Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Austrian-american Bodybuilder + Actor + Politician

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austro- former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician. Schwarzenegger served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. Schwarzenegger began weight training at the age of 15 years old. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Arnold Schwarzenegger.


1947 Birth Born on July 30, 1947.


1960 - 1961 2 More Events
1965 17 Years Old 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. … Read More
Schwarzenegger made his first plane trip in 1966, attending the NABBA Mr. Universe competition in London. … Read More
1967 19 Years Old The training paid off and, in 1967, Schwarzenegger won the title for the first time, becoming the youngest ever Mr. Universe at the age of 20. … Read More


1968 - 1969 3 More Events
From 1970 to 1974, one of Schwarzenegger's weight training partners was Ric Drasin, a professional wrestler who designed the original Gold's Gym logo in 1973. … Read More
1971 23 Years Old He continued his winning streak in the 1971–74 competitions.
In 1975, Schwarzenegger was once again in top form, and won the title for the sixth consecutive time, beating Franco Columbu.
Schwarzenegger has admitted to using performance-enhancing anabolic steroids while they were legal, writing in 1977 that "steroids were helpful to me in maintaining muscle size while on a strict diet in preparation for a contest. … Read More


1979 - 1980 2 More Events
1982 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982, which was a box-office hit and resulted in a sequel.
1983 35 Years Old In 1983, Schwarzenegger starred in the promotional video, Carnival in Rio.
1984 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, Schwarzenegger appeared in James Cameron's science-fiction thriller film The Terminator, which was a massive critical and box-office success. … Read More
1985 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Following this, Schwarzenegger made Red Sonja in 1985. … Read More


1988 40 Years Old He first came to wide public notice as a Republican during the 1988 presidential election, accompanying then-Vice President George H.W. Bush at a campaign rally.
1990 42 Years Old Schwarzenegger's first political appointment was as chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, on which he served from 1990 to 1993. … Read More
1993 45 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His next film project, the 1993 self-aware action comedy spoof Last Action Hero, was released opposite Jurassic Park, and did not do well at the box office. … Read More
1997 49 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Baena's son with Schwarzenegger, Joseph, was born on October 2, 1997; Shriver gave birth to Christopher on September 27, 1997. … Read More


1999 51 Years Old In an interview with Talk magazine in late 1999, Schwarzenegger was asked if he thought of running for office. … Read More
2000 52 Years Old …  When Reeves died in 2000, Schwarzenegger fondly remembered him: "As a teenager, I grew up with Steve Reeves.
2002 54 Years Old …  He has also been involved with After-School All-Stars, and founded the Los Angeles branch in 2002. … Read More
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. … Read More
2005 57 Years Old Key among his reckoning with political realities was a special election he called in November 2005, in which four ballot measures he sponsored were defeated. … Read More
On January 8, 2006, while Schwarzenegger was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle in Los Angeles, with his son Patrick in the sidecar, another driver backed into the street he was riding on, causing him and his son to collide with the car at a low speed. … Read More


2008 - 2009 2 More Events
2010 62 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2010 he had 1 regular and 3 running on non-fossil power sources; one for hydrogen, one for vegetable oil, and one for biodiesel. … Read More
2011 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2011, just weeks after leaving office in California, Schwarzenegger announced that he was reading several new scripts for future films, one of them being the World War II action drama With Wings as Eagles, written by Randall Wallace, based on a true story. … Read More
2012 - 2015 3 More Events
2016 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2016, his filming of action-comedy Why We're Killing Gunther was temporarily interrupted by bank robbers near filming location in Surrey, British Columbia. … Read More
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