He’s had a few heart surgeries, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals that his most recent one nearly killed him. The 76-year-old action icon discussed his third open-heart surgery in a new video. He says the procedure’s unexpected problems had him “really freaking out.” Just before filming Terminator 6 in 2019, the former California governor said when he woke up all of a sudden during the valve replacement surgery, the doctors in front of him said, “‘I’m so sorry, but it was unlike what we planned, which was non-invasive surgery. We made a mistake and poked through the heart wall, and therefore we had to stop [the] bleeding.’ They had to open me up very quickly and to save [my] life.”
While chuckling at the “great news,” Schwarzenegger added, “I mean, Jesus.” Despite the surgical mistake, he had no choice but to accept it because “you cannot roll the clock back. It’s a disaster. I was in the middle of a disaster.” So how did the former professional bodybuilder get through it? He shifted gears. In the video, he says, “You collect yourself, shift gears, and say: ‘OK, what I need to do now is I got to get out of this hospital, number one.'” Showing footage of himself walking with a walker to regain his strength and lung health, Schwarzenegger said he “looked like an idiot waddling around the hallway.”
The FUBAR star said he was eager to get out of the hospital so he could start training again. Three months later, he needed to be ready to shoot Terminator 6. Crediting his positive attitude, knowing exactly how he was going to get there, and his support system, Arnold said he was “all back together again” in time for the movie.
These Celebrities Have A July Birthday
People born in July are either a Cancer (July 1 – July 22) or a Leo (July 23 – July 31). For a little more than half of the month, Cancers take charge. Represented by the crab, this water sign is ruled by the moon. Cancers are known to be emotional and nurturing people, and usually tend to be the caregivers of the people in their life. Compassionate with a goofy sense of humor, you can rely on Cancers for being in tune with their emotions.
Leos, on the other hand, are a fire sign, represented by the ferocious lion. Opposite to Cancers, Leos are ruled by the sun and with that, usually love being the center of attention. They are passionate and theatrical, so it makes sense that a lot of successful actors on this list have found success. This sign brings about natural leaders and are known to be loyal, putting their hearts into every endeavor. However, these positive, strong traits can be impaired by their ego, pride, and jealousy when they start to fear threatened.
Some of the most iconic actors and comedians were born in the month of July. Take a look below at which of our favorite stars celebrate a July birthday:
The 'Lord of the Rings' alum was born on July 1, 1977, in New York.. Her father is Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.
The 'Ghostbusters' and 'Blues Brothers' alum also celebrates his birthday on July 1. He was born in 1952 in Canada.
Born on July 1, 1976 in Fort Myers, FL, the rapper was first a football player in college for Miami University. After dropping out of college, he released four studio albums from 2007 until 2010, including hits like "Shawty," "Hypnotized," and "Bust It Baby Pt. 2."
The 'Baywatch' alum was born on July 1, 1967 in Canada. She is best known for her work in 'Playboy' magazine and starring in 'Baywatch' for five seasons between 1992 and 1997.
The 'Barbie' star was born on July 2 in Australia. She had her breakthrough in 2013's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and has since landed many successful starring roles.
The former Disney star was born on July 2, 1986, in New York. After a long break from acting, Lohan announced her return with a 2022 Christmas rom-com.
The 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' co-creator and star was born on July 2, 1947, in New York. His series is in its 11th season. While it's not quite as popular as "Seinfeld," many would argue that it's as good, or better.
The 'High School Musical' star was born on July 2, 1985 in New Jersey. Since her early 20s, the actress and singer shared she struggles with alopecia (hair loss).
The fearless action star celebrates his birthday on July 3. Born in 1962 in Syracuse, NY, Cruise still has a "long list" of stunts he wants to do. But one of his stunts in "Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1" will be hard to top.
The rapper-turned-pop star celebrates his birthday on the 4th of July. He was born in 1995 in New York, but has since settled in a canyon-side Utah bunker. He's collaborated with both 50 Cent and Ozzy Osbourne (among others).
The 'Sopranos' and 'Nurse Jackie' alum was born on July 5, 1963, in Brooklyn, NY. She still acts today, playing Pete Davidson's mom on the 'Bupkis' television series.
Born on July 5, 1969, in New York, the Wu-Tang Clan rapper produced most of the group's albums. RZA has also been heavily involved in filmmaking, providing the scores for films such as 'Kill Bill' volumes 1 & 2.
The Philadelphia-born comedian celebrates his birthday on July 6. Though he first got his start doing stand-up, Hart has landed role after role in movies, beginning with the 'Scary Movie' franchise. He still draws huge crowds to his stand-up shows today.
