... that Arnold is married to Kennedy clan member and ex-NBC newscaster Maria Shriver. They have four children. Maria has an official website that highlights her work for the state of California.
... that although he was born in Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger became a U.S. citizen in 1983.
... that Arnold was elected Governor of California in 2004 in a special election. He was re-elected in 2008 with a substantial majority. He is a staunch Republican and very active in conservative politics. You can learn more about the "People's Governor" at the The Official Website for the State of California.
... that although he is currently Governor and could be a Senator, the US Constitution prohibits Arnold Schwarzenegger from ever being President of the United States because he is not a "natural born" US Citizen. However, in the 1993 movie, Demolition Man, Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock have a little fun predicting how things could change:
... that Arnold Schwarzenegger was the youngest ever Mr. Universe, winning for the first time at the age of 20. He would go on to win the title 6 other times. You can see the body that won him the praise here:
... that Arnold Schwarzenegger (along with Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Sylvester Stallone) was one of the original investors in the Planet Hollywood restaurant and hotel chain. Although he sold his interest in 2000, the franchise lives on. You can learn more at The Official Planet Hollywood Website.
... that Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Special Olympics Global Ambassador. The Special Olympics was created by Maria Shriver's parents Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been very involved in this worthy cause since his marriage to Maria. You can learn more at the Official Special Olympics Website.
... that Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on The Dating Game in 1974. Here's a special treat, a glimpse of a very young and personable Mr. Universe:
Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Arnold Schwarzenegger is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.
Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Arnold Schwarzenegger's star:
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
6764 Hollywood Blvd.
Don't miss the attraction of James Cameron's creation Terminator T2:3D starring Arnold Schwarzenegger at Universal Studios.
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA
1000 Universal Studios Plaza