Arnold Schwarzenegger filmography

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Schwarzenegger in December 2009 speaking at a ceremony for James Cameron to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an actor who has also been a professional bodybuilder and politician. Schwarzenegger began his acting career primarily with small roles in film and television. For his first film role, he was credited as "Arnold Strong", but was credited with his birth name thereafter. Schwarzenegger has acted in over thirty films, and has also ventured into directing and producing. He has appeared mainly in science fiction, action, and comedy films.[1] In addition to films and television, he has appeared in music videos for AC/DC, Bon Jovi, and Guns N' Roses.

Schwarzenegger has been the primary character in two film franchises: as Conan in the Conan series and as The Terminator in the Terminator series. Other roles include John Matrix in Commando, Ben Richards in The Running Man, Major Alan "Dutch" Schrieffer in Predator, Douglas Quaid in Total Recall, Jack Slater in Last Action Hero and Harry Tasker in True Lies. Although Schwarzenegger's acting career was put on hold due to his position as Governor of California, he made several cameos in various films, including The Kid & I and The Expendables.[2] On February 11, 2011, Schwarzenegger announced he would return to acting.[3]

Schwarzenegger has received several awards and nominations for his work in films. In Stay Hungry, one of his early roles, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. He has also been nominated for various awards for his work in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Junior, and True Lies. According to Box Office Mojo, a box office revenue tracking website, films in which Schwarzenegger has acted have grossed a total of more than $1.7 billion within the United States, with an average of $67 million per film and total $4.0 billion worldwide.[4] According to The Numbers, another box office revenue tracking website, films in which Schwarzenegger has acted have total grossed around $4.5 billion worldwide.[5]

Feature films[edit]

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Role Studio Notes
Hercules in New York 1969 Hercules Trimark Pictures Credited as Arnold Strong[6]
The Long Goodbye 1973 Hood in Augustine's office United Artists
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974 Rico CBS
Stay Hungry 1976 Joe Santo United Artists
Pumping Iron 1977 Himself
The Villain 1979 Handsome Stranger Columbia Pictures
Scavenger Hunt 1979 Lars 20th Century Fox
The Comeback 1980 Himself Documentary
Conan the Barbarian 1982 Conan Universal Pictures (US)
20th Century Fox (Internationally)
Conan the Destroyer 1984 Conan Universal Pictures
The Terminator 1984 The Terminator Orion Pictures
Red Sonja 1985 Kalidor MGM / United Artists
Commando 1985 Colonel John Matrix 20th Century Fox
Raw Deal 1986 Mark Kaminsky, aka Joseph P. Brenner De Laurentiis Entertainment Group
Embassy Pictures
Predator 1987 Major Alan "Dutch" Schaeffer 20th Century Fox
The Running Man 1987 Ben Richards TriStar Pictures
Red Heat 1988 Captain Ivan Danko TriStar Pictures
Twins 1988 Julius Benedict Universal Pictures
Total Recall 1990 Douglas Quaid / Hauser TriStar Pictures
Kindergarten Cop 1990 Detective John Kimble Universal Pictures
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 The Terminator TriStar Pictures
Last Action Hero 1993 Jack Slater / Himself Columbia Pictures
Dave 1993 Himself Warner Bros. Pictures Cameo
True Lies 1994 Harry Tasker 20th Century Fox
Universal Pictures (UK)
Junior 1994 Dr. Alex Hesse Universal Pictures
Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time 1996 The Terminator Universal Studios Attraction at various Universal Studios Theme Parks
Eraser 1996 U.S. Marshal John Kruger Warner Bros. Pictures
Jingle All the Way 1996 Howard Langston 20th Century Fox
Batman & Robin 1997 Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze Warner Bros. Pictures
End of Days 1999 Jericho Cane Universal Pictures (US)
Buena Vista International (Internationally)
The 6th Day 2000 Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone Columbia Pictures
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 White Wolf 20th Century Fox Voice only; uncredited[7]
Collateral Damage 2002 Gordy Brewer Warner Bros. Pictures
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 The Terminator Warner Bros. Pictures
The Rundown 2003 Bar Patron Universal Pictures (US/Japan)
Columbia Pictures (Internationally)
Cameo; uncredited[8]
Around the World in 80 Days 2004 Prince Hapi Walt Disney Pictures
Buena Vista International
Terminator Salvation 2009 The Terminator Warner Bros. Pictures Uncredited CGI recreation of likeness imposed on a stand-in[9]
The Expendables 2010 Trench Mauser Lionsgate Uncredited[2]
The Expendables 2 2012 Trench Mauser Lionsgate
The Last Stand 2013 Sheriff Ray Owens Lionsgate
Escape Plan 2013 Emil Rottmayer / Victor Mannheim Summit Entertainment
Sabotage 2014 John 'Breacher' Wharton Open Road Films
The Expendables 3 2014 Trench Mauser Lionsgate
Maggie 2015 Wade Lionsgate
Terminator Genisys 2015 The Terminator Paramount Pictures In post-production as of December 2014

