Arnold Schwarzenegger filmography

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Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing a blue suit and standing at a podium. He is facing away from the camera, smiling, and is clapping.
Schwarzenegger in December 2009 speaking at a ceremony for James Cameron to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an actor who has also been a professional bodybuilder and politician. Schwarzenegger began his acting career primarily with small roles in film and television. For his first film role, he was credited as "Arnold Strong", but was credited with his birth name thereafter. Schwarzenegger has acted in over thirty films, and has also ventured into directing and producing. He has appeared mainly in science fiction, action, and comedy films.[1] In addition to films and television, he has appeared in music videos for AC/DC, Bon Jovi, and Guns N' Roses.

Schwarzenegger has been the primary character in two film franchises: as Conan in the Conan series and as The Terminator in the Terminator series. Other roles include John Matrix in Commando, Ben Richards in The Running Man, Major Alan "Dutch" Schrieffer in Predator, Douglas Quaid in Total Recall, Jack Slater in Last Action Hero and Harry Tasker in True Lies. Although Schwarzenegger's acting career was put on hold due to his position as Governor of California, he made several cameos in various films, including The Kid & I and The Expendables.[2] On February 11, 2011, Schwarzenegger announced he would return to acting.[3]

Schwarzenegger has received several awards and nominations for his work in films. In Stay Hungry, one of his early roles, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. He has also been nominated for various awards for his work in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Junior, and True Lies. According to Box Office Mojo, a box office revenue tracking website, films in which Schwarzenegger has acted have grossed a total of more than $1.7 billion within the United States, with an average of $67 million per film and total $4.0 billion worldwide.[4] According to The Numbers, another box office revenue tracking website, films in which Schwarzenegger has acted have total grossed around $4.5 billion worldwide.[5]

Feature films[edit]

     denotes lead role

Hercules in New York1969HerculesTrimark PicturesCredited as Arnold Strong[6]
The Long Goodbye1973Hood in Augustine's officeUnited Artists
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye1974RicoCBS
Stay Hungry1976Joe SantoUnited Artists
Pumping Iron1977Himself
The Villain1979Handsome StrangerColumbia Pictures
Scavenger Hunt1979Lars20th Century Fox
The Comeback1980HimselfDocumentary
Conan the Barbarian1982ConanUniversal Pictures (US)
20th Century Fox (Internationally)
Conan the Destroyer1984ConanUniversal Pictures
The Terminator1984The TerminatorOrion Pictures
Red Sonja1985KalidorMGM / United Artists
Commando1985Colonel John Matrix20th Century Fox
Raw Deal1986Mark Kaminsky, aka Joseph P. BrennerDe Laurentiis Entertainment Group
Embassy Pictures
Predator1987Major Alan "Dutch" Schaeffer20th Century Fox
The Running Man1987Ben RichardsTriStar Pictures
Red Heat1988Captain Ivan DankoTriStar Pictures
Twins1988Julius BenedictUniversal Pictures
Total Recall1990Douglas Quaid/HauserTriStar Pictures
Kindergarten Cop1990Detective John KimbleUniversal Pictures
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991The TerminatorTriStar Pictures
Last Action Hero1993Jack Slater / HimselfColumbia Pictures
Dave1993HimselfWarner Bros. PicturesCameo
True Lies1994Harry Tasker20th Century Fox
Columbia Pictures (UK)
Junior1994Dr. Alex HesseUniversal Pictures
Eraser1996U.S. Marshal John KrugerWarner Bros. Pictures
Jingle All the Way1996Howard Langston20th Century Fox
Batman and Robin1997Mr. FreezeWarner Bros. Pictures
End of Days1999Jericho CaneUniversal Pictures (US)
Buena Vista International (Internationally)
The 6th Day2000Adam Gibson/Adam Gibson CloneColumbia Pictures
Dr. Dolittle 22001White Wolf20th Century FoxVoice only; uncredited[7]
Collateral Damage2002Gordy BrewerWarner Bros. Pictures
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines2003The TerminatorWarner Bros. Pictures
The Rundown2003Bar PatronUniversal Pictures (US/Japan)
Columbia Pictures (Internationally)
Cameo; uncredited[8]
Around the World in 80 Days2004Prince HapiWalt Disney Pictures
Buena Vista International
Terminator Salvation2009The TerminatorWarner Bros. Picturesuncredited CGI recreation[9]
The Expendables2010Trench MauserLionsgateuncredited[2]
The Expendables 22012Trench MauserLionsgate
The Last Stand2013Sheriff Ray OwensLionsgate
Escape Plan2013Emil Rottmayer/Victor MannheimSummit Entertainment
Sabotage2014John 'Breacher' WhartonOpen Road Films
The Expendables 32014Trench MauserLionsgateIn post-production
Maggie2014WadeLotus EntertainmentIn post-production
Terminator: Genesis2015The TerminatorParamount PicturesFilming

Television appearances[edit]

At the early stages of his acting career, Schwarzenegger played several small roles in episodes for several television shows. This list includes appearances in various episodes of fictional shows, while excluding appearances as himself on talk shows, interview shows, ceremonies, and the like.

The Streets of San Francisco1977Josef Schmidt"Dead Lift"
The San Pedro Beach Bums1977Muscleman"Lifting Is My Life"
The Jayne Mansfield Story1980Mickey HargitayMovie
Tales from the Crypt1990X-Con"The Switch"Also the director[1]
Christmas in Connecticut1992Man in Chair in front of Media (uncredited)Movie; also the director
Liberty's Kids2002/03Baron von Steuben2 episode: "Valley Forge" (2002), "James Armistead" (2003)Voice only[10]

"After I directed that little Tales from the Crypt, I felt ecstatic. It was something I never expected. To work with actors and mold a scene. It's wild."

–Schwarzenegger on directing an episode of the television series.[11]

Music video appearances[edit]

The Guns N' Roses song "You Could Be Mine" was featured prominently in Terminator 2: Judgment Day; the video for the song depicts Schwarzenegger as the T-800 (in both original footage shot for the video and in clips taken from the film). In the 2000 Bon Jovi single "Say It Isn't So",[12] he appeared as himself. He also appeared in AC/DC's music video for "Big Gun" as the character Jack Slater from Last Action Hero.

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  1. ^ a b Chase, Donald (June 8, 1990). "A Hard Man is Good to Film". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Guv to Shoot Action Film Amid Budget Drama". NBC News. February 19, 2009. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Schwarzenegger says he's returning to acting". MSN. February 11, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Arnold Schwarzenegger". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Arnold Schwarzenegger". The Numbers. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ Arnold, Thomas K. (August 18, 2003). "At the DVD polls, Arnold is the candidate to watch". USA Today. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  7. ^ Goode, Gretchen-Marie (October 25, 2001). "Dr Dolittle 2". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  8. ^ Neal, Rome (September 30, 2003). "The Rock's Movie Smackdown". CBS News. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  9. ^ Fleming, Michael (April 22, 2009). "Digital Governator set for 'Terminator'". Variety. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Shattuck, Kathryn (September 1, 2001). "For Young Viewers". The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  11. ^ Corliss, Richard (June 24, 2001). "Box-Office Brawn". Time. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  12. ^ Samat, Hafidah (December 15, 2000). "Multi-talented Jon". New Straits Times. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 

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