The 'Rocky' actor celebrates his birthday on July 6. Though we know him as a successful action star and filmmaker today, it wasn't until 1982 that his roles were recognized. He returned to his most famous role as Rocky Balboa in the "Creed" series, but 2018's "Creed II" likely marked his last time playing the role.
The 'Footloose' star was born on July 8, 1958, in Philadelphia. He has since starred in tons of films from the '80s though today. and we're guessing that most of the other people on this list would be "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" (or less than six degrees).
The 'Witches' star was born on July 8, 1951, in California. She famously played Morticia Addams in 'The Addams Family' and its sequel.
Milo was born on July July 8, 1977 in California. You may know him for his work on 'This Is Us," but for the rest of us, we know him as Jess from 'Gilmore Girls.' But he also played Peter Petrelli on "Heroes."
As the middle child of Will Smith's children, Jaden was born on July 8, 1998. He has starred alongside Will in the 2006 tear-jerker, 'The Pursuit of Happyness' and has also pursued a music career.
One of the most legendary actors was born on July 9, 1956 in California. Hanks has starred in numerous critically-acclaimed films, like 'Forrest Gump and 'Cast Away.'
Known for her acting on 'Modern Family,' Vergara was born on July 10, 1972 in Colombia. She has also been a judge on 'America's Got Talent' since 2006.
The 'Entourage' star was born on July 10, 1976 in New Mexico. Grenier also starred in 'The Devil Wears Prada' as Anne Hathaway's boyfriend, Nate.
The fashion designer and singer celebrates her birthday on July 10. In the early 2000s, Texas-born Simpson was known for her relationship with 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey. The former couple used to have a reality show on MTV, called 'Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.'
The New Jersey native was born on July 11, 1953. She is best known for playing Dr. Evil's henchwoman, Frau Farbissina in the 'Austin Powers' franchise.
Born on July 11, 1974 in Bed-Stuy, NY, the rapper was discovered by The Notorious B.I.G. in 1994. She has been referred to as the "Queen of Rap," with 15 million albums sold worldwide.
The 'Fast & Furious' OG cast member was born on July 12, 1978 in Texas. In the 'Fast' franchise, she plays Letty, who is married to Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). It's not her only franchise: she was also in the first "Avatar" film.
Born on July 12, 1978 in New York, the actor is best known for playing Eric Forman in 'That '70s Show.' He reprised the role in 2023's 'That '90s Show.'
The eccentric and energetic fitness personality was born on July 12, 1948 in New Orleans. You might best know him for his 'Sweatin' to the Oldies' weight-loss videos.
The 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' star was born on July 12, 1990 in Milwaukee. Brosnahan made her film debut in the 2009 horror, 'The Unborn,' with Gary Oldman and Idris Elba.
Born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Harrison Ford got his first starring role in 1977's 'Star Wars' as Han Solo. Over 40 years, 32 awards, and billions of dollars made later, and Ford is still acting in his 80s. In 2023, he's retiring to play Indiana Jones one last time, and joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thunderbolt Ross.
Sir Patrick Stewart was born on July 13, 1940 in the UK. With an acting career spanning seven decades, we best know him for his work on 'Star Trek' and the 'X-Men' franchise. Season three of the 'Trek' spinoff 'Picard' may well be his final performance as the character.
Born on July 13, 1969 in Detroit, Ken was a full-fledged physician for several years before he moved on to performing stand-up. After several television appearances, he made his film debut in 2007's 'Knocked Up.' But most people know him for starring in 'The Hangover' as Mr. Chow. He's also a panelist on 'The Masked Singer.'
One of the most notable stoners of all time was born on July 13, 1946 in California. He formed the comedy duo Cheech & Chong with Tommy Chong in 1971 and the pair stamped their cultural footprint as the cannabis-loving hippies.
The actress, comedian, and singer was born on July 14, 1960 in Illinois. Though she is best known for her starring role in the 'Glee' series as Sue Sylvester, Lynch's funniest role was in 2008's 'Role Models.' She used to host the game show 'Hollywood Game Night.'
The actor and filmmaker was born on July 15, 1961 in Texas. Acting since the '80s, he has starred in TV shows, movies and on Broadway. Whitaker has remained active, starring in 'Godfather of Harlem' since 2019 as Bumpy Johnson.
