Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, politician, businessman, philanthropist, activist and former professional bodybuilder, he served as Governor of California twice in the years 2003–2011. How tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Arnold and Bodybuilding
He started exercising bodybuilding at the age of 15. He won the title of Mr. Universe won the Mr. Contest at the age of 20 and seven times Olympia, remaining an outstanding figure in bodybuilding and writing many books and articles on this sport. The Arnold Sports Festival, considered the second most important bodybuilding event, bears his name. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, as well as the most charismatic ambassador of this sport.
In America, despite the successes in bodybuilding, Arnold began to work on his career as an actor. Because at the beginning no one could pronounce his name, in his first films such as “Hercules in New York” he assumed the nickname “Arnold Strong”. As an actor, he has appeared in over 40 films. However, he is best known for his role in the movie “Terminator” directed by James Cameron. He appeared not only in action and science-fiction movies, he also played his part in the comedy genre, where he is known, among others from “Kindergarten Cop”, “Twins” or “Junior”. Since the 1970s, Arnold Schwarzenegger has supported the Special Olympics as an honorary president and managed to bring it to Austria in 2017. Arnold supports “Special Olympics Austria” as its president on an honorary basis since the 1970s. That’s how Arnold Schwarzenegger, who brought the “Special Olympics” to Austria and provided an international framework for running games.
August 7, 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor of California with over 48% of the vote. His numerous reforms contributed to his re-election to the same position in 2007.
After the successful outcome of the election for Arnold, his commitment and dealing with environmental problems made him not only a media favorite, but also a warrior for a healthier and better world for all of us. In spring 2013 he participated in the R20 conference in Vienna, of which he is the founder. After a long break from the cinema, he starred with Sylwester Stallone in “Escape Plan” (2013). Then he continued his film career in productions such as “The Last Stand”, “Expendables” and “Maggie”. Many of them are still planned, and “Terminator Genesis” was released in 2015.
Controversy related to growth
Schwarzenegger’s official height, or 6’2 “(188 cm), was repeatedly questioned. In the late 1960s, when he competed in bodybuilding competitions, he measured 6’1.5” (187 cm), which was confirmed by other bodybuilders. In 1988, Schwarzenegger was much lower in two magazines, Daily Mail and Time Out. Before becoming governor, his growth was questioned in an article published in the Chicago Reader. As governor, Schwarzenegger got into a dispute with Wesson California State Assembly member about their height. Wesson made an unsuccessful attempt to solve the problem of growth once and for all with a tailor’s measure. In retaliation, Schwarzenegger placed a pillow with the words “Need to lift?” On a chair designed for Wesson measuring 5’5 “(165 cm) before the negotiation session in his office. Bob Mulholland, a Democratic Party politician, claimed that Schwarzenegger has 5’10 “tall (178 cm) and wears insoles in shoes. The debate on the growth of Schwarzenegger resulted in the creation of a website devoted solely to this issue (ArnoldHeight), and on CelebHeights.com the article about the growth of Schwarzenegger is most often visited. The Men’s Health magazine maintains that the real height is 5’10 “. According to studies that used Arnold’s photos and videos from his youth and based on which he estimated the relative error of his height, the arithmetic average was 190 cm + / -3.25 cm