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Full name: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger)
Date of birth: 30/07/1947 (68 years old)
Place of birth: village of Thal, Styria, Austria
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born July 30, 1947 in the Austrian village of Thal near Graz (capital of Styria). The elder brother – Meinhard (1946-1971), was tragically killed in a car accident.
Parents of the future actor – Gustav and Aurelia Schwarzenegger – came from a strict Catholic family and raised their children in religious traditions. Gustav Schwarzenegger worked as the chief of the local police, but the family lived in poverty. Arnold, in his own words, in the 10 years decided to become rich and famous and go to America, which led to the disapproval of parents.
The future actor received his primary general education, but quickly realized that the only way to get into the sport is life for him. Initially, he was interested in football, but in 14 years, discovered a fast part of the fashion sport – body building. The young man began fanatically engaged in the gym, and two years later he began to act in amateur competitions.
At age 18, Schwarzenegger was called up for military service in the army. He was so well developed physically, that he was taken to the tank troops, although he was three years younger than the prescribed age. Arnold received a military specialty of the driver of the tank, even during the most difficult teachings found the strength to lift weights for hours a day. Unauthorized leaving part of the tournament, “Mr. Europe” Junior, he returned to sit out the punishment on the guardhouse in the rank of the champion of the tournament. From 1966 to 1968, Arnold lived in Munich and London.
Then Arnold worked in fitness clubs and head coach of the gym, actively practiced, successfully participated in the amateur and professional tournaments. He quickly won almost all the major European titles, “Mr. Universe,” “Mr. International”, etc. At this time, Schwarzenegger had a phenomenal muscle mass – with the growth of 188 cm, the girth of his chest was about 150 cm, waist – 80 cm. biceps – 54-56 cm.
In 1968, Schwarzenegger moved to America and became a US citizen in 1983. Settling in California, he trained at the best world masters bodybuilding and weightlifting. His idols and mentors were Joe Weider, Yuri Vlasov Leonid Jabotinsky.
The high point of his career bodybuilder began six wins in the tournament, “Mr. Olympia” (1970-1975). Seventh Schwarzenegger won the title in 1980, a phenomenal way returning to the sport after a 5-year hiatus in the profession.
Schwarzenegger – one of the greatest athletes in the history of powerlifting (squat – 300 kg, bench press – 250 kg thrust – 340 kg). He became the idol of hundreds of thousands of bodybuilders “golden era” of 1970-1980-ies. His experience Arnold summarized in several books and numerous courses. the prestigious annual competition of “Arnold Classic” (Columbus, Ohio) it was organized in 1988. Like many athletes, Schwarzenegger took anabolic steroids to improve performance, which subsequently affected his health – in 1997 he suffered a serious heart surgery.
Since the beginning of the 1970s, Schwarzenegger began acting in Hollywood. During his career, actor “Arnie” performed such favorite spectator role as a demigod Hercules fantasy “Hercules in New York” (1969), Barbarian Fantasy Novels “Conan the Barbarian” (1982) and “Conan the Destroyer” ( 1984), Colonel John Matrix in action movie “Commando” (1985), a former FBI agent and the sheriff of a small town, Mark Kaminsky in the crime thriller “No compromise” (1986), captain of the Soviet militia Ivan Danko in action movie “Red heat” (1988) Dutch Special Forces soldier from the sci-fi thriller “Predator” (1987), US Marshal John Kruger from crime thriller “Eraser” (1996), an ex-cop Jericho Cane in the mystical thriller “End of the world” (1999) and hero firefighter Gordy Brewer of thriller “damages” (2002).
The greatest artistic success of Schwarzenegger – the role of a cyborg assassin in the fantastic saga of James Cameron’s “Terminator” (1984), “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991), “Terminator 2 March, the D: Battle Across Time” (Short, 1996) “Terminator 3: Rise of the machines” (2003), “Terminator: Salvation” (computer character, 2004) and “Terminator: Genesis” (2015).
Movies Terminator became a new stage in the development of the genre of sci-fi blockbuster, and the character – the iconic superhero. Militants involving Schwarzenegger had hitherto unprecedented in the history of the cinema audience in the hundreds of millions of viewers around the world, helped by the avalanche of video in the 1980s of the last century. It is interesting that his first acting award, the prestigious “Golden Globe 1977”, Arnold received for the role of “pitching” Joe Santo in the comedy drama “Stay Hungry” (1976).
