Arnold Schwarzenegger

Lowest Rated: 0% The Villain (1979)
Birthday: Jul 30, 1947
Birthplace: Thal, Styria, Austria
While his police-chief father wanted him to become a soccer player, Austrian-born actor Arnold Schwarzenegger opted instead for a bodybuilding career. Born July 30, 1947, in the small Austrian town of Graz, Schwarzenegger went on to win several European contests and international titles (including Mr. Olympia) and then came to the U.S. for body-building exhibitions, billing himself immodestly but fairly accurately as "The Austrian Oak." Though his thick Austrian accent and slow speech patterns led some to believe that the Austrian Oak was shy a few leaves, Schwarzenegger was, in fact, a highly motivated and intelligent young man. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in business and economics, he invested his contest earnings in real estate and a mail-order bodybuilding equipment company.A millionaire before the age of 22, Schwarzenegger decided to try acting. Producers were impressed by his physique but not his mouthful of a last name, so it was as Arnold Strong that he made his film bow in the low-budget spoof Hercules in New York (1970, with a dubbed voice). He reverted to his own name for the 1976 film Stay Hungry, then achieved stardom as "himself" in the 1977 documentary Pumping Iron. In The Villain (1979), a cartoon-like Western parody, he played "Handsome Stranger," exhibiting a gift for understated comedy that would more or less go unexploited for many years thereafter. With Conan the Barbarian (1982) and its sequel, Conan the Destroyer (1984), the actor established himself as an action star, though his acting was backtracking into two-dimensionality (understandably, given the nature of the Conan role). As the murderous android title character in The Terminator (1984), Schwarzenegger became a bona fide box-office draw, and also established his trademark of coining repeatable catchphrases in his films: "I'll be back," in Terminator, "Consider this a divorce," in Total Recall (1990), and so on.As Danny De Vito's unlikely pacifistic sibling in Twins (1988), Schwarzenegger received the praise of critics who noted his "unsuspected" comic expertise (quite forgetting The Villain). In Kindergarten Cop (1991), Schwarzenegger played a hard-bitten police detective who found his true life's calling as a schoolteacher (his character was a cop only because it was expected of him by his policeman father, which could have paralleled his own life). Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), wherein Schwarzenegger exercised his star prerogative and insisted that the Terminator become a good guy, was the most expensive film ever made up to its time -- and one of the biggest moneymakers. The actor's subsequent action films were equally as costly; sometimes the expenditures paid off, while other times the result was immensely disappointing -- for the box-office disappointment Last Action Hero (1992), Schwarzenegger refreshingly took full responsibility, rather than blaming the failure on his production crew or studio as other "superstars" have been known to do.A rock-ribbed Republican despite his marriage to JFK's niece, Maria Shriver (with whom he has four children), Schwarzenegger was appointed by George Bush in 1990 as chairman of the President's Council of Physical Fitness and Sports, a job he took as seriously and with as much dedication as any of his films. A much-publicized investment in the showbiz eatery Planet Hollywood increased the coffers in Schwarzenegger's already bulging bank account. Schwarzenegger then added directing to his many accomplishments, piloting a few episodes of the cable-TV series Tales From the Crypt as well as a 1992 remake of the 1945 film Christmas in Connecticut.Schwarzenegger bounced back from the disastrous Last Action Hero with 1994's True Lies, which, despite its mile-wide streak of misogyny and its gaping plot and logic holes, was one of the major hits of that summer's movie season. Following the success of True Lies, Schwarzenegger went back to doing comedy with Junior, co-starrin


