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18 Facts About Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, and former professional bodybuilder and politician.

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.66 million people in Central Europe.

A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government.

Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's musculature.

Blueprint to Cut by Arnold Schwarzenegger

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He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a 2003 American science fiction film, directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken.

A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state.

Tour Guide: Venice by Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Schwarzenegger began weight training at the age of 15.

Weight training is a common type of strength training for developing the strength and size of skeletal muscles.

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He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times.

Mr. Olympia is the title awarded to the winner of the professional men's bodybuilding contest at Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend—an international bodybuilding competition that is held annually by the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness.

The World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships is a bodybuilding contest organised by the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness and first held in 1959.

The Universe Championships are an annual bodybuilding event organised by the National Amateur Body-Builders' Association.

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Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport.

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He is widely considered to be among the greatest bodybuilders of all time as well as bodybuilding's biggest icon.

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Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon.

The cinema of the United States, often metonymously referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century.

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His breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982, which was a box-office hit and resulted in a sequel.

Conan the Barbarian is a fictional sword and sorcery hero who originated in pulp fiction magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films, television programs, video games, role-playing games and other media.

Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 American sword and sorcery/adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako Iwamatsu reprising their roles as Conan and Akiro the wizard, respectively.

Sword and sorcery is a subgenre of fantasy generally characterized by sword-wielding heroes engaged in exciting and violent conflicts.

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In 1984, Schwarzenegger appeared in James Cameron's science-fiction thriller film The Terminator, which was a massive critical and box-office success.

The Terminator is a fictional autonomous robot from the Terminator franchise portrayed by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous actor stand-ins digitally overlayed with Schwarzenegger's likeness.

The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by Hemdale Film Corporation and distributed by Orion Pictures.

James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer.

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Schwarzenegger subsequently reprised the Terminator character in the franchise's later installments in 1991, 2003, and 2015.

Terminator Genisys is a 2015 American science fiction film directed by Alan Taylor and written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction film co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron.

The Terminator series is a science fiction franchise created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.

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He appeared in a number of successful films, such as Commando, The Running Man, Predator, Twins, Total Recall, Kindergarten Cop and True Lies.

True Lies is a 1994 American action comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Art Malik, Tia Carrere, Bill Paxton, Eliza Dushku, Grant Heslov and Charlton Heston.

The Running Man is a 1987 American science fiction Technicolor action film in Panavision directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, MarĂ­a Conchita Alonso, Jesse Ventura, Jim Brown and Richard Dawson.

Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox and Michael Ironside.

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In 2015, it was announced Schwarzenegger would replace Donald Trump as the host of The Celebrity Apprentice.

Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television personality, author, politician, and nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

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He was nicknamed the "Austrian Oak" in his bodybuilding days, "Arnie" during his acting career, and "The Governator" during his political career.

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As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis.

The Republican Party, commonly referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

Joseph Graham "Gray" Davis, Jr. is an American politician who served as the 37th Governor of California from 1999 to 2003.

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Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, to serve the remainder of Davis's term.

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Schwarzenegger was then re-elected on November 7, 2006, in the 2006 California gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time.

Phillip Nicholas "Phil" Angelides is an American politician who was California State Treasurer and the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor of California in the 2006 elections.

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Schwarzenegger was sworn in for his second term on January 5, 2007.

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In 2011, Schwarzenegger completed his second term as governor.

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