To celebrate the weird and wonderful Eurovision Song Contest, we present weird and wonderful film facts about this year's finalist countries.
11 Apr 2013 - 4:30 PM  UPDATED 11 Apr 2013 - 4:30 PM

Austria was once renowned for the influential filmmakers who made their way to Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s, such as Josef von Sternberg and Billy Wilder, but one very large figure would literally dwarf those men. Born in the village of Thal, near Graz, in 1947, Arnold Schwarzenegger would somehow go from being the world's leading bodybuilder to the world's biggest box-office star. Famously described by Martin Amis as resembling a “condom stuffed with walnuts”, Schwarzenegger spoke English with a thick accent and a monotonal delivery, but he filled the screen with a monolithic presence. Schwarzenegger ended up in some fine films, especially when working with director James Cameron, but none can top his 1969 debut in the low-budget (very low-budget) fantasy-adventure Hercules in New York (pictured), where the future Governator plays the son of a deity who holidays in Manhattan and becomes a professional wrestler before losing his divinity.