Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor, Producer, Director
Despite his remote beginnings, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger set his sights on becoming a famous bodybuilder and movie star from a very young age. Through sheer will, both dreams came true, starting with ... Read more »
Born: 07/30/1947 in Austria

Filmography

Actor (125)

Maggie 2015 (Movie)

Wade Vogel (Actor)

Terminator: Genisys 2015 (Movie)

Guardian (Actor)

Two and a Half Men 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabotage 2014 (Movie)

John 'Breacher' Wharton (Actor)

T2 3-D: Battle Across Time 2014 (Movie)

The Terminator (Actor)

The Expendables 3 2014 (Movie)

Trench (Actor)

Escape Plan 2013 (Movie)

Rottmayer (Actor)

Generation Iron 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Milius 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Graham Norton Show 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Stand 2013 (Movie)

Ray Owens (Actor)

The Expendables 2 2012 (Movie)

Trench (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Gerrymandering 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Expendables 2010 (Movie)

Trench Mausar (Actor)

Running With Arnold 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Darfur Now 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Apprentice 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Around the World in 80 Days 2004 (Movie)

Prince Hapi (Actor)

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Famous: Arnold Schwarzenegger 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years..100 Heroes and Villains 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

How Arnold Won the West 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 (Movie)

The Terminator (Actor)

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Collateral Damage 2002 (Movie)

Gordy Brewer (Actor)

My VH1 Music Awards '01 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is a Producer? 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

World Stunt Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Charles Atlas: Modern Day Hercules 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Siegfried & Roy: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 6th Day 2000 (Movie)

Adam Gibson (Actor)

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

1999 Special Olympics -- World Summer Games 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

End of Days 1999 (Movie)

Jericho Cane (Actor)

Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic Hour 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

Mr Freeze/Dr Victor Fries (Actor)

Masters of Fantasy: Joel Schumacher 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The ShoWest Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Eraser 1996 (Movie)

Eraser (Actor)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

Howard Langston (Actor)

Planet Hollywood Comes Home 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Beretta's Island 1994 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Junior 1994 (Movie)

Dr Alexander Hesse (Actor)

True Lies 1994 (Movie)

Harry Tasker (Actor)

Back to School '92 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dave 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

Sergeant Jack Slater (Actor)

Lincoln 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

The 1993 MTV Movie Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Road to Hollywood 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Entertainers '91: The Top 20 of the Year 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Feed 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 MTV Movie Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 (Movie)

The Terminator (Actor)

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Kindergarten Cop 1990 (Movie)

Kimble (Actor)

Mary Hart Presents: Power In the Public Eye 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 Goodwill Games 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The All-Star Pro Sports Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (03/26/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Total Recall 1990 (Movie)

Quaid (Actor)

A Very Special Christmas Party 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Presidential Inaugural Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Heat 1988 (Movie)

Captain Ivan Danko (Actor)

Superstars and Their Moms 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Twins 1988 (Movie)

Julius Benedict (Actor)

Predator 1987 (Movie)

Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer (Actor)

The Running Man 1987 (Movie)

Ben Richards (Actor)

The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Raw Deal 1986 (Movie)

Mark Kaminski (Actor)

Commando 1985 (Movie)

Matrix (Actor)

Red Sonja 1985 (Movie)

Kalidor (Actor)

Conan the Destroyer 1984 (Movie)

Conan (Actor)

The Terminator 1984 (Movie)

Terminator (Actor)

Conan the Barbarian 1982 (Movie)

Conan (Actor)

The Villain 1979 (Movie)

Handsome Stranger (Actor)

Pumping Iron 1977 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Stay Hungry 1976 (Movie)

Joe Santo (Actor)

The Long Goodbye 1973 (Movie)

Hood (Actor)

Hercules Goes Bananas 1969 (Movie)

Hercules (Actor)

Black Sands (Movie)

(Actor)

The Jayne Mansfield Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Conan (Movie)