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Terminator: Dark Fate The Terminator 2019
60% The Game Changers Actor 2019
76% Wonders of the Sea Actor Producer 2019
No Score Yet Kung Fury Actor 2019
No Score Yet Escape Plan 2 (Double Feature with Escape Plan) Rottmayer 2018
50% Killing Gunther Gunther Executive Producer 2017
100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D The Terminator $1M 2017
42% Aftermath Producer Roman 2017
50% Conor McGregor: Notorious Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Legend of Conan Conan 2017
No Score Yet Too Big for the World Actor 2016
26% Terminator Genisys The Terminator $75.7M 2015
60% Maggie Producer Wade $0.2M 2015
32% The Expendables 3 Trench $34.8M 2014
20% Sabotage Breacher $8.2M 2014
50% Escape Plan Rottmayer $18.7M 2013
80% Generation Iron Actor 2013
94% Milius Actor 2013
61% The Last Stand Sheriff Ray Owens $12.1M 2013
67% The Expendables 2 Trench $85.1M 2012
69% Revenge of the Electric Car Actor $0.2M 2011
40% Gerrymandering Actor 2010
42% The Expendables Trench $103M 2010
No Score Yet Killer at Large: Why Obesity Is America's Greatest Threat Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Accidental Advocate Actor 2008
No Score Yet Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Actor 2008
73% Darfur Now Actor $64.4K 2007
13% Running With Arnold Himself 2007
59% Al Franken: God Spoke Actor 2006
33% The Kid & I Himself 2005
No Score Yet Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger Actor 2005
No Score Yet How Arnold Won the West Actor 2004
No Score Yet Saddam Hussein: Weapon of Mass Destruction Actor 2004
32% Around the World in 80 Days Prince Hapi 2004
No Score Yet How Arnold Won the West Actor 2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien - 10th Anniversary Special Actor 2004
69% Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines Terminator $150.3M 2003
No Score Yet Christmas From Hollywood Actor 2003
19% Collateral Damage Gordon Brewer $40M 2002
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 White Wolf $111.5M 2001
41% The 6th Day Adam Gibson Producer $33.9M 2000
11% End of Days Jericho 1999
11% Batman & Robin Mr. Freeze/Dr. Victor Fries 1997
15% Jingle All the Way Howard Langston 1997
35% Eraser `Eraser' John Kruger 1996
No Score Yet The Universal Story Actor 1996
36% Junior Dr. Alexander Hesse 1994
70% True Lies Harry Tasker 1994
36% Last Action Hero Executive Producer Jack Slater 1993
95% Dave Himself 1993
No Score Yet Feed Actor 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: Now He Belongs to the Ages, 1865 John G. Nicolay 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: I Want to Finish This Job, 1864 John G. Nicolay 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Pivotal Year, 1863 John G. Nicolay 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Making of a President, 1860-1862 John G. Nicolay 1992
93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day The Terminator $198.2M 1991
No Score Yet Christmas in Connecticut Director 1991
51% Kindergarten Cop John Kimble 1990
82% Total Recall Douglas Quaid / Hauser $119.1M 1990
44% Twins Julius Benedict 1988
64% Red Heat Capt. Ivan Danko 1988
62% The Running Man Ben Richards 1987
81% Predator Dutch 1987
25% Raw Deal Mark Kaminsky aka Joseph P. Brenner 1986
70% Commando Col. John Matrix 1985
15% Red Sonja Kalidor 1985
100% The Terminator The Terminator 1984
26% Conan the Destroyer Conan 1984
No Score Yet Party in Rio Actor 1983
70% Conan the Barbarian Conan 1982
No Score Yet Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the '50s Mickey Hargitay 1980
No Score Yet The Comeback Himself 1980
No Score Yet Scavenger Hunt Actor 1979
0% The Villain Handsome Stranger 1979
75% Stay Hungry Joe Santo 1976
94% Pumping Iron Actor 1976
No Score Yet Jabberwalk USA Actor 1976
17% Hercules in New York Hercules 1975
97% The Long Goodbye Augustine's Hood 1973


No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
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No Score Yet The Apprentice
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No Score Yet Meet the Press
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63% Two and a Half Men
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No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
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No Score Yet 60 Minutes
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No Score Yet Nightline
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82% Tales from the Crypt
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