Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 - June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He began his acting career aged eleven on Broadway, and appeared in his first film in 1934 - John Ford's The World Moves On. During the war he served in the US Coast Guard, marrying the actress Susan Peters in November of 1943. After WW II he tried directing, first as co-producer and co-director on Leather Gloves (1948), with William Asher, before his first solo effort on the musical The Sunny Side of the Street (1951). His most successful films came in the late 1950s, including Operation Madball (1957), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Strangers When We Meet and The World of Suzie Wong both 1960.
He also produced such films as the William Holden / Audrey Hepburn comedy Paris When it Sizzles (1964).
His output fell in the 1960s and in the 1970s he made only three disappointing films. His final work was on Peter Sellers' The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), although he was briefly part of the crew for another Sellers film - The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980).
After an extended period of depression and poor health he committed suicide in his Los Angeles home. He had divorced Peters in 1948 and married entertainer, singer, and noted beauty Fran Jeffries in 1965, his second marriage produced a daughter and lasted until his death.
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He had divorced Peters in 1948 and married entertainer, singer, and noted beauty Fran Jeffries in 1965, his second marriage produced a daughter and lasted until his death. The Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadion, which is the home of both Grazer AK and Sturm Graz and has a capacity of 15,400, cost ?20.5 million and opened on 9 July 1997. After an extended period of depression and poor health he committed suicide in his Los Angeles home. In honour of its most famous son, Schwarzenegger's home town of Graz named its new football stadium after him. Fu Manchu (1980). His spokespeople now give his height as 6' even. His final work was on Peter Sellers' The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), although he was briefly part of the crew for another Sellers film - The Fiendish Plot of Dr. During his campaign for governorship it was noted that Schwarzenegger was considerably shorter than many expected, with others putting his height at around 5' 10", exactly as reported in US Weekly.
His output fell in the 1960s and in the 1970s he made only three disappointing films. While Arnold Schwarzenegger's height was always believed to be 6 feet, 2 inches, a July 2002 article in US Weekly magazine speculated that Schwarzenegger was actually closer to 5' 10". He also produced such films as the William Holden / Audrey Hepburn comedy Paris When it Sizzles (1964).  (http://field.com/fieldpollonline/subscribers/RLS2137.pdf) (Field poll (PDF)). His most successful films came in the late 1950s, including Operation Madball (1957), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Strangers When We Meet and The World of Suzie Wong both 1960. When asked if they would support Schwarzenegger if he could run for president, 50% said they would oppose while only 26% said they would support the governor in a presidental bid. After WW II he tried directing, first as co-producer and co-director on Leather Gloves (1948), with William Asher, before his first solo effort on the musical The Sunny Side of the Street (1951). Additionally, in October, for the first time in four years a plurality of Californians felt the state was "on the right track".
During the war he served in the US Coast Guard, marrying the actress Susan Peters in November of 1943. Despite what some viewed as political snags during the summer, the Field polls released in August and October 2004 showed that Schwarzenegger's approval rating remained at 65%. He began his acting career aged eleven on Broadway, and appeared in his first film in 1934 - John Ford's The World Moves On. economic situation "economic girlie men". He was born in Detroit, Michigan. His supporters made "girly men" T-shirts and the Governor continued to use the term, including when he addressed the Republican National Convention, calling critics of the current U.S. Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 - June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director. The remark became national news and was not received well by his opponents, including gay advocacy and feminist groups who labeled it homophobic and sexist, not to mention the legislators themselves.
Trying to rouse public support for his position, he compared lawmakers to kindergartners who need a "timeout," and in a rally of supporters called his budget opponents "girlie men" (a reference to a long-running Saturday Night Live skit parodying Schwarzenegger). In July 2004, however, Schwarzenegger and the state legislature deadlocked, failing to approve the state budget on time. By comparison, former United States President Ronald Reagan, known as "the Great Communicator," never hit 60% approval while serving as California governor. (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-me-lopez28may28,1,2650515.column?coll=la-news-politics-california). At the end of May, 2004 the Field poll put his popularity at 65%, the highest for a California governor in 45 years, including 41% of Democrats, party adherents of his opposition.
He has dealt successfully with California politicians as diverse as John Burton on the left to Tom McClintock on the right. Despite expectations that Schwarzenegger would be vulnerable to opposition critics once taking office, his early governorship showed some successes. Additionally, the Governor has granted clemency or early release to quite a surprising number of convicted felons serving time in state prisons, leading some to believe that he is less "tough on crime" than his Democratic predecessor, who presided over numerous executions. Circuit Court of Appeals pending a revisiting of evidence.
