Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria on July 30, 1947, the second son of Aurelia (née Jadrny) and Gustav Schwarzenegger.His mother was of Czech descent, while his paternal great-grandfather, Wenzel Mach, was also Czech and came from the village of Chocov near Mladá Vožice.
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian - American former professional bodybuilder, actor, film producer, screenwriter, and director. He was the governor of the American state of California from 2003-2011. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (/ ˈ ʃ v ɑːr t s n ɛ ɡ ər /; German: [ˈaʁnɔlt ˈʃvaʁtsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, businessman, retired professional bodybuilder and former politician who served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
Austrian–American actor, author, politician and former professional bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger has appeared in over 40 films, and has also ventured into directing and producing. He began his acting career primarily with small roles in film and television starting in 1969.
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 Infancy and History
Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria, a town bordering the Styrian capital, Graz, and christened Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger. His parents were the local police chief Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907 – 1972), and his wife, the former Aurelia Jadrny (1922 – 1998), who had been married on October 20, 1945, when he was 38 and she was a 23-year-old widow. Arnold had a good relationship with his mother and kept in touch with her until her death. Gustav was a strict and demanding father, who generall...
 Life as Boy
As a boy, Schwarzenegger played many sports, but discovered his passion for bodybuilding when in his mid-teens, his soccer coach took the team for weight training. He attended a gym in Graz, where he also frequented the local cinemas, viewing his idols such as musclemen Reg Park, Steve Reeves, and Johnny Weissmulleron the big screen. He was so dedicated as a youngster that he was known to break into the local gym so that he could train on weekends when it was usually closed.
 Early Adulthood
Schwarzenegger served in the Austrian armyin 1965, to fulfill the one-year service requirement expected at the time of all 18 year old Austrian males. During that year he snuck off the base to compete in his first bodybuilding competition, the Mr. Junior Europe, where he won first place. He was punished for sneaking off, but the respect he gained from his superiors was obvious: his drill sergeant once yelled at a group of soldiers, "Why don't you be more like Schwarzenegger!" Schwarzenegger m...
 Personal life
In 1977, Schwarzenegger's autobiography Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder was published. Also in 1977, Arnold Schwarzenegger declared, "Milk is for babies, when you grow up you drink beer" in Pumping Iron, the documentary about bodybuilders that launched the Austrian’s superstar career. He earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where he graduated with degrees in international marketing of fitness and business administrationin 1979. Schwarzenegger became a U.S. citizen i...
 Business career
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 Columbustarted a bricklaying business. The business flourished both because of the pair's marketing savvy and increased demand following a major Los Angeles earthquake in 1971. Schwarzenegger and Columbu used profits from their bricklaying venture to start a...
 Planet Hollywood
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. Schwarzenegger severed his financial ties with the business in 2000.
The 1993 Sylvester Stallone film Demolition Man jokingly referenced Schwarzenegger as President of the United States. In the film, a future America passed a constitutional amendment to allow naturalized Americans like Schwarzenegger to become President of the United States, and that film referenced a "Schwarzenegger Presidential Library". In addition, the official strategy guide for the 2000 video game Perfect Dark includes a comic which points to Schwarzenegger as being a U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate in the year 2025.
Schwarzenegger has twice crashed motorcyles on public highways, injuring himself in the process. On January 8, 2006, while riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, with his son in the sidecar, anothe...Schwarzenegger, Arnold (1977). Arnold: Developing a Mr. Universe Physique. Schwarzenegger.— with Douglas Kent Hall (1977). Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-22879-X.— with Bill Dobbins (1981). Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-25613-0.— with Bill Dobbins (1998). The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, rev. ed., New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-84374-9.
1. State of California - Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger 2. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Official Website(Non-Political) 3. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Official Political Website 4. Citizens to Save California, a broad-based committee supporting the reform agendas of Governor Schwarzenegger and others
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1. Arnold Speaks 2. Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Internet Movie Database 3. Video: Arnold's victory speech(BBC News) 4. "The Governator" A Tribute in Song 5. Arnold Schwarzenegger Height Site(Website dedicated to Arnold Schwarzenegger's height) 6. Arnold Schwarzenegger on AskMen.com 7. CommandoFans.com A website and message board dedicated to the Schwarzenegger film Commando. 8. Arnold and the American dream(BBC News) 9. Greg Palast Arnold Unplugged(exposé on the Schwarzenegger-Enron connecti...
The first term of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California began on November 17, 2003, and ended on January 3, 2007. Campaigning for Governor of California as a member of the Republican Party, Schwarzenegger was elected on October 7, 2003, defeating incumbent Democratic governor Gray Davis in the California gubernatorial recall election.
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