History Creator / ArnoldSchwarzenegger

1st Sep '16 7:32:30 PM LadySugarQuill
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* DullSurprise: His most notable roles are [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} an emotionless robot]], [[Film/{{Predator}} an emotionless soldier]], [[Film/{{Commando}} an emotionless ex-soldier]] and [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 an emotionless barbarian warrior]]. Really, Schwarzenegger is the best when he can play a killing machine (either literally or figuratively). Honestly, you do not want to see him try to act emotions. It can alternate between bad acting (''Film/JingleAllTheWay''), [[ChewingTheScenery weird facial expressions]] (''Film/KindergartenCop'', ''Film/TotalRecall1990''), [[HamAndCheese overacting for the sake of it]] (''Film/BatmanAndRobin'') or [[PlayedForLaughs for fun]] (''Film/TrueLies''). His best performance ironically came in a ''parody'' film: ''Film/LastActionHero''. He actually shows some emotional depth in the film.

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* DullSurprise: His most notable roles are [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} an emotionless robot]], [[Film/{{Predator}} an emotionless soldier]], [[Film/{{Commando}} an emotionless ex-soldier]] and [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 an emotionless barbarian warrior]]. Really, Schwarzenegger is the best when he can play a killing machine (either literally or figuratively). Honestly, you do not want to see him try to act emotions. It can alternate between bad acting (''Film/JingleAllTheWay''), [[ChewingTheScenery weird facial expressions]] (''Film/KindergartenCop'', ''Film/TotalRecall1990''), [[HamAndCheese overacting for the sake of it]] (''Film/BatmanAndRobin'') or [[PlayedForLaughs for fun]] (''Film/TrueLies''). His best performance ironically came in a ''parody'' film: ''Film/LastActionHero''. He actually shows some emotional depth in the film.
1st Sep '16 7:04:17 PM LadySugarQuill
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Austrian-born (born in 1947, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1983), [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilder]] turned actor, and former [[FanNickname Governator]] of the world's [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} 7th largest economy]] (from 2003 to 2011) whose journey started with his ability to lift really heavy things. He has also starred in dozens of blockbuster motion pictures, which is not to call him an actor.

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Austrian-born (born in 1947, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1983), [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilder]] turned actor, and former [[FanNickname Governator]] of the world's [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} 7th largest economy]] (from 2003 to 2011) whose journey started with his ability to lift really heavy things. He has also starred in dozens of blockbuster motion pictures, which is not to call him an actor.
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3rd May '16 10:51:43 PM Jeroic
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As of 2015 he is very active on social media, including Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat which he uses to show people various bodybuilding expos, adventures around the world and the odd political rally.
12th Apr '16 1:36:07 PM TotemicHero
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As a child he idolized British bodybuilder Reg Park (among others), star of the cult sword and sandal favorite ''Hercules In The Haunted World'' opposite Christopher Lee, and took up bodybuilding as a teenager; he even befriended Park in the 1960s and had the honor to train with him. After making a name for himself with multiple Mr. Universe wins, he broke into acting with an unfortunate ''Hercules'' movie - the infamous ''Film/HerculesInNewYork'' AKA: ''Hercules Goes Bananas'' (where he was billed by the very [[PornNames porn star sounding name]] "Arnold Strong" and his voice was actually dubbed, which just makes the film even funnier - an alternate version with his original voice performance is said to be available), which he then followed with a number of lesser films, the exception being ''Stay Hungry'' opposite Jeff Bridges and Sally Field, before landing his first real hit in ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''.

