ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is a great actor (especially in action movies). The Terminator series of films proves that. James Francis Cameron knows how to make this film suspenseful and action packed (though the action sequences when the terminator looks like the robot seems reminiscent from Jason and the Argonauts). An great actor in our opinion is one that gives the audience what they want. Arnie gives them that. He is also pretty good in comedy.

 

 



The Terminator story is about a man who is sent back from 2029 (when the world is now taken over by robots) to 1984 to protect a woman from another being called the terminator who is programed to killed her. That story sounds basic (if your Einstein) but it is the action sequences and the actors who pull this through. Linda Hamilton plays the frightened Sarah Conner who is the target, Michael Biehn plays the soldier who must save her, and Arnold plays the terminator, who is to terminate them. And I thought nothing has come close for a while (maybe the sequel). Favorite part: Arnold looks for Sarah Conner around L.A. and finds 3 others that have the same name. A+

 

 

ARNIE IN POLITICS

 

Early politics

Schwarzenegger has been a registered Republican for many years. As an actor, his political views were always well known as they contrasted with those of many other prominent Hollywood stars, who are generally considered to be a liberal and Democratic-leaning community. At the 2004 Republican National Convention, Schwarzenegger gave a speech and explained why he was a Republican:

I finally arrived here in 1968. What a special day it was. I remember I arrived here with empty pockets but full of dreams, full of determination, full of desire. The presidential campaign was in full swing. I remember watching the Nixon-Humphrey presidential race on TV. A friend of mine who spoke German and English translated for me. I heard Humphrey saying things that sounded like socialism, which I had just left. But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting the government off your back, lowering the taxes and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air. I said to my friend, I said, "What party is he?" My friend said, "He's a Republican." I said, "Then I am a Republican." And I have been a Republican ever since.

In 1985, Schwarzenegger appeared in Stop the Madness, an anti-drug music video sponsored by the Reagan administration. He first came to wide public notice as a Republican during the 1988 Presidential election, accompanying then-Vice President George H.W. Bush at a campaign rally.

Schwarzenegger's first political appointment was as chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, on which he served from 1990 to 1993. He was nominated by George H. W. Bush, who dubbed him "Conan the Republican". He later served as Chairman for the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under Governor Pete Wilson.

Between 1993 and 1994, Schwarzenegger was a Red Cross ambassador (a ceremonial role fulfilled by celebrities), recording several television/radio public service announcements to donate blood.

In an interview with Talk magazine in late 1999, Schwarzenegger was asked if he thought of running for office. He replied, "I think about it many times. The possibility is there, because I feel it inside." The Hollywood Reporter claimed shortly after that Schwarzenegger sought to end speculation that he might run for governor of California. Following his initial comments, Schwarzenegger said, "I'm in show business – I am in the middle of my career. Why would I go away from that and jump into something else?"

 

 


Governor of California

Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy in the 2003 California recall election for Governor of California on the August 6, 2003 episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. According to Schwarzenegger, he did not decide to run until the day of the announcement:

The recall happens and people are asking me, ‘What are you going to do?’ I thought about it but decided I wasn’t going to do it. I told Maria I wasn’t running. I told everyone I wasn’t running. I wasn’t running. I just thought [en route to the Tonight Show], This will freak everyone out. It’ll be so funny. I’ll announce that I am running. I told Leno I was running. And two months later I was governor. What the fuck is that? All these people are asking me, ‘What’s your plan? Who’s on your staff?’ I didn’t have a plan. I didn’t have a staff. I wasn’t running until I went on Jay Leno.

Schwarzenegger had the most name recognition in a crowded field of candidates, but he had never held public office and his political views were unknown to most Californians. His candidacy immediately became national and international news, with media outlets dubbing him the "Governator" (referring to The Terminator movies, see above) and "The Running Man" (the name of another one of his films), and calling the recall election "Total Recall" (yet another Schwarzenegger starrer).

Schwarzenegger declined to participate in several debates with other recall replacement candidates, and appeared in only one debate on September 24, 2003.

On October 7, 2003, the recall election resulted in Governor Gray Davis being removed from office with 55.4% of the Yes vote in favor of a recall. Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California under the second question on the ballot with 48.6% of the vote to choose a successor to Davis. Schwarzenegger defeated Democrat Cruz Bustamante, fellow Republican Tom McClintock, and others. His nearest rival, Bustamante, received 31% of the vote. In total, Schwarzenegger won the election by about 1.3 million votes. Under the regulations of the California Constitution, no runoff election was required. 

Schwarzenegger was the second foreign-born governor of California after Irish-born Governor John G. Downey in 1862.


As soon as Schwarzenegger was elected governor, Willie Brown said he would start a drive to recall the governor. Schwarzenegger was equally entrenched in what he considered to be his mandate in cleaning up gridlock. Building on a catchphrase from the sketch "Hans and Franz" from Saturday Night Live (which partly parodied his bodybuilding career), Schwarzenegger called the Democratic State politicians "girlie men".

Schwarzenegger's early victories included repealing an unpopular increase in the vehicle registration fee as well as preventing driver's licenses being given out to illegal immigrants, but later he began to feel the backlash when powerful state unions began to oppose his various initiatives. Key among his reckoning with political realities was a special election he called in November 2005, in which four ballot measures he sponsored were defeated. Schwarzenegger accepted personal responsibility for the defeats and vowed to continue to seek consensus for the people of California. He would later comment that "no one could win if the opposition raised 160 million dollars to defeat you".

Schwarzenegger then went against the advice of fellow Republican strategists and appointed a Democrat, Susan Kennedy, as his Chief of Staff. Schwarzenegger gradually moved towards a more politically moderate position, determined to build a winning legacy with only a short time to go until the next gubernatorial election.

Schwarzenegger ran for re-election against Democrat Phil Angelides, the California State Treasurer, in the 2006 elections, held on November 7, 2006. Despite a poor year nationally for the Republican party, Schwarzenegger won re-election with 56.0% of the vote compared with 38.9% for Angelides, a margin of well over one million votes. In recent years, many commentators have seen Schwarzenegger as moving away from the right and towards the center of the political spectrum. After hearing a speech by Schwarzenegger at the 2006 Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom said that, "[H]e's becoming a Democrat [... H]e's running back, not even to the center. I would say center-left".


