Arnold and Sylvester Stallone have starred in a bunch of movies together, but things weren’t always hunky-dory between the two men. The two were true archenemies during the 1980s during the peak of their Hollywood careers. Since then, the two have become great friends, and both parties have claimed that the raging competition between them was a great motivator for both of them to push harder and further into their careers.
Perhaps a good dose of fierce competition is all a star really needs to reach the pinnacle of fame as these two did. The two have gone on to repair the divide by sharing the screen in multiple productions like “Escape Plan” as well as all three “Expendables” flicks.
Strained Relationships With the Siblings
For most of Shriver and Schwarzenegger's marriage, everything seemed ay okay and like they were living the American dream. That was up until around 2011, around the time that Shriver found out about Schwarzenegger's extramarital son Joseph Baena. Schwarzenegger admitted the affair to Shriver in a therapy session, and from there, their marriage fell apart.
Due to the major upheaval in the Schwarzenegger family, Arnie and his children from Maria developed a somewhat strained relationship. Luckily this was many moons ago, and today the relationship between the father and his kids is much stronger. However, it is unclear how the relationship is faring between John Baena and his half-Schwarzenegger siblings as they have rarely, if ever, been photographed together.
Schwarzenegger has proclaimed that in his childhood family life, love was like money — always in short supply. After a beating from Arnie's dad one time, his mother had concern for her boy, but not for the reasons you would think.
Allegedly his mother was not worried about the beatings he received from his dad, but she was genuinely worried that her son was admiring muscly men a bit too much, referring to his wall that was covered in posters of ripped men. His mom even went on to ask a doctor for professional help as she couldn't understand her son's choice of wall decorations.
Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu
Arnie and Franco Columbu shared a lot of differences, but despite that, the two had a great friendship. Columbu is also a bodybuilding prodigy, but unlike Schwarzenegger, he hails from Italy. The one thing that bound them together was, of course, their endearing passion for bodybuilding.
The two met in Germany in the mid-60s at none other than a bodybuilding competition, and from there, their relationship was solid, just like their biceps at the time. The two made a big move together and moved to California from Europe in the late 60s. Sadly Columbu passed away in 2019 while drowning in his native Sardinia and is still missed by his old pal Arnie to this day.
Schwarzenegger had a bit of a thing for armored vehicles like tanks. This fascination began in the aftermath of World War II when his Austrian hometown was paraded with British troops. According to Schwarzenegger, the occupiers were nice to him and the other kids on the street in that they allowed them to climb onto the tanks.
Arnie joined the Austrian military at 18 years old and thereafter passed his tank exams. Not long after this, Arnie had a bit of an accident in which he drove a tank straight through a wall. Sounds like something out of Hollywood, but this really happened while he was in the military, and boy, oh boy, did he get into trouble for it!