Arnold Schwarzenegger filmography

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Schwarzenegger in December 2009

Austrian–American actor, director, producer, politician and former professional bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger has appeared in over 31 films, and has also ventured into directing and producing. He began his acting career primarily with small roles in film and television starting in 1969. 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.

In the 1980s, Schwarzenegger became his primary character in two film franchises: as Conan in the Conan series and as The Terminator in the Terminator series. His other film roles include Commando, The Running Man, Predator, Total Recall, Last Action Hero and True Lies. Although Schwarzenegger's acting career was put on hiatus due to his position as Governor of California, he also made several cameos in various films while in office, including The Kid & I and The Expendables.[2] On February 11, 2011, just over a month after leaving office, 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 roles 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 Functioned as Notes
Actor Producer Role
Hercules in New York 1969 Yes No Hercules Credited as Arnold Strong "Mr. Universe"
The Long Goodbye 1973 Yes No Hood in Augustine's Office Uncredited cameo[6]
Stay Hungry 1976 Yes No Joe Santo
Pumping Iron 1977 No No Himself Documentary
The Villain 1979 Yes No Handsome Stranger
Scavenger Hunt 1979 Yes No Lars Cameo
The Comeback 1980 No No Himself Documentary
Conan the Barbarian 1982 Yes No Conan
Conan the Destroyer 1984 Yes No Conan
The Terminator 1984 Yes No T-800 "Model 101"
Red Sonja 1985 Yes No Lord Kalidor
Commando 1985 Yes No Col. John Matrix
Raw Deal 1986 Yes No Sheriff Mark Kaminsky / Joseph P. Brenner
Predator 1987 Yes No Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer Also re-released in 3D (2013)
The Running Man 1987 Yes No Benjamin "Ben" A. Richards
Red Heat 1988 Yes No Cpt. Ivan Danko
Twins 1988 Yes No Julius Benedict
Total Recall 1990 Yes No Douglas "Doug" Quaid / Carl Hauser
Kindergarten Cop 1990 Yes No Det. John Kimble
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Yes No T-800 "Model 101" Also re-released in 3D (2017)
Dave 1993 Yes No Himself Cameo
Last Action Hero 1993 Yes Yes Jack Slater / Himself
Beretta's Island 1993 Yes No Himself Direct-to-video; cameo
True Lies 1994 Yes No Harry Tasker / Harry Renquist
Junior 1994 Yes No Dr. Alexander "Alex" Hesse
Eraser 1996 Yes No U.S. Marshal John Kruger
Jingle All the Way 1996 Yes No Howard Langston
Batman & Robin 1997 Yes No Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
End of Days 1999 Yes No Jericho Cane
The 6th Day 2000 Yes Yes Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone
Collateral Damage 2002 Yes No Cpt. Gordon "Gordy" Brewer
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 Yes No T-850 "Model 101"
The Rundown 2003 Yes No Bar Patron Uncredited cameo[7]
Around the World in 80 Days 2004 Yes No Prince Hapi Cameo
The Kid & I 2005 Yes No Himself Cameo
The Expendables 2010 Yes No Trent "Trench" Mauser Uncredited cameo[8]
The Expendables 2 2012 Yes No Trent "Trench" Mauser
The Last Stand 2013 Yes No Sheriff Ray Owens
Escape Plan 2013 Yes No Emil Rottmayer / Victor X Mannheim
Sabotage 2014 Yes No John "Breacher" Wharton
The Expendables 3 2014 Yes No Trent "Trench" Mauser
Maggie 2015 Yes Yes Wade Vogel Limited release
Terminator Genisys 2015 Yes No T-800 "Model 101" Also released in 3D (2015)
Aftermath 2017 Yes Yes Roman Melnyk Limited release
Killing Gunther 2017 Yes Yes Robert "Gunther" Bendik Limited release
Wonders of the Sea 3D 2017 No Yes Narrator Documentary
Viy 2: Journey to China Films that have not yet been released 2019 Yes Yes James Hook Post-production
Terminator: Dark Fate Films that have not yet been released 2019 Yes No T-800 "Model 101" Post-production
  Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released


     Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Network Notes
Actor Director Producer Role
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974 Yes No No Rico CBS TV film; cameo
The Streets of San Francisco 1977 Yes No No Josef Schmidt ABC Episode: "Dead Lift"
The San Pedro Beach Bums 1977 Yes No No Muscleman ABC Episode: "Lifting Is My Life"
The Jayne Mansfield Story 1980 Yes No No Mickey Hargitay CBS TV film
Tales from the Crypt 1990 Yes Yes No X-Con HBO Episode: "The Switch"; uncredited cameo[9]
Christmas in Connecticut 1992 Yes Yes No Man in Chair in Front of Media Truck TNT TV film; uncredited cameo[10]
Lincoln 1992 Yes No No John George Nicolay ABC TV film; voice
Liberty's Kids 2002–03 Yes No No Baron Friedrich von Steuben PBS Episodes: "Valley Forge", "James Armistead"; voice
Two and a Half Men 2015 Yes No No Lt. Wagner CBS Episode: "Of Course He's Dead: Part 1 & 2"
Years of Living Dangerously 2014–16 No No Yes Himself Showtime, Nat Geo 17 episodes
The Apprentice 2017 No No Yes Himself (host) NBC Episode: "In Here You Call Me Governor"
"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]

Music videos[edit]

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Performer Role Notes
"Stop the Madness" 1985 Unknown Unknown Cameo
"You Could Be Mine" 1991 Guns N' Roses T-800 "Model 101"
"Big Gun" 1993 AC/DC Himself
"Say It Isn't So" 2000 Bon Jovi Unknown Uncredited cameo[12]

Soundtrack appearance[edit]

Title Year Performer Notes
Killing Gunther 2017 Yes "Earthquake Love"

Theme park attractions[edit]

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Role Notes
T2-3D: Battle Across Time 1996 T-800 "Model 101"

Video games[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 T-800 "Model 101" Voice
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 T-850 "Model 101" Voice
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff 2014 Himself Voice


Title Year Role Notes
Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles 2015 T-800 "Model 101" Episode: "Part 3"

See also[edit]



  • "Arnold Schwarzenegger Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
  • "Arnold Schwarzenegger – Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
  • "Arnold Schwarzenegger Filmography". Tiscali. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved February 19, 2009.


  1. ^ 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. ^ "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. ^ Hiltzik, Michael. "A true 'hot property': Elliott Gould's 'Long Goodbye' apartment is for rent!".
  7. ^ "Arnold Passes Action Hero Torch to The Rock". Associated Press. 25 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Arnold Schwarzenegger Salutes Action Royalty, Will Cameo In Sly's 'The Expendables'".
  9. ^ "That Time Arnold Schwarzenegger Did 'Tales From the Crypt'". 30 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Do You Remember? #64: Christmas In Connecticut (Directed By Arnold Schwarzenegger)". 18 December 2016.
  11. ^ Corliss, Richard (June 24, 2001). "Box-Office Brawn". Time. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
  12. ^ Staff, OC Weekly- (17 January 2013). "Muscle Music: A Schwarzenegger Soundtrack Retrospective". OC Weekly.

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