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.
Schwarzenegger, who dreamed of moving to the U.S. since the age of 10, and saw bodybuilding as the avenue through which to do so, realized his dream by moving to the United States in September 1968 at the age of 21, speaking little English
When Arnold was 15 he started weight training, by the age of 22 he won Mr. Universe. But then he went to the olympics and won Mr. Olympia 7 times.
As you see Arnold working hard he's putting in that work instead of just sitting there in the weight room. Maybe if you work really hard you can be like him in the picture.
Schwarzenegger's goal was to become the greatest bodybuilder in the world which meant becoming Mr. Olympia. His first attempt was in 1969, when he lost to three-time champion Sergio Oliva. 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.
Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport. He is widely considered to be among the greatest bodybuilders of all time as well as bodybuilding's biggest icon.
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. He has remained a prominent face in bodybuilding long after his retirement, in part because of his ownership of gyms and fitness magazines. He has presided over numerous contests and awards shows.
Schwarzenegger wanted to move from bodybuilding into acting, finally achieving it when he was chosen to play the role of Hercules in 1970's Hercules in New York. Credited under the stage name "Arnold Strong", his accent in the film was so thick that his lines were dubbed after production.
In 1984, he made his first appearance as the cool character, and what some would say was his acting career's signature role, in James Cameron's science fiction thriller film The Terminator.
On April 26, 1986, Schwarzenegger married television journalist Maria Shriver, niece of President John F. Kennedy, in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The John Baptist Riordan performed the ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. They have four children: Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger born December 13, 1989 Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger born July 23, 1991) Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger born September 18, 1993 and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger born September 27
During the 1980s, audiences had an crazy thing for action films, with both Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone becoming international stars. Schwarzenegger's roles reflected his sense of humor, separating him from more serious action hero films, such as the alternative universe poster for Terminator 2: Judgment Day
He returned with the supernatural thriller End of Days ,1999 later followed by the action films The 6th Day 2000 and Collateral Damage 2002, both of which failed to do well at the box office. In 2003, he made his third appearance as the title character in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which went on to earn over $150 million domestically.
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. 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. Schwarzenegger declined to participate in several debates with other recall replacement candidates, and appeared in only one debate on September 24, 2003.
On October 7, 2003, the recall election resulted in Governor Gray Davis being removed from office with 55.% 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.
Schwarzenegger has had a highly successful business career. 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.
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. 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 venture and his movie career.
Continuing with his acting career, Schwarzenegger rejoined Sylvester Stallone for The Expendables 3 in 2014. He returned to the film franchise that made him a star the following year. Schwarzenegger starred in Terminator Genisys 2015 with Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke also.
In January 2017 Schwarzenegger replaced Donald Trump, who was elected U.S. president, as the host of the NBC's reality game show The New Celebrity Apprentice, produced by Mark Burnett. After the show received low ratings, President Trump took a jab at Schwarzenegger in an appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast. I want to just pray for Arnold for those ratings the president said.
Schwarzenegger responded on social media: "Hey Donald, I have a great idea. Why don't we switch jobs? You take over TV because you're such an expert on ratings and I take over your job and then people can finally sleep comfortably again."