Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Strength does not come from winning, it comes from work."

Biographical Information

-Born in Austria

-Famous actor, bodybuilder and politician

-3 time governor of California

-Still an actor at 66

-Most famous for getting 7 Mr. Universe titles, Improving California's economy and winning multiple film awards

Coming of age

As the muscular actor we know today grew up in his home near Graz, Austria, he experienced many events that greatly affected him. As a child he had a father from the former Nazi party that was always drunk, beat him, and had an obvious preference for his only brother over him. Through all of this Arnold remained confident in his dreams despite other people telling him that they weren't going to happen. He later stated " I was one who did not conform, and whose will could not be broken. Therefore, I became a rebel. Every time I got hit, and every time someone said, 'you can't do this,' I said, 'this is not going to be for much longer, because I'm going to move out of here. I want to be rich. I want to be somebody.''


Though faced with these hardships and struggles, even at an early age Arnold Started to pursue his dreams. He remembers first going to the movies and experiencing inspiration and astonishment. From the age of fifteen he worked hard to become like a muscular actor named Reg Park, and would soon continue to win multiple bodybuilding awards. He was later driven by Ronald Regan, actor turned politician, to become the governor of California and had much success in that too.

Analysis

Schwarzenegger's message is obvious: to achieve something it is important not only to wanted, but to work your hardest no matter the circumstances. He battled his way to a happy life. Today, he is not only known for his career, but by many, an truly inspirational person.
"SURE. HERE'S MY INVITATION!" - Arnold Schwarzenegger

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