Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger – incredible achievements and life

I was just watching documentary about Arnold and then briefly read his biography on Wikipedia.. What a guy. Despite all the scandals, i know he’s my kind of person and we would click if we ever met.

He was born in Austria, his father was former Nazi and his mother was strict too. As a kid, he was beaten and forced to conform of what his father was expecting of him, but he chose to be a rebel. He gave up soccer practices that his father signed him up for, and decided to pursue weightlifting instead. He watched a lot of american movies and idolized American bodybuilders, so since ten, all he wanted was to move to America. And at 21, he finally packed his bags and moved here. It takes so much courage and determination to move to a country without speaking the language. But that didn’t stop him from working hard and he quickly learned English and started winning bodybuilding awards, slowly gaining popularity. Take a look at one review i liked the most.

 By the late seventies, he was well established in bodybuilding community, but he didn’t stop at that. He made up his mind that next thing he wanted to do was acting and started gaining roles, despite the fact that his accent was very thick and nobody could understand him. His accent was so bad that the first film had to be dubbed over. He himself said that all he faced was rejection at every corner. Everyone told him that he wouldn’t make it in hollywood because of his accent, and that he should just give up. But Arnold didn’t listen and it paid off – just few years later, he got leading role in Conan the Barbarian, which was a smash hit and jump started his career. After making one hit action and comedy movies after another, he amassed net worth of 300$ million dollars and decided to take a break from acting to focus on his family.

 But soon enough, his competitive spirit still got better of him and he decided to get into politics. As always, he didn’t have it easy, but after a few years he managed to run for governor of California and win. It is notable though, that he did it as a republican and not as a democrat. Perhaps it’s just me, but everyone in hollywood seems a diehard democrat.

Now, after retiring from office, he’s still back to acting. Guy’s 70, and he still does not take a break from fighting for greatness. He achieved all this in one lifetime, and for most people thousand lifetimes wouldn’t suffice to achieve the same. I have nothing but respect for this great man.

 

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