Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Highest Rated: 100% The Terminator (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Villain (1979)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1947

Birthplace: Thal, Styria, Austria

A combination of determination, personality, and sheer brawn helped to propel Arnold Schwarzenegger from the top of the bodybuilding world to Hollywood stardom and later, political power as the governor of the state of California. Born Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger in the Austrian village of Thal on July 30, 1947, he was the son of the town's chief of police, a strict disciplinarian who reportedly did not believe that Schwarzenegger was his biological child. A middling student but an enthusiastic sportsman, Schwarzenegger discovered bodybuilding in his teenage years, and began competing at a professional level at the age of 17. Inspired by the careers of such former bodybuilders turned actors as Steve Reeves, he won his Junior Mr. Europe title a year later while completing his required service in the Austrian military, and traveled to England to in 1966 to compete in his first Mr. Universe contest. After earning second place, he trained extensively with, among others, three-time Mr. Universe Reg Park, who helped to guide Schwarzenegger to his first Mr. Universe title in 1967. The following year, he relocated to the United States, where he trained at the fmed Gold's Gym in Venice, California with Muscle and Fitness publisher Joe Weider, who also created the Mr. Olympia competition. Schwarzenegger lost his first bid for that title in 1969, but returned the following year to earn his first Mr. Olympia, and would repeat that success from 1971 to 1974 before announcing his retirement from bodybuilding. He was convinced to compete for a fifth title by documentarians George Butler and Robert Fiore, who filmed his training regimen for their 1975 "Pumping Iron" The documentary, which pitted a slimmer Schwarzenegger against the bigger, brawnier Lou Ferrigno, underscored his natural ease and magnetism in front of the camera, and helped to pave the way for Schwarzenegger's film career after he captured the 1975 and 1980 titles. He had already appeared on film, first in the title role for "Hercules in New York" (1969), where his thick Austrian accent was replaced by the voice of another actor, and then as a deaf-mute in Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye" (1973). But with the success of "Pumping Iron," more substantive roles began to open up for Schwarzenegger: he won a Golden Globe as a cheerful bodybuilder opposite Jeff Bridges and Sally Field in Bob Rafelson's "Stay Hungry" (1976), played broadly opposite Kirk Douglas in the cartoonish "The Villain" (1979), and appeared as one of his bodybuilding idols, Mickey Hargitay, in the ABC TV-movie "The Jayne Mansfield Story" (1979). But in 1982, he found his star-making role as Robert E. Howard's legendary warrior-king, Conan, in John Milius' 'Conan the Barbarian" (1982). After becoming an American citizen in 1983, and reprising Conan in a 1984 sequel, "Conan the Destroyer" (1984), Schwarzenegger accepted a largely silent role in a low-budget science fiction thriller called "The Terminator" (1984). A tense, action-packed crowd-pleaser, the film cemented Schwarzenegger's star status (and launched the directorial career of James Cameron), and led to a string of popular action films, including "Commando" (1985), "The Running Man" (1987) and "Predator" (1988), which helped to mint Schwarzenegger - who had been written off by Hollywood due to his build and accent in the early '70s - as one of the biggest box office draws in the United States. During this period, he also joined one of the most famous political and social dynasties in American history when he married journalist Maria Shriver in 1986. Perhaps as a nod to his deepening roots in mainstream America, Schwarzenegger began adding more family-friendly fare to his movie c.v: unlike many of his fellow action heroes like Sylvester Stallone, Schwarzenegger imbued his roles with a sense of humor, which helped to pave the way for Ivan Reitman's comedy "Twins" (1988), which imagined him as the separated-at-birth twin of Danny DeVito. A sizable hit, it led to more comic efforts, including "Kindergarten Cop" (1990) and "Junior" (1994), which netted him a Golden Globe nomination, though he continued to mine the action vein with films like "Total Recall" (1990). The following year, he reprised his implacable robotic character, the T-800, in Cameron's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," which was the highest grossing film of 1991. But after scoring a second box office hit with Cameron in "True Lies" (1994), Schwarzenegger's status at the top of the movie heap began to falter; action and comedy efforts like "Eraser" (1996) and Batman & Robin" (1997) were met with less than enthusiastic reviews and ticket sales. He returned to the Terminator franchise again in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (2003) before largely retiring from the film business. But in 2003, the second phase of his extraordinary career began when he announced his candidacy for governor of California during its historic election recall; Schwarzenegger had always harbored political intentions, and had been close to various presidents as the head of the Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, but with his win of 48.6% of the vote in 2004, he had followed in the footsteps of another idol, Ronald Reagan, and assumed leadership of one of the largest economies in the world. An avowed Republican, Schwarzenegger slowly moved towards a more moderate position during his tenure as governor, embracing actions against climate change and supporting an emissions trading scheme with other U.S. states. Decisions such as these did not win him support among Republicans, and accusations of drug use and sexual harassment prior to his gubernatorial run dogged him throughout his tenure in Sacramento. He eventually left office with basement-level approval