It’s appropriate for Arnold Schwarzenegger to get the triple Art & Hue treatment as he’s had three successful careers – bodybuilder, actor, and politician. As a young man growing up in Austria, Arnie started training in the gym and was inspired by the films of muscleman Steve Reeves.
He’s won many bodybuilding competitions from 1965 onwards, including the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. His bodybuilding career led to an acting career, with early parts in “Hercules in New York”, “Scavenger Hunt”, and “Stay Hungry” followed by leading roles in “Conan the Barbarian”, “The Terminator”, and “Predator”. His influence on popular culture has been impactful and his iconic movie lines have become part of our everyday language.
From 2003, Arnie had a third act as a politician, becoming Governor of California until 2011, during which time he signed the first American act to cap greenhouse gas emissions.
Since then, Arnold has returned to acting, reprising his participation in the Terminator film series, and is set to reunite onscreen with Sarah Hamilton in “Terminator: Dark Fate” in November 2019.
Bodybuilder turned actor, Steve Reeves inspired many cinemagoers including Arnold Schwarzenegger who grew up in Austria watching his films.
He won the Mr. America bodybuilding contests in 1947 and 1948, as well as Mr. Universe in 1950, before his impressive physique caught the eye of casting agents.
Following supporting appearances in films including “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Athena”, Reeves began his Italian film career with “Hercules”.
The Italian-made “peplum movies”, so-called because of the skirted Roman costumes, made Reeves an international star with more “swords & sandals” roles to follow throughout the 1950s.
Along with Janette Scott, Steve Reeves is referenced in the cult musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. When Dr. Frank N. Furter sings “if you want something visual, that’s not too abysmal, we could take in an old Steve Reeves movie”, it’s obvious who his inspiration was to create his very own muscleman Rocky, played by Peter Hinwood.
Movie Muscle Pair
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