starred in the action films The 6th Day (2000) and Collateral Damage (2002). The 6th Day is a 2000 Action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Collateral Damage is a 2002 action film which tells the story of a Los Angeles firefighter Gordy Brewer (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger In 2003, he reprised his most famous role once again in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which went on to earn over $150 million domestically. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines, commonly abbreviated as T3, is a 2003 Science fiction / action Film directed He was also rumored to be a frontrunner to play Hank McCoy (alias Beast) in the 2003 film X2: X-Men United. X2 (also known in promotional materials as X2 X-Men United, X-Men 2 X-Men United, and X-Men 2) is a The character was ultimately written out of the script in favor of adding Nightcrawler. Beast was later featured in the third X-Men movie portrayed by Kelsey Grammer. Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21 1955) is an American Actor best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr
In tribute to Schwarzenegger in 2002, Forum Stadtpark, a local cultural association, proposed plans to build a 25-meter (82-foot) tall Terminator statue in a park in central Graz. Grauman's Chinese Theatre is a movie theatre located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. Schwarzenegger reportedly said he was flattered, but thought the money would be better spent on social projects and the Special Olympics. Special Olympics is an international organization created to help people with Intellectual disabilities develop self-confidence social skills and a sense of personal accomplishment 
His latest film appearances included a 3-second cameo appearance in The Rundown (AKA, Welcome to the Jungle) with The Rock, and the 2004 remake of Around the World in 80 Days, notable for featuring him onscreen with action star Jackie Chan for the first time. The Rundown (also known as Welcome to the Jungle) is a 2003 Action comedy film starring The Rock and Sean William Around the World in 80 Days is a 2004 Comedy / Adventure film based on Jules Verne 's novel of the same name. Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE (born Chan Kong Sang, 陳港生 on 7 April 1954 is an Actor, action choreographer, Film director
Schwarzenegger has stated in many interviews that he never regrets doing a role, and he feels really bad when he turns down a role. There are conflicting reports as to whether Schwarzenegger will be starring in the next Terminator installment — Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.  However, it is currently widely reported that Schwarzenegger will only have a brief role in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.
Schwarzenegger voiced Baron von Steuben in Episode 24 ("Valley Forge") of Liberty's Kids. Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben ( September 17, 1730 &ndash November 28, 1794) was a Prussian-German army officer Valley Forge, Pennsylvania was the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777&ndash1778 in the American Revolutionary War. Liberty's Kids is a 40-part Animated television series produced by DiC Entertainment, originally broadcast on PBS Kids from September 2
Actor and comedian Robin Williams famously said, "Arnold Schwarzenegger's acted in plenty of movies, but spoken less dialogue than any actor, except maybe Lassie. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance "
Schwarzenegger has been a registered Republican for many years. Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30 1941 is the forty-sixth and current Vice President of the United States. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence Arnold Schwarzenegger was first elected as Governor of California in the 2003 recall elections and won re-election in 2006. As an actor, his political views were always well-known as they contrasted with those of many other prominent Hollywood stars, who are generally considered to be a liberal and Democratic-leaning community. Modern liberalism in the United States, also referred to as American liberalism, is a political ideology that seeks to use the power of the state to effect change upon society The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. At the 2004 Republican National Convention, Schwarzenegger gave a speech and explained why he was a Republican:
|“||I finally arrived here in 1968. The 2004 Republican National Convention, the presidential nominating convention of the Republican Party of the United States, took place from August What a special day it was. I remember I arrived here with empty pockets but full of dreams, full of determination, full of desire. The presidential campaign was in full swing. Please DO NOT flip the colors -->The United States presidential election of 1968 was a wrenching national experience and included the assassination of Democratic candidate I remember watching the Nixon-Humphrey presidential race on TV. Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr ( May 27, 1911 &ndash January 13, 1978) was the thirty-eighth Vice President of the United States, serving A friend of mine who spoke German and English translated for me. I heard Humphrey saying things that sounded like socialism, which I had just left. Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the Means of production and distribution |
But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting the government off your back, lowering the taxes and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air. I said to my friend, I said, "What party is he?" My friend said, "He's a Republican. " I said, "Then I am a Republican. " And I have been a Republican ever since.