ratings in 2011, and took further brickbats when his 25-year marriage to Shriver ended after the Los Angeles Times revealed that he had fathered a son with his family's housekeeper. He made a bid to return to acting, initially in action films like the all-star "Expendables" (2012) series, but later, in a string of smaller, more character-driven action and crime films like "Sabotage" (2014) and the horror film "Maggie" (2015), which saw Schwarzenegger give an impressive turn as a father protecting his daughter as she underwent a monstrous transformation. Most, if not all, were only modest box office successes, including his return to the "Terminator" franchise with "Terminator Genisys" in 2015, and his single season as the host of "The New Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC, 2017) - replacing Donald Trump - was met with disinterest. But Schwarzenegger remained active, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes in a variety of capacities, including the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, which sought to find common ground between political parties, and various climate change initiatives. In 2019, he again returned to the "Terminator" franchise, along with James Cameron and co-star Linda Hamilton, for "Terminator: Dark Fate."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% 82% Terminator: Dark Fate T-800/Carl (Character) $62.2M 2019
21% No Score Yet Iron Mask James Hook (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
70% 99% The Game Changers Himself (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born Strong Himself (Character) - 2017
48% 28% Killing Gunther Gunther (Character) - 2017
50% 72% Conor McGregor: Notorious Himself (Character) - 2017
42% 25% Aftermath Roman (Character),
Producer
- 2017
76% 100% Wonders of the Sea Narrator,
Producer
- 2017
27% 53% Terminator Genisys Guardian (Character) $89.8M 2015
60% 32% Maggie Wade (Character) $457.3K 2015
No Score Yet 38% Sabotage John "Breacher" Wharton (Character) $10.5M 2014
32% 49% The Expendables 3 Trench (Character) $39.3M 2014
50% 55% Escape Plan Emil Rottmayer (Character) $25.1M 2013
61% 53% The Last Stand Ray Owens (Character) $12M 2013
68% 67% The Expendables 2 Trench (Character) $85M 2012
42% 64% The Expendables Trench Mausar (Character) $103M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burning Season Narrator - 2008
32% 34% Around the World in 80 Days Prince Hapl (Character) $24M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet How Arnold Won the West Unknown (Character) - 2004
69% 46% Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines The Terminator (T-800) (Character) $150.4M 2003
19% 27% Collateral Damage Gordy Brewer (Character) - 2002
40% 32% The 6th Day Adam Gibson (Character),
Producer
$34.5M 2000
11% 32% End of Days Jericho Cane (Character) $66.9M 1999
11% 16% Batman & Robin Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze (Character) $107.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time The Terminator (Character) - 1996
15% 38% Jingle All the Way Howard 'Howie' Langston (Character) $60.6M 1996
38% 39% Eraser John "The Eraser" Kruger (Character) $101.3M 1996
71% 76% True Lies Harry Tasker (Character) $146.3M 1994
36% 22% Junior Dr. Alex Hesse (Character) $36.7M 1994
No Score Yet 0% Beretta's Island Himself (Character) - 1994
38% 47% Last Action Hero Jack Slater/Himself (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1993
No Score Yet 32% Christmas in Connecticut Director - 1992
No Score Yet 33% Feed Himself (Character) - 1992
93% 94% Terminator 2: Judgment Day The Terminator (T-800 Model 101) (Character) $552.8K 1991
82% 78% Total Recall Douglas Quaid (Character) $117.8M 1990
51% 52% Kindergarten Cop Detective John Kimble (Character) $88.6M 1990
43% 39% Twins Julius Benedict (Character) $107.4M 1988
67% 37% Red Heat Capt. Ivan Danko (Character) $35M 1988
81% 87% Predator Dutch (Character) $54.4M 1987
64% 60% The Running Man Ben Richards (Character) $38M 1987
23% 28% Raw Deal Mark Kaminsky (Character) $14.8M 1986
71% 67% Commando Colonel John Matrix (Character) $34.9M 1985
15% 28% Red Sonja Kalidor (Character) - 1985
25% 38% Conan the Destroyer Conan (Character) - 1984
100% 89% The Terminator The Terminator (Character) - 1984
64% 74% Conan the Barbarian Conan (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 13% The Jayne Mansfield Story Mickey Hargitay (Character) - 1980
0% 38% The Villain Handsome Stranger (Character) - 1979
91% 84% Pumping Iron Himself (Character) - 1977
67% 40% Stay Hungry Joe Santo (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Anniversary and Goodbye Rico (Character) - 1974
17% 27% Hercules in New York Hercules (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest #AtHome Videos Guest 2020
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019-2020 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet the Press Guest 2019 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2019 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2019 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2019 2017
83% 82% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Depth With Graham Bensinger Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet OBJECTified Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Messy Truth With Van Jones Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Messy Truth Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Apprentice Unknown (Guest Star),
Executive Producer,
Host
2017 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Years of Living Dangerously Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Explorer Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2015
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Lieutenant Wagner (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet EP Daily Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2012
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Director 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1988 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Josef Schmidt (Guest Star) 1977

