Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born America bodybuilder, actor, and businessman, who in 2003 became the Governor of California.
The star moved to America at the age of 21 and fulfilled his dream of becoming a world-famous bodybuilder.
He trained at Gold's Gym in Venice, California, and is still known as one of the world's most influential bodybuilders.
He won the Mr Universe competition three times consecutively, and in 1970 won Mr Olympia, the ultimate bodybuilding trophy. Arnie would go on to win Mr. Olympia six more times throughout the 1970s.
In the 1970s Arnie tried his hand at acting, but it was in 1982 that he made his big screen breakthrough as the titular character in Conan The Barbarian
before in 1984 starring in what many would say is his best-known film, The Terminator.
In 2003 Arnie announced that he would be running in the California recall
election for Governor of California as a republican. He had never held public office but his candidacy immediately became national and international news, and he won the election with a majority.
The 67-year-old won re-election in 2006, but declined to take his governor's salary due to his personal wealth.In 2012 Arnie announced his return to the big screen
, starring in action film The Expendables.
His next project saw him working alongside another action hero of the 1980s, Sylvester Stallone, in Escape Plan.
The Expendables 3 will be released in 2014
, and Arnie will also star in the fifth Terminator
film, Terminator: Genesis.
Arnie and his wife Maria Shriver
announced their divorce in 2011. They have four children together, Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger, Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger, Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger, and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger.
In 2011 Arnie revealed that he had fathered a fifth child
fourteen years earlier.