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Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1977 Oui Magazine Interview

oui: You've spent most of your life turning your body into a model of excellence. Why? What does having the world's greatest body mean to you?

SCHWARZENEGGER: It means that I'm somebody special. What drove me to become the world's greatest bodybuilder is no different from what drives other athletes to become great tennis players or boxers or jockeys. I didn't get into body building until I was 15, and, at the time, my parents thought I was crazy to get deeply involved with something for which there was so little precedent in Austria. They even thought of sending me to a psychiatrist. They couldn't see any future in the sport; but there I was, lifting weights two or three hours every day.

oui: Did you have any idea then that body building would eventually bring you fame and fortune?

SCHWARZENEGGER: No, not really. I was just locked into the idea of winning the world championship in bod
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Added: May-22-2011 Occurred On: May-22-1977
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