He followed his dreams from Austria to America, to become one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars. And on Thanksgiving, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 67, wanted to let his fans know just how thankful he is for his fame and fortune.

In a hilarious video from the actor - who became the Governor of California in 2003 - Arnie made a passionate speech about living in ‘the land of opportunity’. ‘It is time to say thank you to America,’ he said. ‘Thank you for being the land of opportunity. Thank you for giving me everything that I have.’ ‘Whether it’s my movie career, my body building career, my political career, the money that I made, my family, everything! is because of America. So thank you.’ It certainly wasn’t an easy road for Arnold, whose father Gustav - an alcoholic police officer - had ridiculed his dreams of becoming a star.