Arnold Schwarzenegger is a man of many achievements. Right from childhood, he was active in sports, and in the 1960s, he was already winning weightlifting competitions.
– He received the title of Mr. Universe in 1967, when he was just 20 years old, making him the youngest person to ever achieve the award. In 1968, he won the title again.
– In 1970, he broke another record by becoming the youngest person to win the Mr. Olympia contest at 23 years old.
– He broke into Hollywood in 1970 and started his career in acting, working in ‘Hercules in New York’ and ‘The Long Goodbye’.
– Between 1971 and 1975, he was the winner of several Mr. Olympia contests and got a lot of media attention. By the time he was ready to quit competitive bodybuilding, he was a household name.
– In 1976, he won an acting award for his role in the ‘Stay Hungry’ film.
– He made a return to the Mr. Olympia competition and won, before finally bowing out of professional bodybuilding.
– After retiring from bodybuilding, he went deeper into film. His work in ‘Conan the Destroyer’, ‘Conan the Barbarian’, ‘Terminator’, ‘Predator’, ‘Commando’ and ‘Running Man’ was internationally acclaimed.
– He was chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports between 1990 and 1993. He later became the chairman of California’s Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
– In the 90s, he acted as an ambassador for the Red Cross, an international humanitarian organisation.
– In 1994, he was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his role in the film ‘True Lies’.
– After taking a break from acting, he took the role of lead actor in the movie ‘Terminator 3’ and it became a hit, making close to 150 million US dollars.
– In 2003, other than becoming a big movie sensation, he also got elected as governor of California, a position he held for 8 years.