And from then on, I continued. My career took off, and everything that I wanted to do Iaccomplished. First it was to become a champion in bodybuilding. Later on I became a moviestar, to do all the great movies, the Conan movies and the Terminator movies and all this. ThenI became the governor of the great state of California, of the sixth largest economy in theworld.
All of this happened because of my dreams, even though other people told me that thosedreams were bogus and they were crazy, but I held onto my dreams.
And people would always say, no matter what, even in bodybuilding they said I would nevermake it. And later on in the movies, in Holleywood they said I would not make it. They said, "You will never make it. You have a German accent. No one in Hollywood has ever made it witha German accent. Yeah, maybe you can play some Nazi roles or something like that, but youcannot become a leading star with an accent. Plus your body, you're overdeveloped, you haveall these muscles. They did Hercules movies 20 years ago; that's outdatd. Now it's Woody Allen.Woody Allen is in, his body is in." And those were the messages. "And Al Pacino, the skinnyguy, he is in. But not your body, it's too big. And your name, Schwarzenegger, it will never fiton a movie poster. Forget it. Forget it. You will never make it. Go back to bodybuilding."