What does this name make you think of? Muscles? Politics? Phone calls from friends in Arnie’s prerecorded voice?
Arnold Schwarzenegger makes me think of my dad. The name and the man evoke memories of late nights spent in our old, falling-down house – Arnold’s voice booming through the living room and into the kitchen- drawing us together, cringing and laughing: Arnold is escapism. He is power and fantasy and action enough to keep your eyes glued to the TV far beyond exhaustion. He is The Predator. He is True Lies. He is The Terminator.
Some will think of him as a pregnant man in Junior, a brother in Twins, a bodybuilder shaking our understanding of strength and forming new ideas about The American Dream. Regardless, this iconic man has touched many lives. Now, with the October 1, 2012 release of his autobiography, we have the opportunity to learn about him – the man behind the image – in his own words.
Every Monday for the month of September, we’ll post a new photo to this blog. Submit your best caption (in 30 words or less) for these photos as a comment and you’ll be entered to win one of four copies of Total Recall! One winner will be selected and announced every Friday.
Here is our first photo:
Update: Thank you for participating. This giveaway is now closed. Find out who won here.