With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have thought that a brash, quick-witted bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune through shrewd investments, and one day be Governor of California? The amazing story of megastar Arnold Schwarzenegger was a true “rags to riches” tale of a penniless immigrant making it in the land of opportunity, the United States of America.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in a small town in Austria, the term “rags to riches” is perhaps overused in showbusiness, but it can be applied quite literally in the case of Arnold Schwarzenegger. No one can think what he will achieve in the future. His father was a police officer, and his parents always expected him to follow in his father’s footsteps, but Arnold had other plans. From a young age, he took a keen interest in physical fitness and bodybuilding, going on to compete in several minor contests in Europe. These dreams started when he saw the bright lights of Hollywood on the television, he saw America as the land of opportunities, the land that he wanted to make it to. After seeing ‘Reg Park’ on the front of a magazine and seeing how successful he had become as a bodybuilder turned movie star in America. It was from that moment Arnold decided his future, he wanted to pursue bodybuilding and become ‘Mr. World’ in the bright lights of Hollywood. Schwarzenegger can seemingly do anything he sets his mind to “with empty pockets but full of dreams.”
After many setbacks and people telling him he’d never make it, Arnold proved the world wrong by moving to the United States of America in 1968 and rising to fame. He became a huge movie star through his effort. Not only is Arnold our beloved movie star from well-known blockbusters such as ‘Terminator’, ‘Total Recall’, ‘Batman and Robin’, but has also had a very successful political career and he was best known as “The Governator of California”.
“Never ever think small, if you’re going to accomplish anything, you have to think big and shoot for the stars” Arnold Schwarzenegger said. He would always be visualizing his dream, and therefore he would consistently do better than the best that he could possibly do. In his wise words, he explains and encourages people to work hard in life, keep working, and to never give up or give in. If you want to be successful and live your best life, the first and most important thing you can do is work hard. Arnold was one of the most popular and famous people alive today. He was doubtlessly the most famous bodybuilder who ever lived, for one, as well as one of the greatest action movie stars of all time. There was no doubt that his life was inspirational and varied which was admired and respected by many people.