Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Terminator

Before he was elected Governor of California in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger had a long history of being buff, tough and dangerous — at least on screen. The Austrian-born politician started out as a bodybuilder, winning four Mr. Universe titles as well as an amateur title in the contest. He was unforgettable as the Terminator (which of course got him his nickname the Governator) and also starred in hits like Conan the Barbarian, Total Recall and True Lies. And then he went into politics. Aside from his recent cameo in the Sylvester Stallone ode-to-'80s-action film The Expendables, that's the only Arnold the kids have ever known.