Austrian and American Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger first gained fame as a bodybuilder. He was born on 30 July 1947 in Thal, Styria, Austria. He began weight training at the age of 15 and won the Mr. Universe title at age 20. He have won Mr. Olympia contest seven times.
Schwarzenegger wanted to move from bodybuilding into acting, finally achieving it when he was chosen to play the role of Hercules in 1970s Hercules in New York. Arnold landed other acting roles in the comedy The Villain (1979) opposite Kirk Douglas, and he portrayed Mickey Hargitay in the well- received TV movie The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980). His second film appearance was as a deaf-mute mob hitman in The Long Goodbye (1973), which was followed by a much more significant part in the film Stay Hungry (1976), for which he won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor. Schwarzeneggers breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982, which was a box-office hit. In 1984, he made his first appearance as the eponymous character, and what some would say was his acting careers signature role, in James Camerons science fiction thriller film The Terminator. He made a number of successful action films in the 1980s, such as Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), The Running Man (1987), Predator (1987), and Red Heat (1988).
Political career - In October of 2003 Schwarzenegger, running as a Republican, was elected Governor of California in a special recall election of then governor Gray Davis.