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As a child he idolized British bodybuilder Reg Park (among others), star of the cult sword and sandal favorite ''Hercules In The Haunted World'' opposite Christopher Lee, Creator/ChristopherLee, and took up bodybuilding as a teenager; he even befriended Park in the 1960s and had the honor to train with him. After making a name for himself with multiple Mr. Universe wins, he broke into acting with an unfortunate ''Hercules'' movie - the infamous ''Film/HerculesInNewYork'' AKA: ''Hercules Goes Bananas'' (where he was billed by the very [[PornNames porn star sounding name]] "Arnold Strong" and his voice was actually dubbed, which just makes the film even funnier - an alternate version with his original voice performance is said to be available), which he then followed with a number of lesser films, the exception being ''Stay Hungry'' opposite Jeff Bridges and Sally Field, before landing his first real hit in ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''.
29th Feb '16 6:01:05 PM DoctorCooper
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* {{Badass}} / OneManArmy: A common theme of his characters, and a key part of his image.



* InformedFlaw: Apparently the long and complicated surname, the thick accent, and the bodybuilder physique\[[DumbMuscle bad reputation]] were all {{Fatal Flaw}}s against attempts at fame. [[FlawExploitation Arnold manage to put all of those in his favor.]]



* OldShame:
** Arnold has expressed quite a bit of SelfDeprecatingHumor over several of his less iconic performances:
*** He's flat-out stated on a few occasions that ''Film/RedSonja'' was the worst movie he ever appeared in and has joked that he used to punish his children's bad behavior by making them watch it from start to finish.
*** He also humorously threatened the California legislature with 13 consecutive screenings of ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' if they couldn't come up with a budget by August. Its not clear if he was entirely joking.
*** He also disliked ''Hercules in New York'', once suggesting the film should be used as an alternative to waterboarding in Guantanamo.

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* OldShame:
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OldShame: Arnold has expressed quite a bit of SelfDeprecatingHumor over several of his less iconic performances:
*** ** He's flat-out stated on a few occasions that ''Film/RedSonja'' was the worst movie he ever appeared in and has joked that he used to punish his children's bad behavior by making them watch it from start to finish.
*** ** He also humorously threatened the California legislature with 13 consecutive screenings of ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' if they couldn't come up with a budget by August. Its not clear if he was entirely joking.
*** ** He also disliked ''Hercules in New York'', once suggesting the film should be used as an alternative to waterboarding in Guantanamo.


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* OneManArmy: A common theme of his characters, and a key part of his image.
26th Feb '16 11:39:04 AM gregnes2000
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Arnie does not know what it means to "fail". Upon going to California with barely anything and sparse English knowledge,[[note]]He took the opportunity to go there while attending Mr. Universe in New York, while most of his possessions were at his London home[[/note]] he managed to make a living - along with working in a gym, he did things such as a bricklaying business - and learn the language .He was smart enough to graduate with a University Degree in Business and Economics. When he made his breakthrough as an action star with ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', he had already been a self-made millionaire for years[[note]] Arnold himself has stated as of late that his "millionaire" status is often exaggerated. He had money, but nowhere near as much as most people say he did. [[/note]], due to a number of smart business decisions. The acting was more of a hobby, and you could call him a GeniusBruiser in RealLife. Indeed, if you watch the documentary ''Pumping Iron'' ([[OlderThanTheyThink a proto-reality TV competition]] with Arnold as the "conniving" contestant), a young Arnold speaks of using psychological warfare against his competitors in what just about everyone else would consider a purely-physical contest. Imagine if [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] was born poor and smoked cigars.

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Arnie does not know what it means to "fail". Upon going to California with barely anything and sparse English knowledge,[[note]]He took the opportunity to go there while attending Mr. Universe in New York, while most of his possessions were at his London home[[/note]] he managed to make a living - along with working in a gym, he did things such as a bricklaying business - and learn the language .language. He was smart enough to graduate with a University Degree in Business and Economics. When he made his breakthrough as an action star with ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', he had already been a self-made millionaire for years[[note]] Arnold himself has stated as of late that his "millionaire" status is often exaggerated. He had money, but nowhere near as much as most people say he did. [[/note]], due to a number of smart business decisions. The acting was more of a hobby, and you could call him a GeniusBruiser in RealLife. Indeed, if you watch the documentary ''Pumping Iron'' ([[OlderThanTheyThink a proto-reality TV competition]] with Arnold as the "conniving" contestant), a young Arnold speaks of using psychological warfare against his competitors in what just about everyone else would consider a purely-physical contest. Imagine if [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] was born poor and smoked cigars.
19th Feb '16 6:09:39 PM igordebraga
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19th Feb '16 6:09:38 PM igordebraga
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* GreenEyes: Except in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' where [[http://s3.goodfon.com/wallpaper/previews-middle/416544.jpg lenses make for]] ''literal'' IcyBlueEyes.

