Time names McGregor as one of the world’s 100 ‘most influential people’. Schwarzenegger writes his praise for the fighter.
Conor McGregor is more than a fighter, more than an athlete, more than a champion—although, as the first person in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship to hold titles in two weight divisions at once, he is clearly all of those things. Conor is also the rare personality who has become bigger than his sport. That lean, compact body must struggle to keep his enormous character inside. From the first time I met Conor, I knew he wasn’t the type of star you could box into one category. Since I’ve gotten to know him, I can tell you that what you see on the screen—the now familiar face of mixed martial arts—just scratches the surface. The Dublin native is razor-sharp, disciplined and charismatic. His energy is absolutely contagious, to the point where you almost start shouting in an Irish accent after 30 seconds of hearing that world-famous mouth.
At the National Prayer Breakfast President Trump asks a room full of lawmakers, foreign dignitaries and religious leaders to pray for Schwarzenegger’s ratings on The Apprentice.
We had tremendous success at The Apprentice, and when I ran for President I had to leave the show…And they hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger to take my place. We know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It has been a disaster. And Mark [Burnett] will never, ever bet against Trump again. I want to just pray for Arnold if we can…for those ratings.
Schwarzenegger will host the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, replacing Donald Trump who left the show to run for U.S. president. NBC:
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the epitome of a global brand in entertainment and business, and his accomplishments in the political arena speak for themselves.
Schwarzenegger has ideas for a new take on the show:
[I am a huge fan of the show and] the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork. I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity.
Schwarzenegger appears on The Late Late Show in a skit with Corden, featuring catchphrases and comedy gags from Conan the Barbarian, Pumping Iron, Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, Batman & Robin, True Lies, Junior, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, and Jingle All the Way.
Schwarzenegger receives a Lifetime Achievement Honor from DeVito in Germany. They exchange a warm handshake and hug. Schwarzenegger in his speech he tells aspiring actors a message of hope. Schwarzenegger dedicates the honor to the countless dreamers trying to enter the film business, telling his fans:
Do not give up!
Paramount picture releases first trailer of Terminator Genisys. The movie stars Clarke, Schwarzenegger and is scheduled to be in theaters on July 1.
Schwarzenegger gives his thoughts on being part of the cast on the movie The Expendables 2:
It was terrific, because we’re competitive guys who were always trying to outdo each other through decades of making films— who has the biggest muscles, the biggest guns, the biggest fight scenes, the biggest explosions. You always try to be the best, but everyone came together on this film.
Schwarzenegger ousts incumbent Gray Davis in the election for governor of California. He defeats 134 other candidates despite the fact that he has never held public office before.
For the people to win, politics as usual must lose. I want to be the governor for the people. I want to represent everybody.
Conway meets an L.A.-based agent for O’Neal via a contact at Intel, and convinces O’Neal to invest via the Angel funds. The agent shares an office with a money manager for Schwarzenegger, who also joins the funds. Conway is introduced to Kissinger via an associate of Rosen’s. His son, Danny Conway, describes how Conway maintains his contact list:
The fax machine was the most important thing in our household
Schwarzenegger is born to Aurelia Jadrny and Gustav Schwarzenegger the small Austrian village of Thal. Their flat is small and has no running water or electricity.