In 1985, Schwarzenegger appeared in Stop the Madness, an anti-drug music video sponsored by the Reagan administration. "Stop the Madness" is an anti-drug Music video sponsored by United States President Ronald Reagan and the Reagan administration in The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global Black market consisting of the cultivation manufacture distribution and sale of illegal Drugs The United States Presidency of Ronald Reagan, also known as the Reagan Administration, was a Republican administration headed by He first came to wide public notice as a Republican during the 1988 Presidential election, accompanying then-Vice President George H.W. Bush at a campaign rally. -->The United States presidential election of 1988 featured an open primary for both major parties The Vice President of the United States is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12 1924 served as the forty-first President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 Attacking Bush's Democratic opponents, he said to the crowd, "They all look like a bunch of girlie men, right?"
Schwarzenegger's first political appointment was as chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, on which he served from 1990 to 1993. The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is an American Government organization that aims to "promote encourage and motivate Americans  He was nominated by George H. W. Bush, who dubbed him "Conan the Republican". Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian, from the name of his homeland Cimmeria) is a Fictional character often associated with He later served as Chairman for the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under Governor Pete Wilson. Peter Barton Wilson (born August 23 1933 is an American Politician from California. Yet, political analysts have identified Schwarzenegger as a liberal, as he has become more left-leaning since his election. 
Between 1993 and 1994, Schwarzenegger was a Red Cross "ambassador" (a mostly ceremonial role fulfilled by celebrities), recording several television/radio public service announcements to give blood. A public service announcement (PSA or community service announcement (CSA is a non-commercial advertisement broadcast on radio or television ostensibly for the Public A small amount of interest was garnered by his wearing of a white t-shirt with the Red Cross on it, while posing with a flexed arm; the image made it into several celebrity magazines.
In an interview with Talk magazine in late 1999, Schwarzenegger was asked if he thought of running for office. Talk was an American Magazine which was published from 1999 to 2001 He replied, "I think about it many times. The possibility is there, because I feel it inside. " The Hollywood Reporter claimed shortly after that Schwarzenegger sought to end speculation that he might run for governor of California. The Hollywood Reporter is a major trade publication of the Film industry in the United States. The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government whose responsibilities include making annual "State of the State" addresses  Following his initial comments, Schwarzenegger said, "I'm in show business — I am in the middle of my career. Why would I go away from that and jump into something else?"
Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy in the 2003 California recall election for Governor of California on the August 6, 2003 episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. The 2003 California recall election was a special Election permitted under California law Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show currently hosted by Jay Leno, on  As a candidate in the recall election, Schwarzenegger had the most name recognition in a crowded field of candidates, but he had never held public office and his political views were unknown to most Californians. His candidacy was immediate national and international news, with media outlets dubbing him the "Governator" (referring to The Terminator movies, see above) and "The Running Man" (the name of another one of his films), and calling the recall election "Total Recall" (yet another Schwarzenegger starrer). Schwarzenegger declined to participate in several debates with other recall replacement candidates, and appeared in only one debate on September 24, 2003. Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. 
