Arnold Schwarzenegger : Biography
Growing up in a small, isolated village in Austria, he turned to bodybuilding as his ticket to a better life. Prior to that he served a mandatory one year in the Austrian military (beginning in 1965). After conquering the world as arguably the greatest bodybuilder who ever lived, he went to America to make his name in motion pictures. Hampered by his impossible name and thick accent, success eluded him for many years. It wasn't until he found the tailor-made role of Conan that he truly came into his own as a performer. A succession of over-the-top action films made him an international box office star. By alternating violent action films with lighter, comedic fare, he has solidified his position as one of the most popular - if not the most popular - movie stars in the world. After his long, and successful movie career, he ran in the California recall. He is now the Governor of California, yet again another celebrity to be elected to the position.
Arnold Schwarzenegger : Terminator
Endlessly imitated, The Terminator made the reputation of cowriter/director James Cameron -- who would go on to make 1997's titanic Titanic -- and solidified the stardom of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie begins in a post-apocalyptic 2029, when Los Angeles has been largely reduced to rubble and is under the thumb of all-powerful ruling machines. Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a member of the human resistance movement, is teleported back to 1984. His purpose: to rescue Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the mother of the man who will lead the 21st-century rebels against the tyrannical machines, from being assassinated before she can give birth. Likewise thrust back to 1984 is The Terminator (Schwarzenegger), a grim, well-armed, virtually indestructable cyborg who has been programmed to eliminate Sarah Connor. After killing two "Sarah Connors" who turn out to be the wrong women, he finally aims his gunsights at the genuine article. This is the film in which Schwarzenegger declared "I'll be baaaack" -- and back he was, in "kinder and gentler" form, in the even more successful Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
Arnold Schwarzenegger : Films
Around the World in 80 Days (2004) ,Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Collateral Damage (2002), The 6th Day (2000), End of Days (1999), Batman & Robin (1997), Eraser (1996), Jingle All the Way (1996), Junior (1994), True Lies (1994), Last Action Hero (1993), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Total Recall (1990), Twins (1988), Red Heat (1988), Running Man, The (1987), Predator (1987), Raw Deal (1986), Commando (1985), Red Sonja (1985), Terminator (1984), Conan the Destroyer (1984), Conan the Barbarian (1981), Scavenger Hunt (1979), The Villain (1979), Stay Hungry (1976), Hercules in New York (1970)