It was rumored that Schwarzenegger might run for the United States Senate in 2010, as his governorship would be term-limited by that time. This turned out to be false.

Wendy Leigh, who wrote an unofficial biography on Schwarzenegger, claims he plotted his political rise from an early age using the movie business and bodybuilding as building blocks to escape a depressing home. Leigh portrays Schwarzenegger as obsessed with power and quotes him as saying, "I wanted to be part of the small percentage of people who were leaders, not the large mass of followers. I think it is because I saw leaders use 100% of their potential –I was always fascinated by people in control of other people." Schwarzenegger has said that it was never his intention to enter politics, but he says, "I married into a political family. You get together with them and you hear about policy, about reaching out to help people. I was exposed to the idea of being a public servant and Eunice and Sargent Shriver became my heroes." Eunice Kennedy Shriver was sister of John F. Kennedy, and mother-in-law to Schwarzenegger; Sargent Shriver is husband to Eunice and father-in-law to Schwarzenegger. He cannot run for president as he is not a natural born citizen of the United States. In The Simpsons Movie (2007), he is portrayed as the President, and in the Sylvester Stallone movie, Demolition Man (1993, ten years before his first run for political office), it is revealed that a constitutional amendment passed which allowed Schwarzenegger to run for President.

Schwarzenegger is a dual Austria/United States citizen. He holds Austrian citizenship by birth and has held U.S. citizenship since becoming naturalized in 1983. Being Austrian and thus European, he was able to win the 2007 European Voice campaigner of the year award for taking action against climate change with the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 and plans to introduce an emissions trading scheme with other US states and possibly with the EU.

Because of his personal wealth from his acting career, Schwarzenegger did not accept his governor's salary of $175,000 per year.

Schwarzenegger's endorsement in the Republican primary of the 2008 U.S. Presidential election was highly sought; despite being good friends with candidates Rudy Giuliani and Senator John McCain, Schwarzenegger remained neutral throughout 2007 and early 2008. Giuliani dropped out of the Presidential race on January 30, 2008, largely because of a poor showing in Florida, and endorsed McCain. Later that night, Schwarzenegger was in the audience at a Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. The following day, he endorsed McCain, joking, "It's Rudy's fault!" (in reference to his friendships with both candidates and that he could not make up his mind). Schwarzenegger's endorsement was thought to be a boost for Senator McCain's campaign; both spoke about their concerns for the environment and economy.

In its April 2010 report, Progressive ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Schwarzenegger one of 11 "worst governors" in the United States because of various ethics issues throughout Schwarzenegger's term as governor.

Governor Schwarzenegger played a significant role in opposing Proposition 66, a proposed amendment of the Californian Three Strikes Law, in November 2004. This amendment would have required the third felony to be either violent or serious to mandate a 25-years-to-life sentence. In the last week before the ballot, Schwarzenegger launched an intensive campaign against Proposition 66. He stated that "it would release 26,000 dangerous criminals and rapists".

 

 

 

January 6th, 2003

 

GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER DELIVERS FIRST STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Governor Schwarzenegger delivered his first State of the State address to a joint session of the California Legislature in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004. The Governor stressed economic stimulation and job creation as a few of California's top priorities.  Arnie Speaks out

 

01/14/2005 - Governor Proclaims January 17th "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day"

01/12/2005 - Governor Schwarzenegger Declares State of Emergency Following Mudslide in La Conchita and Severe Storms Across California

01/11/2005 - Governor Calls Special Election

01/10/2005 - Governor's State Budget: Education Spending to Receive Largest Increase

01/10/2005 - New This Year: State Budget To Be Made Available Online

01/05/2005 - Governor Acts on Reforming Corrections and Cutting Waste

01/03/2005 - To Honor Tsunami Victims, Governor Orders State Flags to Fly Half-Staff

12/30/2004 - Governor and First Lady Express Their Sympathies for Tsunami Victims

 

 

HISTORY

 

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian and American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician. Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.

Schwarzenegger began weight training at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon. He was nicknamed the "Austrian Oak" and the "Styrian Oak" in his bodybuilding days, "Arnie" during his acting career and more recently "The Governator" (a portmanteau of "Governor" and "The Terminator" – one of his best-known movie roles).

As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis's term. Schwarzenegger was then re-elected on November 7, 2006, in California's 2006 gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time. Schwarzenegger was sworn in for his second term on January 5, 2007. In 2011, Schwarzenegger completed his second term as governor, and it was announced that he had separated from Maria Shriver, his wife for the last 25 years, and a member of the influential Kennedy family, as a niece of the late Democrat US President John F. Kennedy.

 

 

 

 

BODYBUILDING

 

Schwarzenegger is considered among the most important figures in the history of bodybuilding, and his legacy is commemorated in the Arnold Classic annual bodybuilding competition. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent face in the bodybuilding sport long after his retirement, in part because of his ownership of gyms and fitness magazines. He has presided over numerous contests and awards shows.

For many years, he wrote a monthly column for the bodybuilding magazines Muscle & Fitness and Flex. Shortly after being elected Governor, he was appointed executive editor of both magazines, in a largely symbolic capacity. The magazines agreed to donate $250,000 a year to the Governor's various physical fitness initiatives. The magazine MuscleMag International has a monthly two-page article on him, and refers to him as "The King".

One of the first competitions he won was the Junior Mr. Europe contest in 1965. He won Mr. Europe the following year, at age 19. He would go on to compete in, and win, many bodybuilding contests. His bodybulding victories included five Mr. Universe (4 – NABBA [England], 1 – IFBB [USA]) wins, and seven Mr. Olympia wins, a record which would stand until Lee Haney won his eighth consecutive Mr. Olympia title in 1991.

Schwarzenegger's official height of 6'2" (1.88 m) has been brought into question by several articles. In his bodybuilding days in the late 1960s, he was measured to be 6'1.5" (1.87 m), a height confirmed by his fellow bodybuilders. However, in 1988 both the Daily Mail and Time Out magazine mentioned that Schwarzenegger appeared noticeably shorter. Prior to running for Governor, Schwarzenegger's height was once again questioned in an article by the Chicago Reader. As Governor, Schwarzenegger engaged in a light-hearted exchange with Assemblyman Herb Wesson over their heights.