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* GreenEyes: Except in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' where [[http://s3.goodfon.com/wallpaper/previews-middle/416544.jpg [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/batman/images/2/2a/Mr_Freeze_(Movie_Poster).jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111122031401 lenses make for]] ''literal'' IcyBlueEyes.
19th Feb '16 6:08:48 PM igordebraga
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Austrian-born bricklayer-turned-actor (born in 1947, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1983), [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilder]], and former [[FanNickname Governator]] of the world's [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} 7th largest economy]] (from 2003 to 2011) whose journey started with his ability to lift really heavy things. He has also starred in dozens of blockbuster motion pictures, which is not to call him an actor.

As a child he idolized British bodybuilder Reg Park (among others), star of the cult sword and sandal favorite ''Hercules In The Haunted World'' opposite Christopher Lee, and took up bodybuilding as a teenager; he even befriended Park in the 1960s and had the honor to train with him. After making a name for himself with multiple Mr. Universe wins, he broke into acting with an unfortunate ''Hercules'' movie - the infamous ''Film/HerculesInNewYork'' AKA: ''Hercules Goes Bananas'' (where he was billed by the very porn star sounding name "Arnold Strong" and his voice was actually dubbed, which just makes the film even funnier - an alternate version with his original voice performance is said to be available), which he then followed with a number of lesser films, the exception being ''Stay Hungry'' opposite Jeff Bridges and Sally Field, before landing his first real hit in ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''.

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Austrian-born bricklayer-turned-actor (born in 1947, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1983), [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilder]], bodybuilder]] turned actor, and former [[FanNickname Governator]] of the world's [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} 7th largest economy]] (from 2003 to 2011) whose journey started with his ability to lift really heavy things. He has also starred in dozens of blockbuster motion pictures, which is not to call him an actor.

As a child he idolized British bodybuilder Reg Park (among others), star of the cult sword and sandal favorite ''Hercules In The Haunted World'' opposite Christopher Lee, and took up bodybuilding as a teenager; he even befriended Park in the 1960s and had the honor to train with him. After making a name for himself with multiple Mr. Universe wins, he broke into acting with an unfortunate ''Hercules'' movie - the infamous ''Film/HerculesInNewYork'' AKA: ''Hercules Goes Bananas'' (where he was billed by the very [[PornNames porn star sounding name name]] "Arnold Strong" and his voice was actually dubbed, which just makes the film even funnier - an alternate version with his original voice performance is said to be available), which he then followed with a number of lesser films, the exception being ''Stay Hungry'' opposite Jeff Bridges and Sally Field, before landing his first real hit in ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''.



Arnie does not know what it means to "fail". He was smart enough to graduate with a University Degree in Business and Economics. When he made his breakthrough as an action star with ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', he had already been a self-made millionaire for years[[note]] Arnold himself has stated as of late that his "millionaire" status is often exaggerated. He had money, but nowhere near as much as most people say he did. [[/note]], due to a number of smart business decisions. The acting was more of a hobby, and you could call him a GeniusBruiser in RealLife. Indeed, if you watch the documentary ''Pumping Iron'' ([[OlderThanTheyThink a proto-reality TV competition]] with Arnold as the "conniving" contestant), a young Arnold speaks of using psychological warfare against his competitors in what just about everyone else would consider a purely-physical contest. Imagine if Bruce Wayne was born poor and smoked cigars.

