Had one elder brother Meinherd (1946-1971).
His mother was Aurelia Jadrny (1922-1998) and his father was Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907-1972).
Children: Katherine Eunice (b. 1990), Christina Maria Aurelia (b. 1991), Patrick Arnold (b. 1993), Christopher Sargent Shriver (b. 1997)
Was elected Governor of California as a Republican on 7 October 2003.
Turned down the role of John McClane in Die Hard (1988). The role went to Bruce Willis instead.
TV Guide selected Arnold Schwarzenegger's announcement on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) to run for Governor of California as the greatest TV moment of 2003.
Said that filming the climatic fight at the end of Predator (1987) was made difficult by the fact that the late Kevin Peter Hall, who played the Predator, couldn't see through his mask.
Has the record for winning the most major bodybuilding events in history, 13 (1 Mr. Junior Western Europe, 7 Mr. Olympias, and 5 Mr. Universes).
After he had started lifting weights as a teenager, he noticed that his body was becoming disproportionate. His arms, shoulders and chest were developing nicely, but his calves and lower legs weren't coming along as he wanted. To motivate himself to work harder on his calves, he cut off all of his pants (trousers) at the knee. Walking around like that, people would look at (and maybe even laugh at) the big man with 'chicken' legs. It worked.
Cousin-in-law Christopher Lawford appears with him in The 6th Day (2000).
His father, Gustav Schwarzenegger, nicknamed him "Cinderella" as a child and his older brother, Meinherd, constantly picked on him growing up. Both men were killed while driving under the influence.
Is one of only two actors to appear in all three of the 'Terminator' films (_The Terminator (1984)_ , Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)). The other is Earl Boen who portrayed the character of Dr. Peter Silberman in all three films.
Only the second governor in California's history to be born in a foreign country. John Downey, the 7th Governor of California, was born in Ireland and served from 1860- 1862.
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show _"Guignols de l'info, Les" (1988)_ .
Went AWOL from the Austrian army to enter his first bodybuilding contest.
Stumped for President George W. Bush the weekend before his re-election in Ohio, as Schwarzenegger has always had a strong relationship with Ohio.
He was voted the 53rd Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
Has played a character who died in only four of his films: The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), End of Days (1999) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
Was considered for the role of the gentle giant Fezzik in the 1970s when William Goldman's book "The Princess Bride" was being discussed for a film adaptation.
Had his first romantic scene in a movie with actress Sandahl Bergman, in Conan the Barbarian (1982).
Is good friends with fellow bodybuilder Sven-Ole Thorsen.
Turned down a request to reprise his Conan character in Kull the Conqueror (1997) (originally titled "Conan the Conqueror"). Also, he was supposed to play Conan in Red Sonja (1985), though ultimately, a new character was created who was essentially Conan in everything but name.
Is the only person to receive Razzie nominations for Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Couple (with himself cloned) in the same year. All for the same movie, The 6th Day (2000).
In German, the word "schwarzen" means "black", and "egger" means "ploughman". So "Schwarzenegger" is "Black Ploughman".
His life strangely mirrors the life of Conan from Conan the Barbarian (1982). Conan was born in a small village and grew up to be a physically powerful man from years of slavery. After winning great fame as a gladiator, he is given to wine and women, but later rejects this hedonistic lifestyle and goes on to perform great heroic feats, and eventually he is crowned king. Arnold was born in a small Austrian town and took up weightlifting as he got older. After achieving success as a bodybuilder, he indulged in drug abuse and womanizing, but he later rejected this and went on to become a vocal supporter of social causes, and was eventually elected governor of California.
Performed many of his own stunts in his films, owing largely to the fact that it was hard to find stunt doubles who matched his size. Billy D. Lucas, Joel Kramer and Peter Kent eventually became his personal stunt doubles and close friends.
His famous line "I'll be back", which originated from The Terminator (1984), was originally written as "I'll come back".
Initially refused to star in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) because James Cameron, who created the character and directed the first two films, would not be directing the third installment. Arnold tried to persuade Cameron to do the third film but Cameron declined and, feeling that the Terminator character was as much Arnold's as it was his own, Cameron advised Arnold to just do the third film and ask for a lot of money.
While filming the behind the scenes documentary for the special edition DVD of Conan the Barbarian (1982), the microphone hit him in the head at the end of the interview, to which he immediately joked "You see, I can't even do an interview about Conan without getting hurt".
Addressed the Republican National Convention in 2004.
The etymology for Arnold is "Eagle Power"
Grew up in a house that had no phone, no fridge and no toilet.
Was engaged to Brigitte Nielsen 
Was the spokesperson for Japanese DirecTV, a competitor to Quentin Tarantino's endorsed local satellite TV operator SkyperfecTV.
Was considered for the role of Flash Gordon in the 1980 film. The part eventually went to Sam J. Jones instead.
Sandahl Bergman was the first actress he ever did a love scene with. He was also the first actor she ever did a love scene with.
While filming the movie "Predator" became close friends with co-star Jesse Ventura.
"I was always interested in proportion and perfection. When I was fifteen, I took off my clothes and looked in the mirror. When I stared at myself naked, I realized that to be perfectly proportioned I would need twenty-inch arms to match the rest of me."
"There's so little time to do all the things I want to do that I can't see any reason to get bogged down in sequels." - to Starlog magazine in 1991, explaining his reluctance to do sequels to most of his successful films from the '80s.
"Everything I have ever done in my life has always stayed. I've just added to it...But I will not change. Because when you are successful and you change, you are anidiot."
"I know that if you leave dishes in the sink, they get sticky and hard to wash the