Arnold Schwarzenegger is a well-known Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, author, politician and former professional bodybuilder. He is one of the most famous icons in American pop culture with an interesting life story and career path.

Early Life

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30th, 1947 in Thal, Austria. His father was a local police chief who had served in World War II and his mother worked as a housekeeper. Arnold grew up in a strict household but he had always been interested in sports due to his father's influence.

During his early years, Arnold focused on soccer and track and field but eventually found his passion for bodybuilding. He started training at the age of 15 and won Mr. Universe title by the age of 20.

Career Path

After winning several national and international titles in bodybuilding, Arnold moved to America to pursue a career as an actor. He appeared in various movies such as "Conan the Barbarian" (1982), "The Terminator" (1984) and "Total Recall" (1990). With these movies he became one of the most recognizable faces not only on Hollywood screens but all around the world.

Later on,Schwarzenegger also served as governor of California from 2003 to 2011 representing the Republican Party.

Personal Life

Arnold Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver in April 1986 with whom he has four children - Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher Schwarzenegger . In May 2011 they separated after it was revealed that Arnold had been unfaithful to her resulting in having another child with their housekeeper.


Arnold Schwarzenegger's journey from being just another kid from Austria into becoming one of America’s greatest cultural icons serves as inspiration for people all over the world to never give up on their dreams no matter what obstacles come in their way.