Arnold Schwarzenegger

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1947 –

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Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian/American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician. Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.

Schwarzenegger began weight training at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon. He was nicknamed the "Austrian Oak" and the "Styrian Oak" in his bodybuilding days, "Arnie" during his acting career and more recently "The Governator".

As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis's term. Schwarzenegger was then re-elected on November 7, 2006, in California's 2006 gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time. Schwarzenegger was sworn in for his second term on January 5, 2007. In 2011, Schwarzenegger completed his second term as governor, and it was announced that he had separated from Maria Shriver, his wife for the last 25 years, and a member of the influential Kennedy family, as a niece of the late Democratic US President John F. Kennedy.

Famous Quotes:

  • I'll be back
  • Hasta la vista, baby
  • Get to the chopper
  • Get Down!
  • It's not a tumor!

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Born
Jul 30, 1947
Thal
Also known as
  • Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe'
  • Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Arnold Alois Schwartzenegger
  • Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
  • Arnie
  • Styrian Oak
  • The Running Man
  • Conan the Republican
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Austrians
  • Austrian American
  • Caucasian race
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Austria
Profession
Education
  • Santa Monica College
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Superior
    Business Administration
    ( - 1979)
Employment
  • Executive Editor, Flex Magazine
  • Co-Founder, Planet Hollywood
Lived in
  • California
  • Thal
    (1947/07/30 - )
  • Brentwood

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on July 23, 2013

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