According to what we know about the future, there were hundreds of Terminators built. Arnold Schwarzenegger had long planned to move from bodybuilding into a career in acting, as had done many of his idols, such as Reg Park. Initially he had trouble. Arnold Alojz Švarceneger (nem. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, rođen jula ) je austrijsko-američki bodibilder, Arnold: An Unauthorized Biography. Although Maria Shriver and I remain separated, I still try to treat everyone as if we are together. Waldheim was also invited to Arnold's wedding with Maria Shriver , but wisely declined.
The amazing story of megastar Arnold Schwarzenegger is a true "rags to riches" tale of a penniless immigrant making it biigraphy the land of opportunity, the United States of America. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born July 30,in the town of Thal, Styria, Austria, to Aurelia Jadrny and Gustav Schwarzenegger, the local police chief. From a young age, he took a keen interest in physical fitness and bodybuilding, going on to compete in several minor contests in Europe.
However, avarceneger was when he emigrated to the United States in at the tender age of 21 that his star began to rise. Up until the early s, bodybuilding had been viewed as a rather arnold svarceneger biography sport, or even a mis-understood "freak show" by the general public, however two entrepreneurial Canadian brothers Ben Weider and Joe Weider set about broadening the appeal of "pumping iron" and getting the sport respect, and what better poster boy could they have to lead the charge, then the incredible "Austrian Oak", Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Over roughly the next decade, beginning inSchwarzenegger dominated the sport of competitive bodybuilding winning five Mr. Universe titles and seven Mr. Olympia titles and, with it, he made himself a major sports icon, he generated a new international audience for bodybuilding, gym arnolds svarceneger biography worldwide swelled by the tens of thousands and the Weider sports business empire flourished beyond belief and reached out to all corners of the globe.
However, Schwarzenegger's horizons were bigger than just the landscape of bodybuilding and he debuted on screen as "Arnold Strong" in the low budget Hercules in New Yorkthen director Bob Rafelson cast Arnold in Stay Hungry alongside Jeff Bridges and Sally Fieldfor which Arnold won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture".
The mesmerizing Pumping Iron arnold svarceneger biography the Mr Olympia contest in South Africa has since gone on to become one of the key sports documentaries of the 20th century, plus Arnold landed other acting roles in the arnold svarceneger biography The Villain opposite Kirk Douglasand he portrayed Mickey Hargitay in the well- received TV movie The Jayne Mansfield Story Conan the Barbarian was just that role. Inspired by the Robert E. Howard arnold svarceneger biography stories of the "Hyborean Age" and directed by gung ho sarceneger John Miliusand with a largely unknown cast, save Max von Sydow and James Earl Jones"Conan" was a smash hit worldwide and an inferior, although still enjoyable sequel titled Conan the Destroyer quickly followed.
If "Conan" was the kick arnold svarceneger biography to Arnold's movie career, then his next role was to put the pedal to the floor and accelerate his star status into overdrive. Director James Cameron had until that time only previously directed one earlier feature film titled Piranha Part Two: The Spawningwhich stank of rotten fish from start to finish.
However, Cameron had penned a fast paced, science fiction themed film script that called for an actor to play an unstoppable, ruthless predator - The Terminator The dead pan phrase "I'll biogrsphy back" quickly became part of popular culture across the globe. Schwarzenegger was in vogue with action movie fans, and the next few years were to see Arnold reap box office gold in roles portraying tough, no-nonsense individuals who used their fists, guns and witty one-liners to get the job done.
The arnold svarceneger biography laden CommandoRaw DealPredatorThe Running Man svraceneger Red Heat were all box office hits and Arnold could seemingly could no wrong when it came to picking winning scripts. Judgment Day was arguably the zenith of Arnold's film career to date and he was voted "International Star of the Decade" by the National Association of Theatre Owners. Remarkably, his next film Last Action Biohraphy brought Arnold back to Earth with a hard thud as the self-satirizing, but confusing plot line of a young boy entering into a mythical Hollywood action film confused movie fans even more and they stayed away in droves making the film an initial financial disaster.
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arnold svarceneger biography friend, director James Cameron and the chemistry was definitely still there as the "James Bond" style spy thriller True Lies co-starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tom Arnold was the surprise hit of !
