History Creator / ArnoldSchwarzenegger

3rd Nov '17 5:28:29 PM SasquatchJim
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* HeroicBuild: '''The''' iconic example of this in the 80s, and perhaps in film history as a whole.
12th Oct '17 4:14:59 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* AllGermansAreNazis: Deliberately averted. Arnold has said that when he first arrived in Hollywood, he was frequently asked to play Nazi villains in war movies by producers who couldn't see past his accent. Having grown up in postwar Austria (with a father who, though not linked to any specific atrocities, had been a member of the Nazi Party), Arnold adamantly refused to do so, and turned down a number of roles which might have established his film career earlier (though, one imagines, in a far different direction).


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* FantasyForbiddingFather: Had a very difficult relationship with his father Gustav throughout his life, to say the least. Gustav was a police chief in Arnold's hometown of Thal and was both intensely religious and extremely stern, regularly beating his sons and openly favoring Arnold's brother Meinhard. That said, he did encourage Arnold's bodybuilding career and their relationship grew less strained over time, though Arnold never fully reconciled with him and did not attend his funeral.
15th Jun '17 2:14:26 AM Doug86
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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. 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}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] was born poor and smoked cigars.
16th May '17 5:28:31 PM MrScout101
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YMMV tropes may be found [[YMMV/ArnoldSchwarzenegger here]].
5th Mar '17 8:38:41 AM Saveelich
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* ''Series/TheApprentice'': Now hosts it.

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* ''Series/TheApprentice'': Now hosts it.
Briefly hosted it.
9th Feb '17 4:52:13 PM Madrugada
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As governor of California, was a real-life case of AsskickingEqualsAuthority. He's also the biggest [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy JFK]] fan known to man, being the man who paid thousands for a set of golf clubs used by JFK as well as marrying into the family... and yet, somewhat oddly, he's a Republican. A rather liberal Republican (especially in an era where GlennBeck and [[TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] are major opinion leaders and Creator/DonaldTrump was elected President on a GOP ticket), but a Republican nonetheless. Also, he credits his loyalty to the Republican Party to a speech by an American President while he was still in Austria. The president? UsefulNotes/RichardNixon. Chew on that for a while.

Went on record saying that when he was up for reelection in 2010, he would not seek another term, nor will he run for a House or Senate seat. Most likely because [[UnpleasableFanbase the harsh realities of politics]] have been less than kind to him due to him being too far to the left of his own party and too far to the right for the Democrats. The sex scandal didn't help either. He has since returned to films (he also later admitted that he originally threw his hat in the ring as a throw-away joke during an interview, and was astonished that so many people took him seriously). [[Film/DemolitionMan Unless the Constitution is amended]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie to allow foreign-born citizens to run for President...]] Ironically, he now hosts ''Series/TheApprentice'' -- [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump one of his predecessors]] happened to have become president.

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As governor of California, was a real-life case of AsskickingEqualsAuthority. He's also the biggest [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy JFK]] fan known to man, being the man who paid thousands for a set of golf clubs used by JFK as well as marrying into the family... and yet, somewhat oddly, he's a Republican. A rather liberal Republican (especially in an era where GlennBeck and [[TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] are major opinion leaders and Creator/DonaldTrump was elected President on a GOP ticket), Republican, but a Republican nonetheless. Also, he credits his loyalty to the Republican Party to a speech by an American President while he was still in Austria. The president? UsefulNotes/RichardNixon. Chew on that for a while.

Went on record saying that when he was up for reelection in 2010, he would not seek another term, nor will he run for a House or Senate seat. Most likely because [[UnpleasableFanbase the harsh realities of politics]] have been less than kind to him due to him being too far to the left of his own party and too far to the right for the Democrats. The sex scandal didn't help either. He has since returned to films (he also later admitted that he originally threw his hat in the ring as a throw-away joke during an interview, and was astonished that so many people took him seriously). [[Film/DemolitionMan Unless the Constitution is amended]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie to allow foreign-born citizens to run for President...]] Ironically, he now hosts ''Series/TheApprentice'' -- [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump one of his predecessors]] happened to have become president.\n



* HandsomeLech: In RealLife, he's known to be a bit...touchy with the ladies, and has boundary issues. Supposedly, his father thought he might be gay so he often tried to encourage little Arnie to chase skirts as much as he could, so this is likely a result of that up bringing.

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* HandsomeLech: In RealLife, he's known to be a bit...touchy with the ladies, and has boundary issues. Supposedly, his father thought he might be gay so he often tried to encourage little Arnie to chase skirts as much as he could, so this is likely a result of that up bringing.upbringing.



* MrFanservice: Back in his heyday he was quite shameless about showing off his physique.
** And to be fair, he still looks pretty goddamned good at almost 70.