On October 7, 2003, the recall election resulted in Governor Gray Davis being removed from office with 55. Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Joseph Graham Davis Jr (born December 26 1942 better known as Gray Davis, is an American politician who served as California 's 37th Governor 4% of the Yes vote in favor of a recall. Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California under the second question on the ballot with 48. 6% of the vote to choose a successor to Davis. Schwarzenegger defeated Democrat Cruz Bustamante, fellow Republican Tom McClintock, and others. Cruz Miguel Bustamante (born January 4 1953 is an American Politician. Thomas Miller McClintock II (born July 10, 1956, in White Plains, New York) is a California State Senator, representing the 19th His nearest rival, Bustamante, received less than 30% of the vote. In total, Schwarzenegger won the election by about 1. 3 million votes. Under the regulations of the California Constitution, no runoff election was required. The Constitution of the State of California is the document that establishes and describes the duties powers structure and function of the Government of the U Schwarzenegger was the first foreign-born governor in California history since Ireland-born Governor John G. Downey in 1862. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world John Gately Downey ( June 24, 1827 March 1, 1894) was an Irish-American politician and Governor of California from
As soon as Schwarzenegger was elected governor, Willie Brown said he would start a drive to recall the governor. Willie Lewis Brown Jr (born March 20, 1934) served over thirty years in the California State Assembly, fifteen years as its Speaker and afterwards Schwarzenegger was equally entrenched in what he considered to be his mandate in cleaning up gridlock. Gridlock is a term describing an inability to move on a Transport network. Asked whether he would seek bipartisan cooperation from the Democrats in the State Senate, Schwarzenegger quipped that he saw no reason to "talk with losers. " Building on a catchphrase from a sketch partly parodying his bodybuilding career, Schwarzenegger called the Democratic State politicians "girlie men," (a reference from a Saturday Night Live sketch called "Hans and Franz"). "Girlie men" is a pejorative term notably used by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to characterize opponents in the state Legislature Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Hans and Franz were characters in a recurring sketch called " Pumping Up with Hans & Franz " on the Television Sketch comedy show Saturday 
Schwarzenegger enjoyed a large degree of success and victories in his early governorship, including repealing an unpopular increase in the vehicle registration fee as well as preventing driver's licenses being given out to illegal immigrants, but later began to feel the backlash when powerful state unions began to oppose his various initiatives. The California State Capitol building sits in Sacramento California at the west end of Capitol Park Key among his reckoning with political realities was a special election he called in November 2005, in which four ballot measures he sponsored were defeated. The California special election of 2005 was held on November 8, 2005 after being called by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on June 13 Schwarzenegger accepted personal responsibility for the defeats and vowed to continue to seek consensus for the people of California. He would later comment that "no one could win if the opposition raised 160 million dollars to defeat you. "
Schwarzenegger then bucked the advice of fellow Republican strategists and appointed a Democrat, Susan Kennedy, as his Chief of Staff. Schwarzenegger scrambled toward the political middle, determined to build a winning legacy with only a short time to go until the next gubernatorial election. A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government
He has appeared alongside his fellow actor from Around the World in 80 Days, Jackie Chan, in a government advertisement to combat copyright piracy. Around the World in 80 Days is a 2004 Comedy / Adventure film based on Jules Verne 's novel of the same name. 
Schwarzenegger ran for re-election against Democrat Phil Angelides, the California State Treasurer, in the 2006 elections, held on November 7, 2006. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Philip Nicholas "Phil" Angelides (ˌændʒɨˈliːdɨs (born June 11, 1953 in Sacramento California) is a California Politician The California State Treasurer is responsible for the state's Investment and Finance. The 2006 California gubernatorial election occurred on November 7 2006. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Despite a poor year nationally for the Republican party, Schwarzenegger won re-election with 56. 0% of the vote compared with 38. 9% for Angelides, a margin of well over one million votes.  The election further enhanced his political credentials.
It is rumored that Schwarzenegger might run for the United States Senate in 2010 (he will be term-limited then), if incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer retires. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Barbara Levy Boxer (born 11 November 1940 is an American Democratic Politician and the current junior U
Wendy Leigh, who wrote an unofficial biography on Schwarzenegger, claims he plotted his political rise from an early age using the movie business and bodybuilding as building blocks to escape a depressing home. Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing Muscle hypertrophy.  Leigh portrays Schwarzenegger as obsessed with power and quotes him as saying, "I wanted to be part of the small percentage of people who were leaders, not the large mass of followers. The Obsessed was a Doom metal band from Maryland led by Scott "Wino" Weinrich, who also fronted Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan I think it is because I saw leaders use 100% of their potential — I was always fascinated by people in control of other people. " Schwarzenegger has said that it was never his intention to enter politics, but he says, "I married into a political family. Politics Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions You get together with them and you hear about policy, about reaching out to help people. I was exposed to the idea of being a public servant and Eunice and Sargent Shriver became my heroes. " Eunice Kennedy Shriver was sister of John F. Kennedy, and mother-in-law to Schwarzenegger, Sargent Shriver is husband to Eunice and father-in-law to Schwarzenegger. John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29 1917&ndashNovember 22 1963 often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of A person's mother-in-law is the Mother of his or her Spouse. A person is a son-in-law or daughter-in-law to the mother-in-law A father-in-law is a spouse's Father. See also Affinity (law Marriage Mother-in-law According to the 2005 Year-in-Review issue of Time magazine, citizens are hoping to amend the Constitution so that he can run for President of the United States. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and A constitution is a system for government often Codified as a written document that establishes the rules and principles of an autonomous political entity The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by  Indeed, in The Simpsons Movie, Schwarzenegger is portrayed as the President and in the Sylvester Stallone movie Demolition Man, it is revealed there was an amendment to the constitution that allowed him to become President. The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 American animated Comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons
Schwarzenegger is a dual Austria/United States citizen.  He holds Austrian citizenship by birth and has held U. S. citizenship since becoming naturalized in 1983. Being Austrian and thus European he was able to win the 2007 European Voice campaigner of the year award for taking action against climate change with the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 and plans to introduce an emissions trading scheme with other US states and possibly with the EU. European Voice is an English language newspaper owned by The Economist group The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 is an environmental Law in California, signed into law by Governor of California Arnold 
Schwarzenegger does not accept his governor's salary of $175,000 per year, and instead donates it to charities. 
