Schwarzenegger Ready for Action
Nearly 8 years from his last hit, Arnold says he's still got it
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2011 7:20 AM CDT
US actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger receiving the Officer of the Legion of Honour award in Cannes, France on April 4.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, and even at age 63, the longtime action star says he's ready to return to the high-octane heroics and disemboweling that made him famous. "I can step very comfortably into the entertainment world and do an action movie with the same violence that I've always done," he said in the LA Times. "I can have the same amount of heads coming off—and any other body parts—and as far as that goes, I don't blink." The former California governor would not comment on specific rumors, only saying, "The calls are coming in."

And, of course, there is his children's comic book and animated TV series as The Governator. But despite his age and the political baggage he picked up as the Governator, Schwarzenegger says the market is still hungry for old-fashioned action. "The whole industry has not come up with a new line of action heroes so [people say] let's go see the mature ones—that's what I call them, the mature ones—because there's nothing new around," Schwarzenegger said. "That's good news for me."