After his brother and father passed away, Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger claimed he “eliminated” his sentiments of sorrow.
The 75-year-old actor recalls his ascent to fame and his home life in the new three-part Netflix documentary Arnold.
The former bodybuilder, who was born in Austria, recalled his boyhood as being marked by “strange violence” in his speech.
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The Terminator actor claimed that the incident hurt his brother Meinhard Schwarzenegger, who passed away in a 1971 drunk driving-related vehicle accident.
Schwarzenegger, who is best known for the science fiction picture Predator and the fantasy film Conan The Barbarian, described his brother as “fragile”.
He added: “The very thing that made me who I am today was the very thing that destroyed him.”
In 1972, more than a year and a half after the passing of his brother, Gustav Schwarzenegger passed away after a stroke that had rendered him mute.
Schwarzenegger is heard in the DVD admitting he “had no feelings” after the passing of his father and brother.
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He said: “I eliminated it. It maybe comes out sometimes in my life later on, those feelings…
“I’ve been training myself to do that, not to be affected by anything else from the outside.”
Discussing how he deals with grief now, Schwarzenegger said: “I’m not an expert in psychology or anything like that. All I can tell you is just that, when you’re a person that has always a goal, that always has a mission, the less time that you have to think about ‘How do I feel today?’”
The actor is a climate activist and has previously served as governor of California under the Republican Party.