Who would have thought that this fresh-faced kid would go on to such great success in bodybuilding, movies and politics! In this clip we see Arnold in action in two Mr. Universe competitions, the first in Cologne in 1966, and the second in London three years later.

Although he was relatively unknown back then, he came away with the top prize at the ’69 Mr. Universe competition.

While the footage is impressive, the voice over has a lot to be desired. Here’s just one of the lines we found both bewildering, and funny. “It could put pain to an ox, but who wants to embrace an ox.” What the…?