Profession: Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Why Famous: Austrian-born, becoming a naturalised US Citizen in 1983 Arnold Schwarzenegger won Mr Olympia 7 times.
A successful business man he became a film star in action films, including the Conan and Terminator series.
As a Republican he became Governor of California in 2003 and served 2 terms until 2011. Hasta la vista, baby.
- 1986-04-26 Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
- 2011-07-01 Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage
- 1983-09-16 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
- 1984-10-26 "The Terminator" directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton is released in the US
- 1991-07-01 "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California
- 1997-06-12 "Batman and Robin" directed by Joel Schumacher, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chris O'Donnell premieres in Los Angeles
- 2003-10-07 American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.
- 2010-08-04 California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger