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 Austrian actor who has appeared in over 30 films, and has also ventured into directing and producing. He 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. He has appeared mainly in 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 Notes
Hercules in New York 1970 Hercules Credited as Arnold Strong[6]
The Long Goodbye 1973 Hood in Augustine's office (uncredited)
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974 Rico
Stay Hungry 1976 Joe Santo Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor
Pumping Iron 1977 Himself
The Villain 1979 Handsome Stranger
Scavenger Hunt Lars
The Comeback 1980 Himself Documentary
Conan the Barbarian 1982 Conan
Conan the Destroyer 1984 Conan
The Terminator T-800 / Terminator
Red Sonja 1985 Kalidor
Commando Colonel John Matrix
Raw Deal 1986 Mark Kaminsky, aka Joseph P. Brenner
Predator 1987 Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
The Running Man Ben Richards
Red Heat 1988 Captain Ivan Danko
Twins Julius Benedict
Total Recall 1990 Douglas Quaid / Hauser
Kindergarten Cop Detective John Kimble
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 T-800 / Terminator
Last Action Hero 1993 Jack Slater / Himself Also executive producer
Beretta's Island Himself Co-Star
Dave Cameo
True Lies 1994 Harry Tasker
Junior Dr. Alex Hesse
Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time 1996 The Terminator Attraction at various Universal Studios Theme Parks
Eraser U.S. Marshal John Kruger
Jingle All the Way Howard Langston
Batman & Robin 1997 Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
End of Days 1999 Jericho Cane
The 6th Day 2000 Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone Also producer
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 White Wolf Voice role; uncredited[7]
Collateral Damage 2002 Gordy Brewer
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 T-850 / Terminator
The Rundown Bar Patron Cameo; uncredited[8]
Around the World in 80 Days 2004 Prince Hapi
The Kid & I 2005 Arnold Cameo
Terminator Salvation 2009 T-800 / Terminator Uncredited CGI recreation of likeness imposed on a stand-in[9]
The Expendables 2010 Trench Mauser Cameo; uncredited[2]
The Expendables 2 2012
The Last Stand 2013 Sheriff Ray Owens
Escape Plan Emil Rottmayer / Victor Mannheim
Sabotage 2014 John 'Breacher' Wharton
The Expendables 3 Trench Mauser
Maggie 2015 Wade Vogel
Terminator Genisys T-800 / Terminator
Aftermath 2017 Roman Also producer
Killing Gunther Robert "Gunther" Bendik
Viy 2: Journey to China 2018 James Hook Post-production
Untitled Terminator sequel 2019 T-800 / Terminator Filming

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, interviews and award ceremonies.

Title Year Role Episode Notes
The Streets of San Francisco 1977 Josef Schmidt "Dead Lift"
The San Pedro Beach Bums 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
WWE Raw 1999/
Himself 3 episodes Guest star
Liberty's Kids 2002/03 Baron von Steuben 2 episodes: "Valley Forge" (2002), "James Armistead" (2003) Voice role[10]
Pimp My Ride 2007 Himself "Kristoffer's Chevrolet Impala SS" Guest Star[11]
Years of Living Dangerously 2015 "End of the Woods" Also series Executive Producer
Two and a Half Men Lieutenant Wagner "Of Course He's Dead" Guest star
The New Celebrity Apprentice 2017 Host Also Executive Producer
"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.[12]

Video games[edit]

Title Year Voice role Notes
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 The Terminator
Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues 2009 Mac
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff 2014 Himself[citation needed]
WWE 2K16 2015 The Terminator Pre-order bonus[13]
Mobile Strike Commander Machine Zone's modern warfare game[14]

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",[15] 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 2010-08-04. 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. ^ "Pimp My Ride: Kristoffer's Chevrolet Impala SS". Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  12. ^ Corliss, Richard (June 24, 2001). "Box-Office Brawn". Time. Archived from the original on 2010-08-04. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  13. ^ Vince Ingenito (27 July 2015). "Play as Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator in WWE 2K16". IGN. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in Machine Zone's modern warfare game Mobile Strike". November 2015. 
  15. ^ Samat, Hafidah (December 15, 2000). "Multi-talented Jon". New Straits Times. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 

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