(10-7-11)It was probably the first time Arnold Schwarzenegger had smiled in months.
But who wouldn't crack a grin when asked to open a museum dedicated to all things about yourself, especially if curators had promised a hero's welcome.
And former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't the only one smiling at the official opening of his museum, as hundreds of fans took to the streets to welcome 'Austria's most famous living son.'
Located in the two-story Thal village house where Schwarzenegger was born the museum is packed full of mementoes, including the metal bed that he slept on as a youth, several life-size 'Terminator' models and the polished dark wooden desk he sat behind while California's governor.
Schwarzenegger also unveiled a bronze statue of himself, which he commissioned, and made a speech to fans.
Invoking the title of one of his early films, he told waiting fans anything was possible as long as they 'stay hungry.'
He said he wishes that every person who visits the museum 'understands that everyone can be successful in his own way.