Arnold Schwarzenegger’s experience in the army may pale in comparison to most of his Hollywood peers, but it’s still worth mentioning. He joined the Austrian army not long before becoming a professional weightlifter who would go on to become a millionaire actor and the governor of California.
But like many people, Arnold was forced to put on a soldier’s outfit. The Austrian government made it compulsory for all 18-year-old to enlist. Despite being a conscripted soldier, his brief time in the army taught him the importance of discipline and hard work—two traits that he would use to become the superstar he is today.