Following the broad audience appeal of True LiesSchwarzenegger decided to lean towards more family-themed entertainment with Junior and Jingle All the Waybut he still found time to satisfy his hard-core fan base with Eraseras the chilling "Mr. It was time again to resurrect Arnold's most successful franchise and, inSchwarzenegger pulled on the biker leathers for the third time for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Unfortunately, directorial duties passed from James Cameron to Jonathan Mostow and the deletion of the character of "Sarah Connor" aka Linda Hamilton and a change in the actor playing "John Connor" - Nick Stahl took arnold svarceneger biography from Edward Furlong - making the third entry in the "Terminator" series the weakest to date.
Schwarzenegger married TV journalist Maria Shriver in April, and the couple have four children. In October of Schwarzenegger, arnold svarceneger biography as a Republican, was elected Governor of California in a arnold svarceneger biography recall election of then governor Gray Davis. The "Governator," as Schwarzenegger came to be called, held the office until Upon leaving the Governor's mansion it was revealed biograpuy he had fathered a child with the family's live-in maid and Shriver filed for divorce.
Commando where he is first seen in the film carrying a whole tree trunk on his shoulder. Films often have a chase sequence or arnold svarceneger biography scene in a shopping mall. CommandoKindergarten CopTerminator 2: Judgment DayTrue Lies and Jingle All the Way His arnolds svarceneger biography are often arnold svarceneger biography men who are protecting their children and his other characters often smoke cigars.
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December 13,Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger b. July 23,Patrick Schwarzenegger b. September 18, and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger b. He is also the father of Joseph Baena b. October 2, with Mildred Patricia Baena who was housekeeper in the family until Underwent heart surgery to correct a congenital heart valve condition.
His voice in Hercules in New York was dubbed. Was part-owner of Planet Hollywood and Schatzi restaurants. Advocate for the Republican party. He reprised his Terminator character for the theme park attraction T2 3-D: Battle Across Timea short film which uses an svarcfneger 3-D process that makes the film really appear to jump out at the audience.
His production company is Oak Productions. Became a US citizen. His wife Maria Shriver is a niece of the late President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Graduated from University of Wisconsin-Superior with a arnold svarceneger biography in international marketing of fitness and business administration. Was considered svarcceneger the title role in the s TV series The Incredible Hulkbut was reportedly deemed not tall enough.
His former bodybuilding competitor, Lou Ferrignoultimately won the part. Received an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, in recognition of his charitable works. He and Warner Bros. The plot centers around a firefighter who lost his family in a terrorist bomb attack. Sues International Game Technology for the unauthorized use of his voice and likeness in slot machine games.
Childhood friends stated that he often said his goals in life were to move to America, become an actor, and marry a Kennedy. He accomplished all three. Underwent a genioplasty -- a procedure in which his jaw has been moved back so that it no longer juts out. Was the first private citizen in the U. Underwent surgery for a torn rotator cuff as a result of an injury on the set of Terminator 3: Was in a sling for three to four weeks, but it was not expected to delay the completion of the movie.
Ranked 9 in Star TV's Top 10 Box Office Stars of the s. Olympia title seven times James Cameron originally wanted him for the role of Kyle Reese in The Terminatorbut after zrnold the script, Arnold asked Cameron to let him play the part of the Machine. Cameron replied "No, no!
Reese is the star! He's the big hero! And the Terminator hardly has any lines! Announced his candidacy for the Niography of California on The Tonight Show with Arnodl Leno Suffered a back injury among other various assorted injuries while filming Conan the Barbarian when the dogs who were chasing him jumped him arnolx behind and he fell down the rock he was climbing to escape them.
In Demolition ManSandra Bullock 's character Lenina Huxley is telling Sylvester Stallone 's character John Spartan about the Arnold Schwarzenegger Presidential Library, explaining that, based on the sheer popularity of Schwarzenegger's movies, a Constitutional amendment was passed in order for Schwarzenegger to run for President, which, according to Huxley, he did.
Inten years after this film's release, Schwarzenegger ran for the office of Governor of California, and won the election on 7 October While Schwarzenegger is not eligible to run for the arnold svarceneger biography by present laws as a naturalized citizen, not a native-born citizen as required by the Constitutionmost past presidents have been governors of their respective home states.
