Patrick Schwarzenegger Wants to Become an Actor Like His Dad

Entertainment Sep. 22, 2011 AT 11:25AM
Patrick Schwarzenegger Wants to Become an Actor Like His Dad Credit: Noel Vasquez/FilmMagic

Patrick Schwarzenegger has beauty and brains!

The 18-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, who is currently a senior at Brentwood High School, tells WWD he's planning to follow in his father's footsteps and become an actor.

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"I've wanted to do some sort of acting stuff down the line, but modeling is a good way to get comfortable in front of the camera," Patrick, who appears in a billboard for Hudson Jeans, says. "And I want to keep my business going. I'm always thinking of new ideas and trying to find ways to expand my career opportunities."

In addition to modeling, Patrick also has his own clothing line, Project 360, which helps raise money for various charities.

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"My dad helps me a lot with my business side, and my mom and my grandparents [the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver] had a huge influence with the charitable component and the idea of giving back," Patrick says. "I've learned everything from them."

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Though he's got his sights set on Hollywood, Patrick adds that he's also planning to further his education.

"I'm applying to USC, Georgetown, Stanford and Penn. One sister goes to USC and the other to Georgetown," he tells WWD. "If all my work is going well and I get into USC, that's probably what's realistic for me."

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