Schwarzenegger's endorsement in the Republican primary of the 2008 U.S. Presidential election was highly sought; despite being good friends with candidates Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator John McCain, Schwarzenegger remained neutral throughout 2007 and early 2008. See also Democratic Party (United States presidential primaries 2008 Candidates See also United States Republican presidential candidates 2008 The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled for Tuesday November 4 2008 will be the 56th consecutive KBE Per, "Postnominal letters should be included when they are issued by a country or organization the subject has been closely associated with Giuliani dropped out of the Presidential race on January 30, 2008, largely because of a poor showing in Florida, and endorsed McCain. Events 1648 - Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster is signed ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Later that night, Schwarzenegger was in the audience at a Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs is the Presidential library of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The following day, he endorsed McCain, joking, "It's Rudy's fault!" (in reference to his friendships with both candidates and that he could not make up his mind). Schwarzenegger's endorsement was thought to be a boost for Senator McCain's campaign; both spoke about their environmental concerns and concerns for the economy.
In a recent satellite broadcast with UK Conservative Party MP Boris Johnson, Schwarzenegger was recorded commenting on Johnson, stating that "This guy is fumbling all over the place". Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964 is a British Politician and Journalist. The statement was not broadcasted live at the time, but was later released and picked up on by the British media. 
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|Green||Peter Miguel Camejo||242,247||2. One of the Political parties in the United States, and similar in mission to many of the worldwide Green Parties, the Greens have been active as a third party Peter Miguel Camejo ( December 31, 1939, New York City – September 13, 2008, Folsom California) was an American 8|
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On September 27, 2006 Schwarzenegger signed a bill creating the nation’s first cap on greenhouse gas emissions. Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The law set new regulations on the amount of emissions utilities, refineries and manufacturing plants are allowed to release into the atmosphere. Schwarzenegger also signed a second global warming bill that prohibits large utilities and corporations in California from making long-term contracts with suppliers who do not meet the state’s greenhouse gas emission standards. The two bills are part of a plan to reduce California’s emissions by 25 percent to 1990’s levels by 2020. In 2005, Schwarzenegger issued an executive order calling to reduce greenhouse gases to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. 
Schwarzenegger signed another executive order on October 17, 2006 allowing California to work with the Northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. They plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by issuing a limited amount of carbon credits to each power plant in participating states. Any power plants that exceed emissions for the amount of carbon credits they have will have to purchase more credits to cover the difference. The plan is set to be in effect in 2009.  In addition to using his political power to fight global warming, the governor has taken steps at his home to reduce his personal carbon footprint. Schwarzenegger has adapted one of his Hummers to run on hydrogen and another to run on biofuels. The Hummer H1 is a civilian Off-road vehicle based on the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee which was created by AM General He has also installed solar panels to heat his home. 
In 1977, Schwarzenegger's autobiography/weight-training guide Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder was published and became a huge success. Special Olympics is an international organization created to help people with Intellectual disabilities develop self-confidence social skills and a sense of personal accomplishment Shanghai ( 上[[wikt 海|海]] is the largest city in China in terms of population and one of the largest urban areas in the world with over 20 million China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National  After taking English classes at Santa Monica Community College in Los Angeles, California, he earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where he graduated Business and International Economics in 1979. Santa Monica College is a two-year or four year public Community college located in Santa Monica, California. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The University of Wisconsin-Superior (also known as UW-Superior, UWS or Superior) is a public university located in Superior Wisconsin. 