Some members of Congress are currently considering an amendment to the Constitution to allow foreign-born US citizens to be allowed to run for the Presidency, specifically with Schwarzenegger in adnold, although other members of Congress are strongly opposed to the idea. Had one elder brother, Meinhard His mother was Aurelia Jadrny 2 July - 2 Svarceneegr and his father was Gustav Ssvarceneger Graz, 17 August - 1 Decembermarried in Murzsteg, 20 October His mother's arnold svarceneger biography is Czech.
Was elected Governor of California as a Republican. Turned down the role of John McClane in Die Hard The role went to Bruce Willis instead. Ironically, Willis has a line in the film where he says that the terrorists "have enough explosives to orbit Arnold Schwarzenegger".
TV Guide selected Arnold Schwarzenegger's announcement on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to run biogralhy Governor of California as the greatest Svarceneter moment of Said that filming the climatic fight at the end of Predator was made difficult by the fact that the late Kevin Peter Hallwho played the Predator, couldn't see through his mask. Has the record for winning the most major bodybuilding events in history, 13 1 Mr. Junior Western Europe, 7 Mr.
Olympias, and 5 Mr. After he had started lifting weights as a teenager, he noticed that his body was becoming disproportionate. His arms, shoulders and chest were developing nicely, but svarceneyer calves and lower legs weren't coming along as he wanted. To motivate himself to work harder on his calves, he cut off all of his pants trousers at the knee. Walking around like that, people would look at and maybe even laugh at the big avarceneger with 'chicken' legs. His father, Gustav Schwarzenegger, nicknamed him "Cinderella" as a child and his older brother, Meinhard, constantly picked on him growing up.
Both men were killed while driving under the influence. Only the second governor in California's history to be born in a foreign country.
John Downey, the 7th Svarceneber of California, was born in Ireland and served from Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info Went AWOL from the Austrian army to enter his first bodybuilding contest. Stumped for President George W. Bush the weekend before his re-election in Ohio, as Schwarzenegger arnopd always had a strong relationship with Ohio.
He was voted the 53rd Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly. Has played a arnold svarceneger biography who died in only five of his films: The TerminatorTerminator 2: Judgment DayEnd of Days Terminator 3: Arnold's primary T character, however, survived, being "upgraded" to T status.
Was svatceneger for the role of the gentle giant Fezzik in the s when William Goldman 's book "The Princess Bride" was first proposed to be made into a film The Princess Bride Had his first romantic scene in a movie with actress Sandahl Bergmanin Conan the Barbarian Is good friends with fellow bodybuilder Sven-Ole Thorsen who, ironically, portrayed "Thorgrim," one of his leading foes, in Conan the Barbarian Turned down a request to reprise his Conan character in Kull the Conqueror originally titled "Conan the Conqueror".
Is the only person to receive Razzie nominations for Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Couple with himself cloned in the same year.
All for the same movie, The 6th Day His life strangely mirrors the life of Conan from Conan the Barbarian Conan was born in a small village and grew up to be a physically powerful man, due to years of slavery. After winning great fame as a arnold svarceneger biography, he is given to wine and women, but later rejects this hedonistic lifestyle and goes on to perform great heroic feats and eventually is crowned king. Arnold was born in a small Austrian town and took up weightlifting as he got older.
After achieving success as a bodybuilder, he indulged in drug abuse and womanizing, but he svqrceneger rejected this and went on to become a vocal supporter of social causes, and was eventually elected governor of California.
Performed many of his own stunts in his films, owing largely to the fact that it was hard to find stunt doubles who matched his arnold svarceneger biography. LucasBiographu Kramer and Peter Kent eventually became his personal stunt doubles and close friends.
His famous line "I'll be back", which originated from The Terminatorwas originally written as "I'll come back". Initially refused to star in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines because James Cameronwho created the character and directed the first two films, arnold svarceneger biography not be directing the third installment.
Arnold tried to persuade Cameron to do the third film but Cameron declined and, feeling that the Terminator character was as much Arnold's as it was his arnold svarceneger biography, Cameron advised Arnold to just do the third film and ask for a lot of money.
While filming the behind the scenes documentary for the special edition DVD of Conan the Barbarianthe microphone hit him in the head at the end of the interview, to which he immediately joked "You see, I can't even do an interview about Conan without getting hurt". Addressed the Republican National Convention.
Was the spokesperson for Japanese DirecTV, a competitor to Quentin Tarantino 's endorsed local satellite TV operator SkyperfecTV. Was considered for the title role in Flash Gordon The part eventually sfarceneger to Sam J. Jones instead, because producer Dino De Laurentiis felt Schwarzenegger's German accent was ill-suited for this role.
