Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947- )
Arnold Schwarzenegger was
born as the son of a policeman in Graz. Because he wanted
to get into the local soccer team, he started to workout.
Already at this time was his destiny to obtain a perfect
body and muscles.
From then on he earned one
title after the other. In 1968 he won the International
Powerlifting Championship and decided to move to the USA.
In 1970 he was starring in his first movie, the b-picture 'Hercules goes to New York'. In 1982 he got the lead role in 'Conan the Barbarian' and 'Terminator', starting his career as a convincing actor in action movies. Obsessed with money Schwarzenegger obtained a business degree from the University of Wisconsin and started investing his earnings. He invested his money in real estate, making a fortune and married Maria Shriver in 1986. By this he married into an influental American family: the Kennedy family. In 1991 he acted in "Terminator 2: Judgement Day", his most successful movie ever. Arnold Schwarzeneggers is one of the most famous Austrians living in the States and his influence in Hollywood is very strong. His trademark is the frequent movie line "I'll be back" or other comic punch lines. With films like "Twins" or "Total Recall" Schwarzenegger gained acclaim for his acting, too.
In 2003 he not only starred in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" but also announced his intention to run for the elections for the office of Californian Governor. On the 8th Oktober 2003 he won those elections becoming one more successful actor turned politician of American history. He is also living proof that you do not have to speak English with a flawless accent to relive the American dream and rise from dishwasher to millionaire.