Nevertheless, Cooper's planned execution was stayed by the Ninth U.S. In February 2004, he declined amnesty to convicted murderer Kevin Cooper who had asked him for clemency in his death penalty sentence. However, Schwarzenegger made a point shortly after becoming governor of voluntarily attending a training course conducted by the state Attorney General's office on preventing sexual harassment (along with several members of his senior staff). Schwarzenegger was later criticized for reneging on his campaign pledges not to take money from special interests and for failing to answer directly the sexual harassment allegations raised by the Los Angeles Times immediately preceding the recall election.
Schwarzenegger convinced the Democratic-controlled state legislature to approve the package by threatening to take the issue directly to state voters in a November ballot initiative if the legislature did not act. He accomplished the third point when he signed a workers' compensation reform bill on April 19, 2004. 58 passed with 71.0% in favor. 57 passed with 63.3% of the votes in favor and Prop.
Prop. Despite initially tepid support from the public, the combination of heavy campaigning by Schwarzenegger, endorsements from a number of leading Democrats, and warnings about the dire consequences should the propositions fail to pass, led to overwhelming votes in favor of the two propositions. To fulfill the first two points, he urged California voters to pass Proposition 57 and Proposition 58 in the March 2, 2004 election, which authorized the sale of $15 billion in bonds and mandated balanced budgets, respectively. He initiated the cuts by agreeing to serve as governor with no salary, a savings of $175,000.
Schwarzenegger also called the state legislature into a special session and said that spending cuts would also be necessary. Third, he sought an overhaul of workers' compensation. Second, he urged voters to pass a constitutional amendment to limit state spending. First, Schwarzenegger proposed floating $15 billion in bonds.
On his first full day in office, Schwarzenegger proposed a three point plan to fix the budget woes. Davis's administration. In his first few hours in office Schwarzenegger fulfilled his campaign promise to repeal a 200% increase in vehicle license fees undertaken by Gov. It was about changing the entire political climate of our state.".
It was not replacing one party. This election was not about replacing one man. What I care about is restoring your confidence in your government.. I did not seek this office to do things the way they've always been done.
He spoke briefly: "Today is a new day in California. His children joined others in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, then Maria Shriver spoke and held the Bible while Schwarzenegger was sworn into the office of Governor. Schwarzenegger's inauguration was opened by Vanessa Williams, his co-star from Eraser singing the National Anthem. He was sworn into office on November 17, 2003.
In total, Arnold won the election by about 1.3 million votes. Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California on the second ballot with 48.6% of the vote, defeating Democrat Cruz Bustamante, fellow Republican Tom McClintock and others. On October 7, 2003, the 2003 California recall resulted in Governor Gray Davis being recalled with 55.4% of the Yes vote. Garry Trudeau, the cartoonist behind the comic strip Doonesbury, combined the allegations by nicknaming Schwarzenegger "Herr Gröpenfuhrer" and depicting Schwarzenegger as a huge, groping hand in his artwork.
These allegations were brought up mainly in the context of his campaign, but they continue to be occassionally used by some critics. Although Schwarzenegger's father was in fact a member of the Nazi party, Schwarzenegger has been a strong supporter of various Jewish groups, and has denounced the principles of the fascist German regime, saying "I have always despised everything that Hitler stands for.". However the full text of the statement from which the quotation was taken significantly reduces the credibility of the allegations. Allegations, based on selective quotation, were also made that he at one time admired Adolf Hitler and had praised him as a great propagandist.
 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/10/03/state1434EDT0082.DTL)  (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/arnoldinter1.html)  (http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-women2oct02,1,4493659,print.story). Schwarzenegger admitted that he has "behaved badly sometimes" and apologized, but also stated that "a lot of (what) you see in the stories is not true". This came after a magazine interview from the same era (1975) surfaced in which Schwarzenegger discussed attending sexual orgies and indulging in drugs like marijuana and cocaine. Chronologically, they ranged from Elaine Stockton, who claimed that Schwarzenegger groped her breast at a Gold's Gym in 1975 (she was 19 at the time), to a 51-year-old woman who said that he pinned her to his chest and spanked her shortly after she met him in connection with production of his film, "The Sixth Day," in 2000. Within the last five days before the election, news reports appeared in the Los Angeles Times recounting allegations of sexual misconduct from several individual women, sixteen of whom eventually came forward with their personal stories.
