Why Arnold Schwarzenegger once went to jail
Press Trust of India
August 05, 2012 17:24 IST
Hollywood action hero Arnold
Schwarzenegger says he was once jailed because of his
eagerness to pursue a career in bodybuilding.
The 65-year-old recalled his bodybuilding days in a new
ESPN Films documentary in which he was seen put in an Austrian
army prison at the age of 18, reported Aceshowbiz.
Schwarzenegger got punished when he left the army camp
without permission to join the Junior Mr Europe contest in
Germany while he was serving a mandated year in the army.
The Austria-born actor was later released because the
officials felt "uncomfortable."
His dream as a bodybuilder was also disapproved by his
parents, but his superiors in the military later on gave their
The "Terminator" star said he always had a clear vision
of what he wanted to do including movies. When he faced an
obstacle, he saw it more of a challenge than a hindrance.
"I never saw a 'no' as a 'no.' I always heard 'yes'," he
His documentary Arnold's Blueprint will premiere on