The Mind Behind the Muscles

Just who is Arnold, and what does he offer other than a cumulonimbus physique and the thickest Mitteleuropean accent since Henry Kissinger?

Last Thursday, when Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived at the county government building in Norwalk, Calif., you could tell with no trouble that he was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood--and not just if you measure lat spread. He was trailed by a media contingent of the kind that usually turns out for George W. Bush. With the arched cushions of his pectorals thrusting out like an advance party, Schwarzenegger treated it all as his due. We're talking after all about a man who once routinely walked out on stages in a bathing suit to the opening theme from 2001: A Space...

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