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. 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
|1987||Predator||Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor|
|1969||Hercules in New York|
|1973||The Long Goodbye||Uncredited|
|1974||Happy Anniversary and Goodbye|
|1976||Stay Hungry||With R. G. Armstrong|
|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|
|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, 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|
|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|
|The Expendables 3||With Robert Davi and Brad Martin|
- 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. Additionally, one of the two recognised groups in the Predatoroonops genus is also named schwarzeneggeri.
- 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.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger - IMDb
- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Official website for Arnold Schwarzenegger: Film, Fitness, Politics
- ↑ Biehn's appearance in Terminator 2: Judgement Day was cut from the theatrical release, but later reinstated in the extended Special Edition
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ Nathan Archer. Predator: Concrete Jungle, p. 203 (1995), Bantham Books.