At one point Wesson made an unsuccessful attempt to, in his own words, "[s]ettle this once and for all and find out how tall he is" by using a tailor's tape measure on the Governor. Schwarzenegger retaliated by placing a pillow stitched with the words "Need a lift?" on the five-foot-five inch (165 cm) Wesson's chair before a negotiating session in his office. Bob Mulholland also claimed Arnold was 5'10" (1.78 m) and that he wore risers in his boots. The debate on Schwarzenegger's height has spawned a website solely dedicated to the issue, and his page remains one of the most active on CelebHeights.com, a website which discusses the heights of celebrities. Men's Health magazine has estimated his height at 5'10".

Schwarzenegger continues to work out even today. When asked about his personal training during the 2011 Arnold Classic he said that he was still working out a half an hour with weights every day.

Competition Weight: 235 lb (107 kg) (top 250 lb (113 kg))
Off Season Weight: 255 lb (116 kg) (top 260 lb (118 kg))

Powerlifting/weightlifting

During Arnold's early years in bodybuilding, he also competed in several Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting contests. Arnold won two weightlifting contests in 1964 and 1965, as well as two powerlifting contests in 1966 and 1968.

In 1967, Schwarzenegger competed in and won the Munich stone-lifting contest, in which a stone weighing 508 German pounds (254 kg/560 lbs.) is lifted between the legs while standing on two foot rests.

Personal records

Clean & press – 264 lb (120 kg)
Snatch – 243 lb (110 kg)
Clean & jerk – 298 lb (135 kg)
Squat – 215 kg (470 lb)[28]
Bench press – 200 kg (440 lb)
Deadlift – 310 kg (680 lb)

 

 

 

 

ACTING

 

Schwarzenegger wanted to move from bodybuilding into acting, finally achieving it when he was chosen to play the role of Hercules in 1970's Hercules in New York. Credited under the name "Arnold Strong," his accent in the film was so thick that his lines were dubbed after production. His second film appearance was as a deaf mute hit-man for the mob in director Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973), which was followed by a much more significant part in the film Stay Hungry (1976), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe for New Male Star of the Year. Schwarzenegger has discussed his early struggles in developing his acting career. "It was very difficult for me in the beginning – I was told by agents and casting people that my body was 'too weird', that I had a funny accent, and that my name was too long. You name it, and they told me I had to change it. Basically, everywhere I turned, I was told that I had no chance."

Schwarzenegger drew attention and boosted his profile in the bodybuilding film Pumping Iron (1977),elements of which were dramatized. In 1991, Schwarzenegger purchased the rights to the film, its outtakes, and associated still photography. Schwarzenegger auditioned for the title role of The Incredible Hulk, but did not win the role because of his height. Later, Lou Ferrigno got the part of Dr. David Banner's alter ego. Schwarzenegger appeared with Kirk Douglas and Ann-Margret in the 1979 comedy The Villain. In 1980 he starred in a biographical film of the 1950s actress Jayne Mansfield as Mansfield's husband, Mickey Hargitay.

Schwarzenegger's breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982, which was a box-office hit. This was followed by a sequel, Conan the Destroyer in 1984, although it was not as successful as its predecessor. In 1983, Schwarzenegger starred in the promotional video "Carnival in Rio".

In 1984, he made the first of three appearances as the eponymous character and what some would say was the signature role in his acting career in director James Cameron's science fiction thriller film The Terminator. Following The Terminator, Schwarzenegger made Red Sonja in 1985.

During the 1980s, audiences had an appetite for action films, with both Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone becoming international stars. Schwarzenegger's roles reflected his sense of humor, separating his roles from more serious action hero fare. His alternative-universe comedy/thriller Last Action Hero featured a poster of the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day which, in the fictional alternate universe, had Sylvester Stallone as its star.
He made a number of successful films: Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), The Running Man (1987), and Red Heat (1988). In Predator (1987), another successful film, Schwarzenegger led a cast which included future Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura (Ventura also appeared in The Running Man and Batman & Robin with Schwarzenegger) and future candidate for governor of Kentucky Sonny Landham.

Twins (1988), a comedy with Danny DeVito also proved successful. Total Recall (1990) netted Schwarzenegger $10 million and 15% of the gross, and was a science fiction script directed by Paul Verhoeven, based on the Philip K. Dick short story, "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale". Kindergarten Cop (1990) reunited him with director Ivan Reitman, who directed him in Twins.


Schwarzenegger had a brief foray into directing, first with a 1990 episode of the TV series Tales from the Crypt, entitled "The Switch", and then with the 1992 telemovie Christmas in Connecticut. He has not directed since.

Schwarzenegger's commercial peak was his return as the title character in 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which was the highest-grossing film of 1991. In 1993, the National Association of Theatre Owners named him the "International Star of the Decade." His next film project, the 1993 self-aware action comedy spoof Last Action Hero was released opposite Jurassic Park, and did not do well at the box office. His next film, the comedy drama True Lies (1994) was a popular spy film, and saw Schwarzenegger, reunited with James Cameron, appearing opposite Jamie Lee Curtis.

That same year the comedy Junior (1994) was released, the last of his three collaborations with Ivan Reitman and again co-starring Danny DeVito and also for the second time featuring Pamela Reed. This film brought Schwarzenegger his second Golden Globe nomination, this time for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy. It was followed by the action thriller Eraser (1996), the Christmas comedy Jingle All The Way (1996) with Arnold playing the main character, Howard Langston, and the comic book-based Batman & Robin (1997), where he played the villain Mr. Freeze. This was his final film before taking time to recuperate from a back injury. Following the critical failure of Batman & Robin, Schwarzenegger's film career and box office prominence went into decline.

He returned with the supernatural thriller End of Days (1999), later followed by the action films The 6th Day (2000) and Collateral Damage (2002) both of which failed to do well at the box office. In 2003, he made his third appearance as the title character in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which went on to earn over $150 million domestically.

In tribute to Schwarzenegger in 2002, Forum Stadtpark, a local cultural association, proposed plans to build a 25-meter (82 ft) tall Terminator statue in a park in central Graz. Schwarzenegger reportedly said he was flattered, but thought the money would be better spent on social projects and the Special Olympics.

His film appearances after becoming Governor of California include a 3-second cameo appearance in The Rundown (a.k.a., Welcome to the Jungle) with The Rock, and the 2004 remake of Around the World in 80 Days, where he appeared onscreen with action star Jackie Chan for the first time. In 2005, he appeared as himself in the film The Kid & I. Schwarzenegger voiced Baron von Steuben in Episode 24 ("Valley Forge") of Liberty's Kids.


