Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder and politician who played Dutch in the 1987 film Predator. He later lent his voice and likeness to the character in the 2020 video game Predator: Hunting Grounds. Other notable films Schwarzenegger has appeared in include Pumping Iron (1977), Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Running Man (1987), Total Recall (1990), True Lies (1994), The 6th Day (2000) and The Expendables trilogy (2010-2014). He is perhaps best-known for playing the titular cyborg in the Terminator franchise (1984-). Aside from his work in film, Schwarzenegger has had an extensive career in television.

Schwarzenegger has won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. For his role in Predator, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor. He is considered an icon of action cinema and starred in numerous big-budget Hollywood action films during the 1980s and 1990s. He has also had a political career; he served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. Schwarzenegger was nicknamed the "Austrian Oak" in his bodybuilding days, "Arnie" during his acting career, and "The Governator" (a portmanteau of "Governor" and "The Terminator" – one of his best-known movie roles) since the start of his political career.

Awards and Nominations[]

Year Film Notes
1987 Predator Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor


Year Title Notes
1969 Hercules in New York
1973 The Long Goodbye Uncredited
1974 Happy Anniversary and Goodbye
1976 Stay Hungry With R. G. Armstrong
1977 Pumping Iron
1979 The Villain
Scavenger Hunt
1982 Conan the Barbarian With Sven-Ole Thorsen
1984 Conan the Destroyer With Sven-Ole Thorsen
The Terminator With Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen and Bill Paxton, directed by James Cameron
1985 Red Sonja With Sven-Ole Thorsen
Commando With Bill Duke, Dan Hedaya, Bill Paxton and Thomas Rosales, Jr.
1986 Raw Deal With Robert Davi, Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Sven-Ole Thorsen
1987 Predator
The Running Man With María Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Thomas Rosales, Jr., Sven-Ole Thorsen and Jesse Ventura
1988 Red Heat With Laurence Fishburne and Sven-Ole Thorsen
Twins With Steve Boyum and Sven-Ole Thorsen
1990 Total Recall With Simon Crane
Kindergarten Cop With Thomas Rosales, Jr.
1991 Terminator 2: Judgement Day With Michael Biehn,[1] Jenette Goldstein, Sven-Ole Thorsen and Gerard G. Williams, directed by James Cameron
1993 Last Action Hero With William H. Burton, Jr., Charles Dance, Larry Ferguson, Henry Kingi, Thomas Rosales, Jr., Sven-Ole Thorsen and Jean-Claude Van Damme, directed by John McTiernan
Dave With Sigourney Weaver
1994 True Lies With Steve Boyum and Bill Paxton, directed by James Cameron
1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time Directed by James Cameron and Stan Winston
Eraser With William H. Burton, Jr., Michael Papajohn, Mark Rolston and Sven-Ole Thorsen
Jingle All the Way
1997 Batman & Robin With William H. Burton, Jr., Henry Kingi, Brad Martin, Rodney Mitchell and Jesse Ventura
1999 End of Days With William H. Burton, Jr., Henry Kingi and Sven-Ole Thorsen
2000 The 6th Day
2001 Dr. Doolittle 2 Uncredited
2002 Collateral Damage With William H. Burton, Jr., Raymond Cruz, Jsu Garcia and Sven-Ole Thorsen
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines With Simon Crane and Michael Papajohn
The Rundown Uncredited; with Ewen Bremner, Sven-Ole Thorsen and Eddie Yansick
2004 Around the World in 80 Days With Ewen Bremner
2005 The Kid & I
2009 Terminator Salvation Uncredited
2010 The Expendables Uncredited; with Henry Kingi and Brad Martin
2012 The Expendables 2 With Mark Anthony Newman and Jean-Claude Van Damme
2013 The Last Stand With Harry Dean Stanton
Escape Plan With Michael Papajohn
2014 Sabotage
The Expendables 3 With Robert Davi and Brad Martin
2015 Terminator Genisys
2019 Terminator: Dark Fate

Documentary Appearances[]


  • The real-life goblin spider species Predatoroonops schwarzeneggeri is named after Schwarzenegger; every member of the Predatoroonops genus has a name that references Predator, due to the perceived similarity between the spider's mouthparts and the Predator's mandibles.[2] Additionally, one of the two recognised groups in the Predatoroonops genus is also named schwarzeneggeri.[2]
  • Schwarzenegger is unique in that he not only plays a character in one of the films from the Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator franchises, he is also mentioned by name in AVP media — specifically, he is said to be a blockbuster actor, as mentioned by Rasche in the novel Predator: Concrete Jungle.[3] Schwarzenegger also appears in a humorous cameo as himself in the novel Predator: Turnabout, during a brief sequence where Mary dreams that she is on the beach in Los Angeles and sees him walking by.



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  1. Biehn's appearance in Terminator 2: Judgement Day was cut from the theatrical release, but later reinstated in the extended Special Edition
  2. 2.0 2.1 Brescovit, Bonaldo, Santos, Ott & Rheims, 2012: The Brazilian goblin spiders of the new genus Predatoroonops (Araneae, Oonopidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, n. 370, pp. 1–68 (whole text).
  3. Nathan Archer. Predator: Concrete Jungle, p. 203 (1995), Bantham Books.