Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947)

Arnold Schwarzenegger

1947 On the 30th of July Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born at Thal, Steiermark, Austria. He is a world champion in bodybuilding, an actor at Hollywood, a Republican politician who was the 38th governor of American state California. His father, Gustav Schwarzenegger, worked as an officer for the local police and his mother, Aurelia Jadrny was a housewife. According to Schwarzenegger’s words his parents were harsh: “Austria was a different world in those years. If we had done something bad or we had not obeyed our parents, the rod knew about us”. He grew up within a faithful Roman Catholics family who witnessed the religious ceremony every Sunday.

1960 He got the first dumbbell when his football trainer went with the team to a local gym.

1961 Being 14 years old, Schwarzenegger chose bodybuilding as his sports career and left football. Schwarzenegger: “I started the weight training when I was 15 year-olds but I had been also practicing football for four years. Even if I was thin I was bonny so that I could go to gym and to lift weights to competitions”.

1968 Paying attention to Hollywood, this year Arnold immigrated to the USA where he got for five times the title of world champion in bodybuilding (Mr. Universe) and seven Mr. Olimpia titles, giving up to this career for acting. He was given American citizenship.

1970 As Arnold Strong, he appeared in his first movie, “Hercules in New York” and became quickly very known among actors from Hollywood.

1977 Foreign Press Association from Hollywood offered him Golden Globe for The New Male Star of the Year for his role in “Stay Hungry”.

1984 This year Arnold joined cinema history with the role from SF thriller of American film director James Cameron, “Terminator”. The movie was very successful and Arnold treatened to come back: “I’ll be back!”, expression that become popular worldwide in a short time. He kept his promise and returned with the second movie: “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” (1991) also under James Cameron’s directing. The series was completed in 2003 with “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” this time under Jonathan Mostow’s directing.

1985-2006 During this period Schwarzenegger strenghtened his position within film history due to other memorable movies like: “Commando” (1985), “Predator” (1987), “Twins” (1988), “Total Recall” (1990), “True Lies” (1994), “Eraser” (1996), “Collateral Damage” (2002) or “Cars” (2006) and many others.

1986 This year Arnold married journalist and writer Maria Shriver and together they had four children: Katherine (1989), Christina (1991), Patrick (1993), Cristopher (1997) but also Joseph Baena (1997), a child that Arnold found out about in 2011 with his former employee.

2003 On the 7th of October Arnold was elected governor of American State California going on Gray Davis’ term until 8th of January 2007.

2006 On the 6th of September he announced he would be a candidate again for being a governor.

2007 He was elected again governor of California, job that finished on the 3rd of January 2011 and he was not eligible for a new term.

2009-2013 After a break of three years he returned strongly to movie world in: “Terminator Salvation” (2009), “The Expendables” (2010), “The Expendables 2” (2012), “The Last Redoubt” (2013), “Escape Plan” (2013)>

2011 The news that he has another child with a former employee made Arnold’s wife break out their relation and divorced.

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Jim Carrey (1962)

Jim Carrey

1962 On 17th January James Eugene Carrey is born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Later known as Jim Carrey, he is one of the biggest comedians of the last decades.

1977 At only 15 years old, young Jim starts doing stand-up comedy.

1979 Carrey is discovered by the comedians Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield and gets invited to open their shows while touring.

1983 The actor moves to Hollywood, where he starts getting roles in tv shows like The Duck Factory. He also starts his comedy moments on The Tonight Show.

1978 Carrey marries Melissa Womer, with whom he has a daughter.

1991 The actor starts the live tv show Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act.

1994 Carrey gains international fame after playing in Ace Ventura – Pet Detective. The movie is very well received by the audience. The year is a very successful one, Carrey also starring in The Mask and Dumb and Dumber.

1995 Carrey plays in the Ace Ventura sequel and in Batman Forever.

1996 The comedy Cable Guy is launched, a favourite among fans.  The same year Carrey marries actress Lauren Holly, his partner from Dumb and Dumber.

1997 The memorable comedies series goes on with Liar Liar.

1998 The actor wins his first Golden Globe for the role in The Truman Show.

1999 Just one year after, he wins his second Golden Globe for the biopic movie Man on the Moon, in which Jim plays the role of comediant Andy Kaufman.

2000 The comedy Me, Myself and Irene is launched. Jim starrs among Renee Zellweger to play a man with identity disorder. The year also brings Jim a role in the movie How the Grinch stole Christimas. Also known as The Grinch, it is the highest ranked holiday movie of all time, with more than $300 milion in sales.

2003 Carrey plays among joacă Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman in Bruce Almighty. The comedy sells for more than 484 $milion, becoming one of the best selling comedies of all time.

2004 Jim stars among Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a new selling success. The same year he gets a star on the Candian Walk of Fame in Toronto and becomes an american citizen.

2007 Actorul stars in Number 23, a well-received by the audience thriller.

2008 The comedy Yes Man is launched, bringing huge sales yet again.

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