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Arnold Schwarzenegger: all news and scoops!

  • Profession: actor, politician
  • Sign : Lion
  • Date of birth: Wednesday, July 30, 1947 (age: 73 years old)
  • Country : Austria

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947 in Austria in the small village of Thal. Very early on he started bodybuilding with the aim of becoming famous. His rigorous training paid off. In 1967, he won his first title of Monsieur Univers. Title that he will obtain on six other occasions.

Bodybuilding opened the doors of Hollywood to him. He thus hopes to be able to realize another of his dreams, to become an actor. In 1968, he arrived in the United States and the following year he got his first movie role in a parodic epic, Hercules in New York. His pronounced Austrian accent led the production to dub him. But the film does not allow his film career to take off.

Nevertheless, he perseveres and plays various small roles while maintaining his notoriety thanks to bodybuilding competitions. As a shrewd man, he wisely invested his bodybuilder’s earnings in real estate.

It is the film of John Milius, Conan the Barbarian, released in 1982, according to a cult novel of the Thirties, which enables him to really start his ascent towards the statute of star of action films. In 1984, he was in James Cameron’s Terminator. Huge success. From then on, he took on physical roles in Commando in 1985, Predator in 1987, Total Recall in 1990, Terminator 2 in 1991 and True lies in 1994. He was then one of the rare actors to be paid twenty million dollars per film.

It is at this time that he meets Maria Shriver, journalist and daughter of Eunice Kennedy, the sister of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. In 1986, Arnold married her. They will have four children: Katherine Eunice in 1989, Christina Maria in 1991, Patrick Arnold in 1993 and Christopher Sargent in 1997.

The end of the 1990s and the beginning of the new decade were more challenging for his career. This is the time he chose to enter politics. In 2003, following a turbulent election campaign, he was elected governor of the state of California and was re-elected for a second and final term in 2006. In 2011, following the expiration of his term as governor, he announced his return to film. The same year, Maria Shriver filed for divorce, following the revelation of the existence of a hidden child, born in 1997 from an affair between her husband and one of his domestic workers.

The return to the cameras proves to be difficult; Le Dernier rempart, released in 2013, did not meet with the expected box-office success. Similarly, the fifth Terminator opus, released in 2015, was a commercial failure.

On the private side, Arnold Schwarzenegger finds love again on the arm of his new girlfriend, Heather Milligan, with whom he performs at a ceremony in France in June 2017. On this occasion, he was named Ambassador of Bordeaux wines.

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