Schwarzenegger became a U. S. citizen in 1983, although he also retains his Austrian citizenship. Multiple citizenship, or multiple nationality is a status in which a person is concurrently regarded as a Citizen under the laws of more than one state. 
On April 26, 1986, Schwarzenegger married television journalist Maria Shriver, niece of the past President of the United States John F. Kennedy in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Events 1467 - The miraculous image in Our Lady of Good Counsel appear in Genazzano, Italy. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Maria Owings Shriver ( born November 6 1955 is an award-winning American journalist a prolific author and First Lady of California. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29 1917&ndashNovember 22 1963 often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of Hyannis is the largest of seven villages in the town of Barnstable Massachusetts, on Cape Cod The Rev. John Baptist Riordan performed the ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church.  They have four children: Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger (born December 13, 1989 in Los Angeles, California); Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger (born July 23, 1991 in Los Angeles, California); Patrick Arnold Schwarzenegger (born September 18, 1993 in Los Angeles, California); and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger (born September 27, 1997 in Los Angeles, California)
Schwarzenegger and his family currently live in their 11,000-square-foot (1 022 m²) home in Brentwood. Events 1294 - Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months Celestine hoped to return to his previous life Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Events 1632 - Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe France. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Brentwood is an affluent district in western Los Angeles, California, United States; it is not to be confused with Brentwood California, in  They used to own a home in the Pacific Palisades. Pacific Palisades is a district within the US city of Los Angeles California, located between Brentwood to the east Malibu to the west  The family owns vacation homes in Sun Valley, Idaho and Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Sun Valley is an affluent resort community in central Idaho, adjacent to the city of Ketchum in Blaine County. Hyannis is the largest of seven villages in the town of Barnstable Massachusetts, on Cape Cod  Schwarzenegger does not have a home in Sacramento. However, whenever he is in the state capitol, he lives in the Hyatt Regency hotel suite. Hyatt is an international brand of hotels within the Global Hyatt Corporation that operates numerous properties The suite costs about $65,000 a year. 
Schwarzenegger has said he believes the secret of a good marriage is love and respect. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** Love is any of a number of Emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong Affection. Respect is esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person a personal quality or ability or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability  "If you have the ultimate love for your wife and she has it for you, I think you have a great head start … That's not to say it won't be difficult sometimes. You go through your ups and downs but you work through it. " Schwarzenegger has talked about parenthood in 2000: "One of the best things you can do with your children is play with them. At the same time, I act very silly. Many times I do a lot of sports with them. I play games with them. Act out parts. We do little plays, sometimes. "
His official height of 6'2" (188 cm) has been brought into question by several articles. In his bodybuilding days in the late 1960s, he was measured to be 6'1. 5", a height confirmed by his fellow bodybuilders.  In 1988 both the Daily Mail and Time Out magazine mentioned that Schwarzenegger appeared noticeably shorter than this publicised figure.  More recently, before running for Governor, Schwarzenegger's height was once again questioned in an article by the Chicago Reader. The Chicago Reader is an Alternative newsweekly in Chicago, Illinois, USA  As Governor, Schwarzenegger engaged in a light-hearted exchange with Assemblyman Herb Wesson over their heights. At one point Wesson made an unsuccessful attempt to, in his own words, "settle this once and for all and find out how tall he is. " by using a tailor's tape measure on the Governor. Schwarzenegger later retaliated by placing a pillow stitched with the words "Need a lift?" on the five-foot-five (165 cm) Wesson’s chair before a negotiating session in his office.  The debate on Schwarzenegger's height has spawned a website solely dedicated to it, and his page remains one of the most active on CelebHeights. com, a website which discusses the heights of celebrities. 
