Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, film producer, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder and politician. Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. Schwarzenegger began weight training at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon. He was nicknamed the "Austrian Oak" and the "Styrian Oak" in his bodybuilding days, "Arnie" during his acting career and more recently "The Governator". As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis's term. Schwarzenegger was then re-elected on November 7, 2006, in California's 2006 gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time.
- Born: July 30, 1947 (age 69), Thal
- Spouse: Maria Shriver (1986-04-26 to 2011-07-01 - Marriage)
- Aliases: Arnie, Arnold Alois Schwartzenegger, Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe', Austrian Oak, Cinderella, Conan the Governor, Conan the Republican, Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Styrian Oak, The Austrian Oak, The Governator, The Machine, The Running Man, the King, アーノルド・アロイス・シュワルツネッガー, アーノルド・シュワルツネッガー, シュワちゃん
- Children: Christina Schwarzenegger, Christopher Schwarzenegger, Joseph Baena, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger
- Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88m)
- Websites: http://www.schwarzenegger.com/