Arnold Schwarzenegger filmography
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an 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 science fiction, action, and comedy films. 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. On February 11, 2011, Schwarzenegger announced he would return to acting.
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. According to The Numbers, another box office revenue tracking website, films in which Schwarzenegger has acted have total grossed around $4.5 billion worldwide.
Denotes lead role
|Hercules in New York||1969||Hercules||Credited as Arnold Strong|
|The Long Goodbye||1973||Hood in Augustine's office|
|Happy Anniversary and Goodbye||1974||Rico|
|Stay Hungry||1976||Joe Santo||Winner, Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male|
|The Villain||1979||Handsome Stranger|
|Conan the Barbarian||1982||Conan|
|Conan the Destroyer||1984||Conan|
|The Terminator||1984||The Terminator||Nomination, Saturn Award for Best Actor|
|Commando||1985||Colonel John Matrix|
|Raw Deal||1986||Mark Kaminsky, aka Joseph P. Brenner|
|Predator||1987||Major Alan "Dutch" Schaeffer||Nomination, Saturn Award for Best Actor|
|The Running Man||1987||Ben Richards|
|Red Heat||1988||Captain Ivan Danko|
|Total Recall||1990||Douglas Quaid / Hauser||Nomination, Saturn Award for Best Actor|
|Kindergarten Cop||1990||Detective John Kimble|
|Terminator 2: Judgment Day||1991||The Terminator||Winner, MTV Movie Award for Best Performance
Nomination, Saturn Award for Best Actor
|Last Action Hero||1993||Jack Slater / Himself||Nomination, Saturn Award for Best Actor|
|True Lies||1994||Harry Tasker||Nomination, Saturn Award for Best Actor|
|Junior||1994||Dr. Alex Hesse||Nomination, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time||1996||The Terminator||Attraction at various Universal Studios Theme Parks|
|Eraser||1996||U.S. Marshal John Kruger|
|Jingle All the Way||1996||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||Nomination, Saturn Award for Best Actor|
|Dr. Dolittle 2||2001||White Wolf||Voice only; uncredited|
|Collateral Damage||2002||Gordy Brewer|
|Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||2003||The Terminator|
|The Rundown||2003||Bar Patron||Cameo; uncredited|
|Around the World in 80 Days||2004||Prince Hapi|
|Terminator Salvation||2009||The Terminator||Uncredited CGI recreation of likeness imposed on a stand-in|
|The Expendables||2010||Trench Mauser||Cameo; uncredited|
|The Expendables 2||2012||Trench Mauser|
|The Last Stand||2013||Sheriff Ray Owens|
|Escape Plan||2013||Emil Rottmayer / Victor Mannheim|
|Sabotage||2014||John 'Breacher' Wharton|
|The Expendables 3||2014||Trench Mauser|
|Terminator Genisys||2015||The Terminator|
|The Expendables 4||2017||Trench Mauser|
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.
|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|
|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|
|Two and a Half Men||2015||Lieutenant Wagner||"Of Course He's Dead"||Guest star|
|Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff||2014||Himself|
|WWE 2K16||2015||The Terminator||Pre-order bonus|
Music video appearances
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", 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.
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- "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.
- "Schwarzenegger says he's returning to acting". MSN. February 11, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
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- Goode, Gretchen-Marie (October 25, 2001). "Dr Dolittle 2". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Neal, Rome (September 30, 2003). "The Rock's Movie Smackdown". CBS News. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Fleming, Michael (April 22, 2009). "Digital Governator set for 'Terminator'". Variety. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
- Shattuck, Kathryn (September 1, 2001). "For Young Viewers". The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Corliss, Richard (June 24, 2001). "Box-Office Brawn". Time. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Vince Ingenito (27 July 2015). "Play as Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator in WWE 2K16". IGN. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
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