Television appearances[edit]

At the early stages of his acting career, Schwarzenegger played several small roles in episodes for several television shows. This list includes appearances in various episodes of fictional shows, while excluding appearances as himself on talk shows, interview shows, ceremonies, and the like.

Title Year Role Episode Notes
The Streets of San Francisco 1977 Josef Schmidt "Dead Lift"
The San Pedro Beach Bums 1977 Muscleman "Lifting Is My Life"
The Jayne Mansfield Story 1980 Mickey Hargitay Movie
Tales from the Crypt 1990 X-Con "The Switch" Also the director[1]
Christmas in Connecticut 1992 Man in Chair in front of Media (uncredited) Movie; also the director
Liberty's Kids 2002/03 Baron von Steuben 2 episode: "Valley Forge" (2002), "James Armistead" (2003) Voice only[10]
Two and a Half Men 2015 Lieutenant Wagner "Of Course He's Dead" Guest star

"After I directed that little Tales from the Crypt, I felt ecstatic. It was something I never expected. To work with actors and mold a scene. It's wild."

–Schwarzenegger on directing an episode of the television series.[11]

Video games[edit]

Title Year Voice role Notes
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff 2014 Himself[citation needed]

Music video appearances[edit]

The 1991 Guns N' Roses song "You Could Be Mine" was featured prominently in Terminator 2: Judgment Day; the video for the song depicts Schwarzenegger as the T-800 (in both original footage shot for the video and in clips taken from the film). In the 2000, Bon Jovi single "Say It Isn't So",[12] he appeared as himself. He also appeared in AC/DC's music video for "Big Gun" as the character Jack Slater from Last Action Hero.[citation needed]

See also[edit]




  1. ^ a b Chase, Donald (June 8, 1990). "A Hard Man is Good to Film". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Guv to Shoot Action Film Amid Budget Drama". NBC News. February 19, 2009. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Schwarzenegger says he's returning to acting". MSN. February 11, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Arnold Schwarzenegger". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Arnold Schwarzenegger". The Numbers. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ Arnold, Thomas K. (August 18, 2003). "At the DVD polls, Arnold is the candidate to watch". USA Today. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  7. ^ Goode, Gretchen-Marie (October 25, 2001). "Dr Dolittle 2". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  8. ^ Neal, Rome (September 30, 2003). "The Rock's Movie Smackdown". CBS News. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  9. ^ Fleming, Michael (April 22, 2009). "Digital Governator set for 'Terminator'". Variety. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Shattuck, Kathryn (September 1, 2001). "For Young Viewers". The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  11. ^ Corliss, Richard (June 24, 2001). "Box-Office Brawn". Time. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  12. ^ Samat, Hafidah (December 15, 2000). "Multi-talented Jon". New Straits Times. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 

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