Top Interesting Facts about Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the name that comes to mind when someone mentions bodybuilding. Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947, near Graz, Austria. He rose to fame as the world’s top bodybuilder, launching a career that would make him a giant Hollywood star.
After years of blockbuster movie roles, Schwarzenegger went into politics, becoming governor of California in 2003.
He started his famous career as a bodybuilder. He started lifting in Austria, and at young age he moved to America to build his legacy. He won Mr. Olympia 7 times, the most prestigious award a bodybuilder can receive.
From there he moved on to acting, staring in his first movie Hercules in New York. First he introduced his stunning muscular body, than his bad ass looks and charismatics.
Interesting Facts about Arnold Schwarzenegger :
– Schwarzenegger underwent a genioplasty, a procedure in which his jaw was moved back so that it no longer juts out.
– He turned down the role of John McClane in “Die Hard,” which went to Bruce Willis instead. Funny enough, in the film Willis has a line where he says that the terrorists “have enough explosives to orbit Arnold Schwarzenegger.”
– Maria Shriver knew that Arnold was cheating her and had fathered a child with the maid, but true to her Kennedy roots, the politically savvy spouse kept quiet until one day after the end of Arnold’s term as governor of California, in 2011. It was only then, in couple’s counseling, that she blew it wide open.
– During a year of national service in the Austrian army he went AWOL during basic training in order to attend a bodybuilding competition. He spent a week in an army jail. You gotta do what you gotta do.
– While on vacation in Hawaii in 2004, Schwarzenegger jumped into the ocean and rescued a man from drowning. If that’s not cinematic, then what is.
– The Guinness Book of World Records called Schwarzenegger “the most perfectly developed man in the history of the world.”
– According to his childhood friends, Schwarzenegger often said his goals in life were to move to America, become an actor, and marry a Kennedy. He accomplished all three.
– He was the first private citizen in the U.S. to own a Humvee vehicle, a giant car for a giant man.