Everyone remembers The Terminator, but the brawny bodybuilder has a long list of movie credits, including this first one from 1969 in which he's billed as Arnold Strong. Get it?!
You may have heard of this one. The 1984 James Cameron-directed original was a low-budget masterpiece of sci-fi action and suspended disbelief.
In this 1979 spoof, Arnold plays the Handsome Stranger looks after Ann-Margret while fending off Kirk Douglas' titular bad guy.
A documentary about the world of bodybuilding, this film arguably made him a star.
The savage warrior looked pretty good without his shirt on.
In this 1973 version of the Raymond Chandler novel, Schwarzenegger has an uncredited role as a tough guy...in tiny shorts.
As Dutch, the actor played the leader of a bunch of mercenaries who face off against a killer alien.
In this biopic of the voluptuous actress, Arnold played her bodybuilder husband, Mickey Hargitay, who in real life was the father of actress Mariska Hargitay.
In this early role, the chiseled hunk costarred with future Oscar winners Sally Field and Jeff Bridges.
Even bigger, better and scarier than the first time, the Terminator is back to kick some butt—and help the humans—in this classic sequel.
These two as unlikely twin brothers still makes us crack up.
This 1990 sci-fi flick was based on a Philip K. Dick story, co-stars Sharon Stone and remains a heck of a lot of fun to watch.
The action star eventually turned to comedy, though not always to the greatest effect.
While the overall product was pretty forgettable, the actor was at least still game for the role that defined him.
No old-school, all-star action franchise could get off the ground without him, right?
He said he would be and sure enough, he's back. And in this 2015 action thriller, Arnold himself was more back than ever since taking an 8-year time-out from Hollywood to be governor of California.
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