Arnold (Netflix, currently streaming) is an engaging, charmingly sanitized doc about the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

His story is told in three chapters — childhood + bodybuilder (early ’50s to late ’70s), movie actor into movie star (’74 to present) and California governor (2003 to 2011).

I’ve never had any problems with Arnold’s moderately conservative philosophy (he was more or less a green Republican while serving in Sacramento), and I always felt…okay, it’s probably better to put the sexual stuff aside or into a separate box, although I’ve always loved the line “eating isn’t cheating.”

The best parts of Arnold are those the deal with his ascent — Austrian childhood, entering bodybuilding competitions at age 15, becoming a major bodybuilding champion in the ’60s and early ’70s, his small but amusing silent appearance in Robert Altman‘s The Long Goodbye (’74), and his first noteworthy supporting role in Bob Rafelson‘s Stay Hungry (’76), a laid-back comedy-slash-love story that’s always been one of my favorite ’70s films.

Watching Arnold actually led me to buying a Stay Hungry Bluray, which will arrive on Friday.