Arnold Schwarzenegger is a native of Austria. He is an actor who first rose to fame as a world champion bodybuilder. He is also a politician who has served two terms as Governor of California.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born in Thal near Graz, Austria in 1947. He was active in various sports from a young age and became involved in bodybuilding at the age of 14. He gained fame as a bodybuilder and at the age of 20 became the youngest person ever to win the title of Mr Universe.
In 1968 Schwarzenegger emigrated to the United States. He studied English and continued to have success as a bodybuilder. In 1979 he was awarded a BA degree by the University of Wisconsin. He moved from bodybuilding to into acting playing the role of Hercules in the film Hercules in New York.
Schwarzenegger had his first big break in the successful film Conan the Barbarian in 1982. Two years later he became a movie superstar for his role in the film Terminator. He went on to make several blockbuster films before becoming Governor of California in 2003. He served as Governor until he returned to his movie career in 2012.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in the year 1947 On This Day.