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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an actor, bodybuidler and politician.
 
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is the 38th Governor of California.
 
Nicknamed "The Austrian Oak" in his body-building days, and more recently "The Governator" (a play on the words "Governor" and "Terminator", after the film role).
 
Some of his most famous films include The Terminator - which contains the quote "I'll be back" - and later Predator, True Lies, Kindergarten Cop, Total Recall, and his Hollywood breakthrough film Conan the Barbarian.
 
Arnold''s father is Gustav Schwarzenegger.
 
Arnold''s mother is Aurelia Jadrny.
 
Arnold use to work in Romford, England at a young age.
 
Arnold became a USA citizen in 1983.
 
During this time, he earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he graduated with degrees in international marketing of fitness and business administration in 1979.
 
In 1983 his autobiography, Arnold: The Education of a Body-Builder was published.
 
In 1986, Schwarzenegger married TV journalist Maria Shriver, niece of the late President of the United States John F. Kennedy.
 
The couple have four children: daughters Katherine and Christina, and sons Patrick and Christopher.
 
His distinctive and often imitated accent has led many entertainers and pundits to refer to him simply as "Ah-nuldt".
 
Arnold won the titles of Junior Mr. Europe, Mr. World, IFBB Mr. Universe (1969), NABBA Mr. Universe (four times, 1967-1970), and Mr. Olympia (seven times, 1970-1975 and 1980).
 
The seven wins at Mr. Olympia was a record set in 1980, cementing him as a legend of the sport.
 
The record would remain until Lee Haney won his eighth straight Olympia in 1991.
 
Schwarzenegger is considered among the most important figures in the history of bodybuilding, and his legacy is commemorated in the Arnold Classic annual bodybuilding competition.
 
He posed frontally nude for some photographs.
 
Schwarzenegger has admitted to using performance enhancing anabolic steroids whilst they were legal.
 
In 1999, Schwarzenegger sued Dr. Willi Heepe, a German doctor who publicly predicted an early death for the bodybuilder based on a link between steroid use and later heart problems.
 
In 1999 Schwarzenegger also sued and settled with Globe Magazine, a U.S. tabloid which had made similar predictions about the bodybuilder's future health.
 
Schwarzenegger was born with a bicuspid aortic valve; a normal heart has tricuspid valves.
 
According to a spokesman, Schwarzenegger has not used anabolic steroids since 1990 when they were made illegal.
 
For many years he wrote a monthly column for the bodybuilding magazines Muscle & Fitness and Flex.
 
George Herbert Walker Bush called Arnold "Conan the Republican".
 
In 2003 two bodybuilders came forward claiming that Schwarzenegger has a history of making racist comments. Schwarzenegger has allegedly said, "If you gave these Blacks a country to run, they would run it down the tubes".
 
Schwarzenegger is a Republican, unusual among the often heavily Democratic Hollywood community.
 
He describes himself as fiscally conservative and socially moderate.
 
Schwarzenegger was appointed Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in the administration of George H. W. Bush from 1990 to 1993.
 
Schwarzenegger apparently enjoyed playing and listening to speeches made by Adolf Hitler.
 
Arnold's father was a member of the Nazi Party.
 
Garry Trudeau, the cartoonist behind the comic strip Doonesbury, combined the allegations by nicknaming Schwarzenegger "Herr Gröpenführer" and depicting Schwarzenegger as a huge, groping hand in his artwork.
 
In his first few hours in office Schwarzenegger fulfilled his campaign promise to repeal an unpopular 200% increase in vehicle license fees undertaken to fund the state's budget.
 
On his first full day in office, Schwarzenegger proposed a three-point plan to address the budget woes.
 
In February 2004, he declined amnesty to convicted murderer Kevin Cooper who had asked him for clemency in his death penalty sentence.
 
Schwarzenegger denied clemency to quadruple murderer Stanley Tookie Williams, who was executed on 13 December.
 
Schwarzenegger argued not on the grounds that Williams' actions were beyond atonement: instead he appeared to acknowledge that atonement was possible, but Williams had not done so.
 
Schwarzenegger stating that "the one thing [apologising for the four murders he committed] that would be the clearest indication of complete remorse and full redemption is the one thing Williams will not do".
 
At the end of May 2004 the Field poll put his popularity at 65%, the highest for a California governor in 45 years, including 41% of Democrats, party adherents of his opposition.
 
While governor, Schwarzenegger continued to hold a position of executive editor of two American Media magazines. He announced in March 2004 that his $250,000 a year salary would be donated to charity.
 
On 16 September 2005 Governor Schwarzenegger announced that he would seek a second term.
 
Schwarzenegger's home town of Graz had named its football stadium after him.
 
Because Schwarzenegger opted in 1997 for a replacement heart valve made of his own transplanted tissue, medical experts predict he will require repeated heart valve replacement surgery in the next two to eight years.
 
His fellow bodybuilder and actor Sven-Ole Thorsen has collaborated with him in 15 films so far.
 
He has appeared along side his fellow actor from Around the World in 80 Days, Jackie Chan, in a government advert to combat piracy.
 
Schwarzenegger's official height has often been reported as six-two, though some observers debit him two or three inches. His weight while competing was in the 255-pound range; currently, he carries about 210 pounds.
 
In 2005 Peter Pilz from the Austrian Green Party in parliament demanded to revoke Schwarzenegger's Austrian citizenship.
 
Pilz claimed that Schwarzenegger's actions in support of the death penalty (prohibited in Austria under Protocol 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights) had indeed done heavy damage to Austria's reputation.
 
He bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992.
 
During the Gubernatorial Recall campaign he announced that he would convert one of his Hummers to burn hydrogen.
 

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