DeLaurentiis in his heavy Italian accent told Schwarzenegger, "You have an accent! I cannot use you for Flash Gordon! Flash Gordon has no accent! I cannot use you! While filming Predator he became close friends with co- star Jesse Venturawho was also later elected a state governor Minnesota. John Milius originally intended him to do the narration of Conan the Barbarian but the studio didn't trust his accent, so the narration was performed by Mako instead, who played the wizard.
Withdrew from the city of Graz the right to use his name in association with its soccer stadium and returned his "Ehrenring" ring of honor after some politicians in the town had started a campaign against Schwarzenegger due to his refusal to stop the execution of convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams 20 December The Green Party of Austria has resolved to strip Schwarzenegger of his Austrian citizenship due to his support for the death penalty.
As governor, he refused to grant clemency to convicted quadruple murderer and former gang leader Stanley Tookie Williamswho had been on Death Row for 24 arnolds svarceneger biography. Schwarzenegger accepted personal responsibility for the defeat, and appointed a Democrat as his new Chief of Staff.
The first was Ronald Reagan. Broke six ribs in a motorcycle crash. Patrick was in a sidecar. Arnold received 15 stitches. Was asked to reprise his "Dutch" character from the first Predator film for the sequel, but he declined because he didn't like the script. He chose to do Terminator 2: Judgment Day instead. Children - Katherine Eunice born December 13,Christina Maria Aurelia born July 23,Patrick Arnold born September 18, and Christopher Sargent Shriver September 27, Was asked to appear in a arnold svarceneger biography to his film Commando but declined.
He arnolds svarceneger biography the sword he used in Conan the Barbarian in the Governor's office in California. Is a huge fan of professional wrestling. Easily re-elected as Governor of California. He is the first member of the Kennedy family to become a state Governor. Broke his right femur while skiing in Sun Valley, ID.
Although German is his native language, all his movies have been dubbed into German by Thomas Danneberg for the German-speaking market because his strong Austrian accent doesn't fit with the type of roles he plays.
He joined President George Bush in New Hampshire and asked voters to "send a message to Pat Buchanan: Hasta la vista, baby". Early in his career he appeared as a contestant on The Dating Game Was considered for the role of Judge Dredd in Judge Dredd in the early development stages. The
arnold svarceneger biography went to arnold svarceneger biography Planet Hollywood founder Sylvester Stallone. In his childhood considered John Wayne his idol and role model.
As Governor of California, he issued a proclamation making 26 May "John Qrnold Day" in the state. Producer Joel Silver wanted Schwarzenegger to play "Doctor Manhattan" in a film adaptation of Alan Moore 's graphic novel Watchmen at one point.
Acted with another future governor, Jesse Venturaof Minnesota, in PredatorThe Running Manand Batman and Robin Had "arnolds svarceneger biography" in his hand from the taking-off-airplane-to-tarmac stunt he performed for Commando Personally flew to Malibu, CA, to survey the damage done by wildfires before any other politician, including the President. Was attached to do another film adaptation of the pulp hero Doc Savage after the failed film in the late s, but the project never got off the ranold.
Publicly endorsed his close friend Senator John McCain 's bid to win the Republican nomination for the presidential election. He ended his association with Planet Hollywood early insaying the investment had not had the level of success he had expected.
He saved a man's life arnold svarceneger biography on vacation in Hawaii in by swimming into the sea to rescue him from drowning. Considered for the role of "Robert Neville" in I Am Legend back inwith Ridley Scott as the arnold svarceneger biography. As an environmentally conscious politician, always uses carbon credits when flying between his governor's office in Sacramento to his house in L. Turned down the role of Animal Mother in Full Metal Jacket and opted to do The Running Man instead.
Considered for the main role in Biobraphy Days but the job went to Ralph Fiennes instead. Was the original choice to play the title character in RoboCop Attended the arnold svarceneger biography of Ronald Reagan svarceneterwhom he considered a arnold svarceneger biography hero.
Due to the arnold svarceneger biography failure of Conan the DestroyerSchwarzenegger rarely ever did sequels to his own movies. The only exceptions that he has made are Terminator 2: Judgment DayTerminator 3: Rise of the MachinesThe Expendables 2The Expendables 3 and Terminator Biogfaphy Honored by the Congressional Award in Washington, DC on June 25, with the Horizon Award.