In 2005 Peter Pilz from the Austrian Green Party demanded parliament revoke Schwarzenegger's Austrian citizenship. Peter Pilz (born January 22, 1954) is an Austrian Politician and a leading member of the Austrian Green Party. The Greens – The Green Alternative (Die Grünen – Die Grüne Alternative or Die Grünen, also translated as Austrian Green Party) is a Political party This demand was based on Article 33 of the Austrian Citizenship Act that states: A citizen, who is in the public service of a foreign country, shall be deprived of his citizenship, if he heavily damages the reputation or the interests of the Austrian Republic.  Pilz claimed that Schwarzenegger's actions in support of the death penalty (prohibited in Austria under Protocol 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights) had indeed done damage to Austria's reputation. The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (also called the "European Convention on Human Rights" and "ECHR" was adopted under the Schwarzenegger explained his actions by referring to the fact that his only duty as Governor of California was to prevent an error in the judicial system.
In honor of its most famous son, Schwarzenegger's home town of Graz had named its soccer stadium "The Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium". Graz (etymologically from Slovene: Gradec IPA /gradeʦ/ "little castle" with a population of around 290000 as of 2008 (of which 252852 have principal Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered It is the home of both Grazer AK and Sturm Graz. Grazer AK, founded 18 August 1902 as Grazer Athletik-Sport Klub (in Austria the abbreviation GAK is more common but they are also known as the "Athletiker" SK Sturm Graz is an Austrian football club based in Graz, Styria, playing in the Austrian Bundesliga Following the Stanley Williams execution and after street protests in his hometown, several local politicians began a campaign to remove Schwarzenegger's name from the stadium. Stanley Tookie Williams III ( December 29, 1953 &ndash Schwarzenegger responded, saying that "to spare the responsible politicians of the city of Graz further concern, I withdraw from them as of this day the right to use my name in association with the Liebenau Stadium," and set a tight deadline of just a couple of days to remove his name. Graz officials removed Schwarzenegger's name from the stadium in December 2005.  It is now officially titled UPC-Arena. History Originally the stadium was named after Bodybuilder and governor of the U
The Sun Valley Resort has a short ski trail called Arnold's Run, named after Schwarzenegger. The trail is categorized as a black diamond, or most difficult, for its terrain.
He bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992, a model so large, 6,300 lb (2900 kg) and 7 feet (2. Hummer is a Brand of Off-road vehicles sold by General Motors, also known as GM A civilian under International humanitarian law is a person who is not a member of his or her Country 's Armed forces. 1 m) wide, that it is classified as a large truck and U. S. fuel economy regulations do not apply to it. During the Gubernatorial Recall campaign he announced that he would convert one of his Hummers to burn hydrogen. The conversion was reported to have cost about US$21,000. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been After the election, he signed an executive order to jump-start the building of hydrogen refueling plants called the "California Hydrogen Highway Network," and gained a U.S. Department of Energy grant to help pay for its projected US$91,000,000 cost. The United States Department of Energy ( DOE) is a Cabinet -level department of the United States government responsible for energy policy  California took delivery of the first H2H (Hydrogen Hummer) in October 2004. 
People in Thal bei Graz celebrated Schwarzenegger's 60th birthday by throwing a party. Thal bei Graz (meaning Thal near Graz ( pronounced) is a small village in Austria, and a suburb of Graz. Officials proclaimed "A Day for Arnold" on July 30, 2007. Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Thal 145, the number of the house where Schwarzenegger was born, belonged to Schwarzenegger and nobody will ever be assigned to that number. 
