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The Austrian star, who served as governor of California from 2003 to 2010 as a Republican, is best known for his action movie roles.
He started his entertainment career as a bodybuilder, winning the titles of Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia. He began his onscreen acting career in the '70s and had his breakout role in the 1982 fantasy film Conan the Barbarian. But it was his performance in the 1984 movie The Terminator that cemented his Hollywood action star status—and his character's catchphrase, "I'll be back." Schwarzenegger reprised his role in a 1991 sequel and also went on to star in popular action and comedy films such as Predator, Total Recall, Kindergarten Cop, Twins, True Lies and Jingle All the Way.