Schwarzenegger had been rumored to be appearing in Terminator Salvation as the original T-800 model, alongside Roland Kickinger. Schwarzenegger denied his involvement, but it was later revealed that although he would appear briefly he would not be shooting new footage, and his image would be inserted into the movie from stock footage of the first Terminator movie.

Schwarzenegger appeared in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables, where he made a cameo appearance, in a scene alongside Stallone and Bruce Willis.

 



RETURN TO ACTING

In January 2011, just weeks after leaving office in California, Schwarzenegger announced that he was reading several new scripts for future films, one of them being the World War II action drama With Wings as Eagles, written by Randall Wallace, based on a true story.

On March 6, 2011, at the Arnold Seminar of the Arnold Classic, Schwarzenegger revealed that he was being courted for several films, including sequels to The Terminator and remakes of Predator and The Running Man, and that he was "packaging" a comic book character. The character was later revealed to be the Governator, star of the comic book and animated series of the same name. Schwarzenegger inspired the character and co-developed it with Stan Lee, who would have produced the series. Schwarzenegger would have voiced the Governator.

On May 20, 2011, Schwarzenegger's entertainment counsel announced that all movie projects currently in development were being halted. "Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines." However, the Daily Star reported on May 29 that Schwarzenegger had been offered $40 million to star in two Terminator films.

On July 11, 2011, it was announced that Schwarzenegger is considering a comeback film despite his legal problems. Schwarzenegger appeared in The Expendables 2 (2012), in which he had a larger role than in the first film. He will star in The Last Stand as a dishonored Los Angeles cop, and will reprise his role as Conan the Barbarian in the 2014 film The Legend of Conan.

 

 

ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

 

During his initial campaign for governor, allegations of sexual and personal misconduct were raised against Schwarzenegger, dubbed "Gropegate". Within the last five days before the election, news reports appeared in the Los Angeles Times recounting allegations of sexual misconduct from several individual women, six of whom eventually came forward with their personal stories.

Three of the women claimed he had grabbed their breasts, a fourth said he placed his hand under her skirt on her buttock. A fifth woman claimed Schwarzenegger tried to take off her bathing suit in a hotel elevator, and the last said he pulled her onto his lap and asked her about a sex act.

Schwarzenegger admitted that he has "behaved badly sometimes" and apologized, but also stated that "a lot of [what] you see in the stories is not true". This came after an interview in adult magazine Oui from 1977 surfaced, in which Schwarzenegger discussed attending sexual orgies and using substances such as marijuana.

Schwarzenegger is shown smoking a marijuana joint after winning Mr. Olympia in the 1975 documentary film Pumping Iron. In an interview with GQ magazine in October 2007, Schwarzenegger said, "[Marijuana] is not a drug. It's a leaf. My drug was pumping iron, trust me." His spokesperson later said the comment was meant to be a joke.

British television personality Anna Richardson settled a libel lawsuit in August 2006 against Schwarzenegger, his top aide, Sean Walsh, and his publicist, Sheryl Main. A joint statement read: "The parties are content to put this matter behind them and are pleased that this legal dispute has now been settled." Richardson claimed they tried to tarnish her reputation by dismissing her allegations that Schwarzenegger touched her breast during a press event for The 6th Day in London. She claimed Walsh and Main libeled her in a Los Angeles Times article when they contended she encouraged his behavior.


CITIZENSHIP

In 2005, Peter Pilz, from the Austrian Green Party, demanded that parliament revoke Schwarzenegger's Austrian citizenship. This demand was based on Article 33 of the Austrian Citizenship Act that states: A citizen, who is in the public service of a foreign country, shall be deprived of his citizenship, if he heavily damages the reputation or the interests of the Austrian Republic. Pilz claimed that Schwarzenegger's actions in support of the death penalty (prohibited in Austria under Protocol 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights) had indeed done damage to Austria's reputation. Schwarzenegger explained his actions by referring to the fact that his only duty as Governor of California was to prevent an error in the judicial system.


ENVIRONMENT

On September 27, 2006 Schwarzenegger signed a bill creating the nation's first cap on greenhouse gas emissions. The law set new regulations on the amount of emissions utilities, refineries and manufacturing plants are allowed to release into the atmosphere. 

Schwarzenegger also signed a second global warming bill that prohibits large utilities and corporations in California from making long-term contracts with suppliers who do not meet the state's greenhouse gas emission standards. The two bills are part of a plan to reduce California's emissions by 25 percent to 1990s levels by 2020. In 2005, Schwarzenegger issued an executive order calling to reduce greenhouse gases to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

Schwarzenegger signed another executive order on October 17, 2006 allowing California to work with the Northeast's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. They plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by issuing a limited amount of carbon credits to each power plant in participating states. Any power plants that exceed emissions for the amount of carbon credits will have to purchase more credits to cover the difference. The plan took effect in 2009. In addition to using his political power to fight global warming, the governor has taken steps at his home to reduce his personal carbon footprint. Schwarzenegger has adapted one of his Hummers to run on hydrogen and another to run on biofuels. He has also installed solar panels to heat his home.

In respect of his contribution to the direction of the US motor industry, Schwarzenegger was invited to open the 2009 SAE World Congress in Detroit, on April 20, 2009.

In 2011, Arnold Schwarzenegger founded the R20 Regions of Climate Action to develop a sustainable, low carbon economy.

 

 

Arnold Schwarzenneger, The Last Stand, movie 2012

 

 

PERSONAL LIFE

 

Early love life

In 1969, Schwarzenegger met Barbara Outland (later Barbara Outland Baker), an English teacher he lived with until 1974. Schwarzenegger talked about Barbara in his memoir in 1977: "Basically it came down to this: she was a well-balanced woman who wanted an ordinary, solid life, and I was not a well-balanced man, and hated the very idea of ordinary life." Baker has described Schwarzenegger as "[a] joyful personality, totally charismatic, adventurous, and athletic" but claims towards the end of the relationship he became "insufferable – classically conceited – the world revolved around him". Baker published her memoir in 2006, entitled Arnold and Me: In the Shadow of the Austrian Oak. Although Baker, at times, painted an unflattering portrait of her former lover, Schwarzenegger actually contributed to the tell-all book with a foreword, and also met with Baker for three hours.

