Arnold Schwarzenegger





7/30/1947 , Thal, Styria, Austria

Birth Name

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger




Arnold Schwarzenegger grew up in the small isolated village of Graz, Austria. He was encouraged by his father at a young age to participate in some kind of athletics. It wasn't until he was 15 that he discovered weightlifting. And by the age of 20 was awarded the Mr. Universe title. He later won 13 world body building records. Arnold became a U.S citizen in 1983 and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Maria Shriver and their three children, Katherine, Christina and Patrick.Being the world famous body builder he is, Arnold Schwarzenegger has produced body building competitions in Columbus, Ohio for over two decades. Alongside that he has coined the Annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, which has been around since 1989. Besides that he has produced the Fitness EXPO in 1993, the Ms. Fitness World Competition in 1994, and the Arnold Martial Arts Festival in 1996. While George Bush was in administration Arnold served on the Presidents council of physical fitness and sports. Also he has written numerous books on the topics of health and fitness.Arnold currently serves in the Governers council of physical fitness in the state of California. Arnold has served as the international weight traininer for the Special Olympics since 1979. Over the years Arnold has taken a stand against youth drug abuse, he started mini olympics designed to help kids say 'no' to drugs and yes to a healthy and fit life style. He feels that fitness is a safe and effective alternative to drug abuse. Arnold is chairman of the Inner-City Games Foundation, this program covers 10 city's and is continuing to grow.Arnold isn't only the worlds best bodybuilder, he is the world famous action star known by people everywhere. One of his biggest roles is as 'The Terminator.' Arnold has starred in two 'Terminator' films and has the third terminator film, 'Terminator 3', lined up for a release in 2002. Some of his other blockbuster saction hit include, 'True Lies', 'Eraser', and 'Total Recall.' Arnold will be starring in the up coming 'Collateral Damage' set to be released in 2001
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