Schwarzenegger broke his right femur while skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho with his family on December 23, 2006. The femur is the thigh bone In Humans, it is the longest, most voluminous and strongest Bone. Sun Valley is an affluent resort community in central Idaho, adjacent to the city of Ketchum in Blaine County. Events 962 - Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  He tripped over his ski pole on Lower Warm Springs run on Bald Mountain, an 'easy' or green level run. He is an expert level skier. On December 26, 2006, he underwent a 90-minute operation in which cables and screws were used to wire the broken bone back together. Events 1481 - Battle of Westbrook - Holland defeats troops of Utrecht. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. He was released from the St. John's Health Center on December 30, 2006. Saint John's Health Center is a Hospital in Santa Monica, California, USA. Events 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield. 1816 - The Treaty of St Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  Schwarzenegger did not delay his second oath of office on January 5, 2007, although he was still on crutches at the time. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Schwarzenegger has twice crashed motorcycles on public highways, injuring himself in the process. On January 8, 2006, while riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, with his son Patrick in the sidecar, another driver backed into the street he was riding on, causing him and his son to collide with the car at a low speed. Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Harley-Davidson Motor Company ( formerly HDI is an American manufacturer of Motorcycles based in Milwaukee Wisconsin. MotorCycle is the title of a 1993 album by Rock band Daniel Amos, released on BAI Records. While his son and the other driver were unharmed, the governor sustained a minor injury to his lip, forcing him to get 15 stitches. "No citations were issued" said officer Jason Lee, a police spokesman. Schwarzenegger, who famously rode motorcycles in the Terminator movies, has never obtained an M-1 or M-2 endorsement on his California driver's license that would allow him to legally ride a motorcycle without a sidecar on the street. The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction / Action film directed and co-written by James Cameron. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. A driver's license, driver license, driver licence, or driving licence is an official document which states that a person may operate a Previously, on December 9, 2001, he broke six ribs and was hospitalized for four days after a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles. Events 536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. In Vertebrate Anatomy, ribs ( Latin costae) are the long curved Bones which form the ribcage. 
Schwarzenegger opted in 1997 for a replacement heart valve made of his own transplanted tissue; medical experts predict he will require heart valve replacement surgery in the next two to eight years as his current valve degrades. Schwarzenegger apparently opted against a mechanical valve, the only permanent solution available at the time of his surgery, because it would have sharply limited his physical activity and capacity to exercise. 
He saved a drowning man's life in 2004 while on vacation in Hawaii by swimming out and bringing him back to shore. The State of Hawaii ( or həˈwaɪʔiː Hawaiian: Mokuāina o Hawaii) is a state in the United States located on an Archipelago in the 
It has been said Schwarzenegger has a "business empire. A business (also called firm or an enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to " Following his move to the United States, Schwarzenegger became a "prolific goal setter" and would write his objectives at the start of the year on index cards, like starting a mail order business or buying a new car — and succeed in doing so.  By the age of 30, Schwarzenegger was a millionaire, well before his career in Hollywood. His financial independence came from a series of successful business ventures and investments. In 1968, Schwarzenegger and fellow bodybuilder Franco Columbu started a bricklaying business. Dr Franco Columbu ( August 7, 1941) is an Italian Actor and Bodybuilder. The business flourished thanks to the pair's marketing savvy and an increased demand following a major Los Angeles earthquake in 1971.  Schwarzenegger and Columbu used profits from their bricklaying venture to start a mail order business, selling bodybuilding and fitness-related equipment and instructional tapes.  Schwarzenegger rolled profits from the mail order business and his bodybuilding competition winnings into his first real estate venture: an apartment building he purchased for $10,000. He would go on to invest in a number of real estate holding companies.  In 1992, Schwarzenegger and his wife opened a restaurant in Santa Monica called Schatzi On Main. Schatzi literally means "little treasure," colloquial for "honey" or "darling" in German. In 1998, he sold his restaurant.  He invested in a shopping mall in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. He has talked about some of those who have helped him over the years in business: "I couldn't have learned about business without a parade of teachers guiding me. . . from Milton Friedman to Donald Trump. Milton Friedman (July 31 1912 November 16 2006 was an American Nobel Laureate Economist and Public intellectual. Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American Business magnate, Socialite, Television personality, and . . and now, Les Wexner and Warren Buffett. Leslie "Les" H Wexner (born September 8 1937 in Dayton Ohio) is an American Warren Buffett (born August 30 1930 is an American Investor, Businessman, and Philanthropist. I even learned a thing or two from Planet Hollywood, such as when to get out! And I did!" He has significant ownership in Dimensional Fund Advisors, an investment firm. Dimensional Fund Advisors is an investment firm headquartered in Santa Monica California with regional offices in Sydney London Vancouver Los Angeles Austin and Chicago 
Arnold Schwarzenegger was a founding "celebrity investor" in the Planet Hollywood chain of international theme restaurants (modeled after the Hard Rock Cafe) along with Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, and Demi Moore. Planet Hollywood, a Theme restaurant chain inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood, was launched in New York on October 22, Planet Hollywood, a Theme restaurant chain inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood, was launched in New York on October 22, Hard Rock Cafe was founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, and their first Hard Rock Cafe opened near Hyde Park Corner in London, Walter Bruce Willis (March 19 1955 is an American actor and Singer-songwriter. Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6 1946 is an American Actor, director, producer and Screenwriter. Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11 1962 is an American Actress. Schwarzenegger severed his financial ties with the business in early 2000.  Schwarzenegger said the company had not had the success he had hoped for, claiming he wanted to focus his attention on "new US global business ventures" and his movie career. 
