Won first Mr. Universe title at age 20
Made screen acting debut in "Hercules in New York"; credited as Arnold Strong
Featured in best-selling book <i>Pumping Iron</i>
Acted in "Happy Anniversary and Goodbye," an unsold CBS sitcom pilot starring Lucille Ball and Art Carney
First substantial acting role in a feature, Bob Rafelson's "Stay Hungry"
Formed own company Oak Productions, Inc.
Made TV-movie debut as bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay in "The Jayne Mansfield Story" (CBS)
Sponsored the first annual Arnold Classic in Columbus, OH for male and female bodybuilders
Directorial debut, an episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt" entitled "The Switch"
Directed the cable-TV movie "Christmas in Connecticut"
Wrote a weekly health column for <i>USA Today</i>
Re-teamed with "Terminator" director James Cameron for "True Lies"
Played a pregnant man in the comedy "Junior"
Cast as the villain Mr. Freeze in "Batman and Robin"
Played a security expert who battles the Devil (Gabriel Byrne) in "End of Days"
Cast in dual role of a man and his clone in sci-fi action thriller "The Sixth Day"
Played leading role in "Collateral Damage," a revenge drama about a man who goes after the terrorists who killed his family; film was postponed from its original October 2001 opening because of 9/11 terrorist attacks
Elected Governor for the state of California
Played Prince Hapi of Turkey in Disney live action feature "Around the World in 80 Days"
Re-elected as Governor of California
Returned to film acting in "The Expendables," an 80s-style action adventure about a group of mercenaries who attempt to overthrow a South American dictator; film also featured Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, and Bruce Willis
Reprised role in "The Expendables 2"
Published memoir <i>Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story</i>
Starred as a sheriff protecting his small town from a drug cartel in action feature "The Last Stand"
Reteamed with Sylvester Stallone in prison thriller "Escape Plan."
Replaced Donald Trump as host of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice"