Date: 2007-2011

Arnold faced a re-election campaign that he won with over a million votes, and he served as governor of California until 2011. During this time, Arnold’s movie output decreased to cameos and guest spots, as he tackled the bigger political issues at hand. He signed one of the first caps on greenhouse emissions into law, and worked tirelessly on additional legislation to promote corporate environmental responsibility.

He also developed a reputation as an earnest compromiser, reaching across the aisle to pass meaningful legislation for the state. But unfortunately for the Governator, the economy was in the toilet for the last couple of years he was in office, and he left his post with low approval ratings.