Baker claims, for example, that she only learned of his being unfaithful after they split, and talks of a turbulent and passionate love life. Schwarzenegger has made it clear that their respective recollection of events can differ. The couple first met six to eight months after his arrival in the U.S—their first date was watching the first Apollo Moon landing on television. They shared an apartment in Santa Monica for three and a half years, and having little money, would visit the beach all day, or have barbecues in the back yard.

Although Baker claims that when she first met him, he had "little understanding of polite society" and she found him a turn-off, she says, "He's as much a self-made man as it's possible to be—he never got encouragement from his parents, his family, his brother. He just had this huge determination to prove himself, and that was very attractive ... I'll go to my grave knowing Arnold loved me."

Schwarzenegger met his next paramour, Sue Moray, a Beverly Hills hairdresser's assistant, on Venice Beach in July 1977. According to Moray, the couple led an open relationship: "We were faithful when we were both in LA ... but when he was out of town, we were free to do whatever we wanted." Schwarzenegger met Maria Shriver at the Robert F. Kennedy Tennis Tournament in August 1977, and went on to have a relationship with both women until August 1978, when Moray (who knew of his relationship with Shriver) issued an ultimatum.


Marriage and family

On April 26, 1986, Schwarzenegger married television journalist Maria Shriver, niece of President John F. Kennedy, in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The Rev. John Baptist Riordan performed the ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. They have four children: Katherine Eunice Shriver Schwarzenegger (born December 13, 1989 in Los Angeles); Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger (born July 23, 1991 in Los Angeles); Patrick Schwarzenegger (born September 18, 1993 in Los Angeles); and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger (born September 27, 1997 in Los Angeles). Schwarzenegger lives in a 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) home in Brentwood. The divorcing couple currently own vacation homes in Sun Valley, Idaho and Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. They attended St. Monica's Catholic Church.


Marital separation

On May 9, 2011, Shriver and Schwarzenegger separated after 25 years of marriage, with Shriver moving out of the couple's Brentwood mansion. On May 16, 2011, the Los Angeles Times revealed that Schwarzenegger had fathered a son more than fourteen years earlier with an employee in their household, Mildred Patricia 'Patty' Baena. "After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said in a statement issued to The Times. In the statement, Schwarzenegger did not mention that he had confessed to his wife only after Shriver had confronted him with the information, which she had done after confirming with the housekeeper what she had suspected about the child.

Fifty-year-old Baena, of Guatemalan origin, was employed by the family for 20 years and retired in January 2011. The pregnant Baena was working in the home while Shriver was pregnant with the youngest of the couple’s four children. Baena's son with Schwarzenegger, Joseph, was born on October 2, 1997; Shriver gave birth to Christopher on September 27, 1997. Schwarzenegger found ways to spend time with this child: in one instance, in 1998, Shriver and Schwarzenegger's children unexpectedly accompanied Schwarzenegger to the lovechild's baptism; and he was photographed teaching the boy how to play golf and swinging him playfully above his head. Despite Schwarzenegger's interactions with the child, the boy was never told that Schwarzenegger was his father, and he was unaware of the fact until it was revealed by the press. Schwarzenegger has taken financial responsibility for the child "from the start and continued to provide support." KNX 1070 radio reported that he bought a new, four-bedroom house, with a pool, in Bakersfield, about 112 miles (180 km) north of Los Angeles, in 2010 for Baena and their son. Baena separated from her husband, Rogelio, in 1997, a few months after Joseph's birth, and filed for divorce in 2008. Baena's ex-husband says that the child's birth certificate was falsified and that he plans to sue Schwarzenegger for engaging in conspiracy to falsify a public document, a serious crime in California.

Schwarzenegger has consulted an attorney, Bob Kaufman. Kaufman has earlier handled divorce cases for celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Schwarzenegger will keep the Brentwood home as part of their divorce settlement and Shriver has purchased a new home nearby so that the children may travel easily between their parents' homes. They will share custody of the two minor children. Schwarzenegger came under fire after the initial petition did not include spousal support and a reimbursement of attorney's fees. However, he claims this was not intentional and that he signed the initial documents without having properly read them. Schwarzenegger has filed amended divorce papers remedying this.

In the aftermath of Schwarzenegger's infidelity scandal, actress Brigitte Nielsen came forward and stated that she too had an affair with Schwarzenegger while he was in a relationship with Shriver, saying, "Maybe I wouldn't have got into it if he said 'I'm going to marry Maria' and this is dead serious, but he didn't, and our affair carried on."

 

 

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Growing up in a small, isolated village in Austria, he turned to bodybuilding... (show more)

Date of birth (location)

30 July 1947
Thal, Styria, Austria

 

Sometimes Credited As:  Arnold Strong

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Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

 

Actor - filmography


(In Production) (2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s)

  1. The Kid & I (2005) (post-production)

  2. Around the World in 80 Days (2004) .... Prince Hapi

  3. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003/II) (VG) (voice) .... The Terminator
    ... aka Terminator 3: War of the Machines (USA: PC version)

  4. The Rundown (2003) (uncredited) .... Bar Patron
    ... aka Welcome to the Jungle (Australia) (UK)

  5. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) .... Terminator
    ... aka T3 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka Terminator 3 - Rebellion der Maschinen (Germany)

  6. "Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776" (2002) TV Series (voice) .... Baron von Steuben

  7. Collateral Damage (2002) .... Gordy Brewer

  8. Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) (voice) (uncredited) .... White wolf
    ... aka DR.2 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka DR2 (USA: promotional abbreviation)

  9. The 6th Day (2000) .... Adam Gibson
    ... aka Sixième jour, Le (Canada: French title)

  10. End of Days (1999) .... Jericho Cane

  11. Batman & Robin (1997) .... Mr. Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries)

  12. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996) .... The Terminator
    ... aka T2: Terminator 2:3-D
    ... aka Terminator 2: 3-D

  13. Jingle All the Way (1996) .... Howard 'Howie' Langston

  14. Eraser (1996) .... U.S. Marshal John 'The Eraser' Kruger

  15. Junior (1994) .... Dr. Alex Hesse

  16. True Lies (1994) .... Harry Tasker

  17. Last Action Hero (1993) .... Jack Slater/Himself

  18. Christmas in Connecticut (1992) (TV) (uncredited) .... Man in chair in front of Media Truck

  19. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1992) (VG) .... The Terminator

