Arnold - The Pumping Iron

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Appear In Next Terminator Movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Appear In Next Terminator Movie.... Latest: California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will appear in the next Terminator sequel - in digital form.

The actor-turned-politician, who has starred in the three Terminator movies to date, has granted studio Halycon permission to use his likeness in the upcoming movie.

Earlier this week (begs07May07), Halycon entrepreneurs Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson announced they have bought the rights to the Terminator franchise and are planning to have a fourth film in cinemas by 2009.

Anderson says, "We'll be using computer altered stock images of Arnold. That way we can span his entire career, from the frightening '80s era Terminator to the ice cool T2 version."

However, Schwarzenegger will still be personally involved in the next episode, and a further two installments after that, of the series.

His representative Annabelle Gross tells, "He's signed on as executive producer for all three pictures, and we are in talks for further appearance licensing."

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Body Building Awards

1965: Junior Mr. Europe, Germany

1966: Best Built Man of Europe, Germany

1966: Mr. Europe, Germany

1966: International Powerlifting Championship, Germany

1966: NABBA Mr. Universe amateur, London, 2nd to Chet Yorton

1967: NABBA Mr. Universe amateur, London

1968: NABBA Mr. Universe professional, London

1968: German Powerlifting Championship, Germany

1968: IFBB Mr. International, Mexico

1968: IFBB Mr. Universe, Florida, 2nd to Frank Zane

1969: IFBB Mr. Universe, New York1969: NABBA Mr. Universe professional, London

1969: Mr. Olympia, New York, 2nd to Sergio Oliva

1970: NABBA Mr. Universe professional, London, defeated his idol Reg Park

1970: Mr. World Columbus, Ohio defeated Sergio Oliva for the first time

1970: Mr. Olympia, New York

1971: Mr. Olympia, Paris

1972: Mr. Olympia Essen, Germany

1973: Mr. Olympia, New York

1974: Mr. Olympia, New York

1975: Mr. Olympia Pretoria, South Africa, subject of the documentary Pumping Iron

1980: Mr. Olympia Sydney, Australia

Arnold in Politics

Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently serving as the 38th Governor of California.

Electrol history
Year : 2003
Office : Governor of California
Subject:Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Party:Republican .
Votes:4,206,284 .
Persentage (% ):48.6 .
Opponents:Cruz Bustamante,Tom McClintock,Peter Miguel Camejo.
Party:Democrat ; Republican ; Green .
Votes:2,724,874 ; 1,161,287 ; 242,247 .
Persentage (% ):31.5 ; 13.5 ; 2.8 .
Year : 2006 .Office : Governor of California .
Election : Primary.
Subject : Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Party : Republican ; Republican ; Republican .
Votes : 1,724,281.
Persentage (% ) : 90.0 .
Opponents : Robert C. Newman II,Bill Chambers,Jeffrey R. Burns
Party : Republican .
Votes : 68,660 ; 65,487 ; 57,652.
Persentage (% ) :3.6 ; 3.4 ; 3.0 .


· The Kid & I (2005) with Tom Arnold, Henry Winkler, and Jamie Lee Curtis; as yet unreleased ·Around the World in 80 Days (2004) with Jackie Chan
· Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) with Claire Danes
· Collateral Damage (2002)· The 6th Day (2000) with Robert Duvall
· End of Days (1999) with Udo Kier
· Batman and Robin (1997) with George Clooney
· Eraser (1996) with James Caan
· Jingle All the Way (1996) with Robert Conrad and Phil Hartman
· Terminator 2: 3-D (1996) this short film is embedded in a Universal Studios Theme Park attraction
· Junior (1994) with Danny DeVito
· True Lies (1994) with Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Paxton, and Tia Carrere
· Dave (1993)· Last Action Hero (1993) with F. Murray Abraham
· Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)· Kindergarten Cop (1990)
· Total Recall (1990)· Twins (1988) with Danny Devito
· Red Heat (1988) with James Belushi
· The Running Man (1987) with Jim Brown, Yaphet Kotto, and Jesse Ventura
· Predator (1987) with Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura
· Raw Deal (1986) with Darren McGavin
· Commando (1985) with Rae Dawn Chong
· Red Sonja (1985) with Brigitte Nielsen
· The Terminator (1984) with Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, and Rick Rossovich
· Conan the Destroyer (1984) with Wilt Chamberlain, Grace Jones, and Jeff Corey
· Conan the Barbarian (1982) with James Earl Jones and William Smith
· The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980) with Loni Anderson as Jayne Mansfield. schwarzenegger portrays Mickey Hargitay
· Scavenger Hunt (1979) with Richard Benjamin and Willie Aames
· The Villain (1979) with Kirk Douglas, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde, and Ruth Buzzi
· Pumping Iron (1977) with Lou Ferrigno and Serge Nubret
· Stay Hungry (1976) with Jeff Bridges and Sally Field
· The Long Goodbye (1973) with Sterling Hayden and Elliott Gould
· Hercules in New York (aka Hercules Goes Bananas) (1970) with Arnold Stang and Taina Elg

· Tales from the Crypt, episode The Switch, originally aired in 1990
· The Streets of San Francisco, episode Dead Lift, originally aired March 10, 1977
· The Dating Game, as a contestant, originally aired in 1974.