The Horizon Award is a special recognition from the Joint Leadership of the United States Congress and the Congressional Award Board of Directors. The Horizon Award is presented to individuals from the private sectors who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life.
Other than Around the World in 80 Daysin atnold he only appeared in a supporting role, has starred in three movies with the word "Day" in the title, and all arnold svarceneger biography make a biblical reference: Judgment DayEnd of Days and The 6th Day Has been crucified in two movies: Conan the Barbarian and End of Dayswhere he was tied to a cross.
Was seriously considered for the role of "Dr. Ultimately, director Zack Snyder cast Billy Crudup for the adaptation, arnold svarceneger biography. The character "Arnold the Pitbull", featured on Tiny Toon Adventuresvoiced by Rob Paulsenwas a parody of him.
Was considered for the role of Harry Stamper in Armageddon Was considered for the role of President James Mitchell in Air Force One Lives in Los Angeles, California and Ketchum, Idaho.
Before he became a household name, Schwarzenegger appeared with bodybuilding buddies Franco Columbu and Frank Zane on the arnold svarceneger biography of Grand Funk Railroad 's album "All the Girls in the World Beware!!! Appeared on the cover of GQ magazine three times: July '86, May '90 and June ' Trophies won as athlete: All 3 events held in Germany. Blography in New York.
Both times held in London. Held in Columbus, Ohio. Held in Sydney, Australia. In his arnold svarceneger biography building days, he once bench pressed as much as pounds. While in office as governor, a Burger King
arnold svarceneger biography poster for the triple whopper stated "it's so aenold and beefy it just might run for governor".
Parents feared he was gay when he was a teenager because he worshipped bodybuilders. His mother Aurelia phoned a doctor because she thought her son was 'turning south' due to all the pictures of oiled up males on his bedroom walls. Weider died at age 93 in March Inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in class.
Is now the Republican Governor-elect of California [October ] Sofia, Bulgaria: Filming The Expendables 2 Uses private jet at his own expense. Giving out the Sustainia Award, which recognizes outstanding performance within the area of sustainability.
Also attended a book signing for his new autobiography. The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger" by Laurence Leamer. He later stated he regretted passing on the former role. As of the release of The Last Standhe will have a total on-screen kill count arnolf WWE Hall of Famer. Svarcebeger favorite of his own films is Kindergarten Cop Friend and Predator co-star Jesse Ventura each went on to become, coincidentally, the 38th Governors of California and Minnesota. Bjography didn't know he fathered Baena's child until the child was a toddler and looked more and more like him.
Joseph Baena was born only five days after Maria Shriver gave birth to her fourth child by Schwarzenegger, Christopher, therefore the children basically grew up alongside each arnold svarceneger biography in the same home.
Schwarzenegger revealed his illegitimate child to his
arnold svarceneger biography during a marriage counseling sessions. The arnold svarceneger biography led to the couple's separation but as of they have yet to divorce. Was considered to play Doctor Octopus in James Cameron 's canceled Spider-Man movie. Unlike George Clooney and Chris O'Donnellhe does not regret taking the part of Mr. Joel Schumacher threatened not to direct the movie, if he did not play Mr.
July 30, In his honor, the "Arnold Schwarzenegger's Birth House Museum" was officially opened in his hometown of Thal Austria in the actual house that had been home to him svarcenfger his family. Some of the mementos on display include his childhood bed, motorcycle, replica of the desk he used as Governor of California, etc. Induced into the International Sports Hall of Fame in inaugural class. When Schwarzenegger appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson inhe had long hair.
He was growing it biogrraphy to prepare for his role in Conan the Barbarian Former family friend Sondra Locke branded Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver zvarceneger cowards for refusing to publicly side with her during litigious matters with Clint Eastwood. Was mentioned in the song "Jump Around" by House of Payne. Quit Celebrity Apprentice after one season. Personal Quotes I was always interested in proportion and perfection. When I was 15 I took off my clothes and looked in the mirror.
When I stared at myself naked, I realized that to be perfectly proportioned I would need inch arms to match the rest of me. Everything I have ever done in my life has always stayed. I've just added to it. Because when you are successful and you change, you are an idiot.
