Arnie made a career in the United States as a professional bodybuilder and became the most famous bodybuilder in the world, successfully acted in films, and also became Governor of California.
October 11, 2010 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived in Moscow on an official visit, and at the same time decided to take a ride in the subway. And then he posted photos of his excursion on Twitter. These photos made me very happy, oh, it's a pity that I was not there! They say that Iron Arnie was hit with a turnstile, but he withstood the blow with dignity and reacted with an incendiary joke.
Speaking at the office of the American Chamber of Commerce, the Governor of California said that he had already visited Russia many times, which had a great influence on him and played an important role in his fate.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I really love your country, and this love began when I was still a child. In Vienna, in 1961, I watched the weightlifting championship. Soviet weightlifters then simply destroyed everyone. Yuri Vlasov and Leonid Zhabotinsky. They were so tall and strong. They were intellectual weightlifters. That's when I decided that I would definitely be the same as them."
In the spring, a magazine was brought to me from the States, in which there are about 200 exclusive photos of Arnold. Many of them have not been previously published. I scanned a few on purpose.
Difficult to pronounce surname Schwarzenegger (sometimes incorrectly spelled as Schwarzenegger) translates from German as "black plowman". In order not to confuse the audience with such a complex surname, Schwarzenegger began his film career under the pseudonym Arnold Strong (English Arnold Strong - Arnold Strong).
The house in which the Schwarzenegger family lived in Austria previously belonged to a member of the imperial family. When leaving, the aristocrat set a condition that only the chief of the local police and the forester would live in the house. The local police chief was Arnold's father, Gustav Schwarzenegger.
In 1992, Arnold bought the first Hummer for civilian use for $ 45,000, which weighed 2.9 tons and was 2.1 meters wide, which did not meet American fuel economy standards. During the governor's campaign in 2003, he announced that he would switch one of his Hummers to hydrogen, which was done some time later (for an amount of $ 21,000).
In June 1997, he spent $ 38 million on a private Gulf Stream jet. In the 2000s, he sold it.
In 1997 he underwent heart surgery (valve replacement).
On December 23, 2006, he fractured his hip while skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho, and on December 26 underwent 90-minute surgery.
The movie star refuses personal chauffeurs, preferring to drive the car on his own: “There are things that a man has to do himself. I prefer to heat the fireplace in my house myself, and to drive my Porsche too."
Schwarzenegger crashed twice on a motorcycle. On December 9, 2001, he broke 6 ribs and was hospitalized for 4 days. On January 8, 2006, he crashed on his Harley Davidson motorcycle while transporting his son Patrick in a sidecar. No one was hurt, except for the fact that 15 stitches were imposed on Schwarzenegger's lip. It should be noted that the Governor of California did not have a driver's license category (A-1 or A) to drive motorcycles. As he stated, he had the relevant rights in Austria, and after moving to the United States it did not even occur to him to receive a new document; thus, he drove a motorcycle illegally for more than 10 years (according to the US constitution, the police have the right to stop a car for inspection only in case of speeding, clear signs of alcohol intoxication or other violations; the problem of the state of California is the presence of up to two million people who regularly use cars without rights and compulsory insurance). (source not specified)
After the last incident, California's license to drive a motorcycle was obtained.
In 2004, while on vacation in Hawaii, Schwarzenegger rescued a drowning man by swimming up to him and pulling him ashore.
After his first training session, at the age of 14, Arnold was so tired that he could not raise his hand to brush his hair and fell off his bike.
The couple has 4 children:
Catherine Eunice Schwarzenegger, born December 13, 1989.
Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger, born July 23, 1991.
Patrick Arnold Schwarzenegger, born September 18, 1993.
Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger, born September 27, 1997.
Schwarzenegger and his family live in Brentwood in a house with an area of about a thousand square meters. meters. On Sundays, the family attends Mass at St. Monica's Catholic Church. Maria Shriver describes her husband's role in raising her children as follows:
“He brings them up mostly in the morning. Wakes up at six o'clock (except for Christopher, of course). Then he drives around the football field, and then makes him pour cold water … "
On July 30, 2007, the bodybuilder, movie star and governor of California turned 60 years old. The jubilee was magnificently celebrated in his homeland, in the city of Graz, Austria. Muscle & Fittness magazine dedicated a special issue to the anniversary of the patriarch of bodybuilding, equipped with five covers, with two Schwarzeneggers on each.
The authorities of the village of Tal in honor of the anniversary declared July 30 "Arnold Day", and assigned to him the number of the house 147, where he was born.