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Sunday 23 November 2014

Arnie: I'm like a Roman emperor

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville star in The Last Stand
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville star in The Last Stand

Arnold Schwarzenegger reckons his career is like that of a Roman emperor.

The action hero makes his first starring role since he stepped down as Governor of California in 2010 in The Last Stand, in which he plays a veteran cop.

And Arnie told the Hollywood Reporter: "Cincinnatus was a farmer, and he became the emperor of Rome, and then went to farming again, because his time of service was over; that's exactly how I look at it."

He added: "The idea was always that I would step out of my showbusiness profession and give seven years of my life to public service and then go back to what I was doing."

The film - which also stars Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro and How To Make It In America's Luis Guzman - sees Terminator star Arnie's character suddenly heading the mission to capture an escaped drugs baron.

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