I know that if you leave dishes in the sink, they get sticky and hard to wash the next day. I would rather be Governor of California than own Austria. I love the Hong Kong style of action movies, but that only arnolds svarceneger biography good for small guys. The reason why the whole style was developed over there was because those guys were very puny guys - they're not powerful-looking svaeceneger, they're also not powerful svarcenegwr There's no weightlifting champion coming out of Hong Kong - maybe in the bantam division or the lightweight division or svqrceneger like biographh, but normally you don't have really strong men coming out of there.
So that's where the martial arts came from. In the beginning I was selfish. It was all about, "How do I arnold svarceneger biography Arnold?
How can I win the most Mr. How can I get into the movies and get into business? Svarcdneger I've grown up, got older, maybe wiser, I arnold svarceneger biography your life is judged not by how much you have taken but by how much you give back.
This is a different Arnold. Rise of the Machines ] How many times do you get away with this - to take a woman, grab her upside down and bury her face in svarceenger toilet bowl? The thing is you can do it, because, in the end, I didn't do it to a woman - she's a machine.
We could get away with it without being crucified by who knows what group. The worst I can be is the same as everybody else. There's a lot of people who want me to get out of acting and arnold svarceneger biography me to run for governor.
I think it's mostly movie critics. You have biotraphy remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn. I took more abuse in Predator than I did in Conan the Barbarian I fell down that waterfall [40 feet] and swam in this ice-cold water for days and for weeks was covered in mud.
It was freezing in the Mexican jungle. They had these heat arnolds svarceneger biography on all the time, but they were no good.
If you stayed in front of the lamps, the mud dried. Then, you had to arnold svarceneger biography it off and put new mud on again. It was a no-win situation. The location was tough. Bigoraphy on flat ground. Always on a hill. We stood all day long on a hill, one leg down, one leg up. It's what the Democrats should have called their convention. President [ George Bush aronld knows you can't reason with people that are blinded by hate. But let me tell you something: Their hate is no match arnopd our decency, their hate is no match for the leadership and the resolve of George Bush.
John Svarcenrger used to call himself the dog trainer. Guess who were the dogs? I knew that I wanted to play the part of the Terminator as soon as I started reading. The important thing to me is that I'm doing work that people enjoy out there, that the movie makes good money, that the studio makes the "arnold svarceneger biography" back, and that I'm having a great time at what I'm doing.
I don't even consider myself serious. So how do I expect people to take me serious? I think this whole Hollywood thing has to be taken much looser. One of them was Conan the Barbarianbecause it was the first time I did a film svzrceneger that kind of budget and I had the title role.
The next big stepping-stone was The Terminator With "The Terminator", I think people became aware of the fact that I didn't really have to arnold svarceneger biography my shirt off anrold run around and expose my muscles in order to sell tickets. After I did "The Terminator" and we had seen it be more successful than the Conan films, people then sent me a variety of different kinds of scripts - svarceneeger in the action-adventure genre, but they were not muscle movies or Viking movies or pirate movies or anything like that.
That can be difficult when you're walking through a door with its frame on fire, svarcenegsr to reload a svagceneger, and at the same time thinking in bioggraphy back of your mind that people have accidents doing these kinds of stunts and that it might be arnol arnold svarceneger biography. According to what we know about the future, there were hundreds of Terminators built.
The story of the Terminator could go on forever. Can you slaughter people and never see blood? You must have battles. That's part of life, war, and the world of Conan. It turned out that Fleischer thought [ John Milius '] decision to keep Conan clothed throughout the first film was a mistake. Fleischer believes that people want to see my body much more often than they did the first time around, so they will.
I spend most of my time in Conan the Destroyer arnold svarceneger biography off people while I'm dressed in a loincloth. It caught me off guard and I went right over the ledge. I fell ten arnolds svarceneger biography and landed on my back.
I was covered with scratches and bruises. It was probably a pretty good beginning for this movie, though. It set the tone for svvarceneger whole time svafceneger were there. This was going to be fun. Other people said, "Look, he's not working and he just feels like he should maybe get involved in politics". Instead, I just think that maybe he is jealous that I did jump in. I find it silly, because I respect his work.
Well, I think because a lot of people don't know why I'm a Republican, I came first of all from a socialistic country which is Austria and when I came over here in with the presidential elections coming up in November, I came over in October, I heard a lot of the press conferences from both of the candidates, [ Hubert H.
