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Arnold Schwarzenegger
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38th Governor of California
In office
November 17, 2003 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Gray Davis
Succeeded by Jerry Brown
Personal details
Born July 30, 1947 (1947-07-30) (age 72)
Thal, Austria
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Maria Shriver (1986-2011)
Residence Los Angeles, California

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947, in Austria) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder and an actor and was the governor of the American state of California. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

After he had been in army, Schwarzenegger moved to Munich. There he often slept in a gym because he did not have a home.

Schwarzenegger moved to the United States in 1968 and later became an actor. He has acted in many movies, including The Terminator series.

In 1971, Schwarzenegger's maternal half-brother Meinhard died in a car accident. Meinhard was driving while drunk.

In 2003, when Gray Davis was recalled (removed from political office), Schwarzenegger won his seat for governor of California. He left office in January 2011, and was replaced by Jerry Brown.

During his time as governor he has said the Ronald Reagan was his role model. He signed Ronald Reagan Day, a state holiday, in California when he was governor. He went to Reagan's funeral in 2004. He has been close friends with Nancy Reagan.

Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver in 1986; they separated in 2011. They have two daughters, Katherine and Christina, and two sons, Patrick and Christopher. Schwarzenegger has a son by another woman.

Before he was an actor, Schwarzenegger was a bodybuilder and won the Mister Olympia title seven times. Schwarzenegger also set his own competition, Arnold Classic.

In 2013 he acted in the movie Escape Plan.

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