Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an actor best known for his role in the "Terminator" franchise and is the former governor of California. After his political run, he continued to act in movies like “Escape Plan,” “Sabotage” and two additional “Terminator” films.

Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947 in Austria to parents Aurelia and Gustav. Before getting into acting, he was a bodybuilder and won his first amateur Mr. Universe title in 1967. After that, he moved to California to compete in bigger events and won multiple Mr. Universe titles and won Mr. Olympia six years in a row.

His on-screen debut came in 1970 when he was in the movie “Hercules in New York.” A couple of years later, he was in the movie “Stay Hungry” where he won a Golden Globe award for his performance.

After that, he continued to act in movies like “The Villain,” “Scavenger Hunt,” “Conan the Barbarian” and “Conan the Destroyer,” which all led up to the 1984 movie “The Terminator,” where he played the leading role. This movie is where Schwarzenegger’s famous line, “I’ll be back” originated. He acted in four additional “Terminator” movies, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” in 1991, “Terminator 2: Rise of the Machines” in 2003, “Terminator Genisys” in 2015 and “Terminator: Dark Fate” in 2019.

Some other Schwarzenegger movies include “The Running Man,” “Red Heat,” “Total Recall,” “Kindergarten Cop,” “Last Action Hero,” “True Lies,” “Eraser,” “Batman & Robin,” “End of Days,” “The 6th Day” and “Collateral Damage.” The 2005 movie, “The Kid & I” was the last movie Schwarzenegger was in before he took a hiatus from acting to focus on his political endeavors.

In 2003, Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California in a recall election. The Republican governor stayed in office until 2011. After he left office, he continued to act in movies like “The Last Stand,” "Escape Plan" with Sylvester Stallone. “Sabotage” and two additional “Terminator” movies.

Schwarzenegger was married to television journalist Maria Shriver in April 1986 and they had four kids together, Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher. In 2011, it was announced that Schwarzenegger had fathered a son, Joesph Baena with the family’s longtime housekeeper Mildred Baena. Shriver filed for divorce in May 2011.