Conan (Actor)

The Universal Story (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Maggie 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Years of Living Dangerously 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 6th Day 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (2)

Christmas in Connecticut 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

The Switch 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Despite his remote beginnings, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger set his sights on becoming a famous bodybuilder and movie star from a very young age. Through sheer will, both dreams came true, starting with winning seven Mr. Olympia titles before moving to the United States to pursue an acting career. Schwarzenegger gained his first significant notice for his participation in "Pumping Iron" (1977), a documentary about the run-up to his sixth straight victory as Mr. Olympia. That led to a smooth transition into features with the title roles in "Conan the Barbarian" (1982) and "The Terminator" (1984), both highly successful movies that laid the foundation for him becoming the biggest action star in the world. He went on to redefine the genre with hits like "Predator" (1987) and "Total Recall" (1990), while appealing to wider audiences with sly comedic performances in "Twins" (1988) and "Kindergarten Cop" (1990). As he entered the 1990s, Schwarzenegger seemed assured of his stature, especially after "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991), one of the most successful action movies of all time, and a fun turn in "True Lies" (1994). But his days as the top-grossing star in Hollywood began to fade, due to box office duds like "Batman & Robin" (1997), "End of Days" (1999) and "The 6th Day" (2000). But with fortuitous timing, Schwarzenegger avoided becoming a box office has-been by winning election as governor of California in 2003. With his film career largely on hold, Schwarzenegger served two terms as the "Governator" with some ups and many downs, including several key defeats in special elections. Despite public marital problems following his departure from office, Schwarzenegger proved by example that all anyone needed to succeed in anything - sports, Hollywood, business, politics - was the unrelenting drive to realize one's dreams.

Relationships

Mildred Baena

Companion
Worked as Schwarzenegger family housekeeper for 20 years before retiring January 2011 It was revealed May 2011 that she gave birth to his love child October 1997

Barbara Baker

Companion
Lived together from 1969-1974 Wrote a book about their relationship titled Arnold and Me: In the Shadow of the Austrian Oak (2006)

Sue Moray

Companion
Began dating July 1977 Split after he met future wife Maria Shriver

Brigitte Nielsen Actor

Companion
Nielsen claimed they had an affair while filming "Red Sonja" (1985) while Schwarzenegger was dating Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger confirmed affair 2012

Gustav Schwarzenegger

Father
Former member of the Nazi Party

Patrick Schwarzenegger Actor

Son
Born Sept. 18, 1993; mother, Maria Shriver

Aurelia Schwarzenegger

Mother
Died at age 76 on Aug. 2, 1998; collapsed while visiting her husband's grave

Christina Schwarzenegger

Daughter
Born July 23, 1991; mother, Maria Shriver

Christopher Schwarzenegger

Son
Born Sept. 27, 1997; mother, Maria Shriver

Katherine Schwarzenegger Guest

Daughter
Born Dec. 13, 1989; mother, Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver Actor

Wife
Married April 26, 1986 in Hyannis, MA Announced separation May 2011 after 25 years of marriage Shriver filed for divorce July 2011

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Actor

Mother-In-Law
Sister of former President John F. Kennedy; founded the Special Olympics and championed the rights of the mentally disabled Died Aug. 11, 2009 at age 88

Robert Shriver

Father-In-Law
Driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps; 1972 vice presidential candidate Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 2003

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Superior , Wisconsin 1979

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Superior , Wisconsin 1979

Milestones

2015

Returned to his most iconic role in "Terminator Genisys," which featured a sequence in which he fought his character from the first Terminator movie, recreated through CGI.

2013

Reteamed with Sylvester Stallone in prison thriller "Escape Plan."

