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Arnold Swarzenneger Essay

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When you're old and grey and you look back on your life and think about what you have done and the things that you achieved are you gonna say I have reached the highest level of success in my life or are you gonna say I should have done this and changed that. If you are Arnold Schwarzenegger, you would think about your success. He is famous all around the world because of the 3 main careers in his life, bodybuilding, acting, and politics and business. You know him with a strong accent and many one-liners in his movies such as "ill be back" "take my hand" "get to the chopper" hasta la vista baby" But how did he become the man that we know him as today?My case study of Arnold Schwarzenegger is from reading one of the books he wrote and countless numbers of weightlifting publications and other magazines, also by many of his movies.On June 30th 1947, Arnold was born in the small village of Graz, Austria. His father was a local police officer and did not make much money, so the Schwarzeneggers were very poor. When Arnold and his brother began playing team sports, their father pushed them to work harder and become better athletes. When he was 13, Arnold started becoming fascinated with bodybuilding and the physiques that those athletes could attain. He told his parents that he wanted to be the best built man in the world.So when he turned 14 years old, he started a weight training regiment. He liked the fact that it was an individual sport and if the results were good or bad it was because of only his hard work or lack of. By age 15 he had developed a very impressive physique which astounded the former Mr. Austria Kurt Marnul, whom Arnold met at a gym. Marnul realized that Arnold had great potential in the sport of bodybuilding so he asked him to be his training partner. He began competitive bodybuilding at age 17, had to mandatorily join the army when he was 18 and was thrown in jail for being AWOL because he left his post to go compete and win the Mr. Europe Junior. After 7 days he was released from prison and was reassigned to be a professional bodybuilding and spend the rest of his time in the army preparing for competitions. When he got out of the army it seemed as if nothing could slow him down. He stopped competing in the amateur division and stepped up to the professional division and won the Best Built man in Europe contest at 19 years old. He entered many contest and won such as 5 mr. universe titles and 1 mr world title. He than prepared for the grand daddy of all bodybuilding contest, the 1970 Mr. Olympia. Arnold went toe to toe with the reigning mr Olympia Sergio Oliva and at age 23 won the contest and achieved his goal of being the best built man in the world. He continued to enter and with the mr. Olympia a total of seven times throughout his career and that made him very famous worldwide.Because of his size and fame in bodybuilding, he landed an acting role in the film Hercules in New York. His voice had to be dubbed over because...

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