  20. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) .... The Terminator (T-800 Model 101)
    ... aka Exterminator 2, El (USA: Spanish title)
    ... aka T2 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka T2 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    ... aka T2: Extreme Edition (USA: video box title)
    ... aka T2: Ultimate Edition (USA: video box title)
    ... aka Terminator 2 - Le jugement dernier (France)

  21. Kindergarten Cop (1990) .... Detective John Kimble

  22. Total Recall (1990) .... Douglas Quaid/Hauser

  23. Twins (1988) .... Julius Benedict

  24. Red Heat (1988) .... Capt. Ivan Danko (Russian State Police)

  25. The Running Man (1987) .... Ben Richards

  26. Predator (1987) .... Major 'Dutch' Schaeffer

  27. Raw Deal (1986) .... Mark Kaminsky, aka Joseph P. Brenner
    ... aka Triple Identity

  28. Commando (1985) .... Col. John Matrix

  29. Red Sonja (1985) .... Kalidor

  30. The Terminator (1984) .... The Terminator

  31. Conan the Destroyer (1984) .... Conan

  32. Conan the Barbarian (1982) .... Conan

  33. The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980) (TV) .... Mickey Hargitay
    ... aka Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the 50's

  34. Scavenger Hunt (1979) .... Lars, Gym Instructor

  35. The Villain (1979) .... Handsome Stranger
    ... aka Cactus Jack (UK)

  36. Stay Hungry (1976) .... Joe Santo

  37. Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (1974) (TV) .... Rico

  38. The Long Goodbye (1973) (uncredited) .... One of Augustine's hoods

  39. Hercules in New York (1970) (as Arnold Strong) .... Hercules
    ... aka Hercules - The Movie
    ... aka Hercules Goes Bananas

 

 

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

 

Producer - filmography


(2000s) (1990s)

  1. The 6th Day (2000) (producer)
    ... aka Sixième jour, Le (Canada: French title)

  2. Last Action Hero (1993) (executive producer)

 

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

 

Director - filmography


(1990s) (1980s)

  1. Christmas in Connecticut (1992) (TV)

  2. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) TV Series (episode "The Switch")
    ... aka HBO's Tales from the Crypt

 

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

 

Miscellaneous Crew - filmography

  1. The Making of 'The Terminator': A Retrospective (1992) (V) (special thanks)

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

 

Himself - filmography


(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s)

  1. WMD: Weapon of Mass Destruction (2004) .... Himself

  2. How Arnold Won the West (2004) .... Himself

  3. 2004 Taurus World Stunt Awards (2004) (TV) .... Himself

  4. T3 Visual Effects Lab (2003) (V) .... T-101

  5. Inside 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' (2003) (TV) .... Himself

  6. Macy's 4th of July Spectacular (2003) (TV) .... Himself

  7. 2003 ABC World Stunt Awards (2003) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself

  8. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV) .... Himself/Host
    ... aka AFI's 100 Years, 100 Heroes & Villains: America's Greatest Screen Characters (USA: complete title)

  9. Trier, Kidman og Cannes (2003) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself

  10. Super Bowl XXXVII (2003) (TV) .... The Terminator/Himself

  11. The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2003) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter: Best Actress [Musical-Comedy]

  12. Raw Iron: The Making of 'Pumping Iron' (2002) (TV) .... Himself

  13. Iron and Beyond (2002) (V) .... Himself

  14. "Secrets of Superstar Fitness" (2002) TV Series .... Himself

  15. 2002 ABC World Stunt Awards (2002) (TV) .... Himself (Host)

  16. Anthony Quinn: The Final Words (2001) (V) .... Himself

  17. If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' (2001) (V) .... Himself

  18. Imagining 'Total Recall' (2001) (V) .... Himself

  19. Dirty Harry: The Original (2001) (V) .... Himself

  20. I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (2001) (TV) .... Himself

  21. Last Party 2000 (2001) (uncredited) .... Himself
    ... aka The Party's Over (USA: video title)

  22. Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator' (2001) (V) .... Himself

  23. AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV) .... Himself

  24. A&E Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Flex Appeal (2000) (TV) .... Himself

  25. The Making of 'Terminator 2: 3-D' (2000) (TV) .... Himself

  26. Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan' (2000) (V) .... Himself

  27. 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2000) (TV) (uncredited) .... Presenter

  28. Siegfried & Roy: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) (TV) .... Self

  29. End of Days: The Beginning (2000) (V) .... Himself
    ... aka Spotlight on Location: End of Days (USA: DVD title)

  30. The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects

  31. "Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years" (1999) (mini) TV Series .... Himself

  32. Intimate Portrait: Kelly Preston (1999) (TV) .... Himself

  33. Intimate Portrait: Loni Anderson (1999) (TV) .... Himself

  34. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero (1999) (TV) .... Himself

  35. Falco - Hoch wie nie (1998) (V) .... Himself

  36. Junket Whore (1998) .... Himself

  37. The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself - Presenter: 'Titanic' Film Clip

  38. Directors: James Cameron (1997) (V) .... Himself

  39. Stand Tall (1997) .... Himself

  40. A Century of Science Fiction (1996) (V) .... Himself

  41. Sinatra: 80 Years My Way (1995) (TV) .... Himself

  42. The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself - Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Award

  43. Beretta's Island (1994) .... Himself

  44. A Century of Cinema (1994) .... Himself

  45. "Hollywood Women" (1994) (mini) TV Series .... Himself

  46. 1993 MTV Movie Awards (1993) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter

  47. T2: More Than Meets the Eye (1993) (V) .... Himself

  48. The Last Party (1993) (uncredited) .... Himself

  49. Dave (1993) .... Himself

  50. 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter

  51. The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' (1992) (TV) .... Himself

  52. The Making of 'The Terminator': A Retrospective (1992) (V) .... Himself

  53. Lincoln (1992) (TV) (voice) .... John G. Nicolay

  54. Feed (1992) .... Himself

  55. Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration (1992) (TV) .... Himself