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* MrFanservice: Back in his heyday he was quite shameless about showing off his physique.
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physique. And to be fair, he still looks pretty goddamned good at almost 70.
8th Feb '17 1:59:23 PM Saveelich
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* AdamWesting: He seems to honestly love hamming it up as a {{Flanderized}} version of himself almost as much as he loves subverting the trope. Examples include BoisterousBruiser Jack-Slater!Arnold's confrontation of Ditzy-Movie-Star!Arnold in Last Action Hero, and his appearance in ''Film/TheExpendables'' as a RetiredBadass with HiddenDepths gone into politics.

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* AdamWesting: He seems to honestly love hamming it up as a {{Flanderized}} version of himself almost as much as he loves subverting the trope. Examples include BoisterousBruiser Jack-Slater!Arnold's confrontation of Ditzy-Movie-Star!Arnold in Last Action Hero, ''Film/LastActionHero'', and his appearance in ''Film/TheExpendables'' as a RetiredBadass with HiddenDepths gone into politics.



* BondOneLiner: Arnold has always been great at these (especially in ''Film/{{Commando}}''). Say what you will about his acting, it's impossible to deny that he has a good sense of comedic timing.

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* BondOneLiner: Arnold has always been great at these (especially in ''Film/{{Commando}}'').''Film/{{Commando}}''), the trope could well be renamed "Arnold One Liner". Say what you will about his acting, it's impossible to deny that he has a good sense of comedic timing.
8th Feb '17 1:55:01 PM Saveelich
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Went on record saying that when he was up for reelection in 2010, he would not seek another term, nor will he run for a House or Senate seat. Most likely because [[UnpleasableFanbase the harsh realities of politics]] have been less than kind to him due to him being too far to the left of his own party and too far to the right for the Democrats. The sex scandal didn't help either. He has since returned to films (he also later admitted that he originally threw his hat in the ring as a throw-away joke during an interview, and was astonished that so many people took him seriously). [[Film/DemolitionMan Unless the Constitution is amended]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie to allow foreign-born citizens to run for President...]] Ironically, he now hosts ''Series/TheApprentice'' -- [[Creator/DonaldTrump one of his predecessors (and also creator of the show)]] happened to have become president.

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Went on record saying that when he was up for reelection in 2010, he would not seek another term, nor will he run for a House or Senate seat. Most likely because [[UnpleasableFanbase the harsh realities of politics]] have been less than kind to him due to him being too far to the left of his own party and too far to the right for the Democrats. The sex scandal didn't help either. He has since returned to films (he also later admitted that he originally threw his hat in the ring as a throw-away joke during an interview, and was astonished that so many people took him seriously). [[Film/DemolitionMan Unless the Constitution is amended]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie to allow foreign-born citizens to run for President...]] Ironically, he now hosts ''Series/TheApprentice'' -- [[Creator/DonaldTrump [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump one of his predecessors (and also creator of the show)]] predecessors]] happened to have become president.
5th Feb '17 4:05:33 PM karstovich2
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As governor of California, was a real-life case of AsskickingEqualsAuthority. He's also the biggest [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy JFK]] fan known to man, being the man who paid thousands for a set of golf clubs used by JFK as well as marrying into the family... and yet, somewhat oddly, he's a Republican. A rather liberal Republican (especially in an era where GlennBeck and [[TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] are major opinion leaders), but a Republican nonetheless. Also, he credits his loyalty to the Republican Party to a speech by an American President while he was still in Austria. The president? UsefulNotes/RichardNixon. Chew on that for a while.

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As governor of California, was a real-life case of AsskickingEqualsAuthority. He's also the biggest [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy JFK]] fan known to man, being the man who paid thousands for a set of golf clubs used by JFK as well as marrying into the family... and yet, somewhat oddly, he's a Republican. A rather liberal Republican (especially in an era where GlennBeck and [[TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] are major opinion leaders), leaders and Creator/DonaldTrump was elected President on a GOP ticket), but a Republican nonetheless. Also, he credits his loyalty to the Republican Party to a speech by an American President while he was still in Austria. The president? UsefulNotes/RichardNixon. Chew on that for a while.
18th Jan '17 12:22:00 AM Chilliwack
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Arnold once had a friendly contest with fitness guru, Jack Lalanne. The goal was to see who could do the most chin-ups and push-ups. Arnold was 21 at the time, and Jack was 54. And Arnold was ''very'' handily beaten. Arnold was quoted as saying "That Jack LaLanne's an animal! I was sore for four days. I couldn't lift my arms!"

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Arnold once had a friendly contest with fitness guru, Jack Lalanne. The goal was to see who could do the most chin-ups and push-ups. Arnold was 21 at the time, and [[BadassGrandpa Jack was 54. 54.]] And Arnold was ''very'' handily beaten. Arnold was quoted as saying "That Jack LaLanne's Lalanne's an animal! I was sore for four days. I couldn't lift my arms!"
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