Nobody's bigger on the big screen than Arnold Schwarzenegger. As he spends his golden years back in Hollywood (Sabotage, etc.), here's a look at his career highlights.
Hercules in New York (1969)
In his first major role, Arnie stars as Hercules, who comes down to Earth to find true love and a bodybuilding career in the Big Apple.
Pumping Iron (1977)
Schwarzenegger’s first legit entry into the public eye, Pumping Iron is a documentary about the dedicated bodybuilders - including Arnold and Lou Ferrigno (TV’s “The Hulk”) - competing for the title of Mr. Universe 1975.
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
As Conan, the Austrian Oak dons sword and sandals to avenge the massacre of his parents and the rest of his tribe when he was a boy.
The Terminator (1984)
Schwarzenegger had his true breakout hit as a violent cyborg tasked with killing the mother of a future rebel leader. He famously said "I'll be back," and he kept that promise in Terminator 2 and Terminator 3.
Tip: If you kidnap Arnold’s daughter in order to blackmail him into leading a rebellion to reinstate a dictator, you will soon regret this decision.
As he is stalked through the jungle by a Rastafarian-looking alien beast, Schwarzenegger uses both brain and brawn to defeat it.
The Running Man (1987)
Arnie is wrongly convicted of a crime and must find a way to escape before he is publicly executed in a game-show-like extravaganza.
Look who does comedy, too! Here Arnold plays a naive, successful man who finds out he has a twin brother (Danny DeVito) who is his opposite in every way.
Total Recall (1990)
As Quaid, Schwarzenegger must figure out why he has memories of being a secret agent on Mars -- and why his wife (Sharon Stone) just tried to murder him.
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
“It’s not a tumor!” is one of many famous Arnie-isms in this action/comedy about a cop who must go undercover as a kindergarten teacher to catch the bad guys.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Returning to the world of John Connor and nuclear annihilation, Schwarzenegger this time is a Terminator with a heart of gold. If Terminators had hearts, that is.
The Last Action Hero (1993)
Playing action hero Jack Slater, even Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't enough to save this movie from famously bombing at the box office.
True Lies (1994)
As a top government agent, Arnie's character has kept his career secret, even from his wife. True Lies is the rare movie that stars two Arnolds: Tom Arnold and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Batman & Robin (1997)
The movie was panned by critics and moviegoers alike, though Arnold's campy performance as Mr. Freeze is pretty entertaining.
The Governator (2003-2009)
If you notice a gap in Schwarzenegger's movie credits from 2003-2009, it's only because he was busy doing a little something called "being the Governor of California."
The Expendables (2010)
After his stint in politics, Arnold came back to the big screen with an uncredited role as Trench in The Expendables. He would return in The Expendables 2 and The Expendables 3.
The Last Stand (2013)
In his first starring role since his governorship, Schwarzenegger is a small-town sheriff called out of retirement to help capture a criminal on his way toward the U.S./Mexico border.
The aging but still active Austrian Oak plays the leader of an elite DEA team whose members are being picked off one by one after they bring down a notorious drug lord.