20 Motivating Facts About the Austrian Oak – Arnold Schwarzenegger

11Twins movie

For staring in the 1988 comedy film Twins, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito both agreed to take 20% of the film's box office take instead of their usual salaries. This resulted in them receiving the biggest paychecks of their movie careers.

12Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger did not accept his California governor's salary of $175,000 per year because of his already substantial wealth from his acting career.

13The Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger only spoke 74 words in The Terminator.

14Conan The Barbarian

During filming of "Conan The Barbarian", Arnold Schwarzenegger had to cut down his workout routine because his arm and chest muscles were so big that he couldn't wield a sword properly.

15Deadliest film actor

Arnold Schwarzenegger is the deadliest film actor of all time with 369 on-screen kills.

16Hawaii vacation

Arnold Schwarzenegger saved a drowning man's life in 2004 while on vacation in Hawaii.

17Austrian Army

Schwarzenegger served in the Austrian Army in 1965 to fulfill the one year of service required at the time of all 18-year-old Austrian males. Arnold Schwarzenegger went AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave) from the army to compete in a bodybuilding competition. When he was caught sneaking back on post his superiors found out he won and he was given 3 hours a day to work out for the rest of his time in service.

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18Bruce Willis

When Schwarzenegger turned down the planned sequel to Commando, it was reworked to star Bruce Willis and was retitled Die Hard.


There is a computer programming language called ArnoldC based entirely on Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes.

20Terminator makeup

One afternoon during a break in filming The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger went into a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles to get some lunch and realized all too late that he was still in Terminator makeup with a missing eye, exposed jawbone and burned flesh.

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