Schwarzenegger's net worth has been conservatively estimated at USD $100 – $200 million.  Over the years, he invested his bodybuilding and movie earnings in an array of stocks, bonds, privately controlled companies, and real estate holdings in the U.S. and worldwide, so his fortune is sometimes estimated anywhere in between USD $800 – $900 million. Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing Muscle hypertrophy. Stocks are devices used since Medieval times for Public humiliation, Corporal punishment, and Torture. BOND (Building Object Network Databases started development in late 2000 as a Rapid application development tool for the GNOME Desktop by Treshna Generally a company is a form of Business organization. The precise definition varies Real estate is a legal term (in some jurisdictions notably in the USA, United Kingdom The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  In June 1997 Schwarzenegger spent $38 million of his own money on a private Gulfstream Jet.  Schwarzenegger once said of his fortune, "Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million, but I was just as happy when I had $48 million. " "I've made millions as a businessman many times over. "
During his initial campaign for governor, allegations of sexual and personal misconduct were raised against Schwarzenegger (dubbed Gropegate). Code Pink Women for Peace is an anti-war group that started in the leadup to the Iraq War.  Within the last five days before the election, news reports appeared in the Los Angeles Times recounting allegations of sexual misconduct from several individual women, six of whom eventually came forward with their personal stories. The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed 
Three of the women claimed he had grabbed their breasts, a fourth said he placed his hand under her skirt on her buttock. A fifth woman claimed Schwarzenegger tried to take off her bathing suit in a hotel elevator, and the last says he pulled her onto his lap and asked her about a particular sex act. 
Schwarzenegger admitted that he has "behaved badly sometimes" and apologized, but also stated that "a lot of (what) you see in the stories is not true. " This came after an interview in adult magazine Oui from 1977 surfaced, in which Schwarzenegger discussed attending sexual orgies and using drugs like marijuana. Oui is a men's hardcore Pornographic magazine published in the USA and featuring explicit nude photographs of models, with full page pin-ups Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a  Schwarzenegger is shown smoking a marijuana joint after winning Mr. Olympia in the 1975 documentary film Pumping Iron. Mr Olympia is an international Bodybuilding competition which is held annually by the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB ---- Pumping Iron is a 1977 Documentary film about the run-up to the 1975 Mr In October 2007, Schwarzenegger defended his actions with the claim that, "(Cannabis) is not a drug. Cannabis ( Cán-na-bis) is a Genus of Flowering plants that includes three putative species Cannabis sativa subsp It's a leaf. "
British television personality Anna Richardson settled a libel lawsuit in August 2006 against Schwarzenegger and two of his top aides, Sean Walsh and publicist Sheryl Main.  A joint statement read: "The parties are content to put this matter behind them and are pleased that this legal dispute has now been settled. " Richardson claimed they tried to tarnish her reputation by dismissing her allegations that Schwarzenegger touched her breast during a press event (for The Sixth Day) in London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.  She claimed Walsh and Main libeled her in a Los Angeles Times article when they contended she encouraged his behavior. 
According to the New York Times in an October, 2003 article," a film producer who chronicled Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise to fame as a champion bodybuilder in the 1970's circulated a book proposal six years ago that quoted the young Mr. Schwarzenegger expressing admiration for Adolf Hitler. " The book proposal by the producer, George Butler, included what were presented as verbatim excerpts from interviews with Mr. Schwarzenegger in the filming of the documentary Pumping Iron. In a part of the interview not used in the film, Mr. Schwarzenegger was asked to name his heroes -- who do you admire most. Mr. Schwarzanegger denied ever making such statements. 
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Schwarzenegger, Arnold Alois|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Bodybuilder, actor, and California politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 30, 1947|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Thal, Austria|
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