Schwarzenegger was born July 30, 1947 in the small town of Thal bei Graz in Austria at the 38-year-old police chief Gustav Schwarzenegger and his wife's 23-year-old housewife Aurelia.
Dad held at the time of the Nazi party, was harsh and rude, making every day a little Arnie ogrebayut painful and often undeserved zvezdyuley, eager to get out of Austria, and more it has never seen.
But there was a positive side: the father wanted to make him an athlete, and still do - from the early years Arnold played football, coaching, if not power, then certainly endurance.
Since at least the early years with his brother Arnie Mainhardt and rotten on the site, replacing the "40 standard black boroniteley." Up to 14 years have not seen the phone and the globe, did not know many ordinary household amenities. And the whole world is in the dark about what to expect.
Impressed by what he saw at the World Championships in weightlifting strongman Russian Vlasov and against the wishes of his father, 15 years, Arnold began to "swing».
And this fanaticism showed that when the gym in Graz accidentally are closed due to the weekend or holiday, the young Arnie naturally penetrated to sneak through the window and swung alone.
Hard to eat all sorts of things nazhoristymi guy also did not forget, so that in 17 years it was not a skinny boy jock and mighty, able to lift the weight, which was afraid to come close, even an adult coach.
"At the age of seventeen years, I have as a member of the Athletic Union Graz squeezed barbell weighing 185 pounds - applause gave me extra strength»
Here and graduation arrived. After school, Arnie voluntarily entered into the Austrian army. According to his confession to eat and sleep. In the army he was a tank driver, mechanic-driver (tanks western school, as opposed to the Soviet, suitable for human growth 188 cm).
It is noteworthy that Schwarzenegger was the only eighteen-year conscripts, who was entrusted with the course of the tank - apparently, the Austrian Oak was not so simple as it might seem all the haters "dumb jocks." However, Arnie himself admitted later, he was the perfect soldier, and once drowned his tank.
Military service, which lasted only one year - from 1965 to 1966, did not prevent him to serve a disciplinary arrest for unauthorized absence - he quietly hit the road to compete in bodybuilding "Mister Europe" and was the bedrooms. ICHSKH, Arnie won the contest. And all because, in combination with excellent feeding the army he also rocked daily homemade barbells - and all this against the background of the standard, never an easy service of the brave Austrian tanker. But the strength of will and perseverance helped Arnold to overcome all difficulties.
Since then, and has become a tradition. As soon as the young talent announced on any competition strokes, all the judges staged his standing ovation, and was awarded the prize. In 1967, he even became the youngest winner of the title "Mr. Universe." And all because, despite the tender age, Schwarzenegger had a terrific massive muscles, plus hit exceptionally good physique (genetics helped). He was to compete with athletes who were six to eight years older than him, and defeated them.
A year later, in 1968, becoming a two-time "Mr. Universe" competitions in London, Arnold ascended to heaven. Still, he was a bodybuilder's number one on this side of the ocean! However, the main center of bodybuilding and the main contenders were carried out on the other side of the Atlantic. There lived a certain Joe Weider, the founding father of all modern bodybuilding. Through its representative in London Ludwig Shustriha he offered the young Schwarzenegger move to the US, and one-year contract. However, Arnie, having estimated that the bird in the hand is much better than a cockroach in the closet, the contract declined. During the year, Weider unsuccessfully tried to drag Arnold in the USA.
Meanwhile, the champion lived in Munich and led the league true lifestyle, fighting, drunk, and generally lived a pure and holy life. According to the then friends of Arnold, he was a narcissist and snooty like a turkey. No fight in nightclubs was not without its participation. It is quite reasonable that soon began some serious problems with the police. And more and more serious.
Finally, one glorious evening Arnie was in the room Shustriha with sports bag in his hand and said that it is highly desirable to leave Germany as soon as possible and is ready to accept the offer Weider, if it is still in force. Hustler has used all of his influential connections enough to one day make him a US visa. And at the end of September 1968, Arnold Schwarzenegger Gustav Born in 1947, an Austrian, a non-partisan, set foot in the cradle of democracy.
The site was chosen wisely - sunny and carefree California, and there our "iron" Arnie became "golden" even before his acting fees overgrown with six or seven zeros. Unlike most other bodybuilders who have achieved Sports Hall of Fame, but never managed to turn it into money, Schwarzenegger had a strong business acumen and subtle flair for profit. Hardly arrived in the United States, he is paired with his friend Franco Columbu pitching engaged in nothing but a supply of bricks. Then there was another accident - just one of those that led him to fame and fortune - in 1971, Los Angeles was severely damaged by an earthquake. Despite the reaction of residents to rebuild the city still needed some bricks that Arnold began to sell in quantities trudnoobozrimyh.
