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Schwarzenneger had elective heart surgery to repair a congenital defect to an aortic valve in April 1997
In December 2001, Schwarzenegger suffered several broken ribs in a motorcycle accident.
"Everything I have ever done in my life has always stayed. I've just added to it. The muscles will always be in the movies. I will never ignore or avoid them. I will add to them. I will add to my acting ability. I will add to the types of roles I will play. I will add to the kinds of responsibilities I take on with my movies. But I will not change. Because when you are sucessful and you change, you are an idiot." (From ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, June 11, 1993)
"Pumping iron is a great feeling . . . like coming, but coming continuously." (from "Pumping Iron" 1976)
Schwarzenegger was National Weight Training Coach for the Special Olympics.
He was a chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports appointed by President Bush in 1990; resigned in 1992.
Schwarzenegger is a recipient of the National Leadership Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center (past honorees included Ronald Reagan, Francois Mitterand, Nathan Sharansky, Chaim Herzog, Raul Wallenberg and Andrei Sakharov).
He was named Sportsman of the Year in 1977.
Schwarzenegger won the bodybuilding title of Mr. Olympia seven times.
Schwarzenegger won the bodybuilding title of Mr. Universe three times.
He has also won other bodybuilding titles including Junior Mr. Europe and Mr. World.
"They know when I mean business...I have a certain look and a certain voice. I count to three, and by three things happen. So by two, they make sure they've straightened out their acts. And if I'm counting in German, they know I mean Buisness."---Schwarzenegger on disciplining his children People February 18, 2002
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