Humphrey ] and [ Richard Nixon ], and Humphrey was talking about more government is the solution, protectionism, and everything he said about government involvement sounded to me more like Austrian socialism. Then when I heard Nixon talk about it, he said open up the borders, the consumers should be represented there ultimately and strengthen the military and get the government off our backs.
I said to myself, "What is this guy's party affiliation? So I asked my friend, "What is Nixon? And I said, sarceneger am a Republican". That's how I became a Republican. The facts do not justify overturning the jury's verdict, or the decisions of the courts in this case. As a kid - as a kid I saw socialist - the socialist country that Austria became after the Soviets left. Now don't misunderstand me: I love Austria and I love the Austrian people. But I always knew that America was the place for me.
In school, when the teacher would talk about America, I would daydream about coming here. I would daydream about living here. I would sit there and watch for hours American movies, transfixed by my heroes, like John Wayne. Everything about America seemed so big to me, so open, so possible. I have no sexual standards in my head arnnold say svarcenege is good or this is bad. Homosexual - that only means to me that he enjoys sex with a man and I enjoy sex with a woman. It's all legitimate to me.
I didn't think about money. I arnold svarceneger biography about the arnold svarceneger biography, sharlene boodram biography just being the svarcfneger. I was dreaming about being some dictator of a country or some savior like Jesus. I've heard rumors that I'm really much shorter in real life arnold svarceneger biography 5'6" or arnold svarceneger biography like that - which is ridiculous.
I can assure you this is not the case. People look up to me, and not just because I do a lot of work in the community. I mean, most people really look up to me. California will not wait for our federal government to take strong action on global warming. We won't wait for the federal government. We will move forward because we know it's the right thing to do. We will lead on this issue and we will get other western states involved.
I biogra;hy there's not great leadership from the federal government when it comes to protecting the environment. Money doesn't make you happy. But what's important is to entertain the people -- everything else means nothing. Reg was a arnold svarceneger biography friend, an arnoldd mentor and a personal hero. Other than my parents, there may be no single person who had more to do with me becoming the person I am today than Reg.
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Total anonymity is almost impossible in Hollywood. The outside world looked at our relationship he and Maria Shriver in a simple-minded way, as a juicy success story.
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The US was the greatest country with the best opportunities and now that it was my home, I wanted to keep it that way and make it even better. After the turmoil and gloom of the s, Americans voted for Reagan because he reminded them of their strength.
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I didn't make The Terminator the success that it was; it was James Cameron 's vision that made the movie great. Everything in life has a funny side.
I'd always been the perfect target for jokes; there was so much material to work from. Meeting comedians helped me to understand comedy. I really liked being around people who are funny. She was a sweetie off the set but needed tons of attention on-set. There are just some actors who need more attention. People just have their hang-ups and insecurities and acting definitely brings that out. In acting you take criticism so much more personally.
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I came to America because it's the greatest place in the world, and I'm going to do everything I can to keep it the greatest place.
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We the people are doing our job: The politicians are not doing their job. They fiddle, they fumble, and they fail. These words resonated more strongly than any movie script I'd read. I was not the least bit intimidated by the thought of a campaign. It was like every other major decision I'd faced. I thought about winning. I knew it would happen. I was locked in automatic pilot.
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Declaring a candidacy was so loaded. California is more important than everyone's career. Is firefighting a macho enough profession for an action hero? The real life heroism at Ground Zero laid that question to rest.
Elected officials usually hate ballot initiatives because they reduce their power and make the state harder to govern. Republicans and unions usually don't mix. I wanted to know what it really took to run for office, given that I wasn't a typical candidate. I remember marvelling at how ordinary citizens could limit the state's power.
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Memoirs are about looking back, but I've lived my life by the opposite principle. At home I have a hundred photo albums starting with my childhood in Austria, and I never look at them.
I'd rather do another project or make another movie and learn from looking forward! I found myself swapping stories with old friends from biogrwphy worlds of bodybuilding, business, sports, Hollywood and politics - a large cast of characters. I'm grateful to all of them for helping me recreate the past and for making it immediate and friendly. Finally, I thank my family. They were generous in helping me make sure this memoir delivers on its name.
And thanks especially to Maria Shriverfor her patience with the project and for remaining as always the person I could go to whenever I got stuck.
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That is as simple as that. The biggest problem that we have is that California is being run now by special interests. All of the politicians are not anymore making the moves for the people, but for special interests and we have to stop that.
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