Arnold Schwarzenegger is a famous actor and former professional bodybuilder but let us tell you that he is also a producer, director, model, activist, philanthropist, businessman, investor, and writer.
After a lot of attempts, he made a reappearance on the silver screen in recent years. As he celebrates his 69th birthday, we are going to tell you some interesting and lesser known facts about Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger, who broke into stardom via bodybuilding competitions, was called “the most perfectly developed human in the history of the world” by the Guinness Book of World Records.
He first picked up a barbell at the age of 13 and chose bodybuilding as a career at the age of 14. He was so dedicated that he would break into his local gym at the weekend, when it was closed, in order to train.
He even served in Austrian Army during the year 1965 as it was mandatory to serve for a year for all under 18 males in Austria.
In the year 1967, Arnold won the Mr. Universe title for the first time. He became the youngest ever to claim the title at the age of 20. He went on to win the title a further three times.
He started his acting career with film ‘Hercules’ in 1970 but The Terminator, which was released in 1984, is probably Schwarzenegger’s most famous role. He played The Terminator / T-800 Model 101, a robot who appeared He has performed many of the stunts in his movies himself, as it was difficult to find someone of his built. human.
Very few people know that he changed the iconic line, “I’ll be back”. It was originally scripted as “I’ll come back” for the movie “The Terminator”.
Arnold was the first private citizen to own a humvee and as governor of California, he refused a salary and even used his own private jet.
He has won several awards in his life. Some of them are.
- Seven-time Mr. Olympia winner
- Four-time Mr. Universe winner
- 1969 World Amateur Bodybuilding Champion
- 1977 Golden Globe Award winner
- Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- International Sports Hall of Fame (class of 2012)
- WWE Hall of Fame (class of 2015)
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s middle name is Alois.
Arnold was the first private citizen to own a humvee.
There’s a ski slope named after him at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho.
Arnold married Maria Shriver a Journalist and a niece of President John F. Kennedy on April 26 1986.
In 1966 he came second in the Mr Universe competition.