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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

Biography: 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: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1986-04-26 Actor and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger (39) weds American journalist and newscaster Maria Shriver (30); divorce in 2011
  • 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

Historical Events

  • 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 California holds gubernatorial recall election - Governor Gray Davis loses and actor 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