Arnold Schwarzenegger had long planned to move from bodybuilding into a career in acting, as had done many of his idols, such as Reg Park. Initially he had trouble breaking into films due to his long surname, large muscles, and foreign accent, but was eventually chosen to play the role of Hercules (as both Reg Park and Steve Reeves had done) in Hercules in New York (1970).

Credited under the name "Arnold Strong", his accent in the film was so thick that his lines had to be dubbed after production. His second film appearance was as a deaf and mute hitman for the mob in director Rober 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 Best New Male Star.

Schwarzenegger came to the attention of more people in the documentary Pumping Iron (1977), elements of which were dramatized. In 1991, Schwarzenegger purchased the rights to this film, its outtakes, and associated still photography.

Arnold also appeared with Kirk Douglas and Ann Margaret in the comedy, The Villain (1979). Schwarzenegger's breakthrough film was Conan the Barbarian (1982), and this was cemented by a sequel, Conan the Destroyer(1984). As an actor, he is best-known as the title character of director James Cameron's android thriller The Terminator (1984). Schwarzenegger's acting ability (described by one critic as having an emotional range that "stretches from A almost to B") has long been the butt of many jokes; he retains a strong Austrian accent in his speech even in roles which do not call for such an accent. However, few fans of his work seem to care.He also made a mark for injecting his films with a droll, often self-deprecating sense of humor, setting him apart from more serious action heroes such as Sylvester Stallone. (As an aside, his alternative-universe comedy/thriller Last Action Hero featured a poster of the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day which, in that alternate universe, had Sylvester Stallone as its star; a similar in-joke in Twins suggested that the two actors might one day co-star, something which has yet to come to pass)

Following his arrival as a Hollywood superstar, 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 appears in Running Man as well as in the film "Batman and Robin" which Schwarzenegger also starred in) and future Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Sonny Landham. Twins, (1988) a comedy with Danny DeVito, was a change of pace. Total Recall (1990), at that time the most expensive film ever, netted Schwarzenegger $10 million and 15% of the gross, and was a widely praised, thought-provoking science-fiction script (based on the Phillip K Dick short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale) behind his usual violent action. Kindergarten Cop (1990) was another comedy.

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 critical and commercial high-water mark was Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). His next film project, the self-aware action comedy Last Action Hero, (1993), had the misfortune to be released opposite Jurassic Park, and suffered accordingly. Schwarzenegger's career never again achieved quite the same prominence, his aura of box-office invincibility suffering, although True Lies (1994) was a highly popular sendup of spy films, and saw Schwarzenegger reunited with director James Cameron, whose own career had taken off with The Terminator.

Shortly thereafter came Junior, which brought Schwarzenegger his second Golden Globe nomination, this time for Best Actor - Musical or Comedy. It was followed by the popular, albeit by-the-numbers Eraser(1996), and Batman & Robin(1997), his final film before taking time to recuperate from a back injury. Following the failure of Batman & Robin Schwarzenegger's film career and box office prominence went into decline.

Several film projects were announced with Schwarzenegger attached to star including the remake of Planet of the Apes, a new film version of I Am Legend and a World War II film scripted by Quentin Tarantino that would have seen Schwarzenegger finally play an Austrian.

Instead he returned with End of Days (1999) - an unsuccessful and atypically dark attempt to broaden his acting range - The 6th Day(2000) and Collateral Damage (2002), none of which came close to recapturing his former prominence. In 2003 he starred in the popularly received Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which went on to earn over $150 million domestically, but it still wasn't enough to revive his acting career. His latest film appearances included a cameo appearance in The Rundown with The Rock and the 2004 remake of Around the World in 80 Days, notable for featuring him onscreen with action star Jackie Chan for the first time. His latest appearance was a cameo as the "Governator", a Hummer H1, in the 2006 Pixar film Cars.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has stated in many interviews he never regrets doing a role and he feels really bad when he turns down a role. There are however conflicting reports that Schwarzenegger will be starring in the next Terminator installment - Terminator 4.

