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Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography

Birth Name:
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Birth Place:
Thal, Austria
Actor, producer, bodybuilder, governor

Fast Facts

  • Was a soldier in the Austrian Army, 1965-66
  • Came to America in 1968 and became a citizen in 1983
  • Was a millionaire before the age of 22 due to his business investments, which included real estate and a bodybuilding-equipment company
  • Won the title of Mr
  • Olympia seven times and Mr
  • Universe three times; also won Junior Mr
  • Europe and Mr
  • World
  • Screen acting debut was in 1970's Hercules in New York (billed as Arnold Strong)
  • Was a contestant on The Dating Game in 1972
  • Modeled for Andy Warhol
  • Although Republican, he married Democratic Kennedy clan member Maria Shriver in 1986
  • Became the 38th governor of California on November 17, 2003


  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1991MTV Movie Awards-Best Actor: winner
  • 1977Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: winner