“F**k him! I’m not going to see his movies anymore”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Revealed His Approval Ratings Fell by 37% the Moment He Announced He’s Running for Governor

“F**k him! I’m not going to see his movies anymore”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Revealed His Approval Ratings Fell by 37% the Moment He Announced He’s Running for Governor
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Arnold Schwarzenegger remains productive despite his years. After becoming a professional bodybuilder and one of the most in-demand action stars in Hollywood, he ventured into the world of politics and became the governor of California. Now, the actor joins a new Netflix series called FUBAR and will soon release a documentary called Arnold.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

On top of all that work, Schwarzenegger has an upcoming self-help book, Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life, and has been promoting fitness through his daily newsletter. The Terminator star is also an advocate for humanitarian causes and public service. So, how did a famous celebrity lose the public’s trust after deciding he wanted to dip his toes in politics?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses Politics And Retirement Plans

In his recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke about his time as a governor and how his approval ratings declined the moment he announced his candidacy:

When you become part of the club, you don’t criticize governors – because you know how tough the job is. It’s impossible to please everybody. Before I ran for governor, I had an 80 percent approval rating. As soon as I announced, I had a 43 percent approval rating. Immediately, half of the people said, ‘Fuck him! I’m not going to see his movies anymore.’

Schwarzenegger reflected on his tenure as a politician and confessed what made him change for the better. The actor has been involved in a lot of controversies over the decades, and most of them have been pretty serious:

I just think as time goes on, you just become wiser. You start thinking more about other people and not just about yourself. Once you’ve been in the governor’s office for seven years, you see all the problems out there and all the hardships. It turns you from a “me” person to a “we” person. You become much more aware of what’s going on around you.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Conan the Barbarian star maintains a healthy lifestyle amid his busy schedule. At the age of 75, he is still surprisingly working in show business. The actor claims that he isn’t retiring anytime soon:


I still work out every day, I ride my bike every day, and I make movies – show business is another part of my life. I add in my life, I never subtract. I don’t need money. I get money because you have to have a certain value and the agents negotiate. But I have a great time doing it. I love everything that I do. There’s no retiring. I’m still on this side of the grass, so I’m happy. My plan is to live forever.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s positive outlook in life, combined with a healthy lifestyle and hunger for self-improvement, proves to be the secret ingredient to why he remains as strong as he was four decades ago.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Latest TV Projects

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold, an upcoming three-part Netflix documentary series, will feature Schwarzenegger’s personal life and Hollywood career, from his humble beginnings as a professional bodybuilder up to living the American dream before he joined the world of politics.


Meanwhile, the actor stars in FUBAR, an action-comedy series that recently premiered on Netflix. The cast includes Monica Barbaro, Milan Carter, Gabriel Luna, Fortune Feimster, Aparna Brielle, Travis Van Winkle, and Fabiana Udenio, among others.

Arnold arrives on Netflix this June 7, 2023.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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