334. Arnold Schwarzenegger: From Terminator to Governor

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most recognizable in the United States of America. The Austrian-born came to the U.S. in the late 1960s he was an international star in the body-building . Since then, Schwarzenegger has had multiple careers as actor, politician, and philanthropist.

Schwarzenegger began weight training the age of 15. By the time he 20 years old, he had won the prestigious . Universe title. The professional body-building honor is awarded , but this was not his only body-building title his resume. He won seven Mr. Olympia titles his body-building career. Additionally, he wrote several books the subject. His body-building career spanned from 1965 1980.

His film career began in 1970 when starred in a little-known movie called Hercules in York. However, from these beginnings, Schwarzenegger cultivated a , and successful career as an action movie star Hollywood. His movies are some of the most films to ever show in the U.S. His recognizable role was arguably as the Terminator in film series of the same name. Following a and successful film career, Schwarzenegger, who was always in politics, began a political career that culminated his election to two terms as California's Governor.

was first elected governor in October, 2003, running a Republican Party platform. He enjoyed moderate success governor in his first years, but struggled greatly that. He had many political opponents who cited he had no political experience, and had won elections simply because of his popularity. Schwarzenegger's term office was rocked by sexual misconduct allegations that his political career. He remains a very popular figure in the United States.