True Myths

True Myths : The Life and Times of Arnold Schwarzenegger

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A biography of Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the most successful modern screen actors and star of films such as "Twins", "The Terminator" and "Total Recall". The book looks at the rags-to-riches story of the ambitious Austrian who married a Kennedy. Is Arnold Schwarzenegger a bizarre construct of the PR industry, or is he the product of late-century Aryan supremacism, on a path which will eventually lead him to the White House? What makes him a freak achiever is not just his origin - the only sportsman ever to become a Hollywood superstar, let alone the only Austrian - but his ability to be several pairs of complete opposites: outlaw and establishment warrior; patrician and peasant; untried android and grizzled human veteran; hero and villain. He is universally popular and in a career spanning cops, robbers, hitman, special agents, macho kindergarten teachers and over-sized twin brother, Arnold has become the biggest hero in the world by playing the biggest hero in the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 162 x 242mm | 661g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • illustrations (chiefly colour) portraits (chiefly colour)
  • 0747521263
  • 9780747521266