Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Transformation | Total Recall

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947, near Graz, Austria. He rose to fame as the world’s top bodybuilder, launching a career that would make him a giant Hollywood star. After years of blockbuster movie roles, Schwarzenegger went into politics, becoming governor of California in 2003. In 2012, he returned to his acting career, starring with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone in the film The Expendables 2. Within just one week, the movie had climbed to the No. 1 spot at the box office, bringing in nearly $28.6 million. His recent films include The Expendables 3 (2014) and Terminator Genisys (2015).

As an escape, Arnold turned to the movies, in particular Reg Parker, a body builder and star in B-level Hercules movies. The films also helped propel Schwarzenegger’s own obsession with America, and the future he felt awaited him there. Getting to his new country was the issue. Schwarzenegger found his answer from him in Joe Weider, the man behind the International Federation of Body Building, an organization that sponsored contests such Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia. Weider loved Schwarzenegger’s bravado, sense of humor, and the potential he saw in the young body builder. Weider’s instincts couldn’t have been more dead-on. In all, Schwarzenegger would win an unprecedented five Mr. Universe titles and six Mr. Olympia crowns during his bodybuilding career. Equally significant, Schwarzenegger, who had immigrated to the United States in 1968, helped propel the sport into the mainstream, culminating in the 1977 documentary, Pumping Iron, which tells the tale of Schwarzenegger’s defense of his Mr. Olympia crown.

List of competitions:
1965 Junior Mr. Europe Germany 1st
1966 Best Built Man of Europe Germany 1st
1966 Mr. Europe Germany 1st
1966 International Powerlifting Championship Germany 1st
1966 NABBA Mr. Universe amateur London 2nd to Chet Yorton
1967 NABBA Mr. Universe amateur London 1st
1968 NABBA Mr. Universe professional London 1st
1968 German Powerlifting Championship Germany 1st
1968 IFBB Mr. International Mexico 1st
1968 IFBB Mr. Universe Florida 2nd to Frank Zane
1969 IFBB Mr. Universe amateur New York 1st
1969 NABBA Mr. Universe professional London 1st
1969 Mr. Olympia New York 2nd to Sergio Oliva
1970 NABBA Mr. Universe professional London 1st. Defeated his idol Reg Park
1970 Mr. World Columbus, Ohio 1st. Defeated Sergio Oliva for the first time
1970 Mr. Olympia New York 1st
1971 Mr. Olympia Paris 1st
1972 Mr. Olympia Essen, Germany 1st
1973 Mr. Olympia New York 1st
1974 Mr. Olympia New York 1st
1975 Mr. Olympia Pretoria, South Africa 1st. Subject of the documentary Pumping Iron
1980 Mr Olympia Sydney, Australia 1st

Arnold Schwarzenegger filmography:
Hercules in New York as Hercules (1970)
Stay Hungry as Joe Santo (1976)
Pumping Iron as Himself (1977)
The Villain as Handsome Stranger (1979)
The Jayne Mansfield Story as Mickey Hargitay (1980)
Conan the Barbarian as Conan (1982)
Conan the Destroyer as Conan (1984)
The Terminator as The Terminator/T-800 Model 101 (1984)
Red Sonja as Kalidor (1985)
Commando as John Matrix (1985)
Raw Deal as Mark Kaminsky, a.k.a. Joseph P. Brenner (1986)
Predator as Major Alan “Dutch” Schaeffer (1987)
The Running Man as Ben Richards (1987)
Red Heat as Captain Ivan Danko (1988)
Twins as Julius Benedict (1988)
Total Recall as Douglas Quaid/Hauser (1990)
Kindergarten Cop as Detective John Kimble (1990)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day as The Terminator/T-800 Model 101 (1991)
Last Action Hero as Jack Slater / Himself (1993)
True Lies as Harry Tasker (1994)
Junior as Dr. Alex Hesse (1994)
Eraser as U.S. Marshall John Kruger (1996)
Jingle All the Way as Howard Langston (1996)
Batman and Robin as Mr. Freeze (1997)
End of Days as Jericho Cane (1999)
The 6th Day as Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone (2000)
Collateral Damage as Gordy Brewer (2002)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines as The Terminator/T-850 Model 101 (2003)
Around the World in 80 Days as Prince Hapi (2004)
The Expendables as Trench (2010)
The Expendables 2 as Trench (2012)
The Last Stand as Sheriff Ray Owens (2013)
Escape Plan as Rottmayer (2013)
Sabotage as John ‘Breacher’ Wharton (2014)
The Expendables 3 as Trench (2014)
Maggie as Wade Vogel (2015)
Terminator Genisys as The Terminator/T-800 Model 101/ The Guardian (2015)
Aftermath as Victor (2017)
Why We’re Killing Gunther as Gunther (2017)
Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask (2017)
White as Nathan Brand (2017)
The Expendables 4 as Trench (2018)


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