But Arnie was not going to engage in a lifetime of building materials. At the same time he was actively swung in American gyms, always impressing article and heroic silushkoy. Soon the high Austrian athlete noticed and his career took off. He became quite famous bodybuilder in the United States to successfully trade in accessories for bodybuilding across the country - including video tapes with courses such as "How to become drischa of Apollo for one year." Accumulating a sum of money on bricks and vidos Schwartz put it in the delivery of goods by mail. Bubble grew bigger and bigger. Part of the profits from the post of marketing and money won at competitions, Schwarzenegger invested in real estate. In addition, on the advice of Weider he began to invest in a variety of antique things. Even before the thirtieth anniversary (and well before the success of the movie) Arnie became a millionaire.
Since 1970, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has already made a name for himself in bodybuilding, he began to act in films, as did many of his idols like Steve Reeves and Reg Park. He has to face difficulties: difficult to pronounce name, foreign accent and "excessively large" muscles.
Nevertheless, less than a year after his arrival, he became interested in the honored producer Aubrey Weisberg, who worked in a small studio «Filmpartners» - he just had a script about a mythical strongman Hercules caught in the modern metropolis, and Aubrey felt that the young Schwarzenegger It fits perfectly. As for the accent - Hercules generally reticent ...
Arnold agreed to the role after a call to his friend Rego Park, which he played Hercules in the movies - he instantly advised Arnie "disagree without talking." When the agent Arnold negotiated with the studio, he said that his client "has experience on the stage," remaining silent while that on the stage Arnold posing on bodybuilding contest and did not play Hamlet ... After the audition, the casting director came to horrified by the accent of the young athlete - he could barely understand. But powerful physique has done its job, and now Arnold still have, deciding to hold the voice acting with another actor, normally speaking in English (and the name of Schwarzenegger replaced by Strong). Many years later, Arnie sounded the same Hercules with his voice and the picture was reprinted.
Career bodybuilder also formed immediately. At first he behaved very arrogantly and haughtily, sounding, certainly reported that he twice "Mr. Universe." Soon, however, peg it podsbili - his first competition in the US, he has lost confidence Frank Zane, who was on 20 kg lighter. Any other would hit her tears, but the Iron Arnie soberly analyzed the causes of the defeat and the following year went to "Mr. Olympia" in great shape. But his misfortune in the competition was Sergio Oliva, an icon of American bodybuilding cliff Storm Relief and Best Legs in the world. Proud Arnold lost again. And being furious and hurt, he publicly vowed that he will no longer be defeated and never from anyone.
The oath he kept.
One victory followed another. Schwarzenegger began to collect medals from the most prestigious competitions, becoming a real icon bodybuilding: at the top of his career was a seven-time title of "Mr. Olympia».
Having achieved all titles in bodybuilding, which were there in 1980, Schwarzenegger finally breaks up with sports, and now he spends bodybuilding competition, being both their sponsor and organizer - Arnold Classic. Prizes are quite significant - $ 100 000, the car "Hummer" and a gold watch "Rolex».
But the film, however, did not submit a long time: all the seventies along with Arnie competitions starred in the films, and the recognition did not come. On the acting talent of the tongue-tied and fettered giant critics has developed quite a persistent view in the soft option sounded like "tree", damn focus relentlessly pursued (by the end of it, Arnie still do not get rid of). So in the movie for a long time it was not invited
"In Hollywood, I met with different people. In this picture a party in the courtyard of my house with directors Roman Polanski and Bob Reyfelsonom and their girlfriends »
Nevertheless, the second picture in the filmography Schwarzenegger appears after seven long years when he was behind his famous victorious series of five titles of "Mr. Olympia", and he became rich and famous.
"Stay Hungry" (1976) - a drama that tells the story of a bodybuilder Joe Santo, embarked on the path of a criminal syndicate, illegally buying real estate in the area. A bit naïve, but kind and sincere film shows a young Jeff Bridges and Arnold, who knocks anyone brains and smears on the wall, and is engaged in the gym, and for the soul ... playing the violin. This time the critics were more favorable - of the oak trees and other green areas no one thought, but on the contrary, it was noted that the bodybuilder showed himself as a real actor, and obviously capable of much. In the 77th Arnold received the prestigious award "Golden Globe" for this role, for some reason, in the category "Best Newcomer". We see "Hercules" general criticism of the film is not considered. Alas, the "Globe" has remained the only award of this level in the career of Arnold
In the late seventies, Arnold received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin. He always sought to develop not only the body but also the mind.