During the campaign, allegations of sexual and personal misconduct were raised against Schwarzenegger. Among his campaign team were Rob Lowe, Warren Buffett, and George Shultz. However, due to his status as a naturalized citizen he would not be eligible to seek the Presidency (unless the Constitution were to be amended, which has been proposed in 2000 (Congressman Barney Frank), and in July 2003 (the Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment) by senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Schwarzenegger was quick to make use of his well-known one-liners, promising to "pump up Sacramento" (the state capital) and tell Gray Davis "hasta la vista." At the end of his first press conference, he told the audience "I'll be back." Schwarzenegger looked to follow in the footsteps of former California governor and one-time movie star Ronald Reagan.
His candidacy was immediate national and international news, with media outlets dubbing him the "Governator" (referring to The Terminator movies, see above) and "The Running Man" (the name of another of his movies), and calling the recall election "Total Recall" (ditto) and "Terminator 4: Rise of the Candidate" (referring to his movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines). As a candidate in the recall election, Schwarzenegger had the most name recognition in a crowded field of candidates, but he had never held public office and his political views were unknown to most Californians. He is failing them terribly, and this is why he needs to be recalled and this is why I am going to run for governor.". The man that is failing the people more than anyone is Gray Davis.
Schwarzenegger told Leno, "The politicians are fiddling, fumbling and failing. When announcing his candidacy on the Tonight Show, he joked, "It's the most difficult [decision] I've made in my entire life, except the one I made in 1978 when I decided to get a bikini wax." Ultimately, Shriver said she would support Schwarzenegger no matter what he chose, so he decided to run. Rumors leading up to the announcement said that his wife, Maria Shriver, a Kennedy family Democrat, was against his running, and he wanted her approval in order to run. Even his closest advisors said he was probably not going to run.
In the days and even hours leading up to the show's taping, political experts and insiders concluded that Schwarzenegger was leaning against running in California's October 7 recall election. Schwarzenegger was just wrapping up a promotional tour for Terminator 3 and said he would announce his decision on whether to run on August 6 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. If the state needs me, and if there's no one I think is better, then I will run." When a petition to recall Democratic governor Gray Davis qualified for the ballot on July 24, Schwarzenegger left many wondering whether he would jump into the contest. In the July 2003 issue of Esquire magazine, he said, "Yes, I would love to be governor of California ..
In the 2003 California recall, Schwarzenegger was widely rumored to be considering a run at becoming Governor of California. Schwarzenegger scored his first real political success on November 5, 2002 when Californians approved his personally crafted and sponsored Proposition 49, the "After School Education and Safety Program Act of 2002", an initiative to make state grants available for after school programs. He later served as Chairman for the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under Governor Pete Wilson. He becomes the number one attention-getter.".
"He has what we in the military call a command presence. "When he walked in, it wasn't about the governor, it was about Arnold," said Otott, a retired Marine. "He would hit sometimes two or three governors in a day in his own airplane, at his own expense, somewhere around $4,000 an hour," said George Otott, his chief of staff at the time. promoting physical fitness to kids and lobbying all 50 governors in support of school fitness programs.
During that time, Schwarzenegger traveled across the U.S. Bush from 1990 to 1993. W. Schwarzenegger was appointed Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in the administration of George H.
And there's a vacuum.". I feel there are a lot of people standing still and not doing enough. Regarding a run for public office, in 1999, he told Talk magazine that "I think about it many times." He said, "The possibility is there because I feel it inside. It had been known since the 1990s that Schwarzenegger was interested in public office; this was jokingly referenced in a Sylvester Stallone film, Demolition Man, where a future America passed a constitutional amendment to allow foreign-born Americans like Schwarzenegger to become President.
In an interview on October 29, 2002, with MSNBC's Chris Matthews at Chapman University, Schwarzenegger explained why he is a Republican:. Bush in the closing days of the campaign. Sensing an opportunity to affect the outcome of the 2004 Presidential race, Schwarzenegger campaigned in Ohio for Republican George W. Schwarzenegger backed Republican President Ronald Reagan, whose footsteps he's following--movie star turned politician--while he was in office, but chastised fellow Republicans during the impeachment of Bill Clinton.
Some conservative Republicans consider moderate Republicans to be Republican In Name Only. He is, however, like much of the California GOP, a moderate Republican, describing himself as fiscally conservative and socially moderate. Schwarzenegger is a Republican, unusual among the often heavily Democratic Hollywood community. His last film appearance to date was a cameo in the 2004 remake of Around the World in 80 Days.
