(NOTE LANGUAGE) Like the heroes he has played on screen, Arnold Schwarzenegger is unflinching as he looks back on his life in the new trailer for the Netflix documentary Arnold.
As most people know, Schwarzenegger grew up poor in Graz, Austria, the child of an officer who served on the wrong side of World War II. Through sheer determination – and to be fair, a whole lot of sweat equity – he took the bodybuilding world by storm before conquering Hollywood.
Looking for a new challenge, he ran an upstart campaign and – almost as far out as fame – was elected as a Republican in deep blue California. “I want to do the things that everyone calls impossible,” he says.
While the trailer is essentially a highlight of his life, it also doesn’t shy away from the controversies, like his admission that he fathered a son with one of his household workers, which led to his divorce from Maria Shriver. “People remember my success, but they will also remember my failures,” he admits.
He adds: “It was very hard on my marriage, on my relationship with the children. I have caused enough pain to my family. I will have to live with that for the rest of my life.”
Ending on a hopeful note, Schwarzenegger encourages the audience to follow their impossible dreams: “No matter what it takes, go for it. Do it. Do it now!”
The three-part doc will be released on June 7.
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