Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils statue of himself
October 10th, 2011
12:40 PM ET

Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils statue of himself

In front of hundreds of fans and teenage son Patrick, Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a giant, buff bronze statue of himself on Friday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Schwarzenegger’s new monument is one of three self-commissioned bronze statues. The statue depicts the former governor as a young bodybuilder, and stands at the star’s new museum in his hometown of Thal, Austria.

"For me, this is not only a museum," Schwarzenegger said. "It is also a symbol of will ... everyone has a chance."

Open since July, the home where Arnold grew up displays items like his first barbells, his childhood bed, a sword from “Conan the Barbarian” and a copy of his polished wood governor's desk, according to the BBC.

"Love coming back home," the former Mr. Universe tweeted Thursday with a picture of "old friends" at dinner.

Arnold also tweeted a picture of a former teacher, writing, "She said she lived this long to make sure we made something of ourselves."

We're sure Schwarzenegger's teacher will also appreciate her former pupil's upcoming memoir.

What do you think of Arnie's bronze tribute to himself? Is it too soon since the paternity scandal?

soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Bodybuilding

    A quick red

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    December 25, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. The Terminator 2

    why doesnt everybody quit being a girle man and admit if it were you,not only would u done the maid,but everything or body in sight.And buy the way who on this blog is same succesful should comment.what right do you all have?Nobody important has talked down the terminator,so why should you.He is and always will be the terminator.

    October 28, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. Carlos

    Wow @ the people talking crap as if their s*** don't stink. TONS of celebrities have had affairs. Like, I don't know, all of them. And even more politicians have with mere slaps on the wrists. But since it's Arnold we have to have a lynch mob out for him. you people need to get lives.

    October 13, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. xdougx

    The old myth of the self-made man again huh? Such a tired and untrue cliche.

    October 12, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pliny

    It's not a tumor!!!!

    October 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. danny

    so he had a kid with his maid, thats his business. He needs to earn his child support money

    October 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Teri is licking my hairy manButt

    From the look on his face I would guess he is dropping the kids off at the pool.

    October 11, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. Taking out the trash

    Trolls on computers let’s band together and take out cc gang by deleting their comments. I will b clicking on report abuse make sure you do to that’s a good way of shutting them up.

    October 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • PoopUhDeeDoop

      @TOTT (taking out...)– you see how no one responded to the trolling? its because they don't care. it gives my shtty day at work a little bright spot. dont take that from me or TRUST the stupid trolls will be out in greater force. now be quiet before i pour my bum gravy down your throat and take you polevaulting on my disco stick.

      October 11, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. pokey

    So that's where the California money went.

    October 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • ComeAtMeBRo

      Pretty sure those statues were made AFTER his term....


      October 11, 2011 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. jujubeans

    I bet the statue has an impressive bulge, after all, he commissioned it!

    October 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Missy

    Only his ego is bigger than he is!

    October 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. alan

    His Mistress was there munching on a plate of his buttRockets.

    October 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Anomic Office Drone

    I don't like the guy, but who wouldn't go to an unveiling of a statue of themselves?

    October 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • bumcheek7

      I thought statue unveiling etiquette calls for the person to be dead, or at least have 'Coming Soon' on their gravestones.

      October 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Casondra

    I always liked him. Good for him.

    October 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ned

    Arnold is a great man. A self-made man. A true success story. A World class weightlifter. A movie Star. A Govenor. CONGRATS TO ARNOLD.

    October 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • lnb

      A governor, yes, but a rotten one at that. I'm proud to say that I'm a California Senior Citizen who DID NOT vote for him.

      October 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  17. tracie

    or a doooodooooo eater.

    October 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  18. violet

    Sounds like a narcist to me.

    October 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  19. jeff

    He sounds like a self absorbed jerk.

    October 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  20. debye

    WHAT? so lame

    October 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • bumcheek7

      It should have been him bending over the maid while she was dusting for dollars.

      October 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |

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