  56. "Naked Hollywood" (1991) (mini) TV Series .... Himself

  57. The Making of 'Total Recall' (1990) (TV) .... Himself/Douglas Quaid

  58. The 56th Annual Academy Awards (1984) (TV) .... Himself - Co-Presenter: Technical Achievement Awards

  59. The Making of 'Terminator' (1984) (TV) .... Himself

  60. Carnival in Rio (1983) (TV) .... Himself - as host

  61. Body by Garret (1982) .... Himself

  62. Our Voices Ourselves (1982) (TV) .... Himself

  63. The Comeback (1980) .... Himself

  64. Pumping Iron (1977) .... Himself

The Terminator robot

 

 

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

 

Archive Footage

 

  1. Running with Arnold (2005) .... Himself

  2. A Stuntman for All Seasons: A Tribute to Bennie Dobbins (2004) (V) .... Himself

  3. East Meets West: 'Red Heat' and the Kings of Carolco (2004) (V) .... Himself

  4. Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04 (2004) (TV) .... Himself

  5. "Retrosexual: The 80's" (2004) (mini) .... Himself

  6. 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) (TV) .... Himself

  7. Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood (2004) (TV) .... Himself

  8. Terminator 3: Redemption (2004) (VG) .... The Terminator

  9. 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV) .... Himself - #65: Things They Shouldn't Say

  10. Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (V) .... Himself

  11. Terminator: The E! True Hollywood Story (2002) (TV) .... Himself

  12. Inside the Playboy Mansion (2002) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself

  13. Kino kolossal - Herkules, Maciste & Co (2000) (TV) .... Himself

  14. Sauna-Report Deutschland - Die nackte Lust am Schwitzen (1998) (TV) .... Himself

  15. True Lies (1995) (VG) .... Harry Tasker

  16. "Fame in the Twentieth Century" (1993) (uncredited) .... Himself

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

 

Notable TV Guest Appearances

  1. "60 Minutes" playing "Himself" 31 October 2004

  2. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" playing "Himself" 6 August 2004

  3. "Hannity & Colmes" playing "Himself" 10 June 2004

  4. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" playing "Himself" 1 March 2004

  5. "Celebrities Uncensored" playing "Himself" (archive footage) (episode # 2.3) 25 February 2004

  6. "Dennis Miller" playing "Himself" 26 January 2004

  7. "Celebrities Uncensored" playing "Himself" (archive footage) (episode # 1.15) 26 November 2003

  8. "Tinseltown TV" playing "Himself" 22 November 2003

  9. "BBC World News" playing "Himself" 17 November 2003

  10. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" playing "Himself" 8 October 2003

  11. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" playing "Himself" 6 August 2003

  12. "Channel 4 News" playing "Himself" 21 July 2003

  13. "Richard & Judy" playing "Himself" 21 July 2003

  14. "Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones" playing "Himself" 15 July 2003

  15. "Howard Stern" 30 June 2003

  16. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" playing "Himself" 26 June 2003

  17. "Rank" playing "Himself" in episode: "25 Toughest Stars" 24 April 2002

  18. "Life and Times" playing "Himself" in episode: "The Making of Ivan Reitman" (episode # 6.13) 26 February 2002

  19. "Howard Stern" playing "Himself" 19 February 2002

  20. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" playing "Himself" 4 February 2002

  21. "Informal, El" playing "El Chuache" (archive footage) 4 October 2001

  22. "WCW Monday Nitro" playing "Himself" in episode: "Night of Championships" 28 February 2000

  23. "Howard Stern" playing "Himself" 29 November 1999

  24. "The Howard Stern Radio Show" playing "Himself" 27 November 1999

  25. "WWF Smackdown!" playing "Himself" 18 November 1999

  26. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" playing "Himself" 11 November 1999

  27. "Life and Times" playing "Himself" in episode: "The Weider Brothers: Men of Iron" (episode # 3.17) 22 February 1999

  28. "Howard Stern" playing "Himself" 16 March 1998

  29. "The Magic Hour" playing "Himself" (episode # 1.1) 1998

  30. "Wetten, dass..?" playing "Himself" in episode: "Wetten, dass..? aus Hannover" (episode # 1.102) 8 December 1996

  31. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" playing "Himself" 20 June 1996

  32. "Howard Stern" playing "Himself" 21 July 1994

  33. "Saturday Night Live" playing "Himself" (uncredited) (episode # 17.4) 26 October 1991

  34. "Wetten, dass..?" playing "Himself" in episode: "Wetten, dass..? aus Saarbrücken" (episode # 1.69) 21 September 1991

  35. "Tales from the Crypt" playing "X-Con" in episode: "The Switch" (episode # 2.2) 21 April 1990

  36. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" playing "Himself" 16 December 1988

  37. "Saturday Night Live" playing "Himself" (uncredited) (episode # 14.7) 3 December 1988

  38. "Wetten, dass..?" playing "Himself" in episode: "Wetten, dass..? aus Linz" (episode # 1.49) 8 October 1988

  39. "Mensch Meier" playing "Himself" 21 August 1986

  40. "Late Night with David Letterman" playing "Himself" 17 October 1985

  41. "The San Pedro Beach Bums" in episode: "Lifting Is My Life" (episode # 1.10) 19 December 1977

  42. "V.I.P.-Schaukel" playing "Himself" (episode # 7.3) 21 October 1977

  43. "Dinah!" playing "Himself" 29 August 1977

  44. "The Streets of San Francisco" playing "Josef Schmidt" in episode: "Dead Lift" (episode # 5.19) 5 May 1977

 

 

 

Directed by
James Cameron

 

In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable. They created 'THE TERMINATOR'

 

User Rating: ***** 7.9/10 (56,662 votes) top 250: #206

Cast overview, first billed only:

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator

Michael Biehn

Kyle Reese

Linda Hamilton

Sarah Connor

Paul Winfield

Lieutenant Ed Traxler

Lance Henriksen

Detective Vukovich

Bess Motta

Ginger Ventura

Earl Boen

Dr. Peter Silberman

Rick Rossovich

Matt Buchanan

Dick Miller

Pawnshop Clerk

Shawn Schepps

Nancy

Bruce M. Kerner

Desk Sergeant

Franco Columbu

Future Terminator

Bill Paxton

Punk Leader

Brad Rearden

Punk

Brian Thompson

Punk

 

 

Arnie

 

 

LINKS

 

2TopStars: Picture Galleries

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Official Site

Rollingstone.com - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Starpulse - Arnold Schwarzenegger- The best Arnie sites on the internet.

