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Schwarzenegger admits past Hitler admiration

Actor and former California governor says in his new autobiography that some three decades ago he expressed admiration for Nazi dictator's 'speaking ability, though not what he did with it'

Sarah Bauder
Published: 10.16.12, 14:06 / Israel Culture

In his new autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story", Arnold Schwarzenegger admits many things, among them once expressing an admiration for Adolf Hitler some three decades ago.


The “Terminator” had long denied such a statement, which was supposedly uttered in George Butler’s 1977 film, "Pumping Iron".


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“I philosophized that only a few men are born to lead, while the rest of humanity is born to follow, and went from that into discussing history’s great conquerors and dictators. I admired Hitler’s speaking ability, though not what he did with it,” Schwarzenegger writes in "Total Recall".


“Coming up with outrageous things to say was easy because I was always thinking them to keep myself entertained,” he continues.


However, Butler (who incidentally edited the comment out of the aforesaid film) stated in a book proposal some years ago that the he had asked the bodybuilder who his heroes were.


“I admired Hitler, for instance, because he came from being a little man with almost no formal education, up to power,” was Schwarzenegger’s response.


Among the other tidbits that Schwarzenegger recalls in the tell-all book, include a “hot affair” with Bridget Nielson, whom he starred opposite in 1985’s "Red Sonja". The problem was, that he not only was dating, but cohabitating with soon-to-be-wife, Maria Shriver.


If one is keeping track, this makes two extramarital dalliances (the other involved impregnating a household maid), which the 65-year-old quondam governor/action star has admitted to – exceedingly classy indeed.


Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life



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