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Birth name:Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Born:July 30, 1947, in Graz, Austria.
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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California.
As an actor, he is best-known as the title character of director James Cameron's influential science fiction film The Terminator (1984) and its sequels. Following The Terminator, Schwarzenegger made Red Sonja in 1985 which "sank without a trace".
Following his arrival as a Hollywood superstar, he made a number of successful films: Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), The Running Man (1987), and Red Heat (1988). In Predator (1987), another successful film, Schwarzenegger led a cast which included future Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura (Ventura also appears in Running Man as well as Batman & Robin in which Schwarzenegger starred) and future Kentucky Gubernatorial candidate Sonny Landham.
But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting the government off your back, lowering the taxes and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air. I said to my friend, I said, "What party is he?" My friend said, "He's a Republican." I said, "Then I am a Republican." And I have been a Republican ever since.”
In an interview with Talk magazine in late 1999, Schwarzenegger was asked if he thought of running for office, he replied: "I think about it many times. The possibility is there, because I feel it inside." The Hollywood Reporter claimed shortly after that Schwarzenegger sought to end speculation that he might run for governor of California. Following his initial comments, Schwarzenegger said: "I'm in show business—I am in the middle of my career. Why would I go away from that and jump into something else?"President George W. Bush meets with Schwarzenegger after his successful election to the California Governorship.
He has appeared alongside his fellow actor from Around the World in 80 Days, Jackie Chan, in a government advertisement to combat copyright piracy.
In 1977, Schwarzenegger's autobiography/weight-training guide Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder was published and became a huge success. He earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where he graduated Business and International Economics in 1979.
The couple have four children:
- Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger, born December 13, 1989 in Los Angeles, California (Her middle name, Eunice, is the first name of her maternal grandmother.)
- Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger, born July 23, 1991 in Los Angeles, California (Her first middle name, Maria, is the first name of her mother. Her second middle name, Aurelia, was the first name of her paternal grandmother.)
- Patrick Arnold Schwarzenegger, born September 18, 1993 in Los Angeles, California (His middle name, Arnold, is the first name of his father. His first name, Patrick, is named after his great-grandfather Joseph Patrick Kennedy.)
- Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger born September 27, 1997 in Los Angeles, California (His middle name, Sargent, is the first name of his maternal grandfather.)
His eldest daughter Katherine will graduate from Brentwood School in 2008 and second daughter Christina is currently attending the Archer School for Girls. Both boys currently attend Brentwood too.
Schwarzenegger has said he believes the secret of a good marriage is love and respect. "If you have the ultimate love for your wife and she has it for you, I think you have a great head start … That's not to say it won't be difficult sometimes. You go through your ups and downs but you work through it." Schwarzenegger has talked about parenthood in 2000: "One of the best things you can do with your children is play with them. At the same time, I act very silly. Many times I do a lot of sports with them. I play games with them. Act out parts. We do little plays, sometimes."
His Hummer is charcoal gray with the plates GOVN8R, and can be seen driving around Sacramento with two black Mercedes Benz following him.
During his initial campaign for governor, allegations of sexual and personal misconduct were raised against Schwarzenegger (dubbed Gropegate). Within the last five days before the election, news reports appeared in the Los Angeles Times recounting allegations of sexual misconduct from several individual women, six of whom eventually came forward with their personal stories.
British television personality Anna Richardson settled a libel lawsuit in August 2006 against Schwarzenegger and two of his top aides, Sean Walsh and publicist Sheryl Main. A joint statement said: "The parties are content to put this matter behind them and are pleased that this legal dispute has now been settled." Richardson claimed they tried to tarnish her reputation by dismissing her allegations that Schwarzennegger touched her breast during a press event (for The Sixth Day) in London. She claimed Walsh and Main libeled her in a Los Angeles Times article when they contended she encouraged his behavior.