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Bodybuilder turned Terminator, turned Governator, becomes Rejuvenator as he returns to film role in 'western'

He's older, a little more craggy and definitely a lot more wrinkled, but Arnold Schwarzenegger is about to stalk across movie screens once more, gun in hand, blasting away at his enemies while muttering monotone catchphrases.

At the age of 65 and via a modern western, Schwarzenegger has embarked on another career shift, taking him back to the action blockbusters that brought him global fame. This week will see the London premiere of The Last Stand, in which he plays the sheriff of a quiet American town on the border with Mexico.

It is a remarkable twist to an astonishing life story for the Austrian bodybuilder turned actor turned two-time Republican governor of California. While America is no stranger to actors who become politicians – such as Ronald Reagan and Fred Thompson – the idea that one could »

- Paul Harris

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