Arnold Schwarzenegger's confused mother

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 April 2010
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger's confused mother

Arnold Schwarzenegger used to have posters of ''half-naked men covered in oil'' on his bedroom walls growing up, and admits his mother didn't understand his obsession with bodybuilding

Arnold Schwarzenegger says his mother was worried about the "half-naked men covered in oil" on his walls when he was growing up.

The actor-turned-politician - who shot to fame by winning the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding title a record seven times and appearing in the documentary 'Pumping Iron' - used to put posters of his muscle-bound heroes up in his bedroom, much to the confusion of his parents.

The 'Terminator' star - who is married to Maria Shriver, the niece of late US President John F. Kennedy - is quoted by the New York Daily newspaper as saying: "My mother thought there was something wrong with me when she came into my room and saw pictures on my walls of half-naked men covered in oil. My mother said, 'Shouldn't there be pictures of girls on your walls?' My parents thought I was a little wacky."

Austrian-born Arnold - who has been the Governor of California since 2003 - has also revealed the thing that gets him most excited is the United States of America.

When asked "What turns you on?" by writer-and-actor James Lipton at the 2010 Riverkeeper Benefit at Chelsea Piers, in New York, on Wednesday night (14.04.10), he replied: "America."

The 62-year-old star - who was honoured by the Riverkeeper Organisation on the night for his leadership on climate change - also revealed his favourite sound in the world is "water".

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