As Arnold Schwarzenegger plots his return to Hollywood, he will in some ways resemble the young Austrian that came to California many years ago: single and detached from politics. Schwarzenegger, 63, finished his seven-year run as California governor in January. On Monday, he and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, announced that they are separating. Simultaneously splitting from both his wife and politics only reinforces that this is a new, late phase for Schwarzenegger.
Already reorienting from Sacramento to Hollywood, Schwarzenegger has found that showbiz is happy to have him back. He's making an animated TV show, The Governator, with famed comic book writer Stan Lee. He plans to star as a horse trainer in the drama Cry Macho for producer Albert Ruddy (The Godfather, Million Dollar Baby). He's also reportedly interested in starring as a border sheriff in Kim Ji-woon's planned The Last Stand.