TV-Now: Arnold Schwarzenegger - on TV This Month

Arnold Schwarzenegger Interactive

Cyberdyne Systems

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger

AskMen.com: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Iompao's Tribute - Great Site. In Italian and english

Arnold Fan - pictures, message board and links.

Muscleman to Terminator - Lots of info on Arnold

Usenet - alt.fan.schwarzenegger

 

 

 

 

A - Z FILMS INDEX

 

 

 

13 GOING ON 30

16 BLOCKS

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

A PERFECT STORM

ALIEN

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

ATONEMENT

AUSTIN POWERS

BABE

BACK TO THE FUTURE

BATMAN

BIG MIRACLE

BRAVEHEART

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

BRIDGET JONES' DIARY

CASABLANCA

CASINO ROYALE

CAST AWAY

CATWOMAN

CHRISTINE

CON AIR

CROCODILE DUNDEE

DAREDEVIL

DEAD CALM

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

DIE HARD

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

DISCLOSURE

DOLORES CLAIBORNE

DOLPHIN TALE

DR. NO

DUMB AND DUMBER

ERIN BROCKOVICH

FATAL ATTRACTION

FIRE ON THE AMAZON

FLIPPER

FLY AWAY HOME

FREE WILLY

FRENCH KISS

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

GLADIATOR

 

 

 

GOLDFINGER

HARRY POTTER

HORNBLOWER

INDIANA JONES

JAMES BOND

JAWS

JURASSIC PARK

JUST LIKE HEAVEN

KING KONG

KUNG FU HUSTLE

LEON

MAN ON FIRE

MASTER and COMMANDER

MEAN GIRLS

MEDICINE MAN

MEN OF HONOUR

MISERY

MISS CONGENIALITY

MOBY DICK

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

NAKED GUN

NATIONAL TREASURE

OUT OF TIME

OVERBOARD

PARENT TRAP

PAYBACK

PEARL HARBOUR

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

PLANET OF THE APES

PRETTY WOMAN

PROMETHEUS

PSYCHO

P2 DEAD MANS CHEST

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

RACE THE SUN

RAMBO

ROB ROY

ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THEIVES

ROBOCOP

ROXANNE

SCHOOL OF ROCK

SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC

 

 

SEABISCUIT

SHORT CIRCUIT

SKYFALL

SPEED

SPIDERMAN

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

STAR GATE

STAR TREK

STAR WARS

THE 39 STEPS

THE AVIATOR

THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO

THE DA VINCI CODE

THE DAMBUSTERS

THE FLY

THE FOG

THE MASK

THE MATRIX

THE MUMMY

THE MUMMY RETURNS

THE PATRIOT

THE PERFECT STORM

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE TERMINATOR

THE THING

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN

THUNDERBALL

TITANIC

TOMORROW NEVER DIES

TOP GUN

TRADING PLACES

TREASURE ISLAND

TROY

TRUE GRIT

UNFORGIVEN

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

WAR OF THE WORLDS  

WATERLOO BRIDGE

ZULU

 

 

 

 

 

A - Z ACTORS INDEX

 

 

 

Adam Sandler

Al Gore

Alec Baldwin

Angelina Jolie

Anthony Hopkins

Arnold Shwazenneger

Arnold Vosloo

Ashlea Kaye

Ben Affleck

Ben Stiller

Brad Pitt

Brendan Fraser

Bruce Willis

Burt Lancaster

Catherine Zeta Jones

Charlize Theron

Chris Cooper

Clint Eastwood

Daniel Craig

Demi Moore

Dennis Hopper

Denzel Washington

Dermot Mulroney

Drew Barrymore

Dwayne Johnson

Eric Bana

Eva Green

George Clooney

Gerard Butler

Gerard Depardieu

Glen Close

Goldie Hawn

Gregory Peck

Gwyneth Paltrow

Halle Berry

 

 

Harrison Ford

Harvey Keitel

Hugh Jackman

Humphrey Bogart

Ian Holm

Ingrid Bergman

Jack Black

Jack Nicholson

James Caan

James Cromwell

James McAvoy

Jason Statham

Jean Reno

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Daniels

Jennifer Garner

Jim Carrey

Joaquin Phoenix

John Hurt

John Mcavoy

John Travolta

John Wayne

Johnny Depp

Judi Dench

Julia Roberts

Julie Andrews

Kate Hudson

Kate Winslett

Kathy Bates

Keanu Reeves

Keira Knightley

Kevin Spacey

Kim Basinger

Kirk Douglas

 

 

 

Kirsten Dunst

Kristen Bell

Kurt Russell

Leonardo di Caprio

Liam Neeson

Linda King

Linda Kozlowski

Lindsay Lohan

Liz Hurley

Mads Mikkelsen

Marilyn Monroe

Mark Wahlberg

Marlon Brando

Matt Damon

Matthew McConaughey

Megan Fox

Mel Gibson

Michael Cain

Michael Douglas

Michael Fassbender

Michael J Fox

Michael Keaton

Michelle Pfeiffer

Mike Myers

Morgan Freeman

Naomi Watts

Nicholas Cage

Nicole Kidman

Orlando Bloom

Owen Wilson

Paul Bettany

Paul Hogan

Penelope Cruz

Pierce Brosnan

Rachel Weisz

 

 

Rebecca De Mornay

Reese Witherspoon

Rennee Zellweger

Richard Gere

Robert de Niro

Roger Moore

Russell Crowe

Sally Edwards

Sam Neil

Sam Worthington

Samuel L Jackson

Sandra Bullock

Scarlett Johansson

Sean Connery

Sharon Stone

Shia LeBeouf

Shirley Temple

Sigourney Weaver

Stanley Baker

Stephen Chow

Steve Martin

Steve McQueen

Steven Segal

Slyvester Stalone

Ted Danson

Tim Roth

Tobey Maguire

Tom Cruise

Tom Hanks

Tommy Lee Jones

Uma Thurman

Willem Dafoe

Will Smith

Yul Brynner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laser weapons on boats are now a reality

Solarnavigator is designed to carry the Scorpion anti pirate weapon. A fleet of such autonomous vessels could be the basis of an international peacekeeping, and/or emergency rescue force, the same platform is also ideal for endurance high-speed oceanographic surveys.

 

 

 

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