10 things you didn't know about Arnold Schwarzenegger

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10 things you didn't know about Arnold Schwarzenegger

The former bodybuilder and politician has made a reappearance on the silver screen in recent years.

In honor of Arnold Schwarzenegger's 69th birthday, here are some facts you might not have known about the actor.

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1. In "The Terminator", he changed the iconic line, "I'll be back". It was originally scripted as "I'll come back."

2. He went AWOL during his mandatory military training so he could enter his first bodybuilding contest, which he won.

3. Arnold was the first private citizen to own a humvee.

4. He won a Golden Globe for his role in "Stay Hungry" in 1976.

5. There's a ski slope named after him at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho.

6. His political inspiration comes from the first president he voted for: Ronald Reagan.

7. Arnold and his estranged wife, Maria Shriver, once opened a restaurant in Santa Monica.

8. As governor of California, he refused a salary and even used his own private jet.

9. The Guinness Book of World Records called him, "the most perfectly developed man in the history of the world."

10. His childhood friends say he had three goals: move to America, become an actor and marry a Kennedy. He did them all in that order.

RELATED: See photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger when he ran for governor of California:

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Austrian-born California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger throws t-shirts after addressing the crowd at the California Republican Party Convention in Los Angeles September 13, 2003. Recent polls indicated that Schwarzenegger runs second in the vote for the October 7vote, which asks Californians to vote for or against the recall of Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, and, if for the recall, then to vote for a new governor. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
RIVERSIDE, CA - SEPTEMBER 4: California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a campaign appearance September 4, 2003 in Riverside, California. A day after Schwarzenegger was a no-show at a political debate featuring Gov. Gray Davis, and five of the top candidates in the race to replace Davis, the movie star urged supporters to get out the vote in the October 7 recall election. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger talks to reporters following the taping of "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003. Schwarzenegger announced that he would run for governor of California in the recall election scheduled for Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger talks to reporters as he leaves the Los Angeles County Registrar's office carrying the papers needed to run for governor Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, in Norwalk, Calif. Schwarzenegger announced his run for governor in a recall election Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lee Celano)
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is greeted by fans as he arrives at the Los Angeles County Registrar's office to pick up the papers needed to run for governor Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, in Norwalk, Calif. Schwarzenegger announced his run for governor in a recall election Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lee Celano)
Arnold Schwarzenegger reacts as he picks up his registration papers to file for California governor at the Los Angeles County Registrar's office Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 in Los Angeles, Calif. Schwarzenegger's announced Wednesday that he would run for governor of California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Actor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger greets "Twisted Sister" lead singer Dee Snider after the band played "We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore" at a rally on the south steps of the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Oct. 5, 2003. The event ended a four-day bus trip throughout the state. Schwarzenegger is running for governor in the October 7 recall election. (AP Photo/Robert Galbraith, Pool)
Actor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger plays guitar with the band "Twisted Sister" during a performance of "We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore" at a rally on the south steps of the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Oct. 5, 2003. The event ended a four-day bus trip throughout the state. Schwarzenegger is running for governor in the October 7 recall election. (AP Photo/Robert Galbraith, Pool)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announces his intention to run for re-election during his third "Conversations with Californians," a town hall-style meeting, Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during a meeting with Mexican Undersecretary for North American Affairs, Geronimo Gutierrez in his office in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005. Later in the day the Governor held private interviews with various news organizations including the Associated Press. In that interview Schwarzenegger discussed a wide range of matters pertaining to the special election and his own decision to pursue a second term next year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A man holds banners asking actor Arnold Scharzenegger not to run for Governor of California in front of the Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood 02 July 2003. The movement called 'Anybody but Arnold for Governor' was launched by a group of fans during the opening of the movie 'Terminator 3'. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 7: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger holds the papers he pulled at the Los Angeles County Registar's office to enter the race to unseat current democratic Governor Gray Davis in the October 7 recall election on August 7, 2003 in Norwalk, California. Schwarzenegger announced his run for governor August 6 on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A man holds banners asking actor Arnold Scharzenegger not to run for Governor of California in front of the Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood 02 July 2003. The movement called 'Anybody but Arnold for Governor' was launched by a group of fans during the opening of the movie 'Terminator 3'. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
LONG BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 3: Gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) rallies before California State University, Long Beach students September 3, 2003 in Long Beach, California. A supporter's sign (L) opposes Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante for governor. Schwarzenegger attended this event instead of participating in today's gubernatorial candidate debate in Walnut Creek, California. Schwarzenegger is expected to skip all gubernatorial candidate debates, except for one, which is scheduled for September 17 in Sacramento. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
DANA POINT, CA, SEPTEMBER 5: California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger addresses a meeting of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on September 5, 2003 in Dana Point, California. Schwarzenegger is campaigning to unseat current Gov. Gray Davis, who was re-elected last November, in the October 7 recall election. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Supporters of California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger wait for him to address the crowd during a rally at the California Republican Party Convention in Los Angeles September 13, 2003. Recent polls indicated that Schwarzenegger runs second in the vote for the October 7 vote, which asks Californians to vote for or against the recall of Democratic Governor Gray Davis, and, if for the recall, then to vote for a new governor. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 16: California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger (C) gestures as he speaks with immigrants at his 'Ask Arnold Town Hall' meeting for immigrants only at the Hollenbeck Youth Center September 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. A ruling by a federal appeals panel September 15 could delay the special October 7 recall election until March 2004 because voters in Los Angeles and five other counties would be using error-prone punch card machines that are still months from being phased out. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Austrian-born California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during a lunch at the California Republican Party Convention in Los Angeles September 13, 2003. Schwarzenegger asked republicans to unite behind him to fight the Davis-Bustamante campaign on the recall election. Recent polls indicated that Schwarzenegger runs second in the vote for the October 7 vote, which asks Californians to vote for or against the recall of Democratic Governor Gray Davis, and, if for the recall, then to vote for a new governor. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 16: California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) gestures as he speaks with immigrants at his 'Ask Arnold Town Hall' meeting for immigrants only at the Hollenbeck Youth Center September 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. A ruling by a federal appeals panel September 15 could delay the special October 7 recall election until March 2004 because voters in Los Angeles and five other counties would be using error-prone punch card machines that are still months from being phased out. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrates his victory over Democrat Treasurer Phil Angelides on Election Night on November 7, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Eric Washburn runs along the campus of California State University Sacramento carry a sign supporting Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Rep. Darrell Issa gestures as he announces his endorsement for California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) on September 26, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. Rep. Issa spent $1.7 million bankrolling the California Gov. Gray Davis recall effort and later dropped out of the race for governor. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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