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Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing a blue suit and standing at a podium. He is facing away from the camera, smiling, and is clapping.
Schwarzenegger in December 2009 speaking at a ceremony for James Cameron to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, former professional bodybuilder, and politician who has appeared in multiple film roles. Schwarzenegger began his acting career primarily with small roles in film and television. For his first film role, he was credited as "Arnold Strong", but was credited with his birth name thereafter. Schwarzenegger has acted in over thirty films, and has also ventured into directing and producing. He has appeared mainly in science fiction, action, and comedy films.[1]

Schwarzenegger has been a primary character in two film franchises: as Conan in the Conan series and as Terminator in the Terminator series. Other notable roles include Ben Richards in The Running Man, Douglas Quaid in Total Recall, and Harry Tasker in True Lies. Although Schwarzenegger's acting career has been put on hold due to his position as Governor of California, he has made several cameos in various films, including the upcoming 2010 film The Expendables.[2]

Schwarzenegger has received several awards and nominations for his work in films. In Stay Hungry, one of his first roles, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. He has also been nominated for various awards for his work in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Junior, and True Lies. According to Box Office Mojo, a box office revenue tracking website, films which Schwarzenegger has acted in have grossed a total of more than $1.6 billion domestically, with an average of $70 million per film.[3]



Year Film Role Director Notes
1970 Hercules in New York Hercules Arthur Allan Seidelman Credited as Arnold Strong[4]
1973 The Long Goodbye Hood in Augustine's office Robert Altman
1974 Happy Anniversary and Goodbye Rico Jack Donohue
1976 Stay Hungry Joe Santo Bob Rafelson
1977 Pumping Iron Himself George Butler/Robert Fiore
1979 The Villain/Cactus Jack Handsome Stranger Hal Needham
Scavenger Hunt Lars Michael Schultz
1982 Conan the Barbarian Conan John Milius
1984 Conan the Destroyer Conan Richard Fleischer
The Terminator The Terminator James Cameron
1985 Red Sonja Kalidor Richard Fleischer
Commando John Matrix Mark L. Lester
1986 Raw Deal Mark Kaminsky, aka Joseph P. Brenner John Irvin
1987 Predator Major Alan 'Dutch' Schaeffer John McTiernan
The Running Man Ben Richards Paul Michael Glaser
1988 Red Heat Captain Ivan Danko Walter Hill
Twins Julius Benedict Ivan Reitman
Total Rebuild Himself Andrew Lesnie
1990 Total Recall Douglas Quaid/Hauser Paul Verhoeven
Kindergarten Cop Detective John Kimble Ivan Reitman
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day The Terminator James Cameron
1992 Christmas in Connecticut Man in chair in front of Media Truck Arnold Schwarzenegger Also the director[5]
Feed Himself Kevin Rafferty/James Ridgeway Cameo
1993 Dave Himself Ivan Reitman Cameo
Last Action Hero Jack Slater/Himself John McTiernan Also executive producer[6]
1994 True Lies Harry Tasker James Cameron
Junior Dr. Alex Hesse Ivan Reitman
Beretta's Island Himself Michael Preece
1996 Eraser U.S. Marshal John 'The Eraser' Kruger Chuck Russell
Jingle All the Way Howard Langston Brian Levant
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time The Terminator John Bruno, James Cameron, Stan Winston
1997 Batman and Robin Mr. Freeze Joel Schumacher
1999 End of Days Jericho Cane Peter Hyams
2000 The 6th Day Adam Gibson/Adam Gibson Clone Roger Spottiswoode Also a producer[7]
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 White Wolf Steve Carr Voice only; uncredited[8]
2002 Collateral Damage Gordy Brewer Andrew Davis
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines The Terminator Jonathan Mostow
The Rundown Bar Patron Peter Berg Uncredited Cameo[9]
2004 Around the World in 80 Days Prince Hapi Frank Coraci
2005 The Kid & I Himself Penelope Spheeris Cameo[10]
2006 Cars Sven John Lasseter Voice only; uncredited
2010 The Expendables Trench Sylvester Stallone Cameo[2]

Television appearances

At the early stages of his acting career, Schwarzenegger played several small roles in episodes for several television shows. This list includes appearances in various episodes of fictional shows, while excluding appearances as himself on talk shows, interview shows, ceremonies, and the like.

"After I directed that little Tales from the Crypt, I felt ecstatic. It was something I never expected. To work with actors and mold a scene. It's wild."

–Schwarzenegger on directing an episode of the television series.[11]
Year Show Role Run Notes
1977 The Streets of San Francisco Josef Schmidt Single episode
The San Pedro Beach Bums Muscleman
1980 The Jayne Mansfield Story Mickey Hargitay Television film
1990 Tales from the Crypt X-Con Single episode Also the director[1]
2002 Liberty's Kids Baron von Steuben Single episode Voice only[12]

See also


  1. ^ a b Chase, Donald (June 8, 1990). "A Hard Man is Good to Film". Entertainment Weekly.,,317552,00.html. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Guv to Shoot Action Film Amid Budget Drama". NBC News. February 19, 2009. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Arnold Schwarzenegger". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  4. ^ Arnold, Thomas K. (August 18, 2003). "At the DVD polls, Arnold is the candidate to watch". USA Today. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ Weinraub, Bernard (March 4, 1993). "On the Set With — Arnold Schwarzenegger; Big Guy. Big Star. Big Deal, Baby.". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  6. ^ Grover, Ronald; Mark Landler (April 12, 1993). "Last Action Hero—Or First $60 Million Commercial?". BusinessWeek. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  7. ^ Turan, Kenneth (November 16, 2000). "The 6th Day". Los Angeles Times.,0,5158762.story. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  8. ^ Goode, Gretchen-Marie (October 25, 2001). "Dr Dolittle 2". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  9. ^ Neal, Rome (September 30, 2003). "The Rock's Movie Smackdown". CBS News. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  10. ^ Keck, William (July 13, 2005). "'Happy Endings' could be Tom Arnold's story". USA Today. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  11. ^ Corliss, Richard (June 24, 2001). "Box-Office Brawn". Time.,9171,153422,00.html. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  12. ^ Shattuck, Kathryn (September 1, 2001). "For Young Viewers". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 

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