Although critics and fellow actors constantly expressed doubts about the acting abilities of “Iron Arnie”, he tried many times to get out of the way of “tough guy.” They starred in the comedies of Ivan Reitman “Twins,” “Junior” (collab. With Danny DeVito, 1988 and 1994), “Kindergarten Cop” (1990), in the “Gift of Christmas” Christmas Comedy (1996), in the burlesque sci-fi action movie “Last Action Hero” (1993), a large-scale adaptation of the novel by Jules Verne’s “Around the world in 80 days” (the role of the Turkish Prince Hapi, 2004). Very good was the acting duo of Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the comedy blockbuster “True Lies” (1994).
Great success was waiting for the actor in the genre of futuristic thriller. Schwarzenegger starred in the cult drama about in classical drama direction “cyberpunk” the near future, convicting American show business, “Running Man” (1987) – “Total Recall” (1990), as well as the thriller “The Sixth Day” (2000) which tells about the topical issue of cloning.
Schwarzenegger, as a prominent public figure, as well as becoming a relative of the Kennedy clan, he has been actively involved in politics. His wife – television journalist Maria Shriver, a niece of the 35th US President John F. Kennedy. Arnold and Maria started dating in August 1977. In an interview with well-known foreign magazine, Arnold said that “Mary has always been its hottest and loudest fan in the audience screamed his name.”
April 26, 1986, Schwarzenegger and Shriver married. During the marriage were born four children: daughters Katherine Eunice (13.12.1989) and Christina Maria Aurelia (07.23.1991), as well as the sons of Patrick Arnold (09/18/1993) and Christopher Sargent (27/09/1997). Together they spent more than 25 years.
In 2003 and in 2006 (re) Arnold was elected Governor of California by the United States Republican Party. Schwarzenegger was the first in 140 years, the governor of the state who were born abroad.
During his governorship, he struggled with the financial crisis, a monstrous budget deficit, strong opposition of the democratic opposition. A supporter of the austerity measures, it greatly reduced the social structure of the state budget and that it has downgraded the rating of the voters. However, he refused to cut and from his governor’s salary of $ 175,000 in costs per year.
In his political views Schwarzenegger – a staunch Republican, but leans to the political “center”. He supported the traditional American way of life, actively promoting the idea of banning abortions, carrying weapons restrictions, supports the death penalty. At the beginning of his political career, he categorically opposed same-sex marriage.
However, in the course of active public performances and a series of lawsuits in California, he was forced to “surrender” their position, and registration of same-sex marriage in California continued. Schwarzenegger has actively supported the signing of the Kyoto Protocol. It is a negative attitude to the Iraq war, which caused it conflicts with the administration of President George W. Bush.
During his political career, Schwarzenegger did not star in a movie, he only appeared in episodes superprojects Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables” (the role of Trench, 2010) and “The Expendables 2” (2012), where together with it have played many stars Action genre: Sylvester Stallone Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, and others.
Meanwhile, in May 2011, Schwarzenegger returned to cinema after stepping down as governor of California, he announced the severance of the marriage with Maria Shriver. The reason was the news about the novel Arnold with his housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena, who bore him an illegitimate son of Joseph (02.10.1997). Arnold has publicly acknowledged his paternity in 2011.
May 9 this year, Schwarzenegger and Shriver announced that they have parted ways. In 2012, the couple began divorce proceedings, but Arnold told the press that he still loves Mary and hoped for a family reunion. Under California law, the wife is entitled to half of the property of her husband. Thus, in a divorce action hero will have to write a check for $ 200 million, as its condition is estimated in 400 million.
After completion of his political career in 2011, he returned to the cinema and started shooting a new movie. In 2013, rolling out the action movie “Return of the Hero” in which Schwarzenegger played the hero-alone Ray Owens, the sheriff of a small border town, unflinchingly who stood in the way of a Mexican drug cartel.
In 2012 it was published the autobiography of Schwarzenegger’s “Total Recall: My incredible true story.” In his book, Schwarzenegger said, not only about his childhood acting career and time spent as governor of California, but also on family life.