QUOTES FROM Arnold Schwarzenegger CHARACTERS

Lee Cullen says: What Happened?

Lee Cullen says: What happened?

`Eraser' John Kruger says: They Caught A Train.

`Eraser' John Kruger says: They caught a Train.

`Eraser' John Kruger says: They caught a train.

Howard Langston says: I'm not a pervert! I was just looking for a Turbo Man doll!

Kyle Reese says: We've got to go back,Johnny.

Kyle Reese says: We've got to go back, Johnny.

Young John Connor says: Back? Back to what?

Kyle Reese says: Back to the future.

The Terminator says: Here we go again.

John Connor says: So this other guy, he's a Terminator like you, right?

The Terminator says: Not like me, T-1000, advanced prototype. Made of mimetic polyalloy

John Connor says: What the hell does that mean?

The Terminator says: Liquid metal.

Terminator says: You are terminated.

John Connor says: Thank you.

John Connor says: Thank you.

Terminator says: We`ll meet again. Go !

Terminator says: We`ll meet again. Go!

Terminator says: I`m back.

The Terminator says: I'll take care of the police.

John Connor says: Hey! You swore!

The Terminator says: [The Terminator smirks] Trust me.

The Terminator says: Trust me.

Terminator says: Desire is irrelevant. I am a machine.

John Connor says: The T-X, can you find a way to destroy it ?

John Connor says: The T-X, can you find a way to destroy it?

Terminator says: Unlikely. I`m an obsolete design.

Terminator says: Unlikely. I`m an obsolete design.

Terminator says: Katherine Brewster ? Have you sustained injury ?

Terminator says: Katherine Brewster ? Have you sustained injury?

Kate Brewster says: Drop dead, you asshole !

Kate Brewster says: Drop dead, you asshole!

Terminator says: I am unable to comply.

Terminator says: I am unable to comply.

Rottmayer says: BACK OFF!!!

Kate Brewster says: John, what is he saying ?

John Connor says: Judgment Day. The end of the world. It`s today, three hours from now.

Terminator says: Two hours and fifty-three minutes.

Terminator says: John Connor. It is time.

John Connor says: Are you here to kill me ?

Terminator says: No. You must live.

The Terminator says: Did you mate?

The Terminator says: John Conner talks too much.

John Connor says: We're not gonna make it, are we? Humans, I mean.

The Terminator says: It's in your nature to destroy yourselves.

John Connor says: Yeah major drag, Huh?

The Terminator says: I'll be back.

Terminator says: She`ll be back.

Terminator says: You're tight. You're not the one I want. I am wasting my time.

John Connor says: Fuck you! You fucking machine!

Terminator says: Better.

The Terminator says: I have been waiting for you.

The Terminator says: It is nice to meet you. Get out.

The Terminator says: Old, but not obsolete.

The Terminator says: Fuck you, asshole.

