11 Fun and Fascinating Facts about Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the unique people who has become an iconic figure in many countries of the world. Let’s see whether you know everything about him or there still is something that’ll surprise you!
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11 Fun and Fascinating Facts about Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is everything a man could be: 

  • he has a career in acting, directing, producing, and modeling,
  • he was a professional bodybuilder and seven-time Mr. Olympia winner,
  • he is known as a successful investor and a generous philanthropist and activist,
  • he served as the Governor of California - for two successive terms,
  • and he even wrote an autobiographical book!

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Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger only moved to the United States in 1968 when he was 21 years old. But it had been his dream since he was 10.  

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Would you ever think that Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is known for his strength and toughness, has such a poetic middle name as Alois?

Arnold Schwarzenegger at the photocall for "Wonders of the Sea 3D" on the beach at the 70th Festival de Cannes
Arnold Schwarzenegger at the photocall for "Wonders of the Sea 3D" on the beach at the 70th Festival de Cannes (image via shutterstock.com)



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Arnold Schwarzenegger went in for weight training when he was 15. At 20, he won the title of Mr. Universe title in bodybuilding and realized that it could help him make his dream of moving to the USA come true.

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Schwarzenegger's acting career really kicked off in 1984, when he first appeared in the most important movie role of his life - the Terminator.    

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the "Terminator: Dark Fate" photocall, London
Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the "Terminator: Dark Fate" photocall, London (image via shutterstock.com)

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day reportedly brought Arnold Schwarzenegger $15 million, which makes each of the 700 words pronounced by the actor in the movie worth about $21,500. 

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The Terminator became Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature role, and his signature catchphrase ("I'll be back") has since been used in a dozen other Arnold Schwarzenegger movies: "Commando," "Eraser," "Jingle All the Way," "Junior," "Kindergarten Cop," "Last Action Hero," "Raw Deal," "The 6th Day", "The Expendables 2", "The Running Man," "Total Recall," "Twins."

Arnold Schwarzenegger's handprints and footprints at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, with the "I'll be back" catchphrase
Arnold Schwarzenegger's handprints and footprints at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, with the "I'll be back" catchphrase (image via shutterstock.com)



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Schwarzenegger named his autobiography after one of his most memorable movies - "Total Recall." The book was released in October 2012 and is mostly devoted to the professional successes in the three spheres of his life: bodybuilding, acting, California governorship. However, there is also a chapter named "Secret" that sheds light on Schwarzenegger's extramarital affair. 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s children are Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt (1989), Christina Schwarzenegger (1991), Patrick Schwarzenegger (1993), Christopher Schwarzenegger (1997), and Joseph Baena (1997). 

Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt at the "Avengers: End Game" Los Angeles Premiere on April 22, 2019
Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt at the "Avengers: End Game" Los Angeles Premiere on April 22, 2019 (image via shutterstock.com)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick and the other three kids he had with Maria Shriver are not only the children of the Terminator - but they are also related to the Kennedy family! Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Maria Shriver's mother, was one of the Kennedy siblings, which makes Arnold and Maria's children grand-nephews and grand-nieces of John F., Robert, and Ted Kennedy.

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It's estimated that in 2020, at the age of 72, Arnold Schwarzenegger's net worth equals $400 million.


👶 Bonus Fact!

Just a few days ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger welcomed his first grandchild, the daughter of his eldest kid Katherine and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt. Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt is doing great, and the new pop-pop could not be happier! Congratulations, Arnie! 

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