From Body Builder to Successful Hollywood actor - an inspiring Journey of Arnold Schwarzenegger
Exploring Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting career.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is identified as Arnold Schwarzenegger and he is known to be bodybuilder, famous actor and a great politician. This all-rounder was born on July 30, 1947 at Thal, Austria. He started as an American bodybuilder and later on he took his career as a film actor and thereafter served as governor of California from the year 2003 to 2011. But when we look down to his entire journey, his journey as an actor is really inspiring. Let’s have a look on it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger early stage of filmy career
After being famous as a body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger wished to move to films. But he started with some of the small roles in film and television from the year 1969. Afterwards, he got a breakthrough and he was selected for a title role in Hercules in New York in the year 1970. He was credited as "Arnold Strong" for his first film role but afterwards, he was credited with his birth name. At his first film, his accent was so thick that, his voice part was dubbed after the production.
His second film was The Long Goodbye (1973) and his appearance was as a deaf-mute mob hitman. He also won Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture for his movie Stay Hungry that was his some of the great movies in his early roles. He has also shared his experiences about his difficult early filmy career, where he spoke that casting people did not like his name, body and the accent but later on the actor had a rocking come back with the movie Pumping Iron that was a body building film.
Arnold Emerged as an action superstar
The American actor was much appreciated as an action superstar and his work was outstanding in that role. His film the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian was a box-office hit. The list of his successful action films are many and it includes Commando in the year 1985, Raw Deal in the year 1986, The Running Man in 1987, Predator, that was still from same year and Red Heat in 1988. Schwarzenegger's most remarkable twist in his career was his return as the title role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day that was released in 1991' and this was the highest-grossing film.
He was also named as the "International Star of the Decade" in 1993, by the National Association of Theatre Owners and with the movie Junior; he was nominated for the second time for Golden Globe for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. His movies Batman & Robin did not went as expected and with this, his career in the industry and box office meet downfall. He appeared as the title character in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and it earn over $150 million in US.
Movies during the period of his Governor of California
After taking up the post of Governor, the actor was seen in a few movies that were The Rundown, Around the world in 80 days, The kid and I, Terminator salvation and The Expendables.
Resuming back to acting career
Just after relieving from governor office, he said that he was going through some scripts of his upcoming movies. He appeared in number of movies like The Expendables 2 and The Last Stand. He was also seen in Sabotage, the movie was released in March 2014 and The Expendables 3 that came in August 2014.
He appeared in the fifth part of Terminator film Terminator Genisys in 2015. He returned the other time with the same for another part of Terminator team in the year 2019 with Terminator: Dark Fate, the shooting of the movie was done in US, Hungary and Almeria. This was for another time when the actor associated with Director James Cameron, who directed him in the first two series and in True Lies.
The Journey of Arnold Schwarzenegger was not so easy one since the days when he was a body builder, with entre in the movies, no doubt things changed but ups and downs were there. He is also the author of some of great books.