John Connor says: No, you shouldn`t exist. We took out Cyberdyne over ten years ago. We stopped Judgment Day.

Terminator says: You only postponed it. Judgment Day is inevitable.

Terminator says: We need a new vehicle.

Mark Kaminsky aka Joseph P. Brenner says: Resign, or be prosecuted. Any way you want it.

Terminator says: We need new vehicle.

Miles Dyson says: My personal entry code for the lab might still work (card reader buzzes) no go.

Miles Dyson says: My personal entry code for the lab might still work, no go.

The Terminator says: let me try mine (loads grenade)

The Terminator says: Let me try mine.

Sarah Connor says: John FIRE IN THE HOLE!

Sarah Connor says: John, fire in the hole!

Terminator says: We need new vehicle.

T-101 says: Get down.

T-101 says: Excuse me.

T-101 says: John Connor. It is time.

T-101 says: Get off.

T-101 says: Get out.

Trench says: What are you gonna do?

Barney Ross says: Reload.

Doug Quaid says: Get your ass to mars.

T-101 says: I'll drive.

The Terminator says: I shall call it Genisys.

John Connor says: We're not going to make it. Humans, I mean.

The Terminator says: It's in your nature to destroy yourselves.

Caroline Brentwood says: Ahh, help me up!

Breacher says: Well, we found him...

Breacher says: If you like the movie, send in your face!

Sheriff Ray Owens says: We meet in Main Street in five; and we need as many vehicles as possible for the blockade.

Lewis Dinkum says: I'll drive old Henrietta here. [pats his vintage military truck]

Sheriff Ray Owens says: Do you have stupid names for all your shit?

Lewis Dinkum says: Only the shit I love!

Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik says: Now you look like Dirty Harry.

Capt. Ivan Danko says: Who is Dirty Harry?

Sergeant Jack Slater says: To be or not to be.....Not to be

Howard Langston says: Let me talk to Your muther, get Your muther please.

Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer says: Mac!

The Terminator says: Asta la vista, baby!

Terminator says: I'll be back.

Kaminski says: They had trouble explaining to me what it was they wanted.

Rottmayer says: Have a nice day....asshole

Rottmayer says: Have a nice day...asshole.

Rottmayer says: [After detonating the perison, and Hobbes on fire] Have a nice day... asshole!

Rottmayer says: Have a nice day... asshole!

Rottmayer says: You don't look that smart!

Breslin says: You don't either!

Doug Quaid says: Where am I?

Johnnycab says: You're in a Johnnycab.

Doug Quaid says: How did I get in here?

Johnnycab says: I'm sorry. Would you please rephrase the question?

Doug Quaid says: How did I get in this taxi?

Johnnycab says: The door opened, you got in. (rolls eyes) Hell of a day, isn't it?

Johnnycab says: The door opened, you got in. Hell of a day, isn't it?

Howard Langston says: Those are my cookies!

Sheriff Ray Owens says: My honour is not for sale.

Sheriff Ray Owens says: My honor is not for sale.

Gabriel Cortez says: FUCK YOUR HONOUR.

Gabriel Cortez says: Fuck your honor.

Damon Killian Running Man Game-Show Host says: You bastard! Drop dead!

Ben "Butcher of Bakersfield" Richards says: I don't do requests.

The Terminator says: I'll be back.

T-101 says: "I'm unable to comply."

T-101 says: I'm unable to comply.

Emil Rottmayer says: You hit like a vegetarian

Emil Rottmayer says: You hit like a vegetarian.

John Kimble says: I'm a cop you idiot ! I'm detective John Kimble !

John Kimble says: I'm a cop you idiot! I'm detective John Kimble!

Trench says: I'm almost out. I'll be back!

Mr. Church says: You've been back enough! I'll be back!

Trench says: Yippie-Ki-Yay

Trench says: Yippie-Ki-Yay.

Sheriff Ray Owens says: My honor is not for sale.

Sergeant Jack Slater says: Don't give up your day job.

Dr. Alexander Hesse says: I want my baby!

John Kimble says: Who is your daddy and what does he do?

John Kimble says: Thanks for the tip.

John Kimble says: I'm going to ask a bunch of questions, and I want to have them answered immediately.

John Kimble says: I'm going to ask a bunch of questions and I want to have them answered immediately.