About six months after moving to the United States, Arnold met a young schoolteacher Barbara Baker, and lived with her for five years. Sam Arnold says so the reason for their separation: "It was calm and balanced, and wanted to live a normal, measured life. I was very unbalanced, and he hated the idea of "to be like everyone else". But memories of Baker: "He was a cheerful, incredibly charismatic and adventurous guy, but in the end was just unbearable - the whole world had revolved around his precious person. In life, I never met a complete egoist. " Arnold cheated on her right and left. In 2006 Baker published a book of memoirs about their life with Arnold, calling her austere: "In the Shadow of the Austrian Oak." Against expectations, Arnold did not protest, and even ... wrote the foreword to this book!
In the 77th Arnold began to meet with Sue Moray, who worked as a hairdresser, and about the same time began his relationship with the journalist Maria Shriver (niece of John F. Kennedy), whom he met at a tennis tournament named Robert Kennedy.
About a year he quietly met with them at the same time until the Seas, finally I broke up with him. Moreover, at the same time Arnold was rumored, it was also a love affair with Brigitte Nielsen!
But the main woman in his life was finally Mary (although he is mature before marriage already nine years). In 1986 they married.
The couple have four children: daughters Katherine and Christina and sons Patrick and Christopher.
Alas, just recently I broke a huge scandal which ended with Mary, after a quarter century of marriage, filed for divorce and moved out of their huge home in Brentwood after a couple of weeks after the silver wedding ...
Blame - Arnold himself - or rather, his infidelity. It opened a sensational fact: it turns out that Arnie has an illegitimate son of Joseph, the same age as Christopher, born to a servant, who worked at the mansion the couple less Arnold Schwarzenegger in the second half of the nineties! And this boy was Arnold Road, he saw him, and always found a way to maintain a relationship. Ironically, the man himself before the scandal, and did not suspect that he was the son of Schwarzenegger and learning, I was in shock.
Whatever it was, to Mary the news turned out to be the last straw - and she was gone. However, I bought the house next door - often to see the children so that the offspring are now run between the residences of father and mother.
Only in the 82 th came to him a real success in the movies. The first films with Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in a string of blockbusters that made the actor a superstar - a film adaptation of the famous stories of the writer Robert E. Howard on Hayboriyskoy era, written in the fantasy genre back in the thirties. This story was told of a mighty and agile warrior-barbarian named Conan, capable alone to deal with hundreds of enemies and breaking all sorts of evil spirits.
Production company «Universal Pictures» allocated impressive by the standards of the early eighties a budget of 20 million dollars, and immediately Arnold was among the favorites for the role of Conan (among other things, it recommended that producers Steven Spielberg, whose phenomenal flair for good image).
And it was the most long-awaited success dreamed of Arnie, "Conan the Barbarian" (1982) became an overnight hit, hitting the audience to the depths of his savage romance, self-staging, brutality and a brilliant soundtrack Poledurisa. Interesting fact: Schwarzenegger ordered to reduce the size of muscle mass - his muscles were so large that the directors scenes with swordsmanship could not get him the right move ... He threw the weight of a hundred kilos (immediately after the shooting typing all 120). Critics have been quick to break out catty articles about the game of the actor, "a little better than the game of his horse," and that for "Barbara" Arnold received his first nomination for the "Golden Raspberry" in the category "Worst Actor". Later, it will be nominated more than once ...
Seeking to strike while the iron is hot, immediately removed the continuation of "Conan the Destroyer" (1984).
But who took the director's chair in the place of the talented John Milius, Richard Fleischer could not be compared to its predecessor, so that the picture is quite sluggish and does not repeat the triumph of "Barbarian».
But there was a film that again exalt beyond the clouds Schwarzenegger, whose popularity, and so after a rather big role of Conan, will grow at times.
"Terminator" (1984) - a milestone in the history of sci-fi thriller, the genre has divided into "before" and "after", as it happened to fiction with the arrival of "Star Wars" Lucas. To say something new about the film James Cameron's impossible - everything has been said numerous variations and most colorful epithets. Now, in the filmography of Arnold came true masterpiece, and its type instantly proved supervostrebovannym, so that he is now able to choose from several scenarios.
It seems to Schwarzenegger fell in love with the story of the barbarian, as the author of "Conan the Destroyer" Fleischer acquired him in a new movie based on the universe of Hyboria.
Initially, the project was regarded as the third series of stories about Conan, but then decided to make the story completely original, and named the character Kalidorom (from Conan it almost indistinguishable.) Alas, the venture ended in failure - in spite of the familiar aesthetics and stunning Brigitte Nielsen " Red Sonja "(1985) is not interested in the almost empty, inglorious kanuv into oblivion.