Not many bodybuilders can boast of becoming actors. Also, not many actors can boast of becoming off-screen politicians. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s is the definition of a ‘Jack of all trades’, in fact, people should be called ‘Arnold Schwarzeneggers’ instead of ‘Jack of all trades’.
The Austrian-American was born, Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, on July 30, 1947. Schwarzenegger can boast of being an actor, producer, and businessman. Get ready to be disappointed if you thought the list was over. He is also an investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder, and politician. We were not joking when we called him a Jack of all trades. Asides from his bodybuilding, it was acting that really put Schwarzenegger in the limelight.
His breakthrough movie was ‘Conan the Barbarian’ in 1982, but the movie that still defines the Jack of all trades till date is James Cameron’s science-fiction thriller, ‘The Terminator’, 1984. He subsequently appeared in numerous sequels. Not many people can boast of attaining Arnold Schwarzenegger’s height in all the industries he indulged in and since we are on the topic, let us take a look at his actual height.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Height
The subject of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s height is a tricky one. It is an ongoing mystery and there have been many speculations as to whether the Jack of all trades is being honest about his height. He says he is 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.85 m), but word on the street is that Arnold rounded up the figure.
So no one knows the correct figures, except the star himself and also legend, has it that if you figure out Arnold Schwarzenegger’s height, you will be rewarded with the solution to the global economic crisis. We joke, but that is actually how serious everyone takes this height issue, so if anyone does figure it out do not hesitate to save the world.
The media believes that the Jack of all trades is exploiting the fact that his most distinctive features are his muscles and as such is hiding his height behind it. Over the years, the topic of his height became so popular that the effort to resolve the matter was picked up by a parody site. The site administrators jokingly claim that ‘around 200 scientists are working round the clock to discover the true height of Arnold Schwarzenegger’.
In addition, they claim that they pull their support and have sponsorship ‘from several governments and commercial businesses from around the world’ and in conclusion, ‘While the team has not yet determined the actor/politician/athlete’s exact height, under strict test conditions, they can safely say he is somewhere between 5’9” and 6’2’. In the famous words of Khloe Kardashian ‘Cop it out’ Arnold.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Weight
Knowing our Jack of all trades was a former bodybuilder is already a spoiler alert to the fact that he definitely weighs a lot. Before diving into the figures here is a very brief description of the star. Arnold is a Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes. Looking for any distinctive features? Well do not look far, the former bodybuilder has bulging and impressive musculature. Unlike Arnold Schwarzenegger’s height, his weight is definitely not a mystery at 111 kg but sometimes it’s 113 kg but let us not put too much thought into that, people lose weight. Nevertheless, that is a lot! Then again, he is a bodybuilder.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Measurements
In actuality, Arnold’s measurements are all over the place, from his bodybuilding days to date there are bound to be changed. So it is going to be a bumpy ride but we will be sure to put the necessary facts out there.
In his bodybuilding days, his biceps and arms were 22 inches, but these days the Jack of all trades settles for 18 inches which is still impressive. In his chest area, the former bodybuilder has lost a whopping 9 inches, it used to measure 57 inches and now it is 48 inches. In the spirit of consistency Schwarzenegger’s waist still remains 34 inches but we beg to differ in recent times he has been a little chunkier around the middle.
In addition to all this, did you know:
1. He started weight training at the age of 15.
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger won the title of Mr. Universe when he was 20 and has won the title of Mr. Olympia 7 times.
3. The Guinness Book of World Records once called him ‘ the most perfectly developed man in the history of the world’.
4. He served as a chairman of the US President’s Council on Physical fitness in 1990.