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He's back: Arnold Schwarzenegger announces he's looking for movie work
Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Friday, February 11, 2011
After seven years playing the part of The Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to his former career as a movie star. "Exciting news. My friends at CAA have been asking me for 7 years when they can take offers seriously. Gave them the green light today," said Schwarzenegger via his Twitter account yesterday.
He's 63-years-old but no one's thinking that how many candles Arnie gets to blow out on his birthday cake will lessen his acting prospects. There's been speculation that Schwarzenegger has been reconsidering an old movie project from the 1990s, a World War II action-drama titled With Wings As Eagles. Let's not forget that he also cameoed last year in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables and could make another appearance in the Expendables sequel. And I'm certain that whomever owns the rights to the Terminator franchise might also be thinking about putting a call into CAA to see if the original T-800 model would be interested in coming back to terminate one more time. Could James Cameron also kick around the idea of putting his buddy into Avatar 2 or 3?
What movie project that Arnold picks as his first job post-Governorship will likely set the tone for the remainder of his film career. If it's an action movie and a hit then he'll have proven his worth to still be a box office draw in his 60s. If the results are luke warm but the budget of the movie is big -- and what Arnold Schwarzenegger movie hasn't had a big budget? -- then it could turn out to be his final hurrah as a leading man. Whatever that movie is, the decision to star in that film will be among the most important career decisions in Arnold Schwarzenegger's life.