He said he'll be back, and now he's keeping his promise: Arnold Schwarzenegger is plotting a movie return.
Originally a body builder before making a transition to action movies, Schwarzenegger won the 2003 recall election to become Governor of California. Now, Schwarzenegger's time in office is over, and so he's looking to move back to film. Schwarzenegger tweeted today: "Exciting news. My friends at CAA have been asking me for 7 years when they can take offers seriously. Gave them the green light."
CAA refers to the talent agency that represents him.
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, Schwarzenegger, who is best known for his "Terminator" films, took on a number of bit parts in films throughout his governorship. Those included the 2004 "Around the World in 80 Days" remake, as well as summer 2010's action extravaganza "The Expendables."
Schwarzenegger had previously mused on his film return, saying that he was reading and considering three different scripts. One would see him star as a kind hearted Nazi soldier that eschews orders to kill a group of kids, instead returning them to safety.
That sounds action-packed, but he's realistic about his big screen limitations this time around.
"In the future I have to adapt my roles to my age," he told an Austrian newspaper. "Clint Eastwood also has done it in the same way. Extreme fighting or shooting is not possible anymore. I want to be more encouraged as an actor and I believe that I can manage this challenge. I am like a sponge, which is absorbing all the knowledge and always be willing to learn all new things."
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