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Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking for more dramatic roles

Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking for more dramatic roles

Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking for more dramatic roles

Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he now has to find more dramatic roles, because he's too old to play action men.

The 65-year-old, who carved out a career playing tough guys in The Terminator and Predator, reckons that at his age, it's not "believable" for him to take those action-packed roles these days.

"You have to play it so it's believable. People know that I'm older now. No one expects you to do the same things when you're 65 as when you were 20," he told Empire.

"You perform for the people. When you're not believable as the guy doing high kicks and flying through the air, then you have to punch up other areas and rely more on drama. I have to broaden myself, expand and concentrate on the acting and on the characters."

Arnie's next role sees him starring in Kim Ji-Woon's The Last Stand as a sheriff guarding a New Mexico town. He will also reunite with Expendables co-star Sylvester Stallone in The Tomb, and will start shooting Breacher (formerly known as Ten) with Sam Worthington and Terrence Howard in October.

"All of these projects are appealing because they give me the chance to slowly come back rather than rush into it. I like the idea of starting again, but trying to come back halfway down and working my way slowly back up again," he said.

"That's the idea, to do more personal stories and ensemble pieces like Predator. Breacher, especially, will be very like a new Predator."

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