Business/Investment career

By the age of 30, Schwarzenegger was a millionaire, well before his career in Hollywood. His financial independence came from a series of successful business ventures and investments:

Bricklaying Business
In 1968, Schwarzenegger and fellow bodybuilder Franco Columbu started a bricklaying business. The business flourished both because of the pair's marketing savvy and increased demand following a major Los Angeles earthquake in 1971.

Mail Order Business
Schwarzenegger and Columbu used profits from their bricklaying venture to start a mail order business, selling bodybuilding and fitness-related equipment and instructional tapes.

Real Estate
Schwarzenegger rolled profits from the mail order business and his bodybuilding competition winnings into his first real estate venture: an apartment building he purchased for $10,000. He would go on to invest in a number of real estate holding companies.

Planet Hollywood
Arnold Schwarzenegger was a founding "celebrity investor" in the Planet Hollywood chain of international theme restaurants (modeled after the Hard Rock Cafe) along with Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Demi Moore. Schwarzenegger severed his financial ties with the business in 2000.

Arnold's Bodybuilding career

The 6'2" Schwarzenegger first gained fame as a bodybuilder. One of the first competitions he won was Junior Mr. Europe in 1965. He would go on to compete in and win many bodybuilding (as well as some powerlifting) contests, including 4 NABBA Mr. Universe wins and 7 Mr. Olympia wins, a record which would remain until Lee Haney won his eighth straight Mr. Olympia title in 1991.

In 1967 Schwarzenegger won the Munich stone lifting contest in which a stone weighing 508 German pounds, approximately 560 English pounds, is lifted between the legs while standing on two foot rests. Arnold broke the existing record, winning the contest.
Schwarzenegger's goal was to become the greatest bodybuilder in the world, which meant becoming Mr. Olympia.

His first attempt was in 1969 where he lost to three-time champion Sergio Oliva. However Schwarzenegger came back in 1970 and convincingly won the competition.He continued his winning streak in the 1971, 1972, and 1973 competitions. In 1974, Schwarzenegger was once again in top form and won the title for the fifth consecutive time, besting Lou Ferrigno. After the 1974 Olympia, Schwarzenegger announced his retirement from professional bodybuilding.

However, George Butler and Charles Gaines convinced him to compete one more time so they could make the bodybuilding documentary called Pumping Iron. Schwarzenegger had only three months to prepare for the competition after losing significant weight to appear in the film Stay Hungry with Jeff Bridges. Ferrigno proved not to be a threat, and a lighter than usual Schwarzenegger convincingly won the 1975 Olympia. After being declared Mr. Olympia for a sixth consecutive time Schwarzenegger once again retired from competition.
Schwarzenegger came out of retirement once more to compete in the 1980 Mr. Olympia. Schwarzenegger was a late entry and won with only eight weeks of preparation. At the time, this lead to some controversy, some claiming that the Olympia had become a "popularity contest" rather than an objectively judged competition.

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 due to 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".

It has been claimed that Schwarzenegger won his first of seven Mr. Olympia titles in 1970 with the help of Dianabol. He has admitted to using performance-enhancing anabolic steroids while they were legal, writing in 1977 that "steroids were helpful to me in maintaining muscle size while on a strict diet in preparation for a contest. I did not use them for muscle growth, but rather for muscle maintenance when cutting up." However, some bodybuilders who used the same steroid cocktails as Schwarzenegger in the 1970s dispute the notion that they were used merely for "muscle maintenance". Even Schwarzenegger has called the drugs "tissue building."
As recently as 2005, Schwarzenegger has been accused of tacit endorsement of steroid use, because the Arnold Classic competition to which he lends his name does not require testing of contestants. Most if not all contestants in the bodybuilding portion of the Arnold Classic display muscle mass that is virtually impossible without chemical assistance.

In 1999, Schwarzenegger sued Dr. Willi Heepe, a German doctor who publicly predicted an early death for the bodybuilder based on a link between steroid use and later heart problems. Because the doctor had never examined him personally, Schwarzenegger collected a DM 20,000 ($12,000 USD) libel judgment against him in a German court. In 1999 Schwarzenegger also sued and settled with Globe Magazine, a U.S. tabloid which had made similar predictions about the bodybuilder's future health. As late as 1996, a year before open heart surgery to replace an aortic valve, Schwarzenegger publicly defended his use of anabolic steroids during his bodybuilding career.

Schwarzenegger was born with a bicuspid aortic valve; a normal aorta has three leaflets. According to a spokesman, Schwarzenegger has not used anabolic steroids since 1990 when they were made illegal.

Schwarzenegger's first political appointment was to 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 called him Conan the Republican.