The rapper was born on July 15, 1976 in the Bronx, NY. He is an original member of the Diplomats, which included Cam'ron & Freekey Zekey. Since 2004, Jones became a solo artist with hits such as "We Fly High" and "Pop Champagne."
'Fluffy' was born on July 15, 1976 in San Diego, CA. Starting up as a stand-up comedian in the late '90s, Iglesias has also appeared in 'Magic Mike' and 'Magic Mike XXL.'
Born on July 15, 1986 in New Orleans, the actor is best known for his role as villain called Black Manta in the 'Aquaman' film franchise. But he's about to join the MCU as the hero Wonder Man.
The comedic legend that is Will Ferrell celebrates his birthday on July 16, 1967. The former 'Saturday Night Live' cast members has given us countless quotes from films including 'Step Brothers,' 'Elf' and 'Anchorman.'
Another 'Baywatch' alum celebrates their birthday this month. "The Hoff" was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, MD. The actor set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on TV. He also starred in the 'Knight Rider' series.
The 'Veronica Mars' star was born on July 18, 1980 in Michigan. Shortly after the cancellation of 'Veronica Mars,' Bell starred in 2008's 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall.' More recently, she starred in 'The Good Place.'
Born on July 18, 1967 in California as Mark Sinclair, the actor's filmography is flooded with 'The Fast and the Furious' sequels. He also voiced Groot in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' film series, getting a payout of $13 million per film for saying variations of "I am Groot."
Born in India on July July 18, 1982, Chopra is one of India's highest-paid actresses. She is also married to Nick Jonas. They have a daughter together.
Born on July 28, 1984 with his father being Denzel Washington, John was a professional football player for the Rams before he became an actor. In 2020, he starred in Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet.'
The 'Doctor Strange' actor was born on July 19, 1976 in London. Before he became Stephen Strange, Cumberbatch starred in the 'Sherlock' television series as the titular detective.
Born in Ottawa, Canada, on July 20, 1971, Sandra is best known for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang in 'Grey's Anatomy.' She has also lent her voice for animated shows 'American Dad!', 'American Dragon: Jake Long,' 'The Proud Family,' and 'Phineas and Ferb.'
The Brazilian supermodel was born on July 20, 1980. She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1999 until 2006, and was even featured in films 'Taxi' with Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah and 'The Devil Wears Prada' with Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, and Meryl Streep. In 2022, she and Tom Brady divorced after 13 years of marriage.
Born on July 21, 1989 in London, Juno made a few notable film appearances before her most successful role as Keely Jones on 'Ted Lasso.' The actress played minor roles in films such as 'Atonement' and 'The Other Boleyn Girl.'
Born on July 22, 1992 in Texas, Gomez began her acting career on 'Barney & Friends.' A few years later, she starred in her own Disney television show, 'Wizards of Waverly Place.' After performing with her former band, Gomez went solo in 2013 and continues to make music. She also stars along Martin Short and Steve Martin in the Hulu mystery comedy, 'Only Murders In The Building,' which she has won awards for.
The actor was born on July 22, 1955 in Wisconsin. With multiple awards under his belt, Dafoe has starred in the 'Spider-Man' film franchise, a few of Wes Anderson's films, and in one of our favorite less-popular films, 'The Northman' as Heimir the Fool.
The comedian was born on July 22, 1964 in Michigan. After several years doing stand-up, Spade became a writer and cast member for 'Saturday Night Live.' He then appeared on television series such as '8 Simple Rules' and 'Just Shoot Me!' Some of his best films include 'The Emperor's New Groove,' 'Tommy Boy,' and 'Joe Dirt.'
Leguizamo was born on July 22, 1960 in Bogotá, Colombia. The actor has appeared in over 100 films, with some of his best films being 'Romeo + Juliet,' 'John Wick 1 & 2,' and of course, 'Encanto.'
The actor was born on July 22, 1938 in London. He is best known for playing a charming villain in films like 'Superman' (1978) and 'The Haunted Mansion.'
The late, great 'Jeopardy' host was born on July 22, 1940 in Canada. He hosted the quiz game show for 37 seasons from 1984 until his death in 2020.
The actor and filmmaker was born on July 22, 1946 in San Francisco, CA. His most popular film role is from the 'Lethal Weapon' film franchise. He appeared in multiple films since then, including 'The Last Black Man In San Francisco,' 'Sorry To Bother You,' 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' and 'The Color Purple.'
Daniel Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in London. Besides starring in one of the most popular film franchises in the world, Radcliffe's post-'Harry Potter' career consists of films like 'Swiss Army Man' and 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.'
Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Texas. You may know him for his role as bartender Woody Boyd on 'Cheers' in the late 80s, but our favorite television performance of his was in HBO's 'True Detective' alongside longtime friend, Matthew McConaughey.
Hahn was born on July 23, 1973 in Illinois. The comedian appeared on films like 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,' 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,' and 'Bad Moms.' Her shining role on television comes from the 2021 Disney series 'WandaVision,' for which she received critical acclaim and sang the classic ditty "Agatha All Along."
Born on July 23, 1972 in New York, Marlon is best known for his comedy series, 'The Wayans Bros.' alongside his brother, Shawn, and the late John Witherspoon. The two brothers' 2004 movie, 'White Chicks,' is one of the funniest movies that came out at the time. It was a hilarious parody of Paris and Nicky Hilton.
J-Lo was born on July 24, 1969 in the Bronx, NY. Starting out as a dancer in 1991 on 'In Living Color,' she then snagged the leading role in 1997's 'Selena' biopic. Her debut studio album, 'On The 6' was released two years later, and J-Lo broke through to the pop industry. She continues to act and make music, and even married her ex from the early 2000s, Ben Affleck.
The actress and producer was born on July 24, 1982 in California. For her role as June Osborn in the dystopian drama series, 'The Handmaid's Tale,' Moss has received numerous awards. Besides her successful career in television, the actress has also appeared in films such as 'Girl, Interrupted,' 'The Invisible Man,' and 'The French Dispatch.'
The 'X-Men' star was born on July 24, 1982 in Canada. Besides her role as Rogue in the world of mutants, Paquin starred in the critically-acclaimed 'True Blood' series as Sookie Stackhouse.
Born on July 26, 1964 in Virginia, the award-winning actress made her breakthrough with 1994's 'Speed.' Besides her award-winning performance in 'The Blind Side,' Bullock shined best in the 'Miss Congeniality' film series.
The action star was born on July 26, 1967 in England. Seemingly preparing all his life to be a gritty action star, Statham practiced Chinese martial arts, kickboxing, and karate. He also played soccer and was a member of Britain's national diving team. His career began with Guy Ritchie's 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' and 'Snatch,' and from then on, starred in numerous action-packed thrillers.
The English actress was born on July 26, 1945 in London. She began her acting career in 1966 and is still active. Mirren is the only actress to be awarded both the American and the British Triple Crowns of Acting.
Born on July 27, 1972 in Florida, comedian Maya Rudolph became a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' in 2000. Since she left the show 7 years later, she appeared in films like 'Grown Ups,' 'Bridesmaids,' and 'Licorice Pizza.'
Born on July 30, 1947 in Austria, Arnold first pursued and conquered a career in professional bodybuilding. After that, he pursued and conquered a career in Hollywood as an action star with the 'Terminator' film franchise. Feeling accomplished with his work as an actor, Arnold then successfully ran and got elected as Governor of California and served in that office from 2003-2011.
Known for his complex storytelling in films, the director was born on July 30, 1970 in London. 'The Dark Knight,' 'Inception,' and 'Interstellar' are some of Nolan's blockbuster hits.
The award-winning actor was born on July 30, 1961 in Augusta, GA. He's played notable, reprised roles as Morpheus in 'The Matrix' series and "The Bowery King" in the 'John Wick' film series.
The actress was born on July 30, 1963 in California. She is widely known as her portrayal of the ditsy but charming Phoebe Buffay in the 'Friends' series.
The actress and television host was born on July 30, 1964 in Indiana. She began her career as a dancer on 'Soul Train' from 1983 to 1984. Following that, she pursued acting and landed the role of Carmen Silva on the soap opera, 'Days of Our Lives.' She has appeared on the Lifetime network since 2004, with numerous shows.
The actor and television host was born on July 30, 1968 in Flint, MI. Before becoming entering the entertainment industry, Crews was a professional football player for the Rams and the Redskins in the early 90s. His breakout role came in 'Friday After Next' alongside Ice Cube, who he previously worked security for. Some of his best works include 'The Longest Yard,' 'White Chicks,' and 'Malibu's Most Wanted.'
The actress was born on July 30, 1974 in Lincoln, NE. Swank's most notable performances include her portrayal as a a transgender man in 'Boys Don't Cry,' and as aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald in 'Million Dollar Baby.'
The 'Blade' star was born on July 31, 1962 in Orlando, Florida. Besides the 'Blade' film series, Snipes has also starred in notable films such as 'New Jack City,' 'White Men Can't Jump,' and 'Demolition Man.'