All Hail The Governator!

The top 10 things we love about the Austrian Oak, Arnold Schwarzenegger!

By the Editors

1

Believe it or not, Arnold was a contestant on the popular game show The Dating Game way back in 1973.

2

The director of Jingle All the Way wanted Joe Pesci to play the role of Myron, but because he was so short compared to Arnold they went with Sinbad.

3

When he announced his candidacy for the Governor of California on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2003, he actually hadn’t decided that he was going to throw his hat into the political ring until he was en route to the taping.

4

He was one of the original owners of Planet Hollywood; however, he no longer has an affiliation with the restaurant chain.

5

In the credits of his first movie Hercules in New York, he was listed as “Arnold Strong.” (Guess the producers weren’t willing to bet that “Schwarzenegger” would become a household name.)

6

Arnold must have a soft spot for the holiday films: in 1992, four years before he butted heads with Sinbad in Jingle All the Way, he put his directing chops to the test with the heart-warming TV movie Christmas in Connecticut.

7

Legend has it that when he first started weight training in his early teens, he was so enthusiastic about sticking to his workout schedule that he would resort to criminal activity by breaking into his local gym on weekends when the facility was closed.

8

He reportedly went AWOL from the Austrian army during basic training to enter a bodybuilding contest — and spent a week in jail for it.

9

Bruce Willis was actually the sixth choice to play John McClane in Die Hard. The first choice? Arnold, naturally.

10

“Get to the choppa!” “Hasta la vista baby.” “If it bleeds, we can kill it.” “I’ll be back.” With so many classic one-liners, need we say more?

Arnold’s Leading Ladies

Maria Shriver

Linda Hamilton

Jamie Lee Curtis

At press time, their $400

million (ouch!) divorce is

still up in the air.

She single-handedly thrust chicks with biceps into the mainstream.

That legendary dance in True Lies certified her status as a MILF.

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