Arnold Schwarzenegger has had three distinct career periods beginning with his time as famed bodybuilder during the ‘70s, continuing through his movie career which lasted through the early 2000s when he turned to politics. In October 2003, he was elected Governor of California and served until January 2011. At SXSW 2018, he shared his observations on what makes for effective governing and postulating about the future of American government.
Former Governor, State Of California.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has lived the American dream. Born in Austria in 1947, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1968, won five Mr. Universe and seven Mr. Olympia titles, and earned a college degree. His Hollywood career included his most iconic role as the Terminator and his many films have grossed more than $3 billion. In 2003, Schwarzenegger made a historic run for governor of California, won two terms.
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