March 28, 2014 in the world rolling out a sharp thriller directed by Michael Hofstrema “Sabotage,” where Arnie played warrior elite squad, leading the fight against drug trafficking.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Still, my main profession – actor. Cinema – a very important part of my life. And retirement I’m not going to go away. One can not imagine myself sitting in a rocking chair and puffed on his cigar, remembering the former glorious Springtime. ”
The quotation is taken from the magazine “7 Days», № 28 (07.08.2015)
In 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger for the fourth time played a major role in the sci-fi cyborg thriller directed by Alan Taylor’s “Terminator: Genesis”. All the stunts in the film actor played himself.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Yes, I’m back. As I have promised. And I agree completely with my friend James Cameron, the new film pays tribute to the first and second. And so it can be safely regarded as a third part, and not the fifth. In fact, we are opening a new trilogy. ”
The quotation is taken from the magazine “7 Days», № 28 (07.08.2015)
Currently popular actor about two years, meets with the doctor-physiotherapist Heather Milligan, who is younger than his 27 years. Also, ex-governor of California has traveled the world and reads a wide audience motivational speech, which make up a significant portion of the proceeds of the cult artist.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I confess that I really earn millions of dollars in his lectures. But this traditional business of retired politicians. I like this tradition. ”
The quotation is taken from the magazine “7 Days», № 28 (07.08.2015)
▪ Member of the National Fitness Hall of Fame, United States (2005)
▪ The title of “Mr. Universe” bodybuilding tournament among amateurs «NABBA Mr. Universe »(London, 1967)
▪ The title of “Mr. Universe” bodybuilding tournament among «NABBA Mr. Professionals Universe », a three-time winner of (London, 1968, 1969, 1970)
▪ Champion of the National Weightlifting Championships (Germany, 1968)
▪ «Mister International” The title of the tournament of the International Federation of Bodybuilding «IFBB Mr. International »(Mexico City, 1968)
▪ The title of “Mr. Universe” bodybuilding tournament among amateurs «IFBB Mr. Universe »(New York, 1969)
▪ The award “Golden Globe” in nomination “The best acting debut in the feature film – Male” for the film “Stay Hungry” (1977)
▪ Bachelor’s degree of fitness and business administration at the University of Wisconsin (1979)
▪ The title “Mr. Olympia” tournament «IFBB Mr. Olympia », seven-time winner (1970-1975 and 1980)
▪ The star on the “Walk of Fame”, Hollywood (07.02.1987)
▪ Award in the category “Favorite actor” “Choosing children» / Kids’ Choice Award TV channel “Nickelodeon” for the movie “Twins” (1989)
▪ Honoree “Saturn» / Saturn Award of the Academy of Scientific and fantastichekih films, fantasy and horror films in the nomination “For achievements in his career” (1992)
▪ Film Award MTV / MTV Movie Award in the category “Best game of the actor” for the film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1992)
▪ Honorary doctorate from the University of Wisconsin for charitable activities (1996)
▪ The prize “Bambi” German media concern «Hubert Burda Media» in the category “Best Foreign Film” for the film “Eraser” (1996)
▪ Award “Golden Apple” Women’s Press Club of Hollywood in the nomination “The Star – Actor of the Year” (1996)
▪ Special award of the International film industry exhibition ShoWest Convention, USA in the category “International Star of the Year”, “International Star of the decade” and “Humanitarian Award” (1985, 1993 and 1997)
▪ Award “Golden Camera» (Goldene Kamera von Hörzu) magazine Hörzu, Germany in the category “Best International Actor” for “Eraser” films and “A Gift for Christmas” (1997)
▪ Award “Blockbuster Enterteynment” from the network A VIDEO «Blockbuster LLC» in the nomination “a world-class actor” (1998)
▪ Honorary stunt prize «Taurus World Stunt Awards», Los Angeles, USA (2001)
▪ Congressional Award «Horizon Award» (2002)
▪ Award “Golden Raspberry» / Razzie Award in the category “Largest” Razz-loser “during the first 25 years of our existence,” as the actor having 8 nominations and did not get any awards (2005)
▪ Award «Primetime Emmy Awards» in the category “Outstanding documentary series” of serial “Years of Living Dangerously” (as producer, 2014)
Wife – Maria Shriver, journalist, writer, politician and businesswoman (married 26.04.1986, 09.05.2011 with the couple live separately)
Daughter – Katherine Eunice (13.12.1989)
Daughter – Christina Maria Aurelia (07/23/1991)
The son – Patrick Arnold (18/09/1993)
The son – Christopher Sargent (27/09/1997)
Bastard – Joseph Baena (02.10.1997), from the novel with a housekeeper (Arnold publicly acknowledged his paternity in 2011)
Autlend Barbara Baker, an English teacher (1969-1974)
Sue Moray, a hairdresser (1975-1978)
Brigitte Nielsen, actress (rumored, 1984)
Mildred Patricia Baena, the housekeeper (she worked in the family Schwarzenegger for 20 years)
Heather Milligan, physiotherapist (novel, 2013)
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