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Arnie does not know what it means to "fail". Upon going to California with barely anything and sparse English knowledge,[[note]]He took the opportunity to go there while attending Mr. Universe in New York, while most of his possessions were at his London home[[/note]] he managed to make a living - along with working in a gym, he did things such as a bricklaying business - and learn the language .He was smart enough to graduate with a University Degree in Business and Economics. When he made his breakthrough as an action star with ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', he had already been a self-made millionaire for years[[note]] Arnold himself has stated as of late that his "millionaire" status is often exaggerated. He had money, but nowhere near as much as most people say he did. [[/note]], due to a number of smart business decisions. The acting was more of a hobby, and you could call him a GeniusBruiser in RealLife. Indeed, if you watch the documentary ''Pumping Iron'' ([[OlderThanTheyThink a proto-reality TV competition]] with Arnold as the "conniving" contestant), a young Arnold speaks of using psychological warfare against his competitors in what just about everyone else would consider a purely-physical contest. Imagine if [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne Wayne]] was born poor and smoked cigars.



** ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' [[note]] "Talk to zhe hand."[[/note]]
** ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' -- Set for release in 2015, with the killer robot aging to fit a man bordering on 70...

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** ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' [[note]] "Talk to zhe hand."[[/note]]
"[[/note]] -- Last role before the 2003 election.
** ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' [[note]] "Old, but not obsolete."[[/note]] -- Set for release in 2015, with Where the killer robot aging aged to fit a man bordering on 70...



* ''Film/{{Commando}}'' [[note]] "Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last? [[ILied I lied]]."[[/note]] -- John Matrix

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* ''Film/{{Commando}}'' [[note]] "Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last? [[ILied I lied]].ILied."[[/note]] -- John Matrix



* ''Film/LastActionHero'' [[note]] "No sequel for you."[[/note]]

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* ''Film/LastActionHero'' [[note]] "No sequel for you."[[/note]]"[[/note]] -- Jack Slater, an ActionHero played by... Arnold Schwarzenegger (and once Slater comes to the real world, he ends up meeting Arnie).



* ''Film/The6thDay'' -- Adam Gibson

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* ''Film/The6thDay'' -- Adam GibsonGibson (he gets cloned in that one)



* ''Film/TheExpendables'' -- His last official film role while governor, albeit just a cameo. Also significant in that it is the first film he has ever shared actual screen time with 80's action hero rivals Creator/SylvesterStallone and Creator/BruceWillis. His role in ''[[Film/TheExpendables2 Expendables 2]]'' is much larger, and acts as a post-governor return to his action movie roots.

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* ''Film/TheExpendables'' -- His last official film role while governor, albeit just a cameo. Also significant in that it is the first film he has ever shared actual screen time with 80's action hero rivals Creator/SylvesterStallone and Creator/BruceWillis. His role in ''[[Film/TheExpendables2 Expendables 2]]'' and ''[[Film/TheExpendables3 3]]'' is much larger, and acts as a post-governor return to his action movie roots.


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* LargeAndInCharge: Both vertically (at least 6'2"\1.88 m, but [[http://web.archive.org/web/20120111153144/http://www.arnoldheight.com/article5.html no was certain]]) and horizontally given how muscled he is. [[https://www.google.com.br/search?q=arnold+schwarzenegger+wilt+chamberlain+and+andre+the+giant&tbm=isch Amusing images]] exist of the ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'' set, where Arnie had to co-star with a basketballer and [[Wrestling/AndreTheGiant a huge wrestler]].
29th Jan '16 5:46:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'' -- He doesn't appear, but is mentioned as having become President. SylvesterStallone doesn't want to hear the details. [[NotSoCrazyAnymore The movie came out a decade before he ran for Governor.]]

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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'' -- He doesn't appear, but is mentioned as having become President. SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone doesn't want to hear the details. [[NotSoCrazyAnymore The movie came out a decade before he ran for Governor.]]
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