- NAME: Arnold Schwarzenegger
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Governor
- BIRTH DATE: July 30, 1947 (Age: 65)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Graz, Austria
- Nickname: Arnie
- Nickname: The Governator
- Nickname: Conan the Governor
- Nickname: The Running Man
- Nickname: Austrian Oak
- Nickname: Conan the Republican
- Nickname: Styrian Oak
- ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
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Arnold Schwarzenegger first gained fame as a body builder, using that as a launching point to become a huge Hollywood star and, later, the governor of California.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger met Maria Shriver at a tennis match in 1977. After years of rumors that he was aggressive toward women, he announced that he'd fathered a baby with a member of his household staff and separated from Shriver in 2011.
As Ronald Reagan asked, "How can a President NOT be an actor?" Since Reagan, Celebrities such as Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger have entered the political arena and run for elected office.
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