30 for 30 Shorts: Arnold’s Blueprint

ESPN’s acclaimed documentary series, 30 for 30, which was produced by Bill Simmons, evolves into a series of short documentaries published on Simmons’ Grantland.

The first film is Arnold’s Blueprint, from directors Michael and Jeff Zimbalist (The Two Escobars):

This 10-minute movie focuses on the years before Arnold Schwarzenegger was the “Universe’s Perfect Specimen,” when the young Austrian seized upon an opportunity to use the sport of bodybuilding to catapult himself to international stardom. Barrack escapes, tanks, and borrowed underwear all play key roles.

Sadly, ESPN decided against allowing the videos to be embedded, which is stupid. The short is a great snapshot of Arnold in his early life. Highly recommend bopping over to watch it on your lunch break.

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