This weekend's action release, "The Last Stand," will see Arnold Schwarzenegger return to a leading man role - the type of gig the 65-year-old actor hasn't held in years.
But his time away from Hollywood has actually helped him improve, Schwarzenegger told CNN at "The Last Stand's" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday.
"I got older. I got wiser. I experienced certain things as governor [of California] that helped me with my performance," Schwarzenegger said. "I think I'm better today than when I left the acting field. I think the movie turned out really terrific and I was very fortunate to work with a director that is really good at pulling performances out of actors. I loved working with Kim Jee-woon.”
We should also see Schwarzenegger back in one of his old costumes as Conan the Barbarian before long - it was reported last fall that he was set to return in what's being pegged as a "continuation" of the first 1982 film.
"I think Universal Studios has bought out the rights. They're seriously going to put it back on track," Schwarzenegger said. "I fought for that for years for them to be serious about it and make it an 'A' movie, not just a movie where people get hacked up and all this, but a great story with a great director. And they are now serious about it and so I'm looking forward to the script being finished so we can prep the movie and start shooting."
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However,..."I think Universal Studios has bought out the rights. They're seriously going to put it back on track and thanks to him.
It would be fun to see him do well in another movie. I hope he is right about his skills.
maria always looks stoopid...
and happy he left maria....she's a loser...
is number 1....maria no good.
however....maria is a lonely putz and deserves whatever arnie does to her.
that's why arnie has to step out on her....good for Arnie
Politics has a way of doing that! What better acting gig?
Oh no Arnold, you were a far better actor in your real life to your wife
Of course he's a better actor now; he's had 8 years of practice lying to us Californians...
OK I SMELLED HIS MEXICAN HOUSEKEEPERS BUTTH0LE AND IT SMELLED LIKE CORN TORTILLAS AND SKITTLES. ARIZONA ICED TEA FOR EVERYBODY!
Years of lying will do that.
i must go...pleasant dreams to everyone..
he da man!!! yes he is!!!!
Yeah he's a better actor...because he became a politician.
In addition Simon, he was playing a role with his wife and children as well. Let's face it the man can (lie, opps, act) better than most.
yes he is. yep!
If it helps - go right ahead!
i love arnie..he is an amazing actor with an edge...go for it arnie.
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