Arnold Schwarzenegger Returning to Acting

By Michael Preston
|  Friday, Feb 11, 2011  |  Updated 1:43 PM CDT
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He told us all that he'd be back and now he's making good on that promise.

Former California governor and one-time Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that he will return to the silver screen, reports Reuters.

"Exciting news," the Terminator star wrote on his Twitter account. "My friends at CAA have been asking for me for 7 years when they can take offers seriously. Gave them the green light today."

The 63-year-old actor was recently termed out of office after eight years of running the nation's biggest state. He made his way to Sacramento on the crest of a popular wave of political discontent following a recall election in 2003 and, as a moderate Republican, initially enjoyed widespread support across the electorate. However, his popularity sagged after tangling with the state's powerful public unions.

Though he didn't take on any substantial roles while serving as the "Governator", Schwarzenegger didn't entirely shy away from making movies either. He most recently made a cameo appearance in Sylvester Stallone's 2010 surprise action hit The Expendables.

Schwarzenegger was once one of the most dependable action stars in Hollywood, racking up a string of hits that included the original Terminator film and two of its three sequels (a CGI doppelganger showed up in Terminator Salvation), Commando, The Running Man, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies. The former Mr. Olympia also showed off his comedic chops in the hits Twins and Kindergarten Cop.

Selected Reading: Reuters, Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter

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