Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Profession: Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California

United States of America

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.

Born: July 30, 1947
Birthplace: Thal, Austria
Age: 71 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 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

Events in the Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • 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