Mr. Freeze/Dr. Victor Fries says: I hate when people talk during the movie.

Mr. Freeze/Dr. Victor Fries says: Let's kick some ICE.

Mr. Freeze/Dr. Victor Fries says: Let's kick some ice.

Col. John Matrix says: Excuse me, how long is the flight?

Flight Attendant says: About eleven hours, sir.

Col. John Matrix says: Thank you. And please don't wake my friend. He's dead tired.

Dr. Alexander Hesse says: MAMAAAA!!!!!!

Dr. Alexander Hesse says: Mama!

The Terminator says: Hasta la vista, baby.

Terminator says: I'll be back.

Sheriff Ray Owens says: I'm not gonna let that guy come through out town without a fight!

Sheriff Ray Owens says: Do you give stupid names to all your shit?

Sheriff Ray Owens says: We are not going to let that guy come through our town without a fight.

Mayor says: Why the hell happened to my car, Ray!?

Mayor says: Why the hell happened to my car, Ray?

Sheriff Ray Owens says: Next time don't park in the fire zone.

Gabriel Cortez says: You fucked up my car.

Sheriff Ray Owens says: You fucked up my day off.

John Kimble says: [Sees a fat kid eating everyone's lunches]: Are these all your lunches? FAT KID nods. KIMBLE: Picks him up. You mean you eat other people's lunches? STAHP IT!

John Kimble says: [sees a fat kid eating everyone's lunches] Are these all your lunches?

John Kimble says: [picks him up] You mean you eat other people's lunches? STOP IT!

Howard Langston says: ITS TURBO TIME!!

Howard Langston says: ITS TURBO TIME!

Sheriff Ray Owens says: Welcome to Sommerton!

Sheriff Ray Owens says: Welcome to Somerton!

Sheriff Ray Owens says: I saw enough blood and death... I know what's coming

Sheriff Ray Owens says: I've seen enough blood and death.

Capt. Ivan Danko says: He said "Go and kiss your mother's behind!"

Capt. Ivan Danko says: He said 'Go and kiss your mother's behind!'

Capt. Ivan Danko says: He say 'Go and kiss your mother's behind!'

Trench says: I'm back!

Sheriff Ray Owens says: I am the sheriff.

Bennett says: Man, I feel good just like old times. How does it feel like to be a dying man? You're a dead man, John!

Col. John Matrix says: Bullshit!

John Kimble says: SHUT UP!!

John Kimble says: SHUT UP!

Ben "Butcher of Bakersfield" Richards says: Hello there, Cutie pie. One of us is in deep trouble.

Ben "Butcher of Bakersfield" Richards says: It's showtime.

Ben "Butcher of Bakersfield" Richards says: I hope you leave enough room for my fist, because I'm going to ram it into your stomach & break your god damn spine!

Sheriff Owens says: You fucked up my day off.

Conan says: [punches horse] WHY THE LONG FAAAACCEEE

Conan says: [punches horse] WHY THE LONG FACCE?

Conan says: [punches horse] WHY THE LONG FACE?

Sheriff Owens says: Give me the damn thing.

Doug Quaid says: When you hear the crunch you're there.

Doug Quaid says: You, you're not you. You're me.

Doug Quaid says: No shit!

Doug Quaid says: [Quaid points a gun at Dr. Edgemar's head] All right, let's say you're telling the truth and this is all a dream. I could pull this trigger and it won't matter!

Col. John Matrix says: [Matrix has thrown a pipe through Bennett] Let off some steam, Bennett.

Amber Mendez says: why should I?

Amber Mendez says: Why should I?

Ben "Butcher of Bakersfield" Richards says: Because I'm going to say please.

Col. John Matrix says: Matrix: Sully, remember when I promised I would kill you last? Sully (being held by his leg, by the wrist of Matrix, over a cliff): That's right, Matrix, you did !! Matrix (as he lets Sully go): I lied.

Col. John Matrix says: Sully, remember when I promised I would kill you last? Sully (being held by his leg, by the wrist of Matrix, over a cliff): That's right, Matrix, you did !! Matrix (as he lets Sully go): I lied.

Col. John Matrix says: Sully, remember when I promised I would kill you last?

Sully says: [being held by his leg, by the wrist of Matrix, over a cliff] That's right, Matrix, you did!

Cooke says: [as he lets Sully go] I lied.