Today marks the 75th birthday of Arnold Schwarzenegger - champion of physical culture, movie star, politician, and guy who lets hoofed animals into his house. He's kind of everyone's weird uncle, and I respect that.
It's no secret that Arnie is one of my childhood favorite movie stars, and someone whose work I followed well into adulthood. These days he's keeping busy with any number of acting gigs, promoting physical wellness and being an okay guy. His occasional newsletter is always a boot in my ass to get out there and get my heart rate up, and his pointed messages to his fans about not being a heel are truly inspiring.
I understand Arnie is a complex guy and has a checkered history. So say we all. But I also think he's using this chapter in his life to be the best version of himself, and I think that's worth acknowledging, too.
Here's to Arnie! May he curl some slices of cake today.
Here's some discussion of Schwarzenegger films we've covered on the PodCast!