Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography (1947-)

Full name, Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger; born July 30, 1947, in Thal (some sources cite Graz), Austria; immigrated to the United States, 1968, naturalizedcitizen, 1983; son of Gustav (a police chief) and Aurelia (maiden name, Jedrny) Schwarzenegger; married Maria Owings Shriver (a broadcast journalist), April 26, 1986; children: Katherine Eunice, Christina Aurelia, Patrick, Christopher. Education: University of Wisconsin--Superior, B.A. (business andinternational economics), 1980. Politics: Republican. Avocational interests: Collecting art. Addresses: Agent-- William MorrisAgency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775. Publicist-- PMK, 955 Carrillo Dr., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Career:Actor, writer, director, and producer. Body builder, 1962-76; Special Olympics, national weight training coach, 1977, international weight training coach, beginning in 1979; Annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic (body building competition), founder, 1989; President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, chairperson, 1990-93; Los Angeles Inner-City Games, member of executive commission, beginning in 1991; Inner-City Games Foundation, chairperson; producer of body building competitions; volunteer with prison rehabilitation programs; lecturer on fitness and body building. Oak Productions, Inc., founder; occasional television commentator for CBS and ABC. Planet Hollywood (restaurant), New York City, co-owner, 1991-2000; Schatzi (restaurant), co-owner; realestate investor. Military service: Served in Austrian Army. Awards,Honors: Thirteen world champion body-building titles, 1965-80, includingMr. Universe, Mr. World, and Mr. Olympia; Golden Globe Award, best newcomerin films, 1976, for Stay Hungry; named International Star of the Year,ShoWest, 1984, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1985; Timmie Award, Touchdown Club, 1990; National Leadership Award, Simon Wiesenthal Center, 1991, for support of Holocaust studies; MTV Movie Award, best male performance, 1991, for Terminator 2: Judgement Day; named International Star of theDecade, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1993; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a comedy film, 1994, for Junior; MTV Movie Awardnominations, best dance sequence (with Tia Carrere) and best kiss (with Jamie Lee Curtis), both 1994, for True Lies; Golden Apple Award, HollywoodWomen's Press Association, male star of the year, 1996; Bambi Award, international film category, 1996; Golden Camera Award, 1996; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor in a science fiction film, 1997, for Batman & Robin; World Artist Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 1998; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor in an action or science fiction film, 1999, for End of Days; Tuarus Honorary Award, World Stunt Awards, 2001; star at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard,Hollywood Walk of Fame. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.; Publicist: PMK, 955 Carrillo Dr., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Austrian, American
Actor, writer, director, producer
Birth Details
July 30, 1947
Thal, Austria

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