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Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed how his mother once 'freaked out' at the thought that he might be gay because he had pictures of oiled-up bodybuilders on his bedroom wall as a teen.
The Terminator star, 75, opened up about his parent's were in opposition of his dreams to become a bodybuilder when growing up in his upcoming Netflix documentary, Arnold.
Arnold recalled growing up in his small town in Thal, Austria when his life path took shape after he saw famed bodybuilder Reg Park play Hercules in a series of movies in the 1960s.
'I was so amazed by this body, I just could not get it out of my mind,' the Twins star explained. 'The testosterone was kicking in, getting interested in girls was kicking in, everything started happening.'
Arnold Schwarzenegger says his mother was left wondering if he was attracted to men because he used to have pictures of bodybuilders on his bedroom wall
The 75-year-old became obsessed with famed bodybuilder Reg Park when he saw the British star play Hercules in a series of movies in the 1960s
The impressionable young teen then began to buy American muscles magazines which included Reg Park’s training program.
Reg was an English bodybuilder and actor who was named Mr Britain in 1949. He then won the Mr. Universe in 1951, 1958 and 1965, while he also starred in five films, four of which he featured as Hercules.
Arnold quickly began to train like British fitness star as he explained: 'This guy is my idol. He was my blueprint in where I wanted to go in life.'
As a way to remain motivated, he put up multiples posters and pictures of Reg and other famous body builders around the time such as Chet Yorton and Frank Zane on his wall.
This caused concern for his mother who soon started to fear that her son was not attracted to women.
'My mother got freaked out. She said, "All his friends have girls above their