Starring in his first leading role in 1970, Arnie has been thrilling movie goers for over 50 years! And one thing’s for certain – the internet sure has a lot of questions about the Austrian mega star. We’ve answered 9 of the internet’s most burning questions about Arnold Schwarzenegger!
1) How much is Arnie worth?
Arnie has had a very varied career – from professional bodybuilder, to actor, to politician, and back to actor! From his hugely successful Terminator series, through to massive hits like True Lies and Total Recall, his movies have grossed over $3 billion at the box office. He’s also a prolific business investor, and has amassed a huge fortune of $400 million.
2) Who is richer? Arnie or Stallone?
Arnie isn’t the only uber-successful jacked actor. Sylvester Stallone has earned a pretty impressive fortune, too. Starting off his career by writing and starring in Oscar-winning movie Rocky, Stallone has gone from strength to strength – with both his Rambo and The Expendable series, among dozens of other hits. He, too, has amassed a personal wealth of around $400 million – so Arnie and Stallone are even in fortune.
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3) What was Arnie’s first film?
Arnie’s first role was the lead in Hercules in New York, which hit cinemas in 1970. Arnie starred as the Olympic god himself! Hercules hassles his father Zeus if he can travel to Earth to explore. We see Hercules engage in various antics but his father soon gets sick of watching his son’s mockery and sends gods to bring him back – only Hercules doesn’t want to come home. Arnie was actually billed as ‘Arnold Strong – Mr Universe’ for the film.
4) Does Arnie have a son?
Arnie has 5 children in total – 3 sons and 2 daughters. He had 3 of his children with wife of 31 years Maria Shriver – Katherine (born in 1989), Christina (born in 1991), Patrick (born in 1993), Christopher (born in 1997). Arnie also had one child with Mildred Patricia Baena – Joseph (born in 1997).
He also has Chris Pratt as a son-in-law! The Guardians of the Galaxy star married Schwarzenegger’s daughter Katherine in 2019.
5) Who kicked Arnie?
You might remember that crazy video that went around online where Arnie was meeting some fans at the Arnold Sports Festival in South Africa and then a random assailant runs up and kicks the 72 year old in the back. Arnie got back up and security quickly apprehended the guy, but who kicked Arnie?
Whilst his name hasn’t been revealed, it was reported that he was known to the police and had done similar things previously, with a history of mental health troubles.
6) How many wives has Arnold Schwarzenegger had?
Arnie has only been married once – to Maria Shriver, who is the mother of four of his children. He met her at a charity tennis tournament in 1977. They married on April 26th 1986 in front of 500 guests and remained husband and wife until 2017.
7) How old was Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan?
One of the first widely-known movies that people saw Arnie in is Conan the Barbarian, which hit the big screen in 1982. Born in 1947, that puts Arnie at the 35 mark when the movie was released, but 33 when the production began in 1980.
8) How long does Arnie sleep?
Whilst Arnie was in his bodybuilding prime, he would sleep 9 hours per night. More recently, he sleeps 6 hours a night, and has said that he doesn’t take any tech into the bedroom with him – he leaves any phones or tablets elsewhere.
9) What is Arnie’s most famous line?
Whilst Arnie has an enormous backlog of great one-liners from throughout his movie career – such as, ‘Consider that a divorce,’ ‘I did nothing, the pavement was his enemy,’ and ‘get to the chopper!,’ it’s undoubtedly his famous Terminator line that is the most memorable and most quoted: ‘I’ll be back!’
There you have it – the internet’s 9 most-asked questions about Arnie!