He starred in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and was slated to star in a possible True Lies 2 and Conan the King, but his duties as California governor have likely put his movie career on hold until at least 2007, though producers repeatedly claim he will make a small appearance in a fourth Terminator film. Harry Knowles stated that by this stage Schwarzenegger appeared to be indifferent to his fans and was mostly doing the films for the upfront paycheck he could command in order to support his political ambitions. Instead he returned with End of Days (1999) - an unsuccessful and atypically dark attempt to broaden his acting range - The 6th Day (2000) and Collateral Damage (2002), none of which came close to recapturing his former prominence. Several film projects were announced with Schwarzenegger attached to star including the remake of The Planet of the Apes, a new film of I am Legend and a World War 2 film scripted by Quentin Tarrantino that would have seen Schwarzenegger finally play an Austrian.
Although Batman & Robin was a famous disaster, Schwarzenegger emerged largely unscathed. It was followed by the popular, albeit by-the-numbers Eraser (1996), and Batman & Robin (1997), his final film before taking time to recuperate from a back injury. True Lies (1994) was a popular sendup of spy films, and saw Schwarzenegger reunited with director James Cameron, whose own career had taken off with The Terminator. Schwarzenegger's career never again achieved quite the same prominence, his aura of box-office invincibility suffering.
His next film project, the self-aware action comedy Last Action Hero, (1993), had the misfortune to be released opposite Jurassic Park, and suffered accordingly. Schwarzenegger's critical and commercial high-water mark was Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Kindergarten Cop (1990) was another comedy. Twins, (1988) a comedy with Danny DeVito, was a change of pace. Total Recall (1990), at that time the most expensive film ever, netted Schwarzenegger $10 millon and 15% of the gross, and hid a widely praised, thought-provoking science-fiction script behind his usual violent action.
In Predator (1987), another commercially successful film, Schwarzenegger led a cast which included future Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura (Ventura also appears in Running Man) and future Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Sonny Landham. Following his arrival as a Hollywood superstar, he made a number of commercially successful films: Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), The Running Man (1987), and Red Heat (1988). (As an aside, his alternative-universe comedy/thriller Last Action Hero featured a poster of the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day who in that alternate universe had Sylvester Stallone as its star; a similar in-joke in Twins suggested that the two actors might one day co-star, something which never came to pass). He also made a mark for injecting his films with a droll, often self-deprecating sense of humor, setting him apart from more serious action heroes such as Sylvester Stallone, his most prominent contemporary.
However, few of the fans of his work seem to care. Schwarzenegger's acting ability (described by one critic as having an emotional range that "stretches from A almost to B") has long been the butt of many jokes; he retains a strong Austrian accent in his speech even in roles which do not call for such an accent. Schwarzenegger's breakthrough film was Conan the Barbarian (1982), and this was cemented by a sequel, Conan the Destroyer (1984). As an actor, he is most well-known as the title character of James Cameron's cyborg thriller The Terminator (1984). Initially he had trouble breaking into films because agents disliked his surname, muscles and accent. (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/arnoldpump1.html).
In 1991, Schwarzenegger purchased the rights to this film, outtakes, and associated still photography that could be embarassing politically. He appeared in The Long Goodbye, and Stay Hungry. Schwarzenegger came to the attention of more people in the documentary Pumping Iron (1977), elements of which were faked to add drama. His first film appearance was as Hercules in Hercules in New York (1970), credited under the name Arnold Strong, although his accent in the film was so thick that his lines were dubbed. Schwarzenegger's uniquely muscular appearance earned him several movie roles.
Bush, who called him "Conan the Republican". He was nominated by George H.W. Schwarzenegger's first political appointment was to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, on which he served from 1990 to 1993. The magazine MuscleMag International has a monthly two page article on him and refers to him as "The King".
The magazines agreed to donate $250,000 a year to the Governor's various physical fitness initiatives. Shortly after being elected Governor, he was appointed executive editor of both magazines in a largely symbolic capacity. For many years he wrote a monthly column for the bodybuilding magazines Muscle & Fitness and Flex. He has presided over numerous contests and awards shows.
Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent face in the bodybuilding sport long after his retirement, in part due to his ownership of gyms and fitness magazines. As late as 1996, a year before his heart surgery, Schwarzenegger publicly defended his use of anabolic steroids during his bodybuilding career. (http://espn.go.com/columns/farrey_tom/1655597.html) According to a spokesman, Schwarzenegger has not used anabolic steroids since 1990 when they were made illegal. (http://hjem.get2net.dk/JamesBond/www/artikler/steroidemisbrug/arnoldandsteroids.htm). tabloid which had made similar predictions about the bodybuilder's future health. In 1999 Schwarzenegger also sued and settled with Globe Magazine, a U.S.
Because the doctor had never examined him personally, Schwarzenegger collected a 20,000GM (US$12,000) libel judgement against him in a German court. I did not use them for muscle growth, but rather for muscle maintenance when cutting up." In 1999, Schwarzenegger sued Willi Heepe, a German doctor who publicly predicted an early death for the bodybuilder based on a link between steroid use and later heart problems. Schwarzenegger has admitted to using performance-enhancing anabolic steroids, writing in 1977 that "[steroids] were helpful to me in maintaining muscle size while on a strict diet in preparation for a contest. Schwarzenegger is considered among the most important figures in the history of bodybuilding, and his legacy is commemorated in the Arnold Classic annual bodybuilding competition.
The record would remain until Lee Haney won his eighth straight Olympia in 1991. Olympia was a record set in 1980, cementing him as a legend of the sport. The seven wins at Mr. Olympia (seven times).
Universe (five times) and Mr. World, Mr. Europe, Mr. His well-developed physique earned him the moniker "The Austrian Oak" and won him the titles of Junior Mr.
Schwarzenegger first gained fame as a bodybuilder. His distinctive and oft-imitated accent has led many entertainers and pundits to refer to him simply as "Ah-nuld". In April 1997, he underwent an operation to correct a heart valve defect. The couple have four children: daughters Katherine and Christina, and sons Patrick and Christopher.
Kennedy. In 1986, Schwarzenegger married TV journalist Maria Shriver, niece of late President John F. In 1977 his autobiography, Arnold: The Education of a Body-Builder was published. In 1971 Schwarzenegger's brother Meinhard was killed in an automobile accident, and his father died the following year.
from the University of Wisconsin, Superior where he graduated with a major in international marketing of fitness and business administration in 1979. During this time, he earned a B.A. citizen in 1983, although he has also retained his Austrian nationality. in 1968 and became a U.S.
With 20 dollars in his pocket and speaking no English, he moved to the U.S. Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria, four miles (6 km) from Graz, to a Gendarmerie-Kommandant policeman, Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907-1972) and his wife Aurelia Jadrny (1922-1998). His most famous films include The Terminator (and its sequels), Predator, and Total Recall. Nicknamed the Austrian Oak - and more recently The Governator and Conan the Republican - Schwarzenegger as a young man gained widespread attention as a highly successful bodybuilder, and later gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film star.
He was elected in 2003 in a special recall election, removing sitting Governor Gray Davis from office. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, politician, bodybuilder, and businessman, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. "To those critics who are so pessimistic about our country, I say: Don't be economic girly men." — At the 2004 Republican National Convention, August 31, 2004. "Everything I have — my career, my success, my family — I owe to America." — At the 2004 Republican National Convention, August 31, 2004.
What a cheap shot!" — At the 2004 Republican National Convention, August 31, 2004. "When I was on my way to the podium a gentleman stopped me and said I was as good a politician as I was an actor. They should get back to the table, and they should finish the budget." — delivered to a rally of supporters, regarding an impass with state Democratic lawmakers which prevented the passing of the state budget on time, July 17, 2004. I want to represent those special interests: the unions, the trade lawyers' … I call them girlie men.
"They cannot have the guts to come out there in front of you and say 'I don't want to represent you. Everybody jumped on her and took her upstairs, where we all got together." — promoting bodybuilding in a 1977 interview with Oui magazine. "Bodybuilders party a lot, and once, in Gold's - the gym in Venice, California, where all the top guys train - there was a black girl who came out naked. "I'll be back." — his catch phrase as an actor, it or some variation appears in many of his movies.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). Collateral Damage (2002). The 6th Day (2000). End of Days (1999).
Batman & Robin (1997). Jingle All the Way (1996). Eraser (1996). Junior (1994).
True Lies (1994). Last Action Hero (1993). Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Kindergarten Cop (1990).
Total Recall (1990). Twins (1988). Red Heat (1988). Predator (1987).
The Running Man (1987). Raw Deal (1986). Commando (1985). The Terminator (1984).
Conan the Destroyer (1984). Conan the Barbarian (1982). Pumping Iron documentary (1977). Hercules in New York (1970).