After starting out a career as a bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger has defied all odds en route to his election to office as Governor of the state of California. Before he entered politics, he spent a lot of time in the entertainment industry as a highly successful actor. His bulky muscles, strange accent and superb acting skills have endeared him to the hearts of many people from all parts of the world. Aside from acting and politics, he is also a successful businessperson with lots of outstanding investments in various fields including bricklaying, mail order and real estate. Let’s check out more interesting details about this person including how much does Arnold Schwarzenegger weigh.
The Weight of Arnold Schwarzenegger
How much does Arnold Schwarzenegger weigh? According to recent reports, he now weighs somewhere around 240 pounds or 113 kilograms. Considering his bulky body structure, he stands nicely at 6 feet and 1½ inches high. He was born on July 30, 1947 within a small village called Thal in the state of Steiermark in his native Austria.
Things were different before. When he was in for some bodybuilding competitions, his weight was set somewhere in between 240 to 250 pounds. Meanwhile, his off-season weight was recorded at much heavier 260 pounds. When he entered politics, things seemed to change a little. Because of his busy schedule, he had less time to work out. Although he still maintains a very good body form at his age, he appears heavier and slower.
Additional Information and Other Interesting Details
Before acting, he had a very colorful and successful career as a bodybuilder. Years after he ended his career in this field, he continued giving tips and inspiring other people to follow his path. In 1965, he experienced one of his first significant titles when he won the contest called Junior Mr. Europe. He was just 18 years old at that time. The following year, he grabbed the Mr. Europe title easily although he was much younger than his opponents were at that time.
Aside from bodybuilding, he made a big name for himself in the world of entertainment. His successful shift started in the film “Hercules in New York,” which was released some time in the 1970s. Because of his huge frame and well-sculpted muscles, his roles were mostly into action and adventure. Some of his most popular films in the 1970s include “Pumping Iron,” “Stay Hungry” and “Scavenger Hunt.”
In the 1980s, his popularity as an actor was at its peak especially with films such as “The Terminator,” “Predator” and “The Running Man.” In the 1990s, his biggest films include “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “True Lies” and “Batman and Robin.” Some of his most recent films are “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” “Around the World in 80 Days” and “Terminator Salvation.”