2013

Starred as a sheriff protecting his small town from a drug cartel in action feature "The Last Stand"

2012

Reprised role in "The Expendables 2"

2012

Published memoir Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

2010

Returned to film acting in "The Expendables," an 80s-style action adventure about a group of mercenaries who attempt to overthrow a South American dictator; film also featured Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, and Bruce Willis

2006

Re-elected as Governor of California

2004

Played Prince Hapi of Turkey in Disney live action feature "Around the World in 80 Days"

2003

Elected Governor for the state of California

2003

Reprised role in "Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines"; reportedly received a salary of $30 million

2002

Played leading role in "Collateral Damage," a revenge drama about a man who goes after the terrorists who killed his family; film was postponed from its original October 2001 opening because of 9/11 terrorist attacks

2000

Cast in dual role of a man and his clone in sci-fi action thriller "The Sixth Day"

1999

Played a security expert who battles the Devil (Gabriel Byrne) in "End of Days"

1997

Cast as the villain Mr. Freeze in "Batman and Robin"

1994

Re-teamed with "Terminator" director James Cameron for "True Lies"

1994

Played a pregnant man in the comedy "Junior"

1993

Made producing debut as executive producer of "The Last Action Hero"; reportedly paid $15 million to star; the highest salary for an actor up to that time

1992

Directed the cable-TV movie "Christmas in Connecticut"

1991

Reprised role in James Cameron's blockbuster "Terminator 2: Judgement Day"

1990

Directorial debut, an episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt" entitled "The Switch"

1990

Starred in sci-fi adventure "Total Recall" and comedy "Kindergarten Cop"

1989

Sponsored the first annual Arnold Classic in Columbus, OH for male and female bodybuilders

1988

Teamed up with Danny DeVito to play unlikely "Twins"

1984

Breakthrough screen role, "The Terminator"; film directed by James Cameron

1982

First starring role in a feature film, "Conan the Barbarian"

1980

Made TV-movie debut as bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay in "The Jayne Mansfield Story" (CBS)

1977

Formed own company Oak Productions, Inc.

1976

Featured extensively in acclaimed documentary "Pumping Iron"

1975

First substantial acting role in a feature, Bob Rafelson's "Stay Hungry"

1974

Acted in "Happy Anniversary and Goodbye," an unsold CBS sitcom pilot starring Lucille Ball and Art Carney

1974

Featured in best-selling book Pumping Iron

1973

Had a non-speaking role as a bodyguard in Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye."

1968

Made screen acting debut in "Hercules in New York"; credited as Arnold Strong

Wrote a weekly health column for USA Today

Won first Mr. Universe title at age 20

Bonus Trivia

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Schwarzenegger won the bodybuilding title of Mr. Olympia seven times.

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He won the bodybuilding title of Mr. Universe three times.

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He has also won other bodybuilding titles including Junior Mr. Europe and Mr. World.

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He was named Sportsman of the Year in 1977.

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Schwarzenegger was National Weight Training Coach for the Special Olympics.

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He was a chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports appointed by President Bush in 1990. He resigned in 1992.

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Opened Planet Hollywood Restaurant in New York; co-owned with Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone in 1991. Severed ties with the financially troubled chain in January 2000.

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Schwarzenneger had elective heart surgery to repair a congenital defect to an aortic valve in April 1997.

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In 1997, Stadium Graz Liebenau in Schwarzenegger's hometown of Graz, Austria was renamed Schwarzenegger Stadium. In 2005, after Governor Schwarzenegger failed to stop the execution of a California prisoner many supporters believed was innocent, the city reverted the stadium to its original name.

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In December 2001, Schwarzenegger suffered several broken ribs in a motorcycle accident.

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Schwarzenegger was a recipient of the National Leadership Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Past honorees included Ronald Reagan, Francois Mitterand, Nathan Sharansky, Chaim Herzog, Raul Wallenberg. and Andrei Sakharov.

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On May 17, 2011, Schwarzenegger acknowledged that he fathered a child with Mildred Patricia Baena, a member of his household staff. The